Category Archives: How-tos

Monitoring LDAP – Example with Munin

Following up from my articles on Creating an LDAP Addressbook / Directory, then Securing LDAP with TLS / SSL and Multi-Master LDAP Replication; I’ll now look at monitoring LDAP with Munin as an immediate example and Nagios to follow. First we need to enable monitoring … Continue reading

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Multi-Master LDAP Replication

Following up from my articles on Creating an LDAP Addressbook / Directory and then Securing LDAP with TLS / SSL, I’ll now focus on multi-master replication. Actually, this example will focus on master-master but it can easily be extended out to … Continue reading

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Securing LDAP with TLS / SSL

This is a continuation of a previous post, Creating an LDAP Addressbook / Directory where we add SSL encryption to the directory. In our case, we used a signed Unified Communications Certificate (UCC) (also known as a Subject Alternative Names (SAN) Certificate) … Continue reading

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Creating an LDAP Addressbook / Directory

This article will describe my experiences in creating a read-only LDAP address book (with Thunderbird as a proof of concept); also known as a corporate directory. This is written by someone who has (to put it mildly) hated LDAP for … Continue reading

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Nagios Plugin for Checking Backups via rsnapshot

We’ve just added a check_rsnapshot.php script to our nagios-plugins bundle on Github. This script will verify rsnapshot backups via Nagios using a number of checks / tests: minfiles – checks the number of files in a snapshot against a minimum expected number; … Continue reading

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Monitoring Asterisk via SNMP

While Asterisk’s SNMP table is quite limited, it is still very useful. Yesterday we committed a complete Asterisk MIB implementation to OSS_SNMP. Before you can use it however, you’ll have to enable SNMP on your Asterisk host. There are instructions … Continue reading

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A PHP SNMP Library for People Who Hate SNMP, MIBs and OIDs!

Today we are pleased to announce that we have open sourced and published a new PHP SNMP library on GitHub (https://github.com/opensolutions/OSS_SNMP). A lot of us hate SNMP. But we have to use it on a daily basis. Now, don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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“Go Faster” Websites – Introducing Minify

We’ve been minifying and bundling CSS and JS for years to ensure quick page loads of the applications we build. We’ve now generalised, documented and packaged the tool we use for this and released it under a BSD license so others can benefit. Continue reading

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Using Doctrine ORM with Zend Application

In this first of a serious of articles where we delve into some of the hidden treasures in our ViMbAdmin application, we look at how to integrate Doctrine ORM with Zend – and specifically Zend_Application and Zend_Controller. Continue reading

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Useful RANCID Debugging Tips

I always find it difficult to find a good reference for RANCID debugging strategies and, after spending the afternoon on doing same on one installation, put together my own list. Continue reading

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