Tuesday 6 November 2012

Join Openfiler to Windows Domain

This one has been a thorn in my side for weeks, i have tried many different guides to join our openfiler to the domain, each time it would never give me the groups in the listing, then i thought lets just go back to linux basics.

I had already made the change in the security to allow enable NTLMv2 response, this got me a little further as it would add the openfiler computer into the domain computers group but using the GUI never worked for me along side it taking an age to reload the page after it had done.

So what to do...

Firstly i logged in to the GUI and then went to System and Secure console, logged in as my root account type cd / and enter, then i just thought ill just run the string to join it to the domain in here, so i did the following (net rpc join -U Administrator@domain)pressed enter and was asked for the password for Administrator @domain i put in the password and pressed enter and it said successfully joined give it a reboot and viola, checked the group and there were 9 whole pages of groups and all of the users in my domain.

You can also check that it is joined correctly by using the following command in the shell (net rpc testjoin) if it is successfully joined you will recieve the response (Join to "DOMAIN" is ok)

I can now administer my shares using my domain groups.

Monday 5 November 2012

New Lightening to Micro USB now available in the US

New Lightening to Micro USB now available in the US

It looked for a short while that the Lightening to Micro USB connector was going to only be available in Europe, but Apple has decided to sell it in the USA too, the tine adapter finally made its way to the US Apple store website for only $19 US (over in Europe, it's £15 / €19) i am not sure of the release date for Australia but it wont be too far away.

Lightening connector

Will this be one of many adapters converting us from the lightening connector, me personally am still waiting for the connector to allow me to use my existing dock, although im doubtful it will allow me to charge my phone when it arrives.

A*STAR unveils a new Hybrid drive thats 5mm thick

A*STAR unveils a new Hybrid drive thats 5mm thick

A*STAR's Data Storage Institute has unveiled a new Hybrid drive that is only 5mm thick, and at 1tb with a 32GB SSD thrown in, its a pretty good contender for the latest and greatest 2.5 inch drives.


Its named the A-Drive and has a new proprietary motor and 30 additional patents to lower the power consumption, A*STAR envisions the drive to work in not only laptops/ultrabooks but also the latest tablet computers too, this could stretch the battery life by up to 30% .

A*STAR has said that the Hybrid drive will be cheaper than SSD's currently used in ultrabooks  and Yahoo! News reports it could be as little as $73 US.

Want this drive now, unfortunately we could be waiting upto 8 months before we see them for sale in the retail market as A*STAR aare still trying to cut a deal with manufacturing partners, so keep an eye out.