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Peter Andersson
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I've already got a female to worry about. Her name is the Enterprise.
-- Kirk, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.0

UPDATE 2014-07-07: op5 has released a native mobile app that are secure and uses op5 Monitor APIs. Please read more at: http://www.it-slav.net/blogs/2014/07/07/op5-releases-mobile-app-for-secure-monitoring-on-mobile-devices/     With my new and fancy HTC Desire I wanted to look at my Nagios or op5 Monitor status. I have found two apps Nagroid and NagMonDroid.  

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  I wanted to use the Android SDK on my Ubuntu machine, mainly to grab screenshoots but also to play around with it.   I followed the guidelines at this guide, but it did not work. DDM just show garbage as the device and when trying to get a screenshoot it complained with: 54:42 W/ddms: […]

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After waiting for several weeks, my new phone, a HTC Desire has finally arrived. I have been a heavy cellphone user since started working as a Tivoli consultant in -98. I bought my first cellphone -94 and have had several so called smart phones both from Nokia and Ericsson.   For the first time I […]

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Background I bought a Fonera 2.0g WLAN router and I wanted to extend the functionality to have the possibility to add packages from OpenWRT. I also wanted the possibility to manage my new router with ssh. The way to achive this is by installing developer firmware.

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23
Mar

  When using a cool router software like OpenWRT it is a good idea to monitor the network usage. This article describe howto get SNMP on your OpenWRT based router.  

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 Background I got an unused La Fonera router by a collegue. They can be bought from http://www.fon.com for approximately 40 Euro including freight. The purpose of the Fon community is to build a community of hotspots around the world so every owner of a La Fonera could use any other La Fonera router in the […]

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  Background It is always a good idea to monitor the server hardware, in many cases the root cause of the probblem is hardware related like: a fan stops and the temperature gets to high, dust in the machine makes it to hot, disks that fails, memory corruption and so on.  This article will describe […]

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I have an old iPod G3 player that I haven’t used for several years. The main reason is that it is full of Apple vendor lock-in "features". The most annoying issues are: Hard to manage without iTunes iTunes is crap Cannot play ogg and flac I just want to attach it and it should popup like […]

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12
Feb

  Background I was with my geekfriends at a ski resort and I managed to get an Internet connection using a cellphone. Of course I wanted to share it with my friends. As geeks we brought a switch and a couple of ethernetcables.   Solution Using this script on a Ubuntu 9.10 I managed to share my connection: sudo […]

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My laptop and cellular phone has both Bluetooth and it has annoyed me for a while that I have not managed to get a working Internet connection using Bluetooth. I have only managed to get it working with a USB cable between my phone and laptop.   After some Google search and reading of man pages […]

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After fiddeling with my Bluetooth GPS reciever I wanted my friends and my wife to keep track of me. I wanted to use OpenStreetMap because I really like the idea of free and open maps instead of the unintelligible Google Maps licenses. The result can be seen here where I show the op5 office location outside Stockholm, Sweden. […]

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18
Jan

Every computer geek ends up with a bunch of disks with unknown status in the drawer. It can be rather cumbersome to put them in a machine and check the status especially if some are SATA and others are PATA, it gets even more complicated if they are mixed 3.5" and 2.5". In situations like […]

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Background When I worked as a Tivoli Consultant I spend a lot of time investigating the customer processes and workflow and try to make the monitoring solution to support this. It was often long term projects and involved alot of people like, project managers, support staff, maintenance staff, application owners, applicataion engineers, operating systemens managers, DBAs […]

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In RedHat, CentOs and Suse and probaly other Linux distributions, the way of enabling and disabling a service at reboot is by using chkconfig. In ubuntu, the way of turning on and off a services at boot is by using update-rc.d. It changes the links for the init scripts.   To start a script in […]

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    I have read the book "Cacti 0.8 Network Monitoring, Monitor your network with ease!" by Dinangkur Kundu and S.M.Ibrahim Lavlu. The book is 116 pages.   According to the book the target audience for this book is for anyone who wants to manage a network using Cacti. To read the book you do […]

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op5 AB is a world leading OSM – Open Source Management – company that delivers software based on open source for control of IT systems and networks. The award winning op5 Monitor is now released with important enhancements that will enable customers and other vendors to further improve usability and integration for optimized IT monitoring. […]

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27
Aug

Background As a former Novell employee there is one software I really miss and that is iFolder. It is an excellent file syncronization software. You configure iFolder where your local iFolder files are located and what server to syncronize against. Do a sync and now they are avilable at any iFolder instance if you sync […]

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15
Aug

I just come back from this years slackathon. It was interersting to meet some of the persons on the OpenBSD mailing lists. I have to admitt that most of the presentations was to deep into the kernel to my knowledge but I liked the conferances anyhow. The Slackathon was the end of a Hackathon mostly […]

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I’ll attend this years Slackathlon in Stockholm. I hope I will see you there Welcome to this years Slackathon! It will be held August 15th, at the Stockholm University, though not in the same conference room as the previous years, since it couldn’t hold all visitors anymore! As previous years, the website is slowly getting […]

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Background I use MythTV quite frequently and noticed that it is instable when using sasc-ng as a decoder to decrypt encrypted DVB-T channels. So approximatly every third day the MythTVbackend server stops and need to be started again. I have wriiten an earlier article about howto monitor MythTV with Nagios or op5 Monitor so I […]

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The conferance about Nagios in Stockholm has started. The event will be broadcasted on internet. If you have questions to the speakers you could enter them directly into the Nordic meet on Nagios homepage or to nmn@jabber.org using jabber protocol.

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In my drawer I found a GPS reciever for my cellular, I have never used it because the GPS software in my phone is crap. But when I found it, I realized that it might work to connect it via bluetooth to my laptop so I could have a stratum 1 NTP server at home. […]

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The Merlin project was initially started to create an easy way to set up distributed Nagios installations allowing Nagios processes to exchange information directly as an alternative to the standard nagios way using NSCA. When starting the Ninja project we realised that we could continue the work on Merlin and adopt the project to function […]

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Background This article describe howto use a USB camera (also known as webcam) to detect motions and send an alarm to Nagios or op5 Monitor. It can be used in datacenters to send an alert if someone or something is moving or at home to detect if someone is in your house. I will place […]

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I have been noticing an increasing number of telemarketing phonecalls the last weeks and I would like to avoid having those callers disturbing me or my family. They have been calling at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 8pm during the weekdays, saturday and sunday.   I have been running an asterisk system to handle my VoIP calles […]

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