Zimbra has been a bit hit. I’m currently trying to get the software lifecycles synchronized. Zimbra 7 has just been released.. unfortunately zimbra does not support Debian any longer. Centos 6 is about to be released and I’m not a fan of Ubuntu. Centos 5 expires in 2014 which is about the same time as Zimbra 7.… Read more
Got the new server online months ago..sorry for the lack of news. I wound up sticking with Debian. Everything went smoothly and now there are several domains running off of this box including multiple streaming servers. Now a bigger challenge looms…moving this station to a new location AND hooking everything up to it’s new location. will keep folks posted as I can.
I just did my annual update to the Linux Counter Project which is located at counter.li.org. Once i finished my updates I was quote shocked at what I found. Out of all the machines I manage in one form or another(at least server wise) more than 90% are Linux boxes. Some of my clients have two Linux servers. Desktops are overwhelmingly… Read more
This article says it better than i can. The GPL is actually now causing more issues than it solved. I would actually use the GPL to RESTRICT who can use my software and how..whereas the BSD license is truly a Free Open Source license. Internal Email on Why a Software Company Migrates Away from MySQL.
InnoDB Storage Engine Dropped From Oracle MySQL Classic Edition. Oracle owns Innodb and now MySQL. It’s time to move from Mysql to postgres. Not one of the mysql forks..but postgres. Oracle is beginning the squeeze of Sun’s properties.
I have been doing IT work as a volunteer for a local radio station WTHU for a few years now. Slowly but surely we have been moving along the technology track int he right direction. We have a stout server in wash state that handles our streaming. The costs for this are extremely reasonable but time have… Read more
Well i got the servers in and really didn’t want to wait for the 12u rack…mainly because it’s not int he budget right now. I took one of the servers and have installed untangle on it. I now have 4 network cards in the thing. One is red(internet), one is blue(free public wifi) and one… Read more
I just need to get the final list of current mailboxses and get the DNS switched over. Staff meeting this Monday to see if they’ll give the green light. I have found several extensions(called zimlets) that really extend the featureset of the Zimbra platform. I know have built into the platform: 1. Automatic detection of UPS and… Read more
You can read about the donation here. I have three IBM x335’s on the way with dual p-4 xeon 2.8 ghz cpu’s, dual 36 gig 10k rpm SCSI drives with hardware raid 1, 4 gigs of ram, all the cables needed including ILO, and rails. All for the cost of shipping. Why am I posting about it here? I run the… Read more
This is the primary reason Unix folks remove the computer, make an image for forensics, and then rebuild from a known good source. Windows folks have yet to figure this one out. I take the same philosophy towards malware that Unix admins do..nuke the box…because you can’t trust it’s clean once it’s been compromised. In one incident, a sports… Read more
Intel will ship x86 android 2.2 this summer – The Inquirer. Now this would be interesting. If this is actually true then instead of me having to get a smartphone with the high price of the cell carriers scamming built in I can get a netbook running android….hrmmmm…I like this idea. If it works out I might just leave the notebook at home when i… Read more
The author makes some great points here. Take a gander. Not using desktop Linux? You’re wasting your money | Linux – InfoWorld.
Right now cloud computing isn’t a security enhancement..it’s a security nightmare. Most cloud apps actually require you to download and install an executable file that then connects to the cloud. The operating system requirements are? Windows…most of the time. I would like to see the cloud vendors support a truly web-based experience..like Google. Then you wouldn’t need windows..Linux would work. Your costs go through the floor. No high costs for server operating… Read more
Windows Server vs. Linux. There are some serious errors in this..i’ll address them inline. Text below: Windows Server vs. Linux by Ellen Messmer June 8, 2010 — Which is better? Microsoft Windows Server or open-source Linux? This debate arouses vehement opinions, but according to one IT consultant who spends a lot of time with both… Read more
The times really are getting smaller and smaller. You really need to have 5 or more machines active. Running e-mail out of house can be done but it’s not easy as exchange really wants to be the mail hub(which makes since as it IS a full featured mail server). The issues are the high cost… Read more
Terremark vCloud Express: First month « TechOpsGuys.com. Oucies. That’s horrendously expensive. I’m assuming he’s getting great service..:) There are less expensive options out there…like mine..:)
I am not normally a fan of anything gov’t but this time the VA has developed a system for electronic health records that is well-rounded, stable, highly customizable, has tons of features into which more can be added, and is recognized as a great package. It’s called VistA(visit a..not vista). I’ll be looking into this… Read more
It is going to be either Astaro or Untangle. Depending on what the clients needs are. Ipfire feels kludgey and ipcop isn’t really designed for modern hardware and is a bit too basic for my needs. Comixwall is a typical Debian distro..if you want to live in the cli go this route..:)
According to the Centos homepage: The CentOS Development team had a routine meeting today with Lance Davis in attendance. During the meeting a majority of issues were resolved immediately and a working agreement was reached with deadlines for remaining unresolved issues. There should be no impact to any CentOS users going forward. The CentOS project… Read more
For the clients running centos I am going to be researching other alternatives. Right now no servers are in danger of being unable to update. I will keep everyone informed as to how this situation unfolds.
Read this site: Planet CentOS. It turns out the CentOS project is under the control of one person and that person has decided to disappear..for over a year. All monies that got donated did not go to CentOS but to the founding individual. This type of thing can happen anywhere but this type of thing… Read more
Security issues with sudo Â« Mihai’s Weblog. I have always thought Ubuntu’s way of locking out direct root access was nonsensical.Â It now turns out it worse than that..it’s Microsoft-ish.
There are so many out there it’s hard to sift through.Â I have narrowed things down to 4: 1.Â Ipfire 2. Astaro 3. Untangle 4.Â Comixwall Depending on capabilities and budget those are the 4 ECC is going to be choosing from for the foreseeable future.Â This makes it easier for my clients to know… Read more
ComixWall ISG – Home. Now this is interesting.Â Comixwall looks like what i ahve been looking for.Â I have been wanting to find a UTM that takes what i had with ipcop/zerina/cop+/copfilter and have it integrated into one package…and be free.Â Astaro is very nice but it’s free only for home use.Â Untangle is nice… Read more
linux_timeline.png (PNG Image, 2888×2079 pixels). I found this interesting…enjoy.
Startup Founders Turn Android into Desktop OS – PC World. Now this is itneresting.Â Read on for full details.