LCA 2015 is almost here!
I will be arriving in Auckland on Sunday and departing on Saturday.
Those of you wishing to get in touch with me during the conference can here.
I never thought I would find a reason not to broadcast an SSID for a wireless network, alas I have.
Fortinet provide a number of Wireless devices designed for remote deployment (in particular the FAP-11C, FAP-14C and FAP-28C), these devices connect back to your Wireless Controller via a remote network such as one you would use in a hotel. The devices are intended for travelling and remote staff to use your corporate network as if they were in the office.
A handy feature of these devices is that they include multiple LAN ports (1, 4 and 8 respectively), which are particularly handy for VoIP phones and other network devices that you would rather not have on WiFi.
Unfortunately, Fortinet’s software currently only allows you to have these ports:
To get around this and prevent malicious users from connecting to what should be an internal network: Note – this section assumes your SSID / Network name is A_LAN_Network.
Pictured above is the FortiAP Profile options for a FAP-11C. It should be noted that the FAP-14C puts all 4 LAN ports on the single selected option whereas the FAP-28C allows all 8 LAN ports to be placed on different SSIDs / Networks.
Since adding a RAID card into my HP MicroServer (N40L) I’ve been struggling with the loss of my dual port NIC. After looking through a fair few posts where other people have trimmed their card to fit the slot and reading through the PCI Express standard I decided to do it as well.
There are other options, such as cutting the slots on the motherboard and covering the excess pins on the card with tape, however I didn’t want to risk any damage to the motherboard.
Redmine is the best software package I’ve come across when dealing with software development and I highly recommend its use to everyone, however quite a few people have issues setting it up. Especially those who are new to Ruby or Rails. This guide walks you through the basics of setting it up on a fresh Ubuntu 12.10 installation.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install ruby rubygems libruby libapache2-mod-passenger ruby-dev zip unzip libmysqlclient-dev libmagickcore-dev libmagickwand-dev mysql-server mysql-client
You will be prompted for a MySQL root password. Usual decent password practices apply.
wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/76495/redmine-2.1.4.tar.gz wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/76495/redmine-2.1.4.tar.gz.md5
md5sum redmine-2.1.4.tar.gz cat redmine-2.1.4.tar.gz.md5
If the strings do not match, one of the two files is corrupted.
tar -xzvf redmine-2.1.4.tar.gz unzip redmine-2.1.4.tar.gz sudo mv redmine-2.1.4 /usr/local/share cd /usr/local/share/redmine-2.1.4/
sudo gem install bundler sudo gem install rdp-mysql2
sudo bundle install --without development test postgresql sqlite
mysql -u root -p
CREATE USER 'redmine'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'your_password';
CREATE DATABASE IF NOT EXISTS redmine;
GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON redmine . * TO 'redmine'@'localhost';
sudo nano config/database.yml
production: adapter: mysql2 database: redmine host: localhost username: redmine password: your_password
sudo rake generate_secret_token
sudo RAILS_ENV=production rake db:migrate
sudo RAILS_ENV=production redmine:load_default_data
sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/default
DocumentRoot /usr/local/share/redmine-2.1.4/public AllowOverride all Options -MultiViews
sudo service apache2 restart
Other steps you should take:
Depending on demand I may create some How To guides for the above.