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Sending Proxy Settings via DHCP

June 3rd, 2009 by

It’s a bit “overdressed” for my little homenet, but playing around with DHCP, DNS and YaST is always interesting….

My DHCP Server at home is configured to use LDAP – and I’ve done the configuration via YaST. Now I read in some M$ pages, that it’s possible to tell the Clients via DHCP (and Apache) to use my Proxy server automatically. (Yes, my wife still needs Win** for her schoolwork.)

First, I had to figure out how I can insert two “non standard” options into the LDAP configuration of the DHCP server. I called “yast2 dhcp-server” (thanks for the tab completion, btw!), marked the “Global Options” entry and clicked on “Edit” (not Add!). On the next page, click on “Add” to add a new Option. Just delete the first available entry “allow” and replace it with the full line as you would write it in dhcpd.conf. In my case, this is
option wpad code 252 = text;
and
option wpad “http://myserver/proxy.pac\n”;
(dunno if the “\n” is really needed). That’s the trick. Have a look at /var/log/messages in a separate terminal when you finish the yast2 dhcp-server module to catch possible errors.

Now all what’s left is a running apache server on “myserver” delivering the “proxy.pac” file to your users. The file content is well known – and google would find hundreds of examples for you.

Universal Go-oo 3.1 build available

June 3rd, 2009 by

I am happy to announce that the universal Go-oo 3.1 build is available for Windows, Linux (i586, x86_64), and MAC OSX Intel. See also download and installation instructions. The builds include many upstream and Go-oo fixes.

Go-oo team hopes that you will be happy with this release. Though, any software contains bugs and we kindly ask you to report them, so that we could fixed them in the future releases. Also you could send feedback to the dev@lists.go-oo.org mailing list or contact us on irc.freenode.net, channel #go-oo.

The following OOo-3.1.1 release should be available on the beginning of September.

PS: I feel a bit schizophrenic. I want to blog about the openSUSE builds at planetsuse and about the universal build at planet.go-oo. Both builds are based on the same sources, so the schedule is almost the same. We only do more alpha and beta builds for openSUSE because it is so easy with the Build Service.

I wonder if the two separate announces are confusing. Should I separate the blogs even more? Any ideas?

Hmm, the best solution would be to do the universal build in the Build Service as well. Then all builds would be done at exactly the same time, they would be in the “same” repository, … It is my long term task but it will need some loving. The universal build must be done on a quite old hacky distro to work everywhere. The Windows build would require cross-compilation, …

Call for Contribution: LinuxTag @ RadioTux

June 3rd, 2009 by

RadioTux – the german Linuxradio – are present in LinuxTag Berlin. The following Community-Guys would be interviewed:

* Joe Zonker Brockmeier – openSUSE Community, SUSE Community Week, SUSE Summit
* Cornelius Schuhmacher – SUSE Studio
* Brent McDonnell – iFolder
* Jan Weber-SUSE Education.

If you have any Questions, you can submit the Questions to: live@radiotux.de. Then we’re using your Questions Live at LinuxTag.

OpenOffice_org 3.1 final available

June 3rd, 2009 by

I’m happy to announce OpenOffice.org 3.1 final packages. They are available in the Build Service OpenOffice:org:STABLE project and include many upstream and Go-oo fixes. Please, look for more details about the openSUSE OOo build on the wiki page.

The openSUSE OOo team hopes that you will be happy with this release. Though, any software contains bugs and we kindly ask you to report them, so that we could fixed them in the future releases.

Other information and plans:

We are already working on the 3.1.1 release. I would like to put the first alpha build into the OpenOffice:org:UNSTABLE project within next two weeks. The final release is planned for the beginning of September.