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Peter Andersson
peter@it-slav.net

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

  News in op5 Monitor 5.3     Avail and SLA reports including performance graphs   op5 Monitor 5.3 introduce the possibility to include performance graphs in avail reports. This mean you can, for example, create a response time report and not only get the availability but a graphical representation of the actual response times. [...]

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10
Dec

And so it has come. The day when Merlin outgrows its infancy is at hand. The rite of passage into adulthood was smoother than expected, but not without minor bumps. As with people, those bumps made the code stronger. Testing would be most welcome.

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26
May

This is old news but still important.   – OpenBSD 4.7 RELEASED ————————————————- May 19, 2010. We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 4.7. This is our 27th release on CD-ROM (and 28th via FTP). We remain proud of OpenBSD’s record of more than ten years with only two remote holes in [...]

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25
May

 Toda VOIP Today magazine releases its 8th the postscript to www.voiptoday.org VOIP Today magazine is a freely available and independent online publication presenting up-to-date VoIP news and information covering all aspects of the VoIP technology, internet telephony solutions, networks, phones, security, internet telephony marketplace, mobile communications, VoIP forums and call center solutions. It has strong [...]

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31
Mar

op5 will release op5 Monitor 5.0 April the 13:th including: Ninja, the new Nagios GUI Merlin, database backend and support for load balancing and redunduncy in Nagios NagVis, Nagios visualization including integration with Google maps Nacoma, a Nagios webconfigurator tool Reports, good looking SLA reports, new Availabilty reports, new Trend reports, filter notifications and more. [...]

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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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07
Dec

I have used Digisip as SIP VoIP provider for several years. It has been working very well until Skycom bought Bredband2 and Digisip. After that it has been very problematic: Without any information my Asterisk could not register anymore. After discussion with Bredband2 support they activated my account again after a week. According to Bredband2 [...]

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Background I was reading the Swedish computer magazine, Tech World. There was an article about an appliance solution that could give a report about unused switch ports. The box PortIQ from Infoblox costs approximatly 10.000 Euro. op5 has developed this feature at a customer site and is included with op5 Monitor, op5 has published the code [...]

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19
Nov

Review Nokia e52 My old cell phone had stopped working so I needed a new. The demands I have on the new phone is nothing strange. Must: Be able to use as a phone Be able to use as a modem in Linux Be able to sync with Google Calendar Fit into the phone policy my employer [...]

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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 a contest Nagios won as the best system monitoring tool: http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/09/top-5-best-network-monitoring-tools/

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Once again I have recieved an email containing an offer that I could publish my thesis: “Charge Transport Modulation and Optical Absorption Switching in Organic Electronic Devices”. One problem is that I’m not the author of this thesis and that is something I have told Margit Schmöltz.

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08
Mar

Now I have update the blog to wordpress 2.7.1 If you find anything that do not work please drop me a note at peter@it-slav.net

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23
Feb

Most unix or Linux admins come across regular expressions occasionally. It is very powerful to handle text with and if you have understood it once it is handy to have an on-line reference source to quickly to lookup the syntax for what you want todo. My problem is that I always forget the syntax Take [...]

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12
Feb

The most common way if keeping track of the time in a computer is by counting the seconds since the day Unix was born, i.e. Jan 1 1970. This is called Unix Epoch and is used in all Posix system, including Windows. Feb 13 23:31:30 UTC is it 1234567890 seconds since Epoch, this is worth [...]

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19
Jan

Peter Andersson is one of the most common names in Sweden, so if you want to track the correct Peter Andersson it can be hard. Today I got the following email: Dear Peter, I am writing on behalf of the German publishing house, VDM Dr. Müller. In the course of an Internet research I came [...]

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Yesterday there was a visiting record: 101 unique human visitors. Some statistics about "An It-Slave in the digital saltmine" November 21:th: Days since the first post: 20 Unique human visitors: 911 Unique visits: 1422 Top 5 popular blogs: Create Cacti or op5 Statistics graphs with op5 VmWare ESX plugin: 231 visits Scroll LED for Nagios/op5 [...]

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I could not resist buying R2D2 when I passed MC Donalds. I bought 3 and said it was to my kids. My colleagues told me that I have only 2 kids. Well, now it is standning next to my geek watch.

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31
Oct

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31
Oct

I’m testing

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