It’s been a brisk month for Amahi, with the Hottest Pick award from Linux Format, and the FLOSS Weekly interview. We’ve also had a record number of installs this month. Welcome new users! If you haven’t done so already, please stop by the community channel and say hello!
So, to continue our pace, we are taking 3 very exciting Apps from beta to live, to make Amahi even more useful!
First is a very useful app from our prolific contributor Mouton: the Amahi Bookmarks App. Based on Mozilla’s Weave Sync API for the Firefox browser. Now you can sync your bookmarks, history, and passwords across all of your machines (and across all the users the your network!) with the Firefox Weave plug-in. A number of us on the team are using it already!
The often asked question “How can I access my data from outside my network?”, now has a straight forward solution. Although OpenVPN is available by default with Amahi, with ALS you don’t need a machine with a client installed. OpenVPN ALS allows you to securely access your network through any browser that supports HTTPS.
And for the analyst in you, we offer in our Application Gallery, the web based phpLogCon. Now it’s quick and easy to find that log entry by opening a simple browser window.
Sync server for Mozilla Weave. Allows you to sync your Mozilla Firefox bookmarks, passwords, open tabs and history to your Amahi HDA using the Mozilla Weave add-on.
This application sets up a personal sync server for use with the ‘Weave Sync’ add-on for Mozilla Firefox.
Weave Sync currently supports continuous synchronization of your bookmarks, browsing history, saved passwords and tabs; you can preserve your settings on your own Amahi HDA.
OpenVPN ALS (project Adito) is a web-based VPN server written in Java. OpenVPN ALS has a browser-based AJAX UI which allows easy access to intranet services. Once installed and configured correctly, you will be able to access all your files and most of the applications on your HDA using your custom Amahi URL (tested with Firefox and Internet Explorer).
phpLogCon is a web interface to syslog and other network event data. It provides easy browsing and some basic analysis of realtime network events. Depending on the applications feeding the database, it can process syslog messages, Windows event log entries and even SNMP trap data – just to name a few.
The Amahi Team!