Monthly Archives: June 2012

Migrating SVN with Branches and Tags to Git

Following my love affair with Git, I’ve also started using a local install of Gitorious for private and commercial projects at Open Solutions. Before Gitorious, this meant setting up authentication and Apache aliases for each new Git repository which meant we were pretty disinclined … Continue reading

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Centralised Logging

I’m currently looking at some centralised logging tools and the following stand out: Octopussy – one I cam across a long time ago but looking at some of the others below it may be past its sell by date? Graylog2 … Continue reading

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Monitoring Asterisk via SNMP (with OSS_SNMP)

Over on the company blog, we just announced that we committed a complete Asterisk MIB implementation to OSS_SNMP in addition to a proof of concept Asterisk wallboard to NOCtools which includes active channels, uptime, version information and more. Full details are on the company post but here’s … Continue reading

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NOCtools – A Mixed Bag of Tools and Utilities for NOC Engineers

NOCtools is a mixed bag of tools and utilities that are useful for NOC engineers. This project originally started out as a way to highlight and utilise our OSS_SNMP library (a PHP SNMP library for people who hate SNMP). It since grew into … Continue reading

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

I hate SNMP! But I have to use it on a daily basis with my company, Open Solutions. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an essential tool in the trade of network engineering but it’s also a serious PITA. Finding MIBs, OIBs, … Continue reading

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What the Hell is INEX? An IXP?

In a few recent posts, I’ve mentioned INEX. INEX is a neutral, industry-owned association, founded in 1996, that provides IP peering facilities for its members. INEX membership is open to all organisations that can benefit from peering their IP traffic and there are currently … Continue reading

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Follow Up – IPv6 Statistics at INEX

A couple of days ago, I was talking about World IPv6 day with some notes on the Irish context. INEX is a neutral, industry-owned association, founded in 1996, that provides IP peering facilities for its members. INEX membership is open to all organisations … Continue reading

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