Sunday, July 29, 2007

Mount ssh/sftp drives into OSX

Dealing with a server that is hosted requires a stronger level of security. This typically means no ftp or file sharing is allowed. However, ssh is secure and you can even prevent passwords and use rsa keys.
However, all this security does not mean you cannot mount a drive using OSX. Using the MacFuse at google, you can mount a remote ssh/sftp drive with a hostname, username, password (or rsa key) and path.
1. Download and install MacFuse from the link
2. Restart your OSX (it does some low level magic that makes writing mounted disks easier)
3. Download and copy the sshfs into your Applications from the link.
Now that you have it download, you can run the sshfs application and connect to your disk.
If you do use an RSA key or the like, you will need to first connect via the command line so that the host gets to be trusted and then it will work fine from there on.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

DIIOP NotesException: Server access denied

The R5 settings in the server document still play a part in how DIIOP handles permissions in 7.0.2. The getFirstDatabase function in DbDirectory, will return "Server access denied" if the "Allow HTTP clients to browse databases" is not set to "Yes" on the R5 Basics tab under HTTP Internet Protocols in your Domino server document.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Customized iPhone ringtone

One the the missing features of the iPhone is not being able to select our own ringtone. Well, thanks to this web site, I was able to upload my own mp3 file as a ringtone and it worked.
It is not as easy as other phones but still possible with a little instructions.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Outlook Permissions for ICS files

A user recently got the error: "Can't create file: calendarevent.ics. Right-click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder."

After some serching, it is not really a permission problem but rather when you install certain Microsoft Small Business products, the OutlookSecureTempFolder key in the registry is changed from "..\Temp\..." to "...\Temporary Internet Files\...".

To fix this, have your system administrator, go into the registry and change the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security registry key OutlookSecureTempFolder value from "...\Temporary Internet Files\..." to "...\Temp\..." and you should be able to open ICS events from QuickPlace or any other service again.