Category: IT

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What’s the story on webRTC?

Ask some people, and they’ll claim webRTC isn’t making great inroads. In fact, a podcast I heard recently triggered me to actually write this article. After all, it’s a technology that’s helping change a...

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Wired 802.1x on OS X

Getting 802.1x going on OS X for wired networks is not something that should be particularly difficult. In fact, when you connect the machine to the network, you’ll get a little popup window asking...

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TTL for Now

It’s always the little things that get you in technology. I’ve seen instances of stations taken off air by a simple fuse blowing. You also wouldn’t believe the level of embarrassment that can come...

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SIP-ing Through the Firewall

Here’s an odd puzzle for you. Fire up a SIP soft-phone and connect it to an external provider. Dial a number and you can make a call successfully. Doesn’t sound particularly unusual. Now fire...

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Shared Nothing Hyper-V Infrastructure

The “standard” way to build a VM farm involves centralised storage, usually some form of SAN, with a number of compute nodes. The resultĀ is an infrastructure that looks something like this:   I’ll admit...

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WDS for Windows and Linux

Where I work is very much a Windows shop. Well, there’s also almost 2000 OS X laptops to worry about. However, most of the infrastructure we operate is built around Windows. Active Directory provides...

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Calling in the Foreman

For what feels like a really long time now, configuration management systems such as Puppet have been the norm. Even in a small charity I do work for I’ve had it deployed for managing...

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Patch Management in the Linux World

At one radio station I volunteer for, we’re mainly a Linux shop. Rivendell provide playout, Icecast streams the audio and it’s Debian on the desktop. With the small number of systems involved, keeping them...