gunverth

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  1. I have a customer (law firm) that needs to set up an "ad hoc" private cloud for a short term project. There are several external clients involved in the project. The customer is prepared to purchase a 20-seat Business license for this purpose. How does this work when activating the license? - does the owner have a 20-seat license in the sharing key? - do the owner (my customer) share a license code with the other participants during the project? - do the customer withdraw the license code from the participants to re-use them for another participant? - or does the application stop working on all participants when the customer stops paying the monthly bill? I'm not sure how this license works in practice.
  2. Thank you! I'll try looking at the xattrs first and then uploading a zip file. It seems to work sending with zip if you zip them TWICE, like an extra container. Strange behaviour, but these files are literally 30 year old "software", so I'm not surprised.
  3. We've set up a really nice solution with Sync and RightFont at an ad agengy. They use the "Live list" functionality". Works like a charm!...until somebody needed to use "that old font file from 1994 for a project". Up until now every font file were OTF or TTF. These old font files are PS type 1 and consists of "suitcase" for displaying the right characters on screen (FFIL) and a supporting printer font (LWFN). They're both resource fork files. No data fork. They still work flawlessly on a workstation and is indeed indentified as "font files". They can be copied from a CD to the hard drive and between local hard drives with problems. They can not however be mailed as ZIP files, sent by FTP or put on a network drive (even OS X Server with AFP) without getting crippled. They also cannot be synced with Sync. They end up being "UNIX Executable" on other Sync clients. The file is intact ("diff" shows it's the same file) but you can't use it. Tinkering with "chmod" doesn't help either. This clearly has something to do with extended attributes or maybe beyond that. Any font file from the "old world" will end up "UNIX Executable" on a Sync client (All Mac OS X 10.10-10.11) I've run through the "StreamsList"and "com.apple.ResourceFork" is listed. Any ideas how to sync old font files intact?
  4. OK. Here's a probable explanation: the IT dep has just started isolating all WiFi-clients (the students) and only allows a route to the Internet. More so they have blocked contact with all public Bittorrent servers, so we are running BtSync clients through a delegated socks5 proxy. This school has free rein with their IT so it's kind of counterproductive to block what they have chosen themselves.
  5. We are setting up a another BtSync-based distribution system at a public school for teachers and students. This usually works very well and is a efficient way to push files to students. The teachers puts the files which would be used for classes and homework in respective folder on their Mac and everything is synced to the students iPads. Everything is fully legal. We have now seen at a new installation that the iPad peers are coming from the IP address 67.215.231.242 instead of their real NATed IP address, when they are on the school network. The iPads also loses their peer name. Everything is working fine though. When the students are at home everything looks and works fine. 67.215.231.242 is "relay-02.utorrent.com" so I suspect there are no surveillance activities going on. Any hints of whats going on? It´s a cosmetic problem anyway.
  6. You can also use Back to my Mac in iCloud to get your devices and shares wherever they are. Another solution is to build a TimeMachine profile in Apple Configurator to force a remote destination.
  7. I've been using BtSync on the Mac (10.7-10.9) since the beginning and haven't seen this delay at all. Isn't BTsync using fsevent? If you run fseventer, every change in the file system is reported instantaneously.
  8. ITunes on the computer can sync/copy your music wirelessly. Just organize them in iTunes and then drop the music (playlists/albums/single songs) on your iPhone in the device list. You can also just bulk upload them and organize on the phone. This standard behaviour and don't need a jailbreak.
  9. The personal folders and the content can be synced, but the XML file that keeps the information up to date and shows the result in Mail.app will not. There's a trick you can use when the database is wrong: Quit Mail.app, dump the "Envelope" file in MailData and Mail.app reindex what's in the folders when it starts next time.
  10. It actually didn't work and I see the point in the policy: To prevent students from using it. They don't care about policies.
  11. This week we tried a setup for DeployStudio image distribution at a nationwide college. "No Bittorrent whatsoever through the firewall", said the IT policy. That's a shame. No problems running it strictly on the inside though. Running rsync to our master server (on the public Internet) from a server on the inside, copies the images (280GB ) and then redistributes it with RO shares to 29 other DeployStudio servers. 7TB sata copied within 12 hours. All servers uses the same list of private "specific hosts" in the setup. No other folder options checked. No tracker, no DHT, no LAN (it's a B-net intranet). Works like a charm.
  12. I´m just trying out a solution with BTSync for K-12, where the teacher publishes work files locally in his MacBook and all the students get the files (pictures, templates, webarchive) on their respective computer (Macs) as read-only (no syncback). No need to publish them on the central web based system and download them to the same folder anymore. This would be completely awesome with an iOS app/API for the same task.
  13. - Distribution and auto update of templates and other static documents, e.g. MS Word templates. - Technical client documentation in free form for consultants. I have a law firm client that uses legal templates. The language used in them are determined in court and users are not allowed to change anything more than the case itself. Otherwise the defendants can use that if the language is "home made". These documents and templates resides on read-only share on a file server and only an editor is allowed to make changes. This works great except when out of office. Working directly over VPN is not fun at all. Better to have an updated local storage. For the same reason among my fellow consultants: we can use BtSync to distribute all technical documentation about clients in free form, i.e. PDF, Excel, image files, what have you. You never work and edit documentation of a certain client at the same time as a colleague anyway. If I edit or add a file, my colleagues get that update near instantely. No need for hard-to-use certificates on a hard-to-use web site for the information. Just encrypt your local hard drive (FileVault in our case) or use an encrypted image file.