Today my nephew got baptized. Let’s not dwell on that and look at what I got him instead.A few days ago I actually went into an art gallery and bought a piece of art. There’s certainly a first time for everything! I hope the little guy will appreciate a genuine piece of art as he grows older. What I got him was this lithograph from artist Per Krohg, son of the renowned Christian Krohg. Per originally made a series of pictures for his son Guy when he was a child. Each picture represented a letter in the alphabet. The family of artists were typical of their time and lived in France, so each picture also represented something in French.Unfortunately the gallery didn’t have the letter […] Read more
I recently had to reconfigure my linux (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) servers.I had previously used these two howto’s to configure my servers.Suddenly one of them refused to properly connect with various error messages: # wbinfo -pPing to winbindd failed # wbinfo -uError looking up domain users # wbinfo -tchecking the trust secret via RPC calls failedCould not check secret After a week of googling I finally found the following solution, which did the trick for me. Stop smbd, nmbd and winbindd (make sure they are really dead using ps. winbindd still lingered after I stopped the service) Delete the linux computer from the Primary Domain Controller (using the Management Console) Delete the secrets database (/var/lib/samba/secrets.tdb) Join the domain again Start the daemons (smbd, nmbd and winbindd) […] Read more
Because I’m using Twitter, Facebook and Google+ I haven’t really made any good posts to my blog for a while. I’m trying to remedy this by taking my blog in a new direction. As a “Technology Enthusiast” I regularly get stuck in various situations where I have to do a lot of googling. Some times I can google for a week and not find a solution. When I finally do find a solution I’ve decided I should write about it on my blog so that others can (maybe) find the solution as well. So don’t be surprised when you see lots of technical stuff popping up on this blog instead of the usual ramblings about what happens (or not) in my life.