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  1. Hello. I'm looking to run a webserver and mail server, so that I don't have google knowing all my business, and because I'm in IT and like messing with some of that stuff as well. I have a rooted phone (with CM7), where I do not have market and I do not sync with my google account. The only thing I do right now is I have the default email app to view my gmail as I do not currently have a domain name and mail server running. The thing and why I'm considering doing the server from my phone instead of at home is... I'm quite honestly not home that often, going out and hanging with people much more often instead, and my gaming desires aren't as serious as they used to be. I also don't want to continue paying two bills for internet as I currently do, one for Virgin Mobile phone and one for Comcast home cable internet. However I will want to sometimes have movies play via HDMI on my 40" 1080p TV. However I hear the best VM phone, the HTC Evo V, only does 720p HDMI video out. Is there a serious difference in quality there if playing on something like a 40" screen? Also the state of android apps still does not seem all that mature. I am going to try out the botbrew app however, as there seem to be some cool things available thru that. Has anyone tried dynamic DNS with something like no-ip.com? Is it free and/or reliable? To summarize, my goals are: 1. Freedom from external cloud services like google. This would require running at minimum an email server. 2. To be able to play already purchased/downloaded movies and/or Android games on my TV at home. I realize I will need to buy a wireless HDMI adapter. 3. To have a good organized music library. Is MOG worth it? I used to use them and liked it, until tons of music got pulled from it. I did some searches of their catalog and some of it came back it looks like...
  2. Hello, I have been trying to install Zabbix on a server to monitor quite a few servers. I have the agent installed just fine on everything else, however the server install has been a nightmare. FTR, we use RHEL forgot the exact version..... To use the web interface for zabbix 1.8.x (no earlier version will be acceptable here so I've been told), it requires libcurl, version >= 7.13.1. However installing curl through the yum installer only goes up to 7.12.1. I tried downloading an rpm for it of newer version of libcurl, and zabbix does not find it in the config. It seems when passing the parameters to the config script, you have to send it to the curl-config for some reason like --with-libcurl=/usr/bin/curl-config and then it has issues finding the libraries in /usr/lib, even though they might be there. I have even tried downloading and compiling the curl source, and pointing to where I installed that, but nothing has worked so far. Any ideas?
  3. Are there any good completely free (not begging you to buy) general purpose audio converters? The formats I'm concerned with are flac, ogg, wav. Yes I did google this first. Thank you.
  4. For several decades, the most hackerish way to do things was command line on a keyboard. Command line interface has many advantages, such as scriptability, and no need to switch your hands back and forth from keyboard to mouse all the time. However, phones and tablets, none with a physical keyboard, and phones don't have a virtual keyboard large enough to use like an old school keyboard (touch typing), how will programming and other text input get done? I guess the most obvious solution for right now is to just to use a bluetooth keyboard. However that's not as mobile as the phone itself in all cases. Will programming become a drag-and-drop thing, like as in Mule Studio? Basically that has started or at least implemented a good chunk of programming by that method. Is that methodology the future?
  5. If I had say an external 1TB hard drive, and I do have an Android 2.3 LG Optimus V with CyanogenMod7 rooted, is hooking up the two to store files really as simple as buying the necessary USB connectors, and then it should auto-mount assuming I have the USB storage settings and such set on my phone?
  6. Thank you. Though I had found the list somewhere else with some better googling. But what's the format really like of those files? I'm trying to use tTorrent Lite on my Android phone and it accepts blocklists of the format .p2p.gz or .dat.gz ..... do I just rename the file or something or are there specific conversions I have to do? Obviously I brought this up because bluetack is having issues paying for their server and hence not making available the blocklists. I would donate as I support their cause but I've never used paypal before and am not interested in paying a lot of money just to set up something I never use! I also am curious about some other things. Does it make sense to use both a proxy and a blocklist at the same time? As the app has options for both. Is your blocking of teh bad guys ineffective if you use both at the same time, or is it really an extra layer of obscurity? Note I am not concerned about the speed issues that come with proxies, as I'm already setting the speeds low to begin with (using it at night as to not overburden the network).
  7. Hello. I was looking for the Level 1 blocklist, only to find that on bluetack, they cut off downloads because of server costs. After googling, I still cannot find the level1 gz file. Any ideas?
  8. Yes I'm perfectly aware of the pitfalls, it involves taking care of my phone of course. But I also found something more streamlined along the lines of the link in the original post: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.galoula.LinuxInstall&feature=search_result They have this app on the market do install Debian, and in the description, it explicitly mentions things like Apache, gcc, etc.
  9. He just wants to break free of gmail and all that, not start a blackmarket app store. Yea. Not really starting my own market. Just a small project really, and I would like to break free from email hosted on other servers. Maybe a small scale file server for my friends, though that's limited as the biggest size SD cards that fit into a phone have 32 GB. While a lot of useful stuff can be kept in that space, it won't be one of those huge 2 TB media servers lol. I suppose there is a way to attach a 1 TB hard drive through micro-USB, but that would be impractical when conflicting with things such as charging, and portability etc. And seriously, what's NOT awesome and cool about having your own server in your pocket!?
  10. Just to clarify: So is the idea to create a mobile server using a hacked android phone with debian as the OS? The purpose of the mobile server is so that you can use other android phones to connect to your hacked android mobile server to download apps. The purpose being so that google cant track what apps you're downloading from the google play site. You will be able to locate your mobile server via dynamic DNS services. Is this correct? Im not understanding the part with email addresses tho....? Please clarify. I'd like to try this... 1. Because it sounds awesome. 2. I'd like to be independent of Google, not have them hosting everything I have. 3. Practice with server administration, as it is crucial to my career. 4. I'm too broke to buy a full-on desktop system plus monthly for wired ISP. 5. Possible file sharing opportunities (if I get a bigger SD card).
  11. Hello, I just thought of something really cool. This idea has several parts. 1. Replace stock Android OS with Debian as per these instructions: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~ndantam3/android.html and use CyanogenMod7 as the interface. My phone has already been rooted and runs CM7 right now. 2. Not using the gapps (Google Apps) that I downloaded separately from CM website. Instead set up email server using the no-ip.com free DNS service. Is this doable? Say my email address becoming jason@whatevermyusernameis.no-ip.info is that possible? The goal being here to self-host and not depend on Google services, and have privacy. A mobile server sounds pretty awesome, has anyone done it before? Possible caveat, the bottom of the instructions I linked to claims that the hostname keeps changing when you change wireless networks. Would this be an issue for what I'm trying to do? Thank you. FTR, I use an LG Optimus V with Virgin Mobile service.
  12. Do you think the 'copytruncate' option in the logrotate script would have the correct effect? I'll test it at work tomorrow.
  13. Hello. I implemented a logrotate script for haproxy on our servers, and it seems it is not doing the behavior I had hoped for. Let me explain: 09:59:24 # ls /var/log -l | grep haproxy -rw------- 1 root root 0 Feb 10 04:02 haproxy.log -rw------- 1 root root 75117061 Feb 10 09:59 haproxy.log-20120210 The second file below is the one growing in size with each transaction going through our system. I want the FIRST one to be where current transactions go. Here is my logrotate script, placed in of course /etc/logrotate.d/haproxy : /var/log/haproxy.log { daily rotate 1000 dateext } What am I doing wrong? Logrotate is already set as a daily cron job.
  14. Hey, I keep getting an NL exception no matter what I change on this jdbc URL. jdbc:oracle:thin:user/pass\"@\"(DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS_LIST=(ADDRESS=(COMMUNITY=tcp.world)(PROTOCOL=TCP)(Host=testdb01.northamerica.company.net)(Port=1521)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SID=TSPC1)(SERVER=DEDICATED))) with the username, password, and company name changed of course. Or does this have to do with a permissions issue? Thank you for your help.
  15. Didn't really matter. What I meant anyway was it looked like you had to use a separate system recovery program which is the one that would only work on a CD/DVD. I still have the WindowsImageBackup saved to an external hard drive. However it doesn't matter anyway because I installed Ubuntu 11.04 anyway and have no interest in going back to Windows 7 (well I didn't anyway but still...). I changed from the unstable laggy Unity desktop to fluxbox and got most everything to work there. Firefox even loads more quickly and doesn't crash nearly as much as with unity. I find that the only windows apps I really needed were a few games, that run beautifully under wine.