Icinga 1.0 RC1 awaits you!

The much awaited release of Icinga 1.0 RC1  is now available for download! New features/updates implemented in this release are... (see Changelog for more detail) Oracle support with oclilib SSL support idoutils: fix typecast bug - unsigned long is bigger then int idoutils: fix oracle notif_timeperiod_object_id (30 chars max) idoutils: fix oracle table serviceescalationcontactgroups (30 … Continue reading Icinga 1.0 RC1 awaits you!

Advantages of OpenDNS

I've recently been asked for a solution to prevent access to inappropriate material in a business. An article that was recently aired on Category5.tv that discuses the use of OpenDNS for this exact use! As I use Bind9 (DNS server) as a caching DNS on my home network, I had it set to use my … Continue reading Advantages of OpenDNS

Ubuntu-AU and the amusing spam!

As most of us are aware the numerous mailing lists are always the target of spammers, with there bid to attempt to flood us with there content! well this is a fine example of a spam message (that had the Conficker worm attached!) that recently has been hitting the ubuntu-au mailing list... "Dear Microsoft Customer, … Continue reading Ubuntu-AU and the amusing spam!

Ubuntu is happy to call itself open source… (or is it?)

In recent news Mark Shuttleworth has just announced that the Ayatana project is to become a closed group and that membership will only be by invitation only. So is the following statement still true? "Ubuntu is happy to call itself open source" IMHO I'd say no! but I am merely one however, this does raise … Continue reading Ubuntu is happy to call itself open source… (or is it?)