lorenzo milesi Posts

16 novembre 2010 / / linux

Last version of Zimbra collaboration, version 6.0.6, had been subject to several delays, which lead to a gap of nearly three weeks since the first proposed release date. These dates are considered target, thus flexible. Normally, I wouldn’t get crazy about release dates. Yes, while you may wish to get your hands on, because it fixes the most annoying but you ever had, you can wait some more days anyway.

But 6.0.6 had several fixes I really needed at some place. And after the second delay, I decided to try to compile Zimbra from source. Brave you think? Me too…

13 novembre 2010 / / linux

In some configurations it’s desirable to share apache2 and Zimbra on the same host. This would mean that either one of the two services shuold run on non-standard port, that is 80 and 443. If this is not an issue,

  • change the ports apache2 is listening to in /etc/apache2/ports.conf
  • change the portz zimbra is listening to using zmprov (zmprov gs zimbraserver zimbraMailPort 81)

But thanks to apache2‘s mod_proxy, you can have both services on the standard web ports.

16 ottobre 2010 / / linux

PHPMyFaq is an excellent open source PHP based FAQ software. It helps you or your organization, like our, to keep good documentation, shared, and accessible everywhere.
It provides several functionalities, but the one we use the most is keeping articles and making search very fast and easy.

As every web based software has its own users db, but can also authenticate against an external LDAP directory, like Zimbra.

16 ottobre 2010 / / linux

We recently reinstalled our main server. It’s a Xen 4.0.1 host, based on Debian Squeeze. We don’t have many VM on it, it’s basically to save some power and have a sandbox for some test installations. Can be useful, quite often.

Instead of using plain CLI tools (xen-tools basically), I decided to give a try to one of the most well known interfaces for Xen: Convirt. Formerly xenman, born some years ago, at some time it moved to a commercial software, with open source base. Can be installed on custom host, as in my case, or downloaded as VM appliance!
Beside all considerations, it’s quite cool, even if I find documentation a bit lacking, the forum has some nice people. Not really as much as I’d like, but useful.

3 ottobre 2010 / / linux

On a recent install, I had together on the same web server the Zabbix monitoring tool and PhpMyAdmin. It turns out that the first needs mbstring.func_overload set, while it annoys the second! Well, not a big deal, we have multiple configuration overrides for PHP values, don’t we?

Obviously yes, but there’s a common mistake about this particular (and others).

22 settembre 2010 / / linux
7 giugno 2010 / / zimbra

So, here I am again, after some time.

Today we’ll talk about Zimlets, as we released our first one. Well, it was an Admin extension, to be precise.

Here at YetOpen we believe a lot in Zimbra, the wonderful open source collaboration suite. And all the efforts we spend in studying, helping and distributing it are here to prove it. One more step forward was moved today, with the release of an extension for the admin interface, used to integrate mail accounts with the powerful mail backup solution hosted by Promo, a local service provider.

15 aprile 2010 / / linux
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12 aprile 2010 / / linux