Tag: openLSM

openLSM (open source Linux Server Management)

IndianGNU.org -Third anniversary!!

IndianGNU.org -Third anniversary!!

Dear All,

Today , we are celebrating third anniversary!!. We have successfully completed three years of social contribution in open source and free software movement. I am very much sure that our existence and contribution is recognized and encouraged by many open source and free software contributors (gurus). It was simply impossible without your support, contribution and hard work.

We started with blogging, sharing our knowledge, ideas and even problems!! also. This is helped us to learn new technologies, problem solving skills and many more things.

openlsm Project ~

development platform was released on 10th Jun 2009. We got positive response from users,community members, and other open source communities. Please refer the article for more information http://www.indiangnu.org/2009/openlsm-099-released/


openlsm-0.99 released

openlsm-0.99 released

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce that the openslm-0.99 development platform released on 10th Jun 2009. We are sure that  all contributor’s of openlsm and IndianGNU.org community will start coding for openlsm…

* Please don’t forget to test openlsm and give your valuable feedback/suggestion!

community Blog – http://www.indiangnu.org/

Download openlsm ~

* http://openlsm.sourceforge.net/

What is openLSM?

openLSM is web-based control panel designed to make administration of website, GNU/Linux and Unix based operating system easy! openLSM handles all aspects of administration in its interface. It is free/open source software under GPL.

How to install openlsm ~

step 1) cd to the source directory

   ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/openlsm
    ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/openlsm --with-mysql=/usr/bin/mysql_config --enable-internal-pcre
    --with-geoip=/usr --with-ldap=/usr 	

   make install
step 2) openLSM is using 'openlsm' user and group. please create system user and group and set homedir
    /usr/local/openlsm or 'prefix' value. Confirm ownership/permission of '/usr/local/openlsm'
     directory after installation.

  addgroup --system openlsm
  adduser --system  --home /usr/local/openlsm --shell /bin/false --gid <gid_of_openlsm_group>  openlsm

step 3) How to create a self signed certificate for SSL/TLS

 dd if=/dev/random  of=/tmp/random.dat bs=1024 count=1

 $ openssl genrsa   -out  /usr/local/openlsm/etc/openlsm/ssl/openlsm-certificate.key
    -rand /tmp/random.dat 2048
 $ openssl req -new -key /usr/local/openlsm/etc/openlsm/ssl/openlsm-certificate.key
   -out /usr/local/openlsm/etc/openlsm/ssl/openlsm-certificate.csr

 #generate certificate
 $ openssl x509 -req -days 365 -set_serial 1 -in
   -signkey /usr/local/openlsm/etc/openlsm/ssl/openlsm-certificate.key
   -out /usr/local/openlsm/etc/openlsm/ssl/openlsm-certificate.crt

step 4) please check permission, ownership of /usr/local/openlsm directory and file
        path in openlsm.conf  configuration file...

start openlsm with script in  contrib directory…

./contrib/openlsm start

URL ~ http://<server_name_or_ip>:4050/ or


enjoy !!

IndianGNU & openlsm

WebSVN 2.2 best tool to browse your svn repository

WebSVN 2.2 best tool to browse your svn repository


Recently we started development work on  openSLM. As per our plan we will complete  openLSM web server  customization within two months from now…

So I installed Subversion and WebSVN latest version to serve by purpose. WebSVN 2.2 is one of the best tool to view or browse your subversion repository on web  by using  WebSVN and apache or any other web server. you can  download WebSVN from here http://websvn.tigris.org/

Requirement – webserver (apache) + PHP + subversion repository

1] How to configure –

Download the WebSVN as mentioned above then place the downloaded source in apache htdocs where you want.
Go to include directory where you will see one file like config.php.dist something like that rename that file
“config.php” and just modify few parameter as listed below ….

//////////////////  arun ////////////////////



* above “openlsm_webserver” is my repository name and “/home/subversion/openlsm_webserver_apr2009” is physical path of
svn repository

2] How to enable  authentication ~

In old version fo WebSVN (I guess 1.6 ) authenication per repository  was not possible (as I remember). Now WebSVN 2.2 version  you can configure WebSVN to use the Subversion authentication or access file to control access via WebSVN + Apache based authentication

$config->useAuthenticationFile(‘/path/to/accessfile’); // Global access file
$config->useAuthenticationFile(‘/path/to/accessfile’, ‘myrep’); // Access file per repository

* That’s it all you need to use this wounderful tool to browse your svn repositories….

Thank you,
Arun Bagul