Archive for August, 2008

Looking up .local DNS names under OSX

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

My workplace uses a .local DNS suffix for all internal DNS, which of course causes problems when you're running a system which uses any form of mdns - such as OSX or Ubuntu (or probably any modern Linux distro, I know SuSE had this problem about 6 years ago). The ...

Why I love dmidecode

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

I was asked to provide more ram for a server today, specified only by name. I have login details, but it's in a datacentre in Auckland, and I'm in Hamilton, so I can't wander over to check details. Enter dmidecode: [code] ... System Information Manufacturer: Dell ...

Further bugs in switches

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Further to my {{post id="opennms-and-bugg-switches" text="previous post"}} on the topic of uncovering bugs in switches with network monitoring systems, I have two more bits of news: The first is that the vendor has given me a new firmware for one of the switch models which fixes the bug. Apparently it was ...