tmux for MobaXterm

An old friend meets a new friend: tmux for MobaXterm! In a previous sysadmin life, I used tmux to good effect. Today, I’m using a Windows 8.1 system as my primary work desktop and recently got into MobaXterm for my Linux/terminal/X11 needs. While my most common usage scenario for tmux is invoking it on a […]

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FreeIPA and Samba 3 Integration

FreeIPA makes a pretty excellent backend for Samba 3. While all the information one needs to set this up is available online, I wasn’t able to find it all ¬†in one location so I’ve decided to try my best at filling that gap here on techslaves.org.¬†Hopefully this short guide will aid those trying to piece […]

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LinuxCon 2011: Day 1

Today was the first day of LinuxCon North America 2011. I managed to received a free pass to the event via a contact at my place of employment which was in turn actually from Hewlett Packard. Thanks, JK and HP. Much appreciated. I arrived shortly after 8AM, registered to receive my badge and t-shirt then […]

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Browsing Automounted NFS with Nautilus

Has browsing automounted NFS shares with nautilus got you pulling out hair in frustration? Ever since we transitioned from the RHEL4 environment to Fedora 14, people have been reporting terrible slowness and delays in nautilus when browsing our NFS shares. Reports of waiting over a minute for an NFS automount root-level directory with < 100 […]

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I’m in z-push Limbo

Sparked by the purchase of a new phone with Internet connectivity and native support for push email (ableit with ActiveSync), I decided to see what I could do about pushifying the IMAP server at work. We run Dovecot 1.1 with a MySQL backend and Postfix for MTA duties. Everything requires both TLS and SSL for […]

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