Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    620
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I'm posting using UBUNTU....

    Just trying it out. I like it a lot.

    That is all.

  2. #2
    The Improbable Bulk Little Darwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    7,213
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would love to get back into the Linux world...

    How is support for wireless?

    That is the one thing I needed that wasn't addressed well the last time I tried Linux. But, it has been a couple of years.

    Of course, now that I own a house, I could probably just run CAT 5 where I need it anyway... but if I can just use the built in Wireless G in my laptop it would save me a few bucks.
    Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA

    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  3. #3
    AEO
    AEO is offline
    Senior Member AEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
    Posts
    12,245
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    support for wireless in ubuntu is pretty good if you're using a common module.
    takes too much reading and searching for the faint hearted though.

    downside is you can't use PSK2 and even PSK on some models.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

  4. #4
    But on the road more MTBLover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Volpe '07
    Posts
    863
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've upgraded to Ubuntu Hardy Heron- MUCH better wireless support than even 7.04 (which wasn't bad). And, you can run it within Windows. I've been running it on an IBM X61s laptop (small screen), and the desktop is just lovely, even at that resolution (which is more than I can say for XP).
    I'd try it out, LD- maybe run it from the LiveCD if you don't want to commit yet.

    [edit]: I'm using it on a WPA network- no problems at all.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    620
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just started using it 30 minutes ago so I don't know much about it yet. Don't even have it loaded yet...just running it from the CD.

    What is Hardy Heron MTB??

    What is PSK AEO??

  6. #6
    But on the road more MTBLover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    My Bikes
    Bianchi Volpe '07
    Posts
    863
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hardy Heron=Ubuntu 8.04 (the new release)
    PSK=one of several network security modes- WEP and WPA and a couple of others.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    620
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ah OK. That it what I am running. That would explain the big bird background..lol

    I know WEP is fairly easy to break, but isn't WPA pretty strong if setup correctly??

  8. #8
    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Pagosa Springs, CO, USA
    My Bikes
    Road, MTB, Cruiser, Chopper, BMX
    Posts
    2,880
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

  9. #9
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,064
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    I am pretty sure that I am posting using a computer, however, I could be wrong.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  10. #10
    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    2008 Giant OCR1 (with panda bear on the back!)
    Posts
    3,648
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you posting from a desktop? If not, how good is the power management?

    Damn, now I'm thinking of making the switch right now. Windows Server 2008 is treating me really well as it is.
    Ride more.

    Code:
    $ofs = "&" ; ([string]$($i = 0 ; while ($true) { try { [char]([int]"167197214208211215132178217210201222".substring($i,3) - 100) ; $i =
     $i+3 > catch { break >>)).replace('&','') ; $ofs=" " # Replace right angles with right curly braces

  11. #11
    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    2008 Giant OCR1 (with panda bear on the back!)
    Posts
    3,648
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer View Post
    Ah OK. That it what I am running. That would explain the big bird background..lol

    I know WEP is fairly easy to break, but isn't WPA pretty strong if setup correctly??
    WPA is nearly unbreakable. There have been a few people who have been able to crack WPA schemes using brute force, but the amount of time (and computational power) needed to do that is self-limiting (think days).
    Ride more.

    Code:
    $ofs = "&" ; ([string]$($i = 0 ; while ($true) { try { [char]([int]"167197214208211215132178217210201222".substring($i,3) - 100) ; $i =
     $i+3 > catch { break >>)).replace('&','') ; $ofs=" " # Replace right angles with right curly braces

  12. #12
    carbon positive lifestyle carbonlife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Heart of Darkness
    My Bikes
    I got a red bike, and I got an orange bike.
    Posts
    46
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    WPA is nearly unbreakable. There have been a few people who have been able to crack WPA schemes using brute force, but the amount of time (and computational power) needed to do that is self-limiting (think days).
    So why am I using WPA2 ? (i.e., why does it exist?)

  13. #13
    Tiocfáidh ár Lá jfmckenna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    The edge of b#
    My Bikes
    A whole bunch-a bikes.
    Posts
    5,400
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MTBLover View Post
    Hardy Heron=Ubuntu 8.04 (the new release)
    PSK=one of several network security modes- WEP and WPA and a couple of others.
    Geesh I just upgraded to 7.10. What's with this Ubuntu development team can't they just slow down a little

    I've had problems with wireless when travelling (7.x) but it usually works out pretty well. I was hoping that a new release would address the issues.

  14. #14
    AEO
    AEO is offline
    Senior Member AEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
    Posts
    12,245
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    by PSK I meant WPA... sorry for the confusion
    I never was a big fan of wifi technology.

    WPA-PSK full acronym.
    they made WPA2 for higher security for corporations that would like a higher encryption than just WPA, but can't or wouldn't rather not use wired.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    620
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    by PSK I meant WPA... sorry for the confusion
    I never was a big fan of wifi technology.

    WPA-PSK full acronym.
    they made WPA2 for higher security for corporations that would like a higher encryption than just WPA, but can't or wouldn't rather not use wired.
    I knew that sounded familiar..... I remember "WPA-PSK" from setting up my router a few months ago.. but Winders just has "WPA".

  16. #16
    The Improbable Bulk Little Darwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    7,213
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like I'll burn a CD this weekend.
    Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA

    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    620
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any idea if there is a client you can use to check Exchange mail? That's one thing I can't do at this point.

  18. #18
    Tête de Limace gurana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Maryland
    My Bikes
    '05 Specialized Allez Sport Triple
    Posts
    1,542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was going to try and use it, but I have an iBook G4 and the PPC architecture isn't supported with the newer versions. They're still going to support the last version to work on PPC processors for a while, but one of the reasons I was interested in the current release was the increased wireless support. Guess this would be a good reason to get that new macBook I was eyeballing? And I'm not a total applephile, so perhaps some other cheap PC clone laptop.

    Les Douleurs de la Mort. :: Sed fugit interea fugit irreparabile tempus.

  19. #19
    Senior Member hos13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    552 LATA
    My Bikes
    2007 Mercier Sperns (I'm a shill) and a 99 Diamondback Invert
    Posts
    778
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ok, now type rm -rf,
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

  20. #20
    AEO
    AEO is offline
    Senior Member AEO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    A Coffin Called Earth. or Toronto, ON
    My Bikes
    Bianchi, Miyata, Dahon, Rossin
    Posts
    12,245
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gurana View Post
    I was going to try and use it, but I have an iBook G4 and the PPC architecture isn't supported with the newer versions. They're still going to support the last version to work on PPC processors for a while, but one of the reasons I was interested in the current release was the increased wireless support. Guess this would be a good reason to get that new macBook I was eyeballing? And I'm not a total applephile, so perhaps some other cheap PC clone laptop.
    wireless was pretty good from feisty fawn.
    macs don't have a ton of models like acer or hp does. Support for macbook, I assume, would be good to great over a clone laptop that you'd have to pull apart to find what wireless card you are using.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

  21. #21
    Tiocfáidh ár Lá jfmckenna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    The edge of b#
    My Bikes
    A whole bunch-a bikes.
    Posts
    5,400
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer View Post
    Any idea if there is a client you can use to check Exchange mail? That's one thing I can't do at this point.
    Yes Evolution. You will need to configure OWA on your Exchange server if it's not already. It even works with your GAL. Some people claim it works perfectly for them and others report problems. I've had some issues with Evolution but it's promissing and for the most part works well. You can set meetings, edit the calendar, contacts ect...

  22. #22
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For a client side solution, ideally, you need imap enabled. or you could go old school and use pop.

    OWA is not needed unless you are using the web interface in which case most browsers will work using the "basic" exchange interface. I find the basic exchange interface acceptable in a pinch, but I couldn't work from it full time.

  23. #23
    Senior Member StrangeWill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Fallbrook, CA.
    Posts
    1,112
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hos13 View Post
    ok, now type rm -rf,
    sudo rm -rf /

  24. #24
    Tiocfáidh ár Lá jfmckenna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    The edge of b#
    My Bikes
    A whole bunch-a bikes.
    Posts
    5,400
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Our IT department will not use imap for security reasons. It's not necessarily the enabling of IMAP that's the risk. It's allowing IMAP access to your corporate email servers from the outside world that's the problem. With OWA, you have only a web server in the DMZ. all traffic from that web server to the mail servers on other side of the corporate firewall is secure. With IMAP, they'd have to open up the mail servers to be accessible directly from the outside.

    At least that's what they tell me. I know nothing about Exchange really.

  25. #25
    Senior Member StrangeWill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Fallbrook, CA.
    Posts
    1,112
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jfmckenna View Post
    Our IT department will not use imap for security reasons. It's not necessarily the enabling of IMAP that's the risk. It's allowing IMAP access to your corporate email servers from the outside world that's the problem. With OWA, you have only a web server in the DMZ. all traffic from that web server to the mail servers on other side of the corporate firewall is secure. With IMAP, they'd have to open up the mail servers to be accessible directly from the outside.

    At least that's what they tell me. I know nothing about Exchange really.
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't any communication in that direction defeat the purpose of a true DMZ?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •