Archive for the 'sysadmin' Category

How to fix Huawei E620 USB 3G Modem in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

I recently upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) and among a few other niggles (mostly related to intel video support, or lack thereof) it completely broke support for my Huawei 3G (E620) modem. Fortunately the fix is fairly straightforward: install a new kernel. I went with the latest (v2.6.32 release candidate available over […]

Windows Mobile 5/6 Networking Profiles, Proxy and VPN setup

After the last rant on Windows Mobile networking, I’ll go over a few actual solutions to the issues I encountered: hopefully a few people may find this more helpful. Note that the following explanations, definitions of features and so on are the product of my own observation and experimentation with various WM5 and WM6 mobile […]

Simple quick and dirty linux to smb copy backup script using smbfs

I recently wrote this bash script for the purpose of a simple selective backup on one of our linux servers. It tars up a bunch of files and copies them to a windows / SMB server elsewhere on the network (where it is then backed up to tape as per everything else on that server). […]

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