You remember //lbows//, right? Err… that PHP-based integration framework, that was– oh, forget it. Anyways, I got tired of it. I’m currently moving towards Python as I like the leanness and clear structure of it, although I have to say, that PHP’s currently got a far better SOAP server support (in the Zend framework). Nonetheless,
[[http://racktables.org/|RackTables]] is a wonderful, free tool for documenting datacenters. It’s very flexible and robust and versatile. However, it’s a manual documenting tool. So there has to be a person responsible for documentation that needs to actually **do** something. In our hectic IT world and especially with the ever-changing cloud infrastructures, documentation can quickly be out
Being in touch with unixoid servers I quite know my way around SSH. It’s as important as your daily dose of water to be able to authenticate to servers via the SSH protocol. However, a SSH-environment isn’t known to be easy when it comes to maintenance. And being a security protocol, that’s quite a pity.
We have a rather large DHCP-Setup here consisting of several subnets, ranges, groups and such. Additionally we’re using static assignments here with hosts not within any configured range. Yeah, I know, that’s not DHCP in its pure form, get over it. However, as we redesigned the complete setup with a fresh new and optimized configuration
I’m currently investigating the use of the HTTP-Server capabilities of Python. While simple HTTP works like a charm, I was wondering on how to embed SSL into that. I came across an ActiveState recipe by Sebastien Martini located here: [[http://code.activestate.com/recipes/442473-simple-http-server-supporting-ssl-secure-communica/]] However, that thing didn’t work. At least not on my mac. What did work was
Perhaps you have heard of a little script of mine called „ZmPublish“, that publishes [[http://www.zimbra.com|Zimbra]] addressbooks to a LDAP server. If you do or if you’re interested now I’d like to tell you, that the old ZmPublish doesn’t exist anymore and it is **REBORN**. The old version used Zimbra’s REST interface to fetch VCards for