Common operations using Estonian eID (Linux)

Assumptions: Using Ubuntu with OpenSC Installation Tip: Make sure to have installed OpenSC from source, rather than using the Ubuntu repositories (in other words, follow the instructions here [1] rather than using apt-get install opensc). This is necessary to avoid the "failed: Invalid arguments Decrypt failed: Invalid arguments " error as outlined in this OpenSC … Continue reading Common operations using Estonian eID (Linux)

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Connecting Ubuntu / Mint to exchange mail and calendar

Assumptions and pre-requisites. This article assumes the Linux user has the following installed: An Ubuntu derived distribution such as Ubuntu itself, Linux Mint, and so on The email client used is evolution, installed via the following packages and their dependencies: evolution evolution-common evolution-data-server-common evolution-mapi evolution-ews evolution-data-server-goa evolution-plugins gnome-online-accounts gnome-control-center Setup Details Open the system menu … Continue reading Connecting Ubuntu / Mint to exchange mail and calendar

Lessons Learned : Linux System Tray Icons in python

While programming in python, for an Ubuntu/Linux Mint target, you may want to include a system tray icon for batter interaction with users. In Ubuntu, these are called "application indicators". A basic appindicator icon is quite simple to do in python via PyGTK. There's a very good example here: http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/technologies/application-indicators/ Scroll down to the PyGTK … Continue reading Lessons Learned : Linux System Tray Icons in python

Python system tray notifications in Linux

As a follow up to my previous post, here's how to accomplish system tray notifications in ubuntu linux and family. I must say, compared to windows, this is child's play... under ten lines of code! #!/usr/bin/python import sys import pynotify if __name__ == '__main__': if not pynotify.init ("summary-body"): sys.exit (1) # try the summary-body case … Continue reading Python system tray notifications in Linux

Web MeetMe : Conferencing in FreePBX

The company I work for currently uses TrixBox as their VoIP server. It's an excellent piece of software but being no longer supported, the decision was taken to upgrade to the later and more active FreePBX. Since they are both built around the asterisk core, I figured this upgrade wouldn't be too much of a … Continue reading Web MeetMe : Conferencing in FreePBX

Update: SQUID transparent SSL interception : Squid v3.2

In order to keep this blog post a bit more relevant, there have been some improvements since that post was written. Squid v3.2 has been released earlier this year, making ssl interception more seamless and easier. The new features for HTTPS interception can be found while reading through the man page for http_port: http://www.squid-cache.org/Versions/v3/3.2/cfgman/http_port.html More specifically: … Continue reading Update: SQUID transparent SSL interception : Squid v3.2

SQUID transparent SSL interception

July 2012: Small update on new versions of squid (squid v 3.2) here There seems to be a bit of confusion about configuring SQUID to transparently intercept SSL (read: HTTPS) connections. Some sites say it’s plain not possible: http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/TransparentProxy.html#ss2.3 Recent development in SQUID features have made this possible. This article explores how to set this up … Continue reading SQUID transparent SSL interception