Samba is an incredibly useful, open source program for setting up and/or accessing network shares from *nix operating systems. Samba shares are easily accessible from any modern OS using SMB/CIFS. Originally designed for DOS, SMB/CIFS is the most commonly used protocol for the sharing of directories and printers in the enterprise and Samba was created to guarantee a level of interoperability in mixed-OS environments. Check out the video below for a walkthrough demonstrating how to set up Samba on a Ubuntu 16.04 LTS host. The written guide is below as well. NB: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is the earliest release I’ve used … read more.

Recently MobileIron announced the release of Core and Connector version and with it comes the newly-supported option for KVM deployments. This is good news for enterprises who rely on Linux (well, Ubuntu Linux officially but all the same) as it’s now possible to install both the Core and Enterprise connector without the need for VMWare, Hyper-V or physical hardware. MobileIron Sentry support To date there has been no update for the MobileIron Sentry. Due to this, the following guide will not be relevant and any installations will not be supported by MobileIron Prerequisites MobileIron Core version: Connector version: … read more.

Article extract The following is a modified extract from LXD, ZFS and bridged networking on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. As bridged networking is quite a popular topic I felt it’s worth its own post to reduce the need to go looking for it in the longer guides I’ve written. I’ll also link to it from new guides going forward. NB: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is the earliest release I’ve used this with. It should work on earlier versions as well, but your mileage may vary. Installation In order to set up a network bridge, the package bridge-utils needs to be installed. Install it with: sudo apt-get install … read more.

In this guide What is Elasticsearch Why a cluster? Creating the environment Hardware Launching servers in a hosted environement Deploying servers on LXD LXD host VLAN setup Preparation and installation Connect to the server Server VLAN setup Install Java OpenJDK Oracle Java Install Elasticsearch Configure Elasticsearch Using Elasticsearch Create an index Add data Search for data Adding more nodes Manually LXD Hosted environments with clone support Additional master nodes (redundancy) Conclusion 1. What is Elasticsearch? Elasticsearch is a free, open source, distributed search engine based on Apache Lucene. Elasticsearch boasts being able to take the overwhelming complexity of Lucene and present it … read more.

A few weeks ago the self-hosted community witnessed the public launch of Nextcloud, an (as of writing) already vastly-improved fork of ownCloud. Having almost finished migrating data on my home server to Nextcloud and experimenting with some of the more optional features such as caching, pretty links, theming and more, I felt it would be a good time to document some of this in one simple-to-follow guide. What is Nextcloud? As mentioned above Nextcloud is a recent fork of ownCloud that’s already quickly becoming the newer, better and faster-developed alternative to the self-hosted cloud storage software of old. If you’re an ownCloud user … read more.

RWG Mobile (Red White & Green Ltd) is a brand new MVNO running on the Three network. They launched a few days ago at the Royal Welsh Show and while in principle they’re much like other MVNOs, there are a couple of distinct differences… Firstly they’re a Welsh Telco based in Wales, run by Welsh people for Welsh people with support offered in both Welsh and English for speakers of either. In fact, with a support landline prefix of 01633 they’re just down the road from me! As a Welsh tech blogger with a career in Enterprise Mobility, seeing a … read more.

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