Solve OSX keyboard issues running virt-manager through SSH

While testing Linux KVM on Debian 6, I choose to access the management tool, virt-manager, from my Mac, running OSX Lion, through an SSH connexion. I’m using a french keyboard and discovered that it was sending garbage to the virtual machines console. I couldn’t even use the default Ctrl+Alt key binding to get out of the console.

There are a few tricks to apply to solve this.
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Funambol for SOGo on Debian

Quoting it’s website, Funambol is a mobile open source platform (that) can be used for many types of mobile applications, including push email, PIM data synchronization and device management.

I will “simply” going to use it to synchronize calendars and contacts between SOGo and Microsoft Outlook.

Here are the technical directions:
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SOGo: backend on Debian, Web frontend on NetBSD

Learn more about SOGo here.

Quickly sumed up, SOGo is a kind of middleware that will provide Web, CalDAV and CardDAV access to you e-mail and web clients. You can check my NetBSD and OpenBSD articles to see how to build the backend Mail/Directory/SQL services. Once this is done, you can plug SOGo on to this architecture and provide E-Mail, Calendar, AddressBook to your users via mobile phones and mail clients.

I’ll describe here how to setup the sogod backend onto Debian GNU/Linux and the Web frontend onto NetBSD.
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Debian Linux, from DHCP to static IP

Switching from DHCP to static IP on a Debian system requires only a few steps:

# /etc/init.d/networking stop
# vi /etc/network/interfaces
(...)
allow-hotplug eth0
#iface eth0 inet dhcp
iface eth0 inet static
	address 192.168.0.62
	netmask 255.255.255.0
	gateway 192.168.0.1
	broadcast 192.168.0.255
	network 192.168.0.0
(...)
# reboot

That’s All Folks!