Saturday, December 17, 2011

OpenDS Directory Server

OpenDS is a directory server entirely written in java and fully compliment with LDAP protocol version 3.The main features of OpenDS are

  • OpenDS is a open Source Directory server
  • OpenDS is simple to install and configure.
  • OpenDS contains rich features and provides excellent performance
  • You can extend OpenDS to add custom capabilities.
  • You can easily embed OpenDS in your own application or test framework.
In this article, we will see how we can configure OpenDS in Rhel5.

Download the OpenDS zip file from Here

Once you got the Zip file, extract to a location. Go to the extracted location and in bin directory execute the command

. /setup

A GUI interface will start. The Configuration proceeds in the following,

Click Next .In The Next screen select the Host Name ,LDAP Listener port , Administration Connector Port and Password.The LDAP Listener Port is 389.In most cases it is taken as 10389 , since any port opened above the 1024 can be restarted by any user.If the port is below 1024,then some of the actions on these ports may be done only by root user.The administration connector port is chosen as 4444 by default.Enter the Password and remember since this will be used when we connect to control panel to perform operations on server.

In the Next screen , Select whether this is a standalone server or it is a replication server.In a replication server topology when one server goes down the other server will be available and provides the support to application.Select the Standalone Server.  

In the next screen , select the Directory Data Information.You can use the default one "dc=example,dc=com".

In the next screen , you will be shown with all the configurations.Check them and if they are OK,click the Finish.

 It takes a few minutes for configuring the server and directory data.Once every thing goes fine ,you will see the below screen.Click the Control Panal and enter the password that we configured previously.You will shown a screen with the Directory Data.We can add users, groups in this screen.

By This we completed the configuration of OpenDS server.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Configure RED 5 Media Server

In This article, we will see how we can configure RED 5 media server. We will build and configure red 5 servers from source.

Download the apache ant and configure the APACHE_ANT variable.

Download apache ivy.

For apache ivy use, svn co ivy

Once we have the ivy source, 

cd ivy 

ant jar ( create a jar file in /build/artifact/jars)

cp /software/ivy/build/artifact/jars/ivy.jar /software/apache-ant-1.8.2/lib (copy the jar to apache ant lib directory)

Now download the red 5 source using

Once we have the Source, 

cd red-0.9.1 

ant ( run the command where build.xml file is available)

Once the ant command returns, go to the red-0.9.1/dist/ and 

./ &

Once everything is started, we can see the red5 server in our local host as

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Configure Subversion in RHEL

Subversion (referred as SVN) is a software versioning and revision control system. Developers use this to maintain current and historical versions of file like source code, web pages and other documentation.
In this article we will see how we can configure subversion client in Rhel and access a svn site to download the source code.

We will download the latest gz file from

Once downloaded, extract the contents .Follow the steps to build and configure the svn tool in Linux. In order to build and configure svn we need the apxs tool available in Linux.

To find apxs location type   
whereis apxs

If apxs is not installed in your system, install the httpd-devel rpm from your yum repository.

Once apxs is available, go to the extracted library,

cd subversion-1.2.1
./configure --with-apxs=/usr/sbin/apxs
make check (takes some time for checking)
make install

If everything goes fine, we have the svn available.

Try to access a location using

More articles to come, Happy coding….

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