Evolution Email Client and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Connectivity Problem

Posted on in Categories Ask nixCraft, FAQ, Howto, Linux, Troubleshooting, Windows server last updated July 11, 2007

Does any one know if the Evolution will work with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007? I’ve client and she needs to connect to corporate Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The problem is – connectivity doesn’t work. If anyone has any information or workaround please comment back.

Update 31/Dec/2007: Rocky pointed me to a thread about MAPI based plugin. It claims to works with Exchange server 2007.

How do you disconnect inactive user sessions?

Posted on in Categories Ask nixCraft, Linux, Linux distribution, RedHat/Fedora Linux, Security, Shell scripting, Tips, Troubleshooting, Tuning last updated July 6, 2007

One of our regular reader hall sends an interesting question:

I work for a small company and most user login to centralized Linux server. I’d like to
automatically log out all inactive users from server for various reasons. How do I disconnect inactive user sessions?

To be frank, I don’t have any clear cut answer to question. There are at least 4-5 shells installed on a typical Linux installation. Also most user have has control over their own environment and user can switch to a different shell.

I hope our reader or seasoned UNIX admin can help to answer this question. Please share the experiences and advice in the comments.

Update: Checkout answer below in comments!

What is the most efficient Linux file system for laptops?

Posted on in Categories Ask nixCraft, File system, Howto, Linux last updated May 29, 2007

There is some debate going on and the question is:

What is the most efficient Linux file system for laptops?

I think ext3 doing well but again I don’t have complete answer here.

We have some smart people around here. So please add your thoughts and suggestion in comments. If you can’t offer a complete answer it’s still helpful to get things started and point people in the right direction for more information 🙂