Category Archives: Open Source

Zend Framework 1 and Smarty as a Git Submodule

We use Zend Framework and Smarty extensively in our applications and to make these easily to deploy as well as maintaining supported versions of these against our applications, we’re beginning to include them as Git submodules. Unfortunately Smarty does not have a … Continue reading

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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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ViMbAdmin :: New Release 2.2.2

We released V2.2.2 of ViMbAdmin which is a minor bug fix update. Thanks for all the feedback and bug reports received which makes up this minor point release. As usual, a full change log is available here and the packaged release can … 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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NOCtools – A Mixed Bag of Tools and Utilities for NOC Engineers

Last week we introduced OSS_SNMP, a PHP library for performed SNMP queries. Today, we are introducing NOCtools which uses this library to provide a number of useful tools including:  CDP Neighbours: for a given CDP enabled device, display its CDP neighbours … 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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ViMbAdmin :: New Release 2.0.6

Today, we’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of 2.0.6 which has a number of incremental fixes and improvements. Continue reading

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