NFS and the 16-group limit

Tue 02 February 2010 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags groups nfs

I learned something new today: it appears that the underlying authorization mechanism used by NFS limits your group membership to 16 groups. From http://bit.ly/cBhU8N:

NFS is built on ONC RPC (Sun RPC). NFS depends on RPC for authentication and identification of users. Most NFS deployments use an …

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Cleaning up Subversion with Git

Fri 29 January 2010 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags svn versioncontrol git subversion

Overview

At my office, we have a crufty Subversion repository (dating back to early 2006) that contains a jumble of unrelated projects. We would like to split this single repository up into a number of smaller repositories, each following the recommended trunk/tags/branches repository organization.

What we want to …

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Linux UPnP Gateway

Fri 29 January 2010 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags networking peertopeer linux upnp

Like many other folks out there, I have several computers in my house connected to the outside world via a Linux box acting as a NAT gateway. I often want to use application such as BitTorrent and Freenet, which require that a number of ports be forwarded from my external …

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Retrieving Blogger posts by post id

Fri 29 January 2010 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags python blogger api gdata

I spent some time recently trying to figure out, using Google's gdata API, how to retrieve a post from a Blogger blog if I know corresponding post id. As far as I can tell there is no obvious way of doing this, at least not using the gdata.blogger.client …

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Fring: How not to handle registration

Sun 24 January 2010 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags fring review android skype voip sucks

I thought I'd give Fring a try after seeing some favorable reviews on other sites. If you haven't previously heard of Fring, the following blurb from their website might be helpful:

Using your handset's internet connection, you can interact with friends on all your favourite social networks including Skype, MSN …

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