Tag: Linux

DoD Common Access Card on Linux

There are times when I need to use my Common Access Card at home. Being a Linux user, I figured this would be challenging to configure. It took a few hours of trying different packages and directions, but I finally have it working. Considering the process isn't entirely straightforward, I thought it'd be good to document the steps here.

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TracFS

TracFS is a mountable POSIX virtual file system that allows you to read a Subversion repository through the Trac web interface. Why is this useful? It's not... unless you can't access the repository directly, but can see the files in the source browser. Using rsync (or a similar tool), you can maintain a local copy of the repository contents.

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FUSE Extension for PHP

Well, it's official... I'm a geek. A few weeks ago I started writing an extension for the PHP runtime that provides bindings to libfuse. Back up a few months— I wrote a PHP script to screen-scrape the Trac web interface and allow me to grab source code to a project I'm working on.

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HOW TO: Samba as an AD Domain Member

There are probably a million and one articles about how to make Samba 3 an Active Directory domain member. But with all of that, this process still seems to require hours of research. So I've decided to compile my latest experiences here.

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Active Directory and Linux

I maintain several client and server machines that, up until recently, all authenticated users locally. I wanted a more centralized mechanism that could handle the various users and systems on the network. The big catch is that a few key system run Linux while others run Windows. So after doing some research, I turned to Active Directory.

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