I have left out weekly from the title since I haven’t managed to post for a couple of weeks!Samba 4.3.2
Samba 4.3.2 is now available from our Linux Schools staging repository for testing. This is the latest of the 4.3 series and although this is primarily for Karoshi V9 and V10 servers can be used by anyone wanting to run Samba 4 on Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04.https://launchpad.net/~linux-schools/+archive/ubuntu/stagingPatch karoshi-web-controls-151209-1613
This patch is now available and provides the following changes:nf_conntrack_max
We were having a problem with our internet slowing down at peak times on our proxy servers. An inspection of the logs showed “nf_conntrack: table full, dropping packet” . This message was being repeated many times in the logs.
As a result of this the patch sets nf_conntrack_max to 196608 for all proxy servers.Configure Backup
This has been fixed for server names with hyphensInternet Usage Trends
An Internet usage trends section has been added in the internet section of the web management.
This can be configured to search for any keywords that you want and gives a report showing internet usage for your users based on the keywords.Update Server
The update server script now also checks to make sure that /etc/ssh_config has not been changed by an update.Asset Register QR Codes
Asset register qrcodes now points to a new path that both admin and tech web management users can use. This has been changed so that any QR Code labels stuck onto assets around the school can be scanned and point to the relevant asset in the asset register.Bulk User Creation
I made a change to this feature to allow special characters which also caused a problem with windows line returns. To fix this problem this patch installs dos2unix for dealing with windows line returnsWeb Management
I have attempted to streamline the user section of the web management which was suffering from feature creep. The system section is next to receive some attention which will hopefully be improved for the next patch.