Monthly Archives: November 2006

mDNS crashes Samba

Wow. This was a weird one that ended causing me to use my feeble knowledge of gdb figure out whats going on. I’ve been messing around with the best way to integrate my Debian GNU/Linux desktop with the Active Directory … Continue reading

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Iceweasel

I upgraded from Debian Etch to Sid today and part of the upgrade included the transition from Firefox to Iceweasel.  Iceweasel is a re-branded version of Firefox to get around trademark issues.  The only functional difference I can see is … Continue reading

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Interop Brain Dump

Well I’m still not happy with my Linux/Active Directory interop setup, so I’ve started reading Microsoft’s unfinished 500 page Windows Security and Directory Services for UNIX. Lots of worthless project management advice to wade through to find the 50 pages … Continue reading

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Installing fglrx (ATI) drivers in Debian Etch

The instructions in /usr/share/doc/fglrx-kernel-src/README.Debian.gz left something to be desired, so here’s how I installed the official ATI display drivers (fglrx) in Debian Etch (without rebooting!): Here are the relevant packages I have installed. This list may not be exactly what … Continue reading

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When dealing with 1 GB databases…

…create good indexes. This should be obvious, but for some reason I was getting frustrated with MySQL for taking almost 30 seconds to query a 1 GB table that only had a worthless index on a surrogate key. With proper … Continue reading

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Finding Logged In Users by IP using Samba/AD

I’ve created a neat little syslog-ng to MySQL bridge for Tremont School’s Sonicwall firewall. I wrote it in C# with some help from the Mono User’s mailing list. Now I can create realtime reports and pretty graphs on handy data … Continue reading

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