EnGenius ECB9500 firmware 2.3.3 enables SNMP monitoring

I've been using the EnGenius ECB9500 wireless access point quite a bit. It has a lot going for it: small in size, power-over-ethernet, low cost.

One thing that has been a thorn in my side is that up til now, SNMP monitoring has been difficult because the built-in firewall rejects packets that are not from the same subnet that the IP of the WAP is on. Naturally my monitoring lives in the server room which is on a different subnet.

The firmware changelog notes that this was fixed in 2.3.0:

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Configuring syslog for Drupal 7 on OS X 10.7 or 10.8 or 10.9

I'm running OS X 10.7 Lion. Today I'm working on some database-heavy code that also creates lots of watchdog entries. So I decided to turn off Drupal's database logging and turn on syslog.

I created a file for the log entries to go into:

sudo touch /var/log/drupal.log

I added one line to /etc/syslog.conf to tell OS X to put messages coming to the local3 logging facility into the new file.

local3.* /var/log/drupal.log

Which packages are in yum groupinstall "Web Server"?

On RHEL6, the following packages are installed when you do

yum groupinstall "Web Server"

on a RHEL6 minimal install:

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Dell OptiPlex 9010 Motherboard Layout Doesn't Allow Large GPU Cards

Perhaps you'll remember me staring in disbelief when Dell placed a heatsink directly behind the PCIe slot in the OptiPlex 990 (apparently it's also the case in the 980).

You'll be happy to know that the motherboard layout has changed with the OptiPlex 9010.

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