Installing Squid on ZFS

The recommended filesystem for Squid on OpenSolaris is ZFS: It is also recommended to disable the atime property on the filesystem holding the cache, and you may want to avoid using any type of RAID. To achieve this on Nexenta (or OpenSolaris, whatever), first create the ZFS filesystem: # zfs create -o atime=off -o mountpoint=/var/spool/squid3 syspool/squidcache Then install Squid (here for version 3.x, as you might have noticed from the com

Howto reset network device after swapping disks from one PC to another

I had a problem with a very old Compaq PC not detecting the keyboard anymore. I used the PC as a local server, not a real problem, except that the BIOS didn't allow the PC to boot when the keyboard was not plugged in. One solution there might have been to use some USB keyboard (I didn't get a chance to try that - didn't have any USB keyboard lying around). Luckily enough, I happened to have a clone of this computer, so I just swapped the disks from one PC to the other, and booted.

OpenERP - Studying, contributing and providing services

Following an internal meeting at BeezNest, we decided to officially provide services for OpenERP before the end of the year, through an official partnership with Tiny SPRL, the company behind the product. We found a lot of little bugs and usability problems, and submitted our first bug report following the little comment by Stéphane Wirtel, one of our acquaintances (through other channels than OpenERP) and an official employee of Tiny SPRL (as a developer of OpenERP). However, and although we found these bugs and usability problems