elvis' big fat Free Software / Linux 101 sticky thread

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    elvis Old school old fool

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    First and foremost, if you're doing this for a business (or are serious about learning Samba in depth), I recommend buying this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Samba-3-Example-Practical-Successful-Deployment/dp/0131472216

    You can also get it online for free:
    HTML: http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/
    PDF: http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba3-ByExample.pdf

    The best thing about the book is it covers REAL WORLD scenarios of Samba deployment. Not only from a technical point of view, but also a political one (common objections to Samba that you'll get, particularly from pro-Microsoft management and staff).

    It starts off with basic examples - simple authentication, non-domain shares, etc. By the end it will show you how to build complete domains with LDAP/Kerberos integration.

    It's very in depth, and doesn't wear rose-coloured glasses. I build and maintain a lot of mixed networks, and for ages I considered this book "my bible" for reference to do various tasks that cropped up (e.g.: setting up inter domain trusts, authenticating Samba users against an existing Windows/AD Kerberos realm, configuring LDAP servers for mixed Samba/Linux use from scratch, etc, etc).
     
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    pGina is another way of getting this working, although the future of the project looks uncertain
     
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    No, just working in corporate hell. Same thing, really.
     
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    I vaguely remember you talking about your headless torrent box setup Elvis? Just wondering what your were using as I couldn't find much via searching the forum.
     
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    rTorrent running inside screen.

    wTorrent connecting back to rTorrent via XMLRPC (howtos on the wTorrent site).
     
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    Torrentflux is a nice way of having your headless torrent box easily controllable and also allowing you to easily access it from elsewhere (i.e. while at work, search for a torrent and start it on your box at home to do its thing).
     
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    I used to run TorrentFlux for a while. My biggest problem was not being able to schedule downloads to match my ISP's onpeak/offpeak times.

    rTorrent can be remote-controlled via XMLRPC from the command line. That means it can be run from cron too.

    One of the guys I work with currently has a very dynamic way of controlling his. He has hacked/written various quota checking scripts that will check his quota, convert that to a percentage, compare it to how far into the month it is, and from there work out if his speeds need to go up or down. That's initiated every 5 minutes, again via cron.

    FWIW, he's using Deluge, which has both console/web versions and a GUI version (he's using console/web).
     
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    Yeah fair enough, I'm not the type to worry about my quota so I haven't thought of that.

    Deluge is my favourite desktop client, but I don't use that anymore. However afaik the Deluge web-based interface requires the desktop app running, which isn't really ideal - well at least it did last time I checked.

    Torrentflux would be a piece of p*ss to setup to allow scheduling. Happy to hack it for somebody if they feel it's needed.
     
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    Prefferably something with a web interface for my non linux using housemate to access :p

    I had a look into running Deluge with it's web plugin but for some reason Ubuntu couldn't find any of the packages the article was talking about :S
     
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    Code:
    dan@bnenb007:~$ apt-cache search deluge
    deluge - bittorrent client written in Python/PyGTK (GTK+ UI)
    deluge-common - bittorrent client written in Python/PyGTK (UIs common data files)
    deluge-console - bittorrent client written in Python/PyGTK (console UI)
    deluge-core - bittorrent client written in Python/PyGTK (daemon)
    deluge-torrent - bittorrent client written in Python/PyGTK (transitional package)
    deluge-webui - bittorrent client written in Python/PyGTK (web UI)
    
    dan@bnenb007:~$ apt-cache show deluge-webui | grep Filename
    Filename: pool/universe/d/deluge/deluge-webui_1.1.6+dfsg-2ubuntu1_all.deb
    
    The last line there says it's in the "universe" repository. Ensure you have that enabled.
     
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    Any news on this? I'd love to see how you structure your systems. There's so many variations with different software, versions, strengths and weaknesses (and I have been reading through that Samba guide, fantastic resource)
     
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    I've covered some of these already, however I have musically-inclined friends who keep asking me about audio apps under Linux.

    So here's a quick and dirty list I came up with:

    Audio apps:

    Ardour:
    http://ardour.org/
    Digital audio workstation

    Rose Garden:
    http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/
    Midi sequencer

    Hydrogen:
    http://www.hydrogen-music.org/
    Drum machine

    Jokosher:
    http://www.jokosher.org/
    Multi-track editor

    Audacity:
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
    Simple audio editor

    Jack:
    http://jackaudio.org/
    Network based virtual audio connection system

    Bristol:
    http://bristol.sourceforge.net/
    Commercial synthesizer emultor

    Muse:
    http://www.muse-sequencer.org/index.php/Main_Page
    Midi/audio sequencer

    Supercollider:
    http://supercollider.sourceforge.net/
    Programming language for realtime music synthesis

    Jackbeat:
    http://jackbeat.samalyse.org/
    Audio sequencer, drum machine

    Rationale:
    http://rationale.sourceforge.net/
    Sequencer

    LV2:
    http://lv2plug.in/
    Audio processing plugins

    SLV2:
    http://drobilla.net/software/slv2/
    More Audio processing plugins

    Midish:
    http://caoua.org/midish/
    Midi sequencer

    Audio distributions:

    64 Studio:
    http://www.64studio.com/

    Ubuntu Studio:
    http://www.ubuntustudio.org/

    Conferences:

    Notes from the Linux Audio Developers conference, 2009:
    http://lad.linuxaudio.org/events/2009_cdm/
     
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    There's a better than average chance that early next year I'll be returning to one of the companies I created the multi-OS single sign on system for to do a big (three year) project.

    If that takes off, I'll be required to do the same thing again for two larger studios (with a high likelihood of requiring multi-master, user synchronisation between them also). If it all goes ahead, I'll certainly document it and provide it online for others to use.

    I'm keen to extend the system I previously built to also use Kerberos, SLP and DNS SVR records, rather than my previous plain LDAP and DNS round robin. GOsa seems to support Kerberos now, which will mean management by non-sysadmin types (helpdesk, small business owners, etc) should stay simple enough.
     
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    Hi Elvis,

    Great information here, confirms some of the things I've been doing for years, and good to find out new stuff that helps me work :)

    Can you recommend (or do you have a list) of video editing tools for Linux/FOSS? Looking for something to pull out audio/video samples from AVI/DivX or DVDs, and to do creation of home movie type clips off our DV camera :)

    Thanks,
    Greg
     
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    Kino, AviDemux, PiTiVi. My wife and I use a combination of those three for taking movies of the kids.
     
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    Sparkleshare - Similar to dropbox but you host yourself. Uses Git for version control.

    Beta 1 recently came out. - http://www.sparkleshare.org/
     
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    Hell yes, been looking for something like this for a while :D

    I might have to nag you a little Elvis, I've just gotten a gig with a small company who is keen to get into FLOSS software to get more bang for their buck. Should be a blast!

    Edit: How about computer/software/device inventory, organisation and control? Vague, but theres some interesting stuff out there.
     
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    It deserves it's own thread, but have a look at ocs inventory
     
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    Thanks for the linkage, looks exactly like what I have been looking for the last month :thumbup:
     

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