Blackberry Enterprise Server Issues

I recently purchased a Blackberry 8703e from Sprint and so far it is an awesome device. This is the first blackberry that I've ever owned and I can't believe it took me this long to get one! Unfortunately I have been having some big issues while trying to get BES to communicate with my device. I have a GroupWise system which BES talks with to synchronize my e-mail, calendar, contacts, etc,. The problem I am...
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Written on May 28, 2007

WPA Wireless Authentication with eDirectory and FreeRADIUS

Recently I've been playing around with Open Enterprise Server again and I found this old article I wrote about integrating eDirectory with wireless auth. The goal of this article is to allow you to have your wireless access protected by WPA and have users authenticate to eDirectory for access to the wireless network. WPA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access) is a wireless authentication standard used for controlling access to wireless networks. WPA can operate in a pre-shared key mode(router...
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Written on May 15, 2007

Open Source in the Enterprise

Open source software has been around for a while in the enterprise server markets, but not in the desktop markets. In any given business you will most likely find Windows based desktops, with a small minority probably having Mac computers. The problem that I see with this is that when you start to employ thousands of Windows machines, your costs for licensing are insane. But with all the new user-friendly distributions of Linux, such as...
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Written on May 7, 2007

kqueue socket class

Recently, I was researching a more efficient way for creating a TCP/IP server to handle multiple clients at once. I have used select() in the past, and that was probably the best thing I could find. I eventually came up with kqueue(), which is a way to asynchronously handle multiple sockets(or file descriptors). From what I read, it seemed to be a very efficient way to handle many clients. The only problem was that there...
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Written on May 7, 2007

Anti-Spam for Wordpress

I know that spam can be a real pain for blogs, so I decided to see what I could use for anti-spam for this blog. I've had blog spam in the past before, so I definitely needed to find something. I came across Peter's Custom Anti-Spam Image Plugin for Wordpress. It wasn't working for me at first, but I figured this out to be because I hadn't installed the php gd extension. This was an...
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Written on May 7, 2007