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Ben Chambers replied to the topic Re:Greatest backup I ever saw in the forums.
Hi Foye,

Yes...Nitix has/had some cool features and a *very* loyal user-base. I hear the sentiment you expressed in your post quite often since we continue to get quite a few Nitix users coming over to ClearOS after IBM discontinued the product.

I've not come across any source code (nevermind compatible licenses) that would allow us to take bits of what the Nitix devel team. IBM's not SCO by any stretch...maybe some day, something will be released to the open-source community at large.

04:30 AM
Ben Chambers replied to the topic Re:Static IPsec VPN Install in the forums.
Hi guys,

The reason you're seeing this (and some are not) is because you're on a ClearOS Professional Evaluation. Allowing users to evaluate subscription services is easy (we turn them off at the end of the eval). Evaluations to one-time install software like Static IPSec VPN, isn't so fun...it requires considerable development which we've not chosen to embark on to protect code, uninstall software etc. Nothing that benefits the end user or us, really.

I only just found out about a month ago that during Professional evals, paid one-time apps weren't displayed in Marketplace...I thought they were displayed but listed as 'not-available'. This is fixed in version 7, and I think I'll back port the minor change required to have the same thing in 6 to avoid this situation.

In the meantime, if you want to install the paid-version of Static IPSec, you have two choices...Upgrade your Pro license from evaluation to full subscription via the portal here or, if you're not ready to commit to a Pro license, open a support ticket here and I'll pick it up and manually add an IPSec license for you (along with a placeholder invoice)...if you continue on with it, the invoice will become due...if you don't, we'll trust you un-install the app and I'll cancel the invoice.

Somewhat ironically, this is never an issue on the Community Edition since there's no such thing as an eval.


04:23 AM
2 days ago
Ben Chambers created a new topic DropboxCLI Upgrade - Testers Needed in the forums.
If you've been using the Dropbox client on ClearOS, you may have received an email from Dropbox letting you know to upgrade ASAP as they are deprecating services that the version of ClearOS has been using for the last 18 months. Timeline...next week!


I've built an upgrade package suitable for ClearOS 6 based on Dropbox version 2.10.28. It requires a couple of minor changes to the ClearOS libraries too.

If anyone wants to help test, it would be appreciated since we have such a short time before I need to push this out to the updates repo.

If you are interested in doing some testing, please run:


yum -y --enablerepo=clearos-test upgrade app-dropbox
service dropbox restart

to upgrade.to the latest version of Dropbox. Report any errors/issues here.


03:55 PM
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Ben Chambers replied to the topic Re:zarafa web app spanish in the forums.
Edit the file:


You'll see a line:


define("ENABLED_LANGUAGES", "de_DE;en_EN;en_US;fr_FR;he_IL;it_IT;nl_NL;ru_RU;zh_CN");

Change it to:


define("ENABLED_LANGUAGES", "de_DE;en_EN;en_US;fr_FR;he_IL;it_IT;nl_NL;ru_RU;zh_CN;es_ES");

07:04 AM
Ben Chambers replied to the topic Re: Bare Metal Backup/Restore app new in marketplace? in the forums.
Hi Guys,

Yes...pretty new app there (couple of weeks old) that didn't get a post here or front page on CF website, but should have.

Bare Metal Backup/Restore is a new app that was written by a great organization and long time customer of ClearCenter's, MercyCorps.

Their team wrote the app for use at local ClearOS deployments for their distributed network of IT admins in various geographic locations where they are deployed. They chose to share the app with the community so you have them to thank (perhaps with a donation...hint hint, wink wink.

Anyways, I screwed upI screwed up deploying it in the Marketplace for the first week of it's launch, but that was corrected just over a week ago.

I just tried installing it from Marketplace...worked fine for me. Keep in mind, if you're installing from command line, you'll need to add the contribs repo:

[code]yum --enablerepo=clearo-contribs install app-bmbackup[/code[

Installing from Marketplace will enable the contribs repo automatically.

05:04 AM
5 days ago
Marc Laporte replied to the topic Re:PHP 5.5 / PHP 5.6 : what is the best way to get on ClearOS 6.x ? in the forums.

@Tim: do you know of a way to turn off Zarafa's MAPI features and permit usage of Zarafa for those who don't need it?

In a nutshell, no:

03:27 PM
1 week ago
Ben Chambers replied to the topic Re:Is the Marketplace down or is it me in the forums.
Everything looks OK on the SDN side...I think I've seen this issue before...first try:


service webconfig restart

To see if that clears it up.

Aug 13
Ben Chambers replied to the topic Re:photo organizer issues in the forums.
Have a look at the 'valid_root_folders' parameter in /etc/clearos/photo_organizer.conf

By default:



Which hides many of the root folders that a typical user doesn't need to see. If you have custom mount points, you may need to add to this list.

Aug 13
2 weeks ago
Marc Laporte created a new topic phpdbg: The interactive PHP debugger -> integrated into PHP 5.6 in the forums.

Please see:



Below is a copy-paste from phpdbg.com/docs

The interactive PHP debugger

Implemented as a SAPI module, phpdbg can excert complete control over the environment without impacting the functionality or performance of your code.

phpdbg aims to be a lightweight, powerful, easy to use debugging platform for PHP5.4+

Stepthrough Debugging
Flexible Breakpoints (Class Method, Function, File:Line, Address, Opcode)
Easy Access to PHP with built-in eval()
Easy Access to Currently Executing Code
Userland API
SAPI Agnostic - Easily Integrated
PHP Configuration File Support
JIT Super Globals - Set Your Own !!
Optional readline Support - Comfortable Terminal Operation
Remote Debugging Support - Bundled Java GUI
Easy Operation - See Help
Aug 06
Ben Chambers replied to the topic Re:Transparent Proxy no Authentication and Content Filter with Access Control in the forums.
Hi Steve,

Not yet it's not...eventually, the Network Map tool will be hooked into Web Access Control so that you could potentially do exactly what you've described.

For now, the only thing you can do is implement web access control based in MAC address of the device hitting the proxy, and apply a global filter policy.

Oh..and welcome to ClearOS...nice to have you around.

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