Sunday, November 20, 2005

Last RedHat servers migrated

Over the weekend we migrated our last RedHat based servers in our data center to SUSE Linux. Goodbye ClarkConnect.

'Transparent' proxy:
No wccp support and only one interface in our squid box so we did the following.
We like our client to go DIRECT when ths server is not available.
Point the clients to a proxy.pac that is located on the server. Hosted by xsp.
xsp - a standalone webserver we use to distribute a proxy.pac file for our squid users.
We could not start xsp as a normal server (init.d) so we start it from boot.local
/etc/rc.d/rc.local (RH) is called /etc/rc.d/boot.local in SUSE.

vsftpd - cool tip to create a startup script for vsftpd (our vsftp settings)

vino-server - VNC server (Let's disable X asap)

cups - Took some time figure out how cups printing worked from a XP workstation
(needed the clean postscript driver from adobe for - read the cups horror
add hostname to:

cups address: http://server:631/printers/my_printer