Kerberos authenticated queries to Active Directory
There are many guides out there to help you configure your Linux system as an LDAP and Kerberos client to an Active Directory server. Most of these guides solve the problem of authentication by embedding a username and password into a configuration file somewhere on your system. While this works …read more
Pushing a Git repository to Subversion
I recently set up a git repository server (using gitosis and gitweb). Among the required features of the system was the ability to publish the git repository to a read-only Subversion repository. This sounds simple in principle but in practice proved to be a bit tricky.
Git makes an excellent …read more
LDAP redundancy through proxy servers
Problem 1: Failover
Many applications only allow you to configure a single LDAP server. This can lead to unnecessary service outages if your directory service infrastructure is highly available (e.g., you are running Active Directory) and your application cannot take advantage of this fact.
We …read more
Apache virtual host statistics
As part of a project I'm working on I wanted to get a rough idea of the activity of the Apache virtual hosts on the system. I wasn't able to find exactly what I wanted, so I refreshed my memory of curses to bring you vhoststats.
This tools reads an …read more
Merging directories with OpenLDAP's Meta backend
This document provides an example of using OpenLDAP's meta backend to provide a unified view of two distinct LDAP directory trees. I was frustrated by the lack of simple examples available when I went looking for information on this topic, so this is my attempt to make life easier for …read more