StrongSwan Ipsec VPN for Remote Users with Certificate Based Authentication

This is a working strongswan ipsec config that can be used for a roadwarrior setup for remote users utilizing certificate based authentication instead of id/pw. This is a pure IPSEC with ESP setup, not L2tp. This is not 2 factor, it is cert only. To get started: sudo apt-get install… Continue reading

Replace Outlook Mail, Contacts, and Calendar with Thunderbird

My company uses MS Exchange 2013 for mail, contacts, calendars, and tasks. However, we have a lot of users on LInux desktops that can’t run Outlook. For others, the new Outlook 2013 is a horrible monstrosity of Flat icons on all all white background that burns your eyes after a… Continue reading

How to install ownCloud to Ubuntu 12.04

NOTE: The latest releases of Owncloud ver 8 require PHP version 5 which is not available in the native repositories for Ubuntu 12.04. If you want to run the latest OwnCloud, you should use Ubuntu 14.04 instead. Here is the HOW-TO: https://www.slsmk.com/how-to-install-owncloud-to-ubuntu-14-04-lts/ Running ver 8 on 12.04 is possible but… Continue reading