Zimbra Crossing

A perfect mail server setup is a holy grail for systems departments in any organisation, whatever maybe it’s size. Whether to host the mail server locally, or outsource the hosting ? Will the data be safe ? Will the service be secure ? Will my provider be stable and is 1Mbps enough for my mails…

Debian/Ubuntu, NSS, LDAP and Udev

We have a home brewn Single Sign-On implementation in our office which uses account information stored in OpenLDAP, exports home directories (NFS mounts) for clients using Automount. Our desktops run either Ubuntu Dapper or Debian Etch. During the initial days when we deployed and provisioned the system, I faced a problem in which the desktops…

Good Will Hunting!

Thanks to sachin, saw this movie a week or so back. I would rate this one as one of the best dramas ever I’ve experienced. The best thing about the movie are the dialogues. Sample this: Though out of context, it might not make much sense. Watching the entire movie really gets one thinking. It…