Monthly Archives: August 2009

Automounting Windows samba share with autofs - dollar sign and SELinux woes

The target directory for my (well, the one I got from DokuWiki's wiki vOv) DokuWiki backup script is on a Windows fileserver. I did some searching and the best way to access this share seemed to be using autofs to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Backing up DokuWiki with rotating backups on a samba share

After procrastinating for a while I got down to setting up backups for our DokuWiki installation: it was getting to the point where it had enough useful information that losing it would be a Disaster. I got cold sweats just … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Comtrend HG/CT536+ and how to bridge PPPoE connections

Recently I managed to fix my horribly designed -and implemented- home network such that computers accessing the internet no longer had to double-NAT. It has been glorious and extremely stable: much better than having to restart the ADSL router/gateway every … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Windows 7 open command prompt from right click context menu

Windows XP had the PowerToys, which added useful functionality to the system. One of my favourites was the "CMD Shell here" PowerToy, which opened a cmd prompt with its working directory set to the folder you were in. Vista incorporated … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Vista/Windows 7 Links toolbar on taskbar - how to remove 'Open file security warning'

A few years ago I discovered that the links toolbar is a zillion times better than quick launch. The links toolbar allows you to create folders and group common program shortcuts in them. When you click on a folder a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments