Alban Rampon

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As from home, anywhere

Virgin Media is boasting 100 Mb/s download and 5 Mb/s upload data transfer. With these speeds, it is not only thinkable to make a VPN to tunnel traffic and avoid eavesdroppers on public WiFi, but also use it to navigate the Internet as if you were at home.
Therefore, if I ever wanted to watch BBC iPlayer or other video on demand services from abroad, I could.

Here is a description on how to prepare this on Debian Linux and connect from an iPad tablet, but other distro will work the same way.

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Samba logoWhen I was setting up my Debian microserver with Samba to backup/share files with my Windows 7 and Windows XP machines, I have had a bit of a fight with a few options. Here is a list of issues I encountered setting up Samba and how I solved them. I could not find a single post/site addressing all my problems, therefore this post is also a way for me to remember for next time!
setgid, chmod, smb.conf and force create mode are a few keywords defining this post.

If you see any error or think I should be clearer, do let me know and I will be thankful to correct accordingly.

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Voici, étape par étape, comment j’ai déménagé mes services vers Hostpapa, un hébergeur chez les cousins Canadiens mais qui est plus rapide et… fonctionne. Le tout a été fait sans interruption de service!

Green EnergyTrop de contacts se plaignent de voir leurs emails refusés car Free/Proxad/Online considère que leur adresse IP génèrerait trop d’erreurs. Le service de support technique a, une fois de plus, botté en touche en rejetant la faute sur les autres.
Si on rajoute le fait qu’en suivant les conseils de ce cher support technique, mon père a perdu tout ses mails, ses boites, bases de données et fichiers quand il demandait seulement à ne pas etre transféré sur une offre coûtant le double, j’ai décidé de franchir le pas et d’aller donner mon argent ailleurs.

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