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Installation and Upgrades / Re: No webinterface
« on: December 31, 2007, 06:57:57 am »
I have just installed ebox on one of my pcs. My intention is to run it as a fileserver. However I cannot get the webinterface to work. I have looked up the box's ip with ifconfig but browsing to that adress in my browser doesn't give me anything. I have also checked it with lynx from the ebox-pc with the same result. Any ideas?


Can you tell us what exactly you typed in your browser to access the webinterface?

Yes, this project is indeed very exciting. It's a shame that I don't know enough Perl to be of any help to the project, so I'll stick to making good suggestions. ;)

Installation and Upgrades / Add-On: BackupPC request.
« on: December 29, 2007, 04:04:11 am »
OK, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post it, but here it goes anyway.

I think it would be cool if BackupPC ( would be integrated into ebox, so it can really act as a central server for all needs, including backups.

BackupPC is written in Perl, just like ebox.
In addition, it only uses tools that are already present on a stock ebox installation (excluding rsync perhaps).
Unlike other backup solutions, BackupPC requires no special client-side tools to be installed, which really helps ease of use. It can use anything from SSH, SMB or Rsync.
BackupPC is entirely disk based, so no tape handling is necessary.

Any thoughts?

Those are good points. As for the home directories beneath /home/samba, I'd appreciate the fact that I'd be able to tell local and LDAP userdirs apart as well.

Anyway, I'm sure one of the devs is already looking at integrating TLS into the stock slapd config to cut down on the eavesdropping. If you think about it, everything necessary is already there (certificates, working config, etc.), so it should be merely a matter of adding a bunch of lines to slapd.conf and a checkbox or 2 to the webinterface.


Installation and Upgrades / Data backup
« on: December 28, 2007, 01:53:44 pm »
I was wondering what the recommended backup procedure for ebox was regarding file shares and the operating system itself. I understand that the currently available backup module only backs up configuration files.

It would be nice if there was some structured way to create something like an admin share, which basically would export all files in / for some other PC to access and back up.

Currently, I'm thinking of installing rsync and let BackupPC on another host retrieve all the files. Another possibility would be to use remote SSH and pipe the entire filesystem through that.

Any thoughts?

Thanks for the nice write-up, I wasn't aware that ebox made it's LDAP directory available to the network.

Installation and Upgrades / S.M.A.R.T. monitoring
« on: December 28, 2007, 07:06:29 am »
ebox keeps getting better all the time, but there's one thing I miss in the current release: smartmontools! You see, I've had too many drives fail on me, so I'd at least like to be notified if one is about to go down.

The same goes for mdadm, which is there for software RAID purposes.

It would be nice if there'd be a little option to configure the basics right from the admin interface.

Now, what would be the best way to install smartmontools onto the current release without mixing up sources.list too much?

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