Is there a tool in ubuntu that a user can start that reports the real world ip
address and configures a home router to open a port to allow remote
I have a friend or two for whom it would nice to get them to start a program,
report to me the details via MSN or Skype or telephone etc and allow me to
log in and fix or make a configuration change to their machine. I know how
to set things up using ssh etc but that relies on some initial configuration
at the their end. KDE has a nice VNC invite function but it won't do the
router config part.
It appears the likes of KTorrent and Azuereus have the ability to do some to
the router via UPnP to open ports up on the router dynamically so I am
guessing all this is possible.
I am running two RHEL boxes, each day I am rsyncing some data from my primary server to my secondary server.
I am rsyncing the entire /home partition.
On my primary server there are about 8 samba shares for data that the clients can access all the samba shares point to various sub-directories within /home. My issue is that on my secondary server I cant connect to the shares from a windows workstation.
My smb.conf file is exactly the same as my primary server and to test I have created a test mount in /mnt/test and I can connect to that fine. It appears that the issue is all around the fact that these directories that have been created with rsync.
My rsync command is: rsync -arzgopulv --delete /home firstname.lastname@example.org:/
My smbd.log file says: '/home/folder/folder/folder does not exist or permission denied when connecting to [akemail] Error was Permission denied.
I can see the folder in samba I have forced the user as root and I have chmodded the folder to 777. Access from the console to these files and folders works fine.
Has anyone got any other ideas that I can try?
I have a Brother MFC-260c multifunction printer scanner fax
It prints OK but the scanner only operates under root
What steps do I take to alter the permissions on the scanner and how do
I find out the correct path when I change permissions it is connected
2 Shannon Place
Here is a bit of code that I am getting my head around. It's out of a
book that I am using to teach myself matplotlib, a python library for
making graphs etc.
The following code is using an object-orientated approach in
preparation for embedding the graph within an GUI application.
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np
x = np.arange(0, 10, 0.1)
y = np.random.randn(len(x))
fig = plt.figure()
ax = fig.add_subplot(111)
l, = plt.plot(x, y)
t = ax.set_title('random numbers')
l, = plt.plot(x, y)
has got me slighty confused because
l = plt.plot(x, y)
also works, without the trailing comma after the l
I was wondering if any Python coders might comment to the comma's
significance. I've scanned my four books on Python and can't find any
Here is a question from another forum that no one seems to
be able to answer.
Does any of our know what can be done as I have had similar
issues with knoppix of late. Tried no acpi with difference..
I've had a copy of Knoppix for years. I think it is version
3, anyway it is several years old and works well.
I thought i'd update it and so downloaded 6.2 CD. When it
booted up it goes to a text interface.I looked through the
options and it had a graphical version of firefox listed so
I tried that and it started loading but then the monitor
went into standby.
So I then downloaded the DVD. It started booting, started
loading the interface and the same happened. The monitor
went into standby.
It loads the first screen with the linux logo in the top
left and starts loading things like Hal and Sound with a
green loading bar.
Then it had a couple of lines of text (root@....)
Then it goes to a black sreen with the cursor in the top
left and after a couple of seconds the monitor turns off.
The disk is still loading.
I've had a surf and tried a few cheatcodes (screen=800x600,
vga=0, vsync=60 etc) but i'm not really sure what i'm doing.
Is it a known issue and does anyone know how to fix it?
Is anyone interested in buying one of the Openmoko open source phones
to play with? I know they've been hard/expensive to get in NZ, so this
may be your chance...
I'm selling my Freerunner. I purchased it from Pulster over a year ago
and used it for several months before I received an Android phone and
sadly my Freerunner has been sitting gathering dust since then.
I'd rather someone who had the time was using it for something useful,
so I'm putting it on the market. It's in excellent condition:
GTA02 A6 - Serial 8A8810247
- Original box
- Charger with foreign adaptors
- 512MB microSD card and SD card adapter
No USB cable (missing in shipment from Pulster)
No Stylus/Laser pen (lost)
I purchased the phone for around 400 euro a year ago, and have barely
used it. I'll consider any reasonable NZD offer for it.
I'm in Hamilton until the end of the year and can deliver to the local
area or arrange for you to pick up the phone.
Replies by private mail please.
Mob +353 86 608 7117 www.mattb.net.nz
Finally got around to poking around in my dead nx5000. just a wild
guess here, but I kinda suspect that if a plug has 18+V on it yet the
socket only meters at 0.56V across its terminals when the plug's in it,
then there's possibly a -slight- chance the socket needs replacing...
(especially since I noticed arcs from the socket shortly before it
Anyone have any useful parts? should be able to get a photo up once
I've charged some batteries. would prefer not to drop a DSE part in,
since while the plug's a standard 2.5mm-ish one, the socket's got two
ground lugs to each side, and are probably needed for structural reasons.
(yep, will stop by Jaycar. would like to close it all back up
reasonably soonish though so I can get my table back!)
I know there are some photography enthusiasts on this list.
I am considering purchasing a digital SLR camera. I bought a film
based SLR camera about 6 years ago but it would seem it is time to
move on. The previous camera was a Nikon F55 and I had purchased a
few filters and a 300mm telephoto lens. Even though it was an entry
level camera, I was generally happy with the quality of the images.
In previous reading on this topic, I understand the opinion varies
amongst manufacturers on the various file formats and how well they
allow the RAW file formats to be extracted from the camera. The two
brands I am mostly considering at this stage are Nikon and Canon.
Would anyone care to comment if a Linux user is likely to have a
preference for either and/or if there is another brand that is very
I like the idea of a camera that uses SD cards and possibly
conventional batteries but that requirement isn't hard n fast.
Additionally if there is some way to use my legacy 300m telephoto
lens, that would also be cool but I'm resigned to it being
Thanks for any thoughts offered, just thought I'd ask.
I have done a lot of research, but I do not have any real world
experience so I'm hoping you can help me understand the real world
differences in performance. The research tells me that if you create a
swap file on an empty disk and on a OS using kernel 2.6 then the
performance differences are minor, but that the swap partition is a
slight favorite in terms of pure performance.
Raid 1 146GB partition
33GB Swap File created on / (Note: the swap file was created when the
OS was built, so the hard drives were not full and they were very