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Another Friday

This a SuSE – Novell t-shirts provided by the Nicaragua Opensuse users group.

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Subversion over HTTP: Great looking.

By this I’ve been enroll in implementing a Version-Control System and not just configuring it but learning/teaching how it works. So I’d like to share with you all how to simply install a Subversion service going through HTTP. Follow those steps and you’ll be done in about five minutes.

Let’s do something more interesting, let’s add some style to or web look of the repository with RepoStyle and change:

Download the package unzip it in your DocumentRoot then edit the subversion.conf with the path of it and you are done.

<Location /repositorio >
DAV svn SVNPath /path/to/repo
SVNIndexXSLT "/repos-web/view/repos.xsl"
AuthType Basic AuthName "Control de Versiones"
AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf.d/svn_users
Require valid-user
</Location >

Don’t forget to RTFM before starting to change things 😉

If you have any question or doubt I’ll be glad to help you.

Update 25/03/2010: If you want to auth Apache against AD you need to check this out.

Summary: Edit /etc/httpd/conf.d/authz_ldap.conf and add something like this:

< Location /repositorio>
Order deny,allow
Allow from all
AuthBasicProvider ldap
AuthzLDAPAuthoritative Off
AuthLDAPURL "ldap://activedirectory-server:389/OU=Nicaragua,DC=domain,DC=com?sAMAccountName?sub?(objectClass=*)"
AuthLDAPBindDN "CN=User Name,OU=IT Department,OU=Nicaragua,DC=domain,DC=com"
AuthLDAPBindPassword "password"
AuthType Basic
AuthName "Protected"
require valid-user
< /Location >

Then comment the following lines in subversion.conf

<Location /repositorio >
DAV svn SVNPath /path/to/repo
SVNIndexXSLT "/repos-web/view/repos.xsl"
#AuthType Basic AuthName "Control de Versiones"
#AuthUserFile /etc/httpd/conf.d/svn_users
#Require valid-user
</Location >

Give a try and hit me back.

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Updating Home GUI

By this days I’ve been thinking about improve the view of the front side of my house, at first was trying to create my own design but then I released that I’m not an architect not even a interiors designer that’s why we decided to hire a professional and I should say we’re very happy with the first proposal.

With this I’m trying to say, if you want something done, do it yourself, but if you want something well done look for a professional.

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TGI Friday.

Thanks God Its Friday

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Friday T-Shirt 2

Guess what, today is Friday.

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Tricky Websphere!

Hi there, by this time I want to share with a helpful discoveries trick for WAS admins.

  • Disable auto start of applications.

When your application server has too many applications deployed, you have to face the long time it takes to restart. This is because WAS is starting up all applications deployed, in some cases you may only need a few applications started up when restarting and avoid the waste of time with the other apps not critical or needed. What you have to do is disable auto start on that applications.

Menu: Applications / Enterprise Applications and select the applications which you don’t want to auto start.

Then use the link Target specific application status and will see something like this, where you should select the target where the app is deployed, then click in Disable Auto Start button.

If you want to do some tests, restart your WAS and verify that the app selected won’t start automatically during the WAS start.

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Nicaraguan Yota Champions

Today is the day that many people will remember as the day they become “Yota Champions”, normal people getting the highest speed Internet connection in Nicaragua provided by this new enterprise “Yota“.

As you may know, Yota works with WiMAX technology that offers high speed connection, such a new thing for Central America. Nicaraguan twitters were talking about the invitations all day long and how much they would pay for one of this modems with connections over 2Mbps and download rates of 300Kbps.

Everybody (Yota Champions) were happy until they got home and figured out nobody has any WiMAX signal, that’s bad… really bad. (not for me, I don’t have a modem 🙁 )
Reading some twetts I realize that is no such thing as 80% of Yota coverage in Managua.

The real thing, I have no modem and yes I envy them.

Wanna follow some Yota Champions and hear them cry? @rm3na @ajulloa @jorgecerda @n0rman @jimbodoors @penalba @gandulo and why not follow me!

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Using Poor Tapes in DataProtector

Recently, I’ve been trough a huge quantity of backup jobs failing because of POOR TAPES.

A Poor tapes, is a tape that should not be used to write more backup in. This may happen because many reasons:

  • A hardware error when a backup is running.
  • Maximum overwrite reached.

If second is the reason why your tape has gone poor, there is nothing else to do. It’s not safe to continue backing up in this tape, but if first… it’s annoying when a half used tape is marked as poor beacuse of an error, we must not waste that much space in a tape.

So, finally I found a command to put away the poor mark in a tape. In a Command Prompt window at your Cell Manager browse to $DATAPROTECTOR_HOMEbin then use the following command:

omnimm -reset_poor_medium Medium_ID

Where to get the tape ID?
Medium ID is the ID of the tape in Data Protector.

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3G conection parameters in Nicaragua

If you are inNicaragua using a 3G modem and Linux, you’ll need to get some extra information about the 3G ISP to get connected using wvdial.

Here in Nicaragua there’s only two providers: Movistar and Claro.

Movistar’s connection data:

  • Dial up number: *99#
  • User: movistarni
  • Password: movistarni
  • APN: internet.movistar.ni

Claro’s connection data:

  • Dial up number: *99#
  • User: webemovil
  • Password: webemovil
  • APN: web.emovil

Make your tests then post a comment 😉

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