November 18, 2011 · General, Networking, Security, Server · 3 comments

Many Ubuntu users and Administrators struggle with Active Directory integration. One approach that folks are using is the free offerings from Centrify Express.

Through the DirectManage Express or DirectControl Express downloads you can quickly and easily join a Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) server or desktop to Active Directory. Using either of these approaches an intelligent install script is used to install the DirectControl Express agent and join the system to Active Directory.

Many Ubuntu users however prefer to install software packages like Centrify DirectControl Express using the built in package managers like Software Center, Synaptic, Adept, Aptitude, apt-get or others.

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March 16, 2011 · Networking · 3 comments

The ConnMan project provides a daemon for managing internet connections within embedded devices running the Linux operating system. The Connection Manager is designed to be slim and to use as few resources as possible, so it can be easily integrated. It is a fully modular system that can be extended, through plug-ins, to support all kinds of wired or wireless technologies. Also, configuration methods, like DHCP and domain name resolving, are implemented using plug-ins. The plug-in approach allows for easy adaption and modification for various use cases.
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January 14, 2011 · Networking · 9 comments

inSSIDer is FREE, open-source Wi-Fi scanning software. And yet you want to know more. Wow. you truly are our type of geek. Take a look at the features below to see what makes inSSIDer special.
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November 20, 2010 · Networking · 9 comments

The Linux bonding driver provides a method for aggregating multiple network interfaces into a single logical
bonded interface.The behavior of the bonded interfaces depends upon the mode; generally speaking, modes provide either hot standby or load balancing services.
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November 17, 2010 · Networking · 3 comments

If you want to change speed and duplex of your network card you have to use ethtool or mii-tool.

ethtool can be used to query and change settings such as speed, auto- negotiation and checksum offload on many network devices, especially Ethernet devices.
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