More reading about LDAP, directory services and the like. While everything is so beautiful according to all documentation, noone cares to actually explain some concepts. We do have OpenLDAP up and running for simple things like global addressbook. Now, how do I give different people different access on different machines? Sudo is good. Sudo is working. But I do have a problem figuring out how to give person A access to host A with ssh, and person B access to host B with ssh and ftp. Whatever I do ends up either in the land of perl scripts or in the land of LDAP aliases, which don’t work with all the versions of both LDAP and Berkley DB.
If you need to benchmark filesystems, then check IOzone. It is a really nice tool.
Autofs with LDAP IS problematic. I’ve switched to mounting /home directory upon host bootup. Looks simplier and more stable.
Test LDAP machine installed today. Test NFS (for homes) installed today. Automount of user’s home directory upon login gives a hell a lot of problems. We’ll see how it goes.
Coding indeed happens. More LDAP knowledge gained today.
My wife left to Russia to change her passport. It looks like I’ll be busy with coding of those few things that were bothering me for some time now.
Installed RT bugraq/ticketing system for our developers. Seems to work as good as it does for our support team.
Another step to the victory with Unicode support in both X and console. Today I’ve managed to fix the pseudographics (think mc) in console. It looks much better now. Even displays russian characters in mutt. Does not let me input them yet, though. Most updated
/etc/sysconfig/i18n looks like this now:
LANGUAGE=en_US.utf8 LANG=en_US.utf8 LC_LOCALE=ru_RU.utf8 LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.utf8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.utf8 SYSFONT=ruscii_8x16
One of my collegues convinced me to install FreeBSD on one of our test machines (workstation type of thing). Didn’t manage to dig deep down yet, but first impression was rather negative (installation, first steps).
Wish you all the best, and love you!
National holiday. The “oxi day” (“No” day) from Greece.