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I've been a Clear Partner since 2002. We use the software as a general small business server, as a filtering firewall for K-12 and also for some home users.


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Fernand Jonker
Fernand Jonker
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Peter Baldwin replied to the topic Re: Eager Forum Members in the forums.
Super annoying! We just have to hang in there for a few more weeks until the web site upgrade/refresh. Hopefully the new forums version will slow them down.
05:40 AM
6 days ago
Peter Baldwin replied to the topic Re:Snortsam Error unblocking IPs in the forums.
David Smith wrote:
1) all references to clarkpoint.com servers in the ClearOS whitelist config file return as unresolvable.
Those are old DNS names that should be deleted from the whitelist. It's a non-fatal error, but we'll clean those up. Here's the tracker entry.

When Snortsam attempts to release the IPs after a day of blocking it is failing ,and the blocked IPs remain blocked - so the IPtables block list is just growing longer by the day, if I understand correctly.
Hmmm. What does the output from following command look like:

iptables -L INPUT -n -v
09:09 AM
1 week ago
Ben Chambers replied to the topic Re:How to disable changing user password in the forums.
I've created a bug/feature tracker for you here.

Aug 21
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.

Aug 19
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.


Aug 19
2 weeks 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.


Aug 18
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");

Aug 18
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.

Aug 18
Peter Baldwin created a new topic Test in the forums.
Just a test
Aug 16
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


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