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Messages - Svein Wisnaes

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Thank you. Yeah, I have seen that one, but as I said in the second post, I am really hoping to avoid enabling standalone CUPS.

And this is why I would like people from E-box to step in here. This has to be a bug and I would prefer to find a way to fix the bug instead of just working around it.

I have already set it to usb0.

The printer shows up via Samba.

I can add it on my laptop and print to it.

The job shows up in the printer que in E-box. the only problem is that it does not get to the printer...

I think this is a crucial thing on a server like E-box. Things like this should be foolprof. And it *almost* is. Adding the printer, connecting to a group etc. is exemplary easy. The only problem is to actually get the printer to print...

Have tried "everything" - restarting the printer, pulling the cable and inserting it again etc. Will try to re-boot the server - again...

The worst thing to me is that nobody from E-box jumps in on it. It seems to be totally ignored.

Installation and Upgrades / Re: First install and some observations
« on: February 10, 2010, 05:20:31 pm »
No problem :-) Maybe I should lock the topic as my setup now is totally different and this thread is not relevant at all...

If you could take a quick look at the printer problem, I would be very grateful.

Installation and Upgrades / Re: First install and some observations
« on: February 10, 2010, 04:51:03 pm »
To all that are active in this thread - please open new topics with your issues. This is a very old thread and not representative any more.

I now have E-box 1.4 happily running on my server. The major problem I have right now is to get the printer working. I have posted a separate topic on this. If anyone have time, please take a look at

This is the major problem left for me to get from installation to "production". There are other issues I need to sort out, but the immediate problem is the printer.

Installation and Upgrades / Re: HOWTO: IPv6 Tunneling
« on: February 10, 2010, 04:10:11 pm »
My installation has been very smooth. Only hiccups are installing my laserprinter and getting the jabber server to work. I added a topic for the printer problem, but seems nobody is interested in checking it...

As soon as IPv6 is supported in E-box, I am going to switch over.

It would be nice to see E-box lead the way on this - and it would be a HUGE opportunity for business.

As I understand, E-box is trying to make money on support and training. I think IPv6 would make the demand for this go through the roof. It will also mean a fantastic boom for any partners they may have around the world as it will be the only manageable option for small businesses to move to IPv6.

I think the best way to do it would be to add an IPv6 section to all modules/menus that has an IPv4 part. And then add a new module that allow you to set up an IPv6 tunnel.

One example: In the DNS, you have to give the IP address when you add a host. There should just be two boxes - one saying IPv4 address: and one saying IPv6 address. If the rest of the interface was done the same way, there would be no need for making a totally new interface.

By checking the /dev folder and also by various other means, it appears that the printer is connected to usblp0 and not just an USB port. How can I set this up?

I have the printer configured, it is receiving the jobs from my laptop and I can see the jobs enter the jobque. But I dont get it out on the printer as I am not able to tell E-box the correct port. Any ideas? Or is the only solution to set up cups in standalone mode? I really hoped to avoid that. It was kind of one of the reasons why I wanted to set up E-box...

Installation and Upgrades / Re: ebox trying to send mail to root
« on: February 09, 2010, 01:48:33 pm »
Will there be a bugfix for this soon? For me, it is not critical, but would be nice to have it fixed.

Installation and Upgrades / Re: DHCP question
« on: February 09, 2010, 01:45:24 pm »
If you only want to use it as an advanced router, maybe pfSense would be a better choice - router, firewall and hotspot.

IMHO - E-box is a server and is fantastic as that. But the routing and firewalling is not as easy as in pfSense.

Installation and Upgrades / Re: HOWTO: IPv6 Tunneling
« on: February 09, 2010, 06:46:13 am »
Which IPv6 features would you need ? firewall and tunneling support too ?

I added a feature request for this a while ago.

Firewall for IPv6 is crucial. I think we will see a lot of people implementing IPv6 in the beginning without giving any thought to protecting their network. Of course, it does not help unless you have the possibility to set up tunneling.

This is a golden opportunity for E-box to "get there first" and become the easy way to transition to IPv6. Why not take advantage of the fact that nobody is offering an easy way to do this today?

My domain is

and I have added www and ftp that gives me

But i would like to add an alias that give me the possibility to just type

http://hostname (that I gave to the E-box during installation)

and this should resolve to the same IP address and port 80.

How can I do this?

Installation and Upgrades / Re: Lack of documentation - DNS setup
« on: February 09, 2010, 05:38:01 am »
One tip to anyone setting up a DNS:

First, add your domain - this can be in the form of if your server is accessible from the internet. But if you want to use a subdomain of an existing domain, you could use

The click on hosts and add

hostname (the name you gave your E-box) without the domain.

Click on aliases and add www and ftp if it applies to your server.

What I did wrong in the beginning was to add the full domain for hosts and aliases. But after checking my setup with dig, I changed the DNS and things are now working as it should.

In a zonefile, there is a place to set an e-mail address. In the standard E-box setup, this is set to ( ).

We need to have a way of changing this through the interface as it is important to get things right if you start deploying servers with official domain names.

Installation and Upgrades / Re: Lack of documentation - DNS setup
« on: February 09, 2010, 04:38:33 am »
I made a completely new installation today of E-box 1.4 and tested my own theories. It seems I was right, but I will continue to test.

Also, by using dig, I verified that the DNS is caching results.

Would it be ok if I wrote a blogpost and maybe made a video about setting up the DNS in E-box?

I have a completely new E-box 1.4 setup and I am trying to install a Brother HL-1070 laserprinter.

It is connected to one of the USB ports, but I need to figure out what port. How do I do that?

Installation and Upgrades / Re: Lack of documentation - DNS setup
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:20:21 pm »
Thank you for taking the time to reply. I really want to get to know everything about E-box as I think there is a demand around here for servers that are easy to manage! :-)

As I already said in my first message, I have read all the documentation and, although in some ways, it is ok, I find it a little lacking. It leaves me with a bunch of questions, but it could very well be that I am a little slow these days :-D

The scenario is:

Only one domain. No need to set up any extra domain - the problem is to get the server up and running with it's own, official domain.

I already have a domain that is official and hosted at a webhotel. Let us call that

For my lan, I want to use a sub-domain and have chosen .

During the installation of E-box, you get a question that could be explained better. You have to enter a "default virtual mail domain".

Where is this used? How can it be changed? Would it be correct to use your official sub-domain here?

During the installation, I have to enter a name for the server. I called mine eboxtest. Will this be automatically added as a host in the DNS, or do I have to add it manually?

If I have to add it manually, I would have to enter a host called

and then I could add the following aliases
eboxtest (without any domain)

All these these would then resolve to my static IP that is ?

When you set up a DNS like this, will it be automatically caching?

Additionally - as a local DNS needs to forward it's requests to other DNS'es if it does not have the answer, I could only find one place to enter any DNS information - under Network/DNS. Is this correct? Or do I enter the forwarding DNS'es somewhere else?

Sorry for asking all these questions, but as soon as I have the logic here figured out, I will remember it and be able to help others with the same problems. I already have a Ubuntu server running, but I have it set up using commandline only. I am now trying to duplicate the setup on the E-box server so I can move everything over. Sometimes doing things in a simpler/easier way can be confusing when you have had to deal with a CLI for all the setup :-)

Hope you have time to answer this...

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