Webmailer for the Thecus

Posted by coldtobi | 30 May, 2008, 09:53
Currently I am working on my "frostynas" NAS Framework for services I personally host on my Thecus NAS. And for that I need want a WebMailer frontend.

The candidated so far are
  • sqirrelmail (http://squirrelmai.org)
  • horde Webmail Project (http://www.horde.org/webmail/)
  • openwebmail (http://www.openwebmail.org/)
  • roundcube (http://www.roundcube.net/) 
Lets start with the decission finding.
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[Links] Version Control Systems -- Comparsions

Posted by coldtobi | 22 May, 2008, 11:55
For some of my personal data, I currently use CVS. But as this task also should go tho the Thecus, I was looking for something more mordern.

And, there are a lot of them, to many to take a look at them indivudually. Lucklily, other people did that already, so if you ara also in a simular situation -- choosing a new or replacment CVS System (or also called SCM, Configuration Managment ...)

Well, however you wanna call it, here are some links articles to check out:
The New Breed of Version Control Systems
Better SCM Initiative : Comparison
Version-Control Systems for Linux
(As far as I am through with that links, montone looks very promising as is currently my top candiate)
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Debian OpenSSL vulnerability: Check your installation/keys

Posted by coldtobi | 14 May, 2008, 09:57

As I learned today by an announce at the debian security list, there was a "patch" against security in the OpenSSL Library. The patch is debian specific, so applies only to debian and clones (e.g Ubuntu). However, it was sufficient to create the keys on a affected machine, so everyone could be affected, if the keys where transfered to a third machine.

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Thecus N2100: Testing a kernel prior flashing

Posted by coldtobi | 17 Apr, 2008, 23:56

Update July 2009: Please see here for addtional informations.

Occasionally there is a new kernel out for the Thecus N2100, debian flavoured.

And because of personal experience, it is good to test it before flashing it to the embedded flash.
In my case, I needed that one time, as the new kernel would not boot for whatever reason.
The trick is, that you can load the kernel into RAM and execute it from there.

Of course, you can also use it to "test" the Debian installer, before actually overwriting the original firmware.
(BTW, if you only want to test a newly created RAM disk, this is also like testing a kernel -- the RAM disk would
be also flashed, so you can test your modification without any risk, if you run the it "out of RAM"

As another benefit -- if you decided not to use debian but the stock firmware -- this might become handy if you need a
rescue system. Yes, you could use the debian installer also for a rescue enviroment, and as thecus is "only" using Linux,
there are not problems to be expected.

Last but not least, in the unlikely event that you didn't like the Debian experience you can upload the original firmware back into
the Thecus.

Enough talking, Lets get started!

(Please note, that I assume some Unix knowledge in this article. I do not advise Linux novices to install debian on their NAS. For completeness, if this screws it up, this is your problem not mine, as this is soley your responsibility.)

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Installing Debian on the Thecus N2100 -- PART 3 -- Installing Debian

Posted by coldtobi | 19 Feb, 2008, 01:21

Unfortuantly, the last time was very busy, so I simply did not find the time to continue with this HOWTO. Well, it is still tight, but today I want spend some minutes in completing at least the second part. Before I go forward learning phyton as I might have use for it in the NAS project...

Just  repeating my self, please note, that this VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY. So the usual disclaimer apply: You brick, you repair it. I do not recommend installing linux on the box, if you are not sure you can handle it. Linux requires more hand-on than the GUI -- you won't have a GUI anyway -- but on the other side, it reveals the real power.

Table of Contens

  1. Part 1: Get Prepared
  2. Part 2: Installing the Installer
  3. Part 3: Installing Debian I  (start the installer and configure RAID) -- this article
  4. Part 4: Installing Debian II
  5. Part 5: Fine tuning after the installation

 

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Python Ebook

Posted by coldtobi | 18 Feb, 2008, 00:10

In case, you want to take a look into python, here's a nice ebook, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License

 http://diveintopython.org/

The book is availaible in several languages:

  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Russian

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Installing Debian on the Thecus N2100 -- PART 2 -- Installing the Installer

Posted by coldtobi | 16 Feb, 2008, 20:03

Unfortunately, the last time was very busy, so I simply did not find the time to continue with this HOW-TO. Well, it is still tight, but today I want spend some minutes in completing at least the second part. Before I go forward learning python as I might have use for it in the NAS project...

Just  repeating my self, please note, that this VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY. So the usual disclaimer apply: You brick, you repair it. I do not recommend installing Linux on the box, if you are not sure you can handle it. Linux requires more hand-on than the GUI -- you won't have a GUI anyway -- but on the other side, it reveals the real power.

Table of Contents

  1. Part 1: Get Prepared
  2. Part 2: Installing the Installer (this article)
  3. Part 3: Installing Debian I (start the installer and configure RAID)
  4. Part 4: Installing Debian II
  5. Part 5: Fine tuning after the installation
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