Oct 23

Webstorm 7: Failed to finish project creation wizard

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Jetbrains Webstorm 7 was under test today. Using 7.01 in evaluation mode, I tried to create a project from existing files on a remote server accessible by SFTP. Continue reading »

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Jun 14

Enable Outgoing IPv4 on an IPv6-connected LXC Container

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Previously I described how to set up LXC for running containers connected to the public over IPv6. Such a container can be accessed directly, not requiring any port mapping or proxying. But that’s true for IPv6, only. The container is not available over IPv4. Even worse, it can’t connect to other servers on the net available over IPv4, only. While the first issue is getting less important every day for more and more devices properly supporting IPv6, the second is currently blocking proper use of such a container in a variety of use cases. Therefore, this part will provide a solution to the latter while the first issue is covered by several tutorials available online. Continue reading »

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Jun 12

On trying to set up LXC on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (12.04 LTS) using IPv6 setup I couldn’t get network up and running so containers are connected and available to the web. After struggling for a while for being still quite unfamiliar with IPv6 I got a setup finally surviving a reboot of LXC host. Continue reading »

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Apr 08

Troubleshooting PhoneGap’s setup and project creation process for Android

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Installing PhoneGap environment is quite painful compared to common ways of usual software. This short post is going to reveal some aspects missing in official tutorial. Continue reading »

Feb 22

Enabling broken IPv6 routing

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Several tutorials provide instructions on how to setup IPv6 routing. Doing so on your leased dedicated server you may encounter issues with reaching the outside over IPv6 even though all your setup is in compliance with those tutorials. Continue reading »

Feb 19

Bootstrapping Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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This tutorial is providing some basic information on how to create Ubuntu installation in a folder using debootstrap. This is a somewhat common task e.g. on installing Ubuntu remotely or to create a custom Ubuntu OS template for use with VM software such as OpenVZ or LXC. Continue reading »

Jan 08

Issues connecting with remote OpenLDAP server using TLS/SSL

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Previously I stumbled over issues with setting up a set of servers all using single LDAP tree for user authentication. The LDAP server is using self-signed CA cert for encrypting transmissions and all clients are having copies of internal CA cert used to sign the server’s TLS/SSL certificate. Though several clients succeeded to access LDAP tree over TLS/SSL, a single client rejected to cope with it. Continue reading »

Jan 02

Google’s OpenID turned into CloseID …

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Years ago I started to use OpenID for logging into several sites such as stackoverflow.com. Using a single central ID for logging into multiple sites feels like great benefit. However this way all your activities and profiles at those sites rely on a single “ID provider”. What if that provider decides to change primary aspects of your ID? Continue reading »

Oct 04

Adjusting locale on Ubuntu 12.04LTS (Precise Pangolin)

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I’m used to change my locales the Debian way. But this isn’t working on Ubuntu 12.04LTS as it doesn’t actually provide UI for selecting enabled locales and default locale. Here comes a short sequence of commands I’ve used to switch locale to German. Continue reading »

Sep 02

The ridiculous world of Samba …

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… is full of odds to be managed. It took some time to encounter Samba failing to properly coexist with now quite common Linux services such as pamldap/nscd without loosing some essential features. Looking in-depth this issue gets obvious. Another issue regarding TLS is getting clearer by taking a closer look, e.g. by examining the source code. Continue reading »

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