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Making Froxlor NFS mount safe

Submitted by: Slydder

As you all know I love Froxlor. Unfortunately I have problems dealing with developers at times. The Froxlor developers would seem to be no exception. Therefore, I am constantly generating patches for Froxlor but rarely submit a request.

This is another such situation. As many of you may remember, I run Froxlor in a 6 layer HA cluster stack with the HA cluster containing Froxlor in the 2nd layer in from the edge. All content and configs for Froxlor are stored on a GlusterFS HA cluster mounted using NFS.

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Getting the Job Done with Let’s Encrypt

Submitted by: Slydder

The Let’s Encrypt project (or movement if you wish), backed by Facebook, Cisco, Akamai, Mozilla, EFF and many more; is now in open beta. Since closed beta started I have been hearing a lot of trash talking from people that are not happy with certain aspects of the implementation and requirements.

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Fix for HA Clustering Froxlor

Submitted by: Slydder

One of the requirements of clustering web servers is that the loadbalancers in front can count on the fact that all the content nodes are on the same sheet of music. Therefore, it is not a bad idea that all content and configurations are the same. This cannot happen when the web server configuration is locked to a single node (via IP address) and cannot be used on any other node.

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Froxlor Love! ;)

Submitted by: Slydder

The situation: I have been working with Froxlor for years (since the fork from syscp) and have even contributed at times to the code base. Over the years I have constantly re-evaluated other UI’s to ensure there wasn’t a better fit for our use pattern. Important are the following features:

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Short list of must have tools

Submitted by: Slydder

Over the course of ones carrier as a System or Network Administrator one will encounter a quite a few utilities to “help” in the excution of ones work. A large majority of those tools are either flawed in logic or execution, incomplete or just generally useless. However, every once in a while a tool will surface that fits just perfectly in just about every admins toolbox. Here is a list (in alphabetical order) of some of my favorites. If you have any that should be listed just let me know.

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The Rules of *NIX Club

Submitted by: Slydder

 

1st RULE:You do not talk about *NIX CLUB.

2nd RULE: You DO NOT talk about *NIX CLUB.

3rd RULE: If someone says “crash” or goes off-line, drops carrier the hack is over.

4th RULE: Only two guys to a hack.

5th RULE: One hack at a time.

6th RULE: No Macs, no Windows.

7th RULE: Hacks will run as long as they have to.

8th RULE: If this is your first night at *NIX CLUB, you HAVE to migrate.

 

Community-ID ForumsCommunity-ID Forums

Submitted by: Slydder

 

I have added Support Forums and will be adding public access to the GIT repo soon. I am also in the process of gathering all the Documentation that I can find and will be adding an area for that as well in the future.

 

   
 

Community-ID 2.0 rc3 jetzt hier Erhältlich!Community-ID 2.0 rc3 now available here!

Submitted by: Slydder

Community-ID is an OpenID implementation in PHP that is OpenID 2.0 compliant. Community-ID is built 100% on Open Source software and is released under the BSD license. Users can keep track of their trusted sites and manage them.

For Community-ID administrators statistics are available to track the registration of new users, authorized users per day or the number of trusted sites. Administrators can set the site in maintenance mode or send emails to all registered users.

For user data and authentication, admin can choose the default db storage, or to connect to an LDAP server. Community-ID currently supports OpenLDAP. Other LDAP servers should work also fine.

Community-ID is an OpenID implementation in PHP that is OpenID 2.0 compliant. Community-ID is built 100% on Open Source software and is released under the BSD license. Users can keep track of their trusted sites and manage them.

For Community-ID administrators statistics are available to track the registration of new users, authorized users per day or the number of trusted sites. Administrators can set the site in maintenance mode or send emails to all registered users.

For user data and authentication, admin can choose the default db storage, or to connect to an LDAP server. Community-ID currently supports OpenLDAP. Other LDAP servers should work also fine.

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Am I really that old?

Submitted by: Slydder

I just read a piece on TechRepublic called „Dinosaur Sightings“. I was quite interested in the article and the gallery because I started messing with Windows when version 2.03 was available. So there I was clicking on images and reminiscing when it hit me.

I took a look at the release date of Windows 2.03 and thought “Dinosaur Sightings”? OH. MY. GOD! Am I that old that 1987 is considered ancient? Prehistoric even? I mean really now. OK, I got off the MS bandwagon in the 90’s when I moved mostly to Slackware when it was first released. Now I am not only dealing with trying to find a new job but now I think I may have an age complex. Maybe a midlife crisis or something.

Thanks a lot Greg,
Charles Williams

   
 
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