But in this case I'm not looking for a filesystem; I'm looking for a disk volume. The server is acting as a fibre channel to iSCSI bridge, and it's responsible for passing those LUN's through regardless of what filesystems are on it.
I got to videoconference with my kids tonight from a hundred miles away.
When they come home they'll be able to videoconference with their grandmother (at whose home they are visiting this week). It's pretty cool. Yeah, I'm probably the last person on the planet to get on this particular bandwagom, but better late than never. :)
Yeah, I'm probably the last person on the planet to get on this particular bandwagom, but better late than never. :)
No you're not. I'm still not remotely interested in having a camera on my computer.
*installs a remote interesting camera on davew's computer*
Does anyone know of anything that behaves like an expect/send script engine but for websites?
Bit of back ground.
Back in the old days we all had dial up and we used to create expect/send scripts to get the link up, remember?
I remember there being a programme that did the same thing but it operated directly on standard in and out. I'm sure it was called expect. If one had something that needed automating one could write a script and expect would do all the stuff for you.
What I want is a programme like that but it understands http and html. I want to write a script that will connect to the website I tell it, log in with the credentials I give it, retrieve some form, fill in the form with some data, submit it and log out. It needs to understand cookies and such security tokens. It does not need https at this time but it might in the future.
Oh yeh and I want to be able to run this from a cron job.
dave, yes it is expect for stdin/out.
there is for example elza for http/html
you also can use the selenium ide to automate firefox.
Got a link to elza then? I'm stuggling to find anything.
So I've "upgraded" to the latest version of Ubuntu 9.20 (karmic) and I am having nothing but troubles. Flash doesn't work properly, random crashes of Firefox, random crashes of X, kernel panics....you name it. Any one else having fun stuff like that happen? It's not hardware. I've tested that and WIndows still runs perfectly or as perfectly as Winows ever gets.
Well, I don't know about Ubuntu 9.20, never tried that. I was unaware that there were 20 months in 2009...
But, seriously, Ubuntu 9.10 has been good to me. I'm sorry to hear it's not working well for you. I know that Karmic came with a fresh new version of the Linux kernel with lots of new goodies that unfortunately broke some stuff. Firefox has always been a bit buggy and slow, that's just the nature of the beast. Flash too, though I've had no trouble installing it with the flashplugin-installer package. Chromium, though still a beta app really, has been faster and mostly less buggy than Firefox for me. Random X crashes are likely a video driver problem, which if it's a proprietary driver, Ubuntu's attitude is (rightly) "not our problem", simply because they can't do anything about it. Although, recently I've had some issues with Linux kernel-mode graphics and X both not working on an old Intel video card, with open source drivers too. Kernel panics are normally caused by buggy drivers too. My wifi card (several years ago, back in the days of Ubuntu Gutsy) used to cause kernel panics when attempting to connect to secured networks. Solution was to use ndiswrapper, until the Intrepid release when they finally got some working Linux-native drivers for my pos rtl8185 card.
Probably best course of action is to try one of the forums and address individual problems. Or, you could try the distro-hopping thing. See if Fedora, or Mandriva, or Debian, or Arch give you the same problems. They may, they may not. They may have other problems. Generally I don't distro hop, and instead just fix the problem on whatever distro I happen to be on (mostly Ubuntu). It's not like they're that different, after all. Just different choices of software and releases of software, and some generally minor differences in the configuration. The real differences in the distros is the custom configuration tools and the like, which actually Ubuntu has very few of compared to Fedora, Mandriva, or SUSE.
Anyway, hope this helps.
flash has the problem of being 32 bit and your os is probably 64 bit.
There's a shim that allows it to work, there's articles on how to fix it.
nAH....I have 64 bit machine, but I have never been able to get a 64 bit distro to work adequately. So I stick to the the 32 bit distros. I find it hard to believe it the video driver, as Ubuntu stays well behind the bleeding edge. The repository only has version 185 of the Nvidia drivers..the current version from Nvidia is 190. I'm am going to install the latest one manually and see if that helps at all.