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Mounting Remote Filesystem To Local Solaris UNIX Box – NFS

March 27th, 2012 by elizar

Quick post on NFS and sharing filesystem from one server to another.

Key files and commands for this activity:

  • /etc/dfs/dfstab
  • share (command)
  • shareall

The only problem I got in following the below instruction is Permission denied on the shared directory/filesystem from the remote Solaris server.

Temporary fix chmod to 777.. check for security later :)

To be able to share a remote filesystem you have to share the remote filesystem.

To share the remote filesystem you need to modify
the /etc/dfs/dfstab file with

share -F nfs -o rw /var/tmp/oracle

also modify the /etc/dfs/sharetab with

/var/tmp/oracle nfs rw

then issue

make sure nfs daemon are running of the server
you could check by isseing

ps -ef | grep nfs

if it is not running you could start nfsd by issuing /etc/init.d/nfs.server start

svcadm enable nfs

on the client side, that is the side with no disk space
you need to mount the remote filesystem you could do this by issuing

mount (remote server):/usr/local /mount_point

/var/tmp/oracle will be the filesytem you intend to share eg / /usr/local, /var, /export/home

so if you intend to share /usr/local your /etc/dfs/dfstab will look like

share -F nfs -o rw /usr/local

and /etc/dfs/sharetab will look like

/usr/local nfs rw

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NGINX 1.1.16 – Next Powerful Web Server since Apache?

March 5th, 2012 by elizar

When we say open source web server, I immediately associate myself with the Apache Project. Honestly, I dont even think of anything else but apache.. Heck, when you say Web Server, its almost synonymous to Apache if you’ve been eating and breathing Unix.

Today I found out about NGINX which is apparently a good web server in it self and currently in its 1.1.16 version and still being developed.

Igor Sysoev, the developer of NGINX has released version 1.1.16 of his web server software. The project aims to provide a stable, high performance alternative to more traditional competitors such as Apache HTTP Server or Microsoft’s IIS (Internet Information Services).

The new development version comes with features such as a “from” parameter for the “disable_symlinks” directive, an increased limit for simultaneous subrequests and the ability to return 307 redirection messages. Bugs fixed include segmentation faults and build problems.

More details on this release can be found in the change log. The software is available to download for Windows and Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian), and source code is made available under a 2-clause BSD licence.

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Open Source Video Audio Decoder Encoder Transcoder – HandBreak 0.9

March 2nd, 2012 by elizar

Currently I am using a commercial software for doing all my video (audio) requirements for editing and publishing video and audio content on my websites and all over the internet. What I am using is Camtasia version 7. There is also a free one called Camstudio but it feels limiting in my personal opinion.

For this one, another open source video and audio transcoder that you and myself may want to try out. It is called “HandBreak“.

Check out the milestone/change log for HandBreak.

The HandBrake developers have released version 0.9.6 of the open source, cross-platform video transcoder software. The new version brings many improvements to the video and audio libraries used for both decoding and encoding.

Aside from those library updates and bug fixes, HandBrake 0.9.6 adds support for Blu-ray audio decoding and video encoding to MPEG-2. Other changes on Windows include a redesigned preview window and the dropping of QuickTime support, while on Linux there is a new advanced audio options section with gain, audio track names, compression and sample rate. The option to set a target size for HandBrake output has been removed and, according to the developers “isn’t coming back – Don’t bother complaining on the forums”.

On Mac OS X, DVD decryption with VLC 2.0 no longer works, as HandBrake can no longer rely on VLC for circumventing the CSS copy protection. The developers say that libdvdcss is the preferred method for decrypting DVDs and users should install a separate package to enable it.

A detailed change log can be found on the HandBrake site. The software is available for download on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora) and is licensed under the GPLv2.

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