The GroundWork Open Source firm has upgraded its network monitoring suite to version 6.0. Next to an Enterprise subscription edition it also provides, as before, its free Community edition.more »
Virtualization provider VMware has purchased open source firm SpringSource for $420 million.more »
Building a Munin Plugin Creating a custom Munin pluginJun 30, 2009
Munin collects information and plots parameters of your choice automatically and with minimal configuration. But if you can't find a plugin that captures the data you want to graph, you might have to roll your own.more »
The new NConf release, despite being a minor one, provides many clear improvements.more »
The 4th Open Source Monitoring Conference 2009 on Nagios has released its Call for Papers.more »
Nagios Enterprises founder and Nagios maintainer Ethan Galstad has admitted to development bottlenecks in his project and recognizes that Nagios developers want a stronger participation in the Icinga fork project. Nevertheless, he's disappointed that Icinga didn't engage with him before they struck off on their own.more »
Open source project Nagios is being forked into the Icinga project. The Netways firm, which specializes in open source IT management services and particularly the monitoring solution Nagios, will be managing the fork.more »
Charly's Column The Sysadmin's Daily Grind: UptimedMar 31, 2009
Who has the longest uptime? Linux systems used to win hands down when it comes to maximum uptime without rebooting. Today, uptime statistics help admins with monitoring tasks and discovering tricky bugs.more »
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.
The Internet community officially banishes the notoriously unsafe Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
Popular desktop environment continues the Gnome 2 legacy – with new support for the Gnome 3 toolkit.
The Obama White House has issued a memorandum telling all US government agencies they must use HTTPS for all websites and web communication.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.
New partnership will bring more and better CS training to US schools
Criminals offer online help over Tor network
Sophisticated malware is still present on Joomla and WordPress sites around the world.
Future versions of Ubuntu's code service will support the popular Git version control system used with Linux and other open source projects.