Original computing articles by a systems administrator

Monthly Archives: November 2008

Authenticating with Active Directory using Likewise Open and Migrating from NIS

The current infrastructure at my office uses network information services (NIS) to authenticate users on Linux machines against the office’s Window’s domain. I found this to be unreliable. It depends upon Microsoft Identity Management for Unix, version 5.2, which is flaky in my experience. My goal was to be able to transition from NIS toContinue Reading

Upgrade Ubuntu Remotely

Update: I do not recommend the following the method. It left me with a partial install (which fortunately I have seem to recovered from). Also when trying to install a restricted driver, I had to delete the cdrom source from apt. This was because the restricted drivers GUI would hang when trying to mount theContinue Reading