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Installation and Upgrades / Re: Aibox SOHO?
« on: December 28, 2011, 02:30:28 pm »
ahh thank you.. will we in holland provide such a box?
and if so, where do i sign up? :P

Installation and Upgrades / Aibox SOHO?
« on: December 27, 2011, 05:32:06 pm »
browsing the web on my ever quest for the perfect SOHO setup, i came across a pdf file mentioning the Aibox SOHO, apearantly its a server, sold by a company that apears to be a Silver partner. (Aitire: )
Does anyone have a clue what the current status is? sadly enough, i dont speak spanish!


Installation and Upgrades / Re: Limiting user access to one folder
« on: December 17, 2011, 07:08:33 pm »
The general idea is that they rsync the website, where the server "requests" the data, so no pushing from our server..
but since it also contains company sensitive data, i want to limit their access..

i'm gonna look into the suggested solutions, tnx both!

Installation and Upgrades / Limiting user access to one folder
« on: December 17, 2011, 01:28:26 am »
Hello All.

For one of my clients i need to figure out a way to allow their webdesign company to only have access to /var/www
preferably, i dont want them to have read access anywhere else on the system.

Now, i know how to add a user by commandline, and change the home dir, what happens if i manually add a user, without the zentyal dashboard?
Will it break anything?

and if i have this user created, is there a way to allow them access to one folder, and one folder only? nowhere else read-rights required?

Installation and Upgrades / Re: Firewall blocks everything from outside
« on: December 17, 2011, 01:12:04 am »
i actually have the same problem on one of my servers..
i'm gonna "troubleshoot" it this weekend, i'll report my findings, together we'll get there ;)

Installation and Upgrades / Re: Server Backup and Fail over discussion
« on: December 17, 2011, 01:10:38 am »
There is always the case of buying two (or more) identical servers, where one could take over in case the other one fails.

For myself, i work for small company's, where downtime, if limited, is not a problem.
So, i do my backups to external servers offsite, and basicly thats it.
i always keep a Zentyal rescuedisk at hand so i can pull back the backups easily.

At this moment there is one thing that concerns me though.
one of my clients has Gigs of data, and its gonna backup over the network.. im not sure if i like that.

I'll monitor this topic closely, its a verry interesting discussion, and i'd like to learn from others :)

Dutch / Re: De Nederlandstalige Community - Optuigen en Uitbouwen
« on: December 17, 2011, 01:04:23 am »
Ahhh 19 December kan ik er niet bij zijn, dan ben ik in Amsterdam :(
Maken kullie wel notules zodat ik alles na kan lezen en er weer een beetje in kan komen :o)

Dutch / Re: De Nederlandstalige Community - Optuigen en Uitbouwen
« on: December 16, 2011, 06:13:54 pm »
Ik moet heel eerlijk bekennen dat ik de laatste tijd, omwille van familieproblemen, niet echt actief bezig ben geweest.
Vandaar dat ik een beetje out-of-touch ben, is er al een samenkomst geweest, of komt die nog?

Dutch / Re: Hoe ziet jouw netwerk eruit?
« on: November 25, 2011, 05:41:13 pm »
o0p dit moment is er nog niks veranderd, mede omdat ik een poos flink oververmoeid ben geweest.

Ik ben wel aant kijken of we de router idd kunnen laten vervangen om dit door Zentyal te laten doen ;-)
at betreft virtualiseren, dat wil ik uiteindelijk wel gaan doen, maar mijn ervaring schiet hierin nog veel te kort.
Dus dat staat op de agenda voor volgend jaar ;-)

Jan Jacobs,

Thank you for your quick reply.

1.  Thanks for the skel reference.  I would never have stumbled across that.

2.  Currently (pre-Zentyal) I have NFS running already with a directory shared to all of our 150 students (who all log in as "student" on one of 40 computers).   So I can imagine how to set up a network share (manually, and labor intensively) to give each student a unique name, and have each student's home to be on the server (150 lines each in server export and client fstab).  Using Zentyal with roaming profiles enabled, doesn't this already happen as users are added?

And if it does, any idea why each client ends up with a local /home for each user account?  Any insight you can provide is greatly appreciated.

sorry for my late reply, i was away on a much needed break.

Zentyal creates a /home dir on the "client" because thats how linux works..
normally, you logon to the workstation you work on, and the system assumes there's a /home dir on that system, if not, it creates it, copies a skeleton profile, et voila, i think that is because /home is essential for linux to operate perfectly.

what you can do, is NFS a /home, that way, the system finds /home and uses your server share to enable the user's home dir.
or, you can try and find a sync tool that syncs the /home dir upon logon.

The first has the advantage that you only need one /home, and is much as the windows  version of it, however.. if you are for some reason not connected to the network, you'll be creating a /home on the system, and use that.. not exactly a great deal on a laptop.

the seccond one has the advantage that, wether you are on or offline, your profile is in sync. or syncs when you re-connect.
this is basicly What Windows does, but it also mean you have a /home/<username> on every system you logon to..

or, if you can script/program that takes the best of both worlds..

create and sync a /home dir upon logon, and sync and delete that /home dir upon logout..

for the first question:
modify /etc/skel to your liking, this is where all the profiles get setup from, its a template for a user's home dir

seccond question:
you can install NFS and have /home on a network share, that way, all the user's home folders can reside on a single server.

Dutch / Re: Kennismaking en brainstorm sessie op 1 Oktober
« on: September 30, 2011, 11:39:10 pm »
wie komen er nu allemaal? :)

Dutch / Re: Kennismaking en brainstorm sessie op 1 Oktober
« on: September 19, 2011, 10:54:00 pm »
ik ben er dus ook bijn :)

Dutch / Re: Kennismaking en brainstorm sessie op 24 September
« on: September 17, 2011, 09:28:35 pm »
ik zal maandag even doorgeven of ik ook kom :D

Dutch / Re: Zentyal (pre)launch party
« on: September 10, 2011, 01:40:21 pm »
het probleem is dat er ALTIJD mensen zijn die veraf wonen.. de vraag is, is het aantal mensen dat komt groter dan het aantal mensen dat weg blijft omdat het te ver weg is?
Liever had ik ook een launchparty hier om de hoek, maarja, liever had ik ook een maandsalaris van 6100 zonder ervoor te hoeven werken :-)

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