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IT Management Linux News for May 18, 2010

  • Systhread: Nagios Meta Check Script Part 3 (2010-05-18 22:02:52)
    Systhread: "In this the third and final part of the series compulsory checks are added, the main loop is constructed and the finall full source listing produced."

  • Linux: Monitor a Service with a Watchdog Script (2010-05-18 19:32:52)
    ERACC web log: "Old Unix hands already know this, but new Unix (Linux) users may be asking, 'What is a "watchdog script"?' Basically it is a bash or other script that is run via cron periodically to check on a persistent service"

  • Mobile IT Case Study: Migrating from Outlook, BlackBerry OS to Google Apps, Android (2010-05-18 18:17:52)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "After using Outlook/Exchange since 1997 and RIM/BlackBerry devices since 2004, I recently spearheaded a move to migrate TPC Healthcare (the boutique healthcare technology firm that I founded) to Google Apps and to Google's Android devices."

  • Give Me Liberty or Give Me Eth (2010-05-18 17:32:52)
    Linux Magazine: "Do you think you have a network bottleneck that's somehow related to your NIC's speed or other settings? If so, ethtool might be the utility that will save the day and many painful conversations"

  • 50 Open Source Tools To Replace Popular Security Software (2010-05-18 14:32:52)
    Datamation: "However, open source security tools do offer a great deal of flexibility – not to mention cost advantages. If you want complete control over the way your network functions, having access to the source code gives you that ability. For this list, we've compiled a set of open source security tools and their commercial counterparts."

  • New Hampshire Libraries Band Together for their Implementation of Koha (2010-05-18 09:31:13)
    LinuxPR: ByWater Solutions, an open source community supporter and official Koha support company, announced today that The Monadnock Library Community of New Hampshire has partnered with them for the installation and support of the community version of the Koha integrated library system.