So you have lots of data to transfer between two machines over ethernet. A nice quick and dirty method is to use netcat and tar. This is by no means secure, but if you haven’t got the time or desire to setup NFS, FTP, Samba, or wait hours for scp … Continue reading
If you want to change the contents of an initrd image you need to extract it, make the changes and repack it. This is how you do it. Open a bash terminal as root. Create a working directory, i will use `initrd`. Then create a directory called `root` in your … Continue reading
When using a shared document tree you probably want to keep the the same groupid when saving and creating documents. To do this you set a sticky bit on the folder. I wrote a script to set/correct the permissions in a shared older. #! /bin/sh # shellscript to set user … Continue reading
By default debian and ubuntu give all users read permission on files and folders. If you work in a shared environment with files stored on NFS you probably want to change this to: u g o folders rwx rwx — files rw rw — The achieve this you need to edit the … Continue reading
If you have multiple linux machines and multiple users, it’s annoying to keep all the accounts in sync. Changing a password means you have to do it on all machines. OpenLDAP is an open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). It stores user information which can be … Continue reading
In most home networks the role of DHCP and DNS server is performed by the router supplied by your ISP. This is fine until you want more complex things as PXE boot or an internal DNS view. To use these functions you need to run a server in your network. … Continue reading
Avconv is a fork of ffmpeg used by debian and ubuntu. For now they use the same commandline syntax. Avconv can convert almost every video format there is. I am using it to convert my video’s to mp4 and webm format. These formats are compatible with most HTML5 browsers. I … Continue reading
After searching for a lightweight plugin to play the video’s on www.uitzendinggemist.nl i came to the conclusion that i had to write it myself. So here it is. You can find the plugin on the “XBMC plugin” page.