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Comment: Cacti (Score 1) 137

by fuzzywig (#47848135) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Remote Server Support and Monitoring Solution?
Cacti is a FOSS monitoring service, that can give you a big dashboard showing up/down status, and you can drill down to view graphs of pretty much anything you can monitor over SNMP. Oh, and you can have emails on up/down and reaching thresholds (eg "$host has reached threshold of 75% full on /var/" or whatever).

We have VPNs to each data centre and client site and administer them over SSH generally. Some systems (eg ones dealing with customer details like credit cards) we have a single external facing host with Yubikey authentication to reach that network, and we use SSH port tunnelling to reach other hosts.

Comment: Re:minutes to midnight (Score 2) 252

It's worth noting that Energia originally started out as OKB-1 of NII-88 and was the centre for the Soviet space program that put man into space, so it was originally part of the government.

This (presumed) takeover is actually a move back to the old days of government control, although I'd assume more as a way of establishing control rather than paying lip service to socialist ideals.

Comment: Re:i'm glad to work for free (Score 1) 418

by fuzzywig (#47501009) Attached to: Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'
AdBlock Plus has been blocking YouTube ads for years*, and Google don't seem to care, even though as far as I can tell, it's just blocking "ad3.swf" while allowing "watch_as3.swf", which can't be hard for Google to work around.

I can only assume that Google don't see it as much of a loss of revenue, or that whoever is in charge of the decision doesn't like adverts.

*(It wasn't until I was round at someone's house, and they showed me something on youtube which had an ad on it that I even realised they existed, apparently this was at least a year after they were introduced.)

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