Category: IT

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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...

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It’s Getting Meta in My Router

Virtualisation has really taken over the world of IT. In the day job, I don’t buy new servers, I ask for a VM to be provisioned on an existing VM cluster. Even in the...

A simple hub and spoke sample network. 0

Who’s using my bandwidth?

It’s one of those questions you often don’t think about until you start running into problems. You’re hitting the bandwidth limit of some link but not sure what to blame it on. The pretty...

Tieline Commander G3 0

OpenSIPs in the DMZ

You’ve got your brand new broadcast IP codec. A pair of them really, one inside the network and the other outside. How do you make them talk to each other? Admittedly, it could be...

Cisco Router as a PPTP VPN Server 1

Cisco Router as a PPTP VPN Server

It’s not often that I end up writing things about networks. Especially as my network credentials only stretch as far as a Computer Science degree and a CCENT. However, I thought it might be...

Underside of the Forth Rail Bridge 0

Logging Output with LiquidSoap

In ye olden days, logging of station output used to occasionally involve a stack of VCRs, long play tapes and presenters tasked with swapping out tapes. Nowadays, everything is done on a computer. It...