Liran Tal's Enginx Driving an innovative future

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More Munin monitoring – track apache web server health

Monitoring apache Monitoring internal apache information is useful if you’re using it to serve your web application requests. It has an internal module which you can load (and probably loaded by default already) called mod_status. To add monitoring for apache you need to enable mod_status module and uncomment the /server-status directory. If you’re working with an .htaccess that overrides the vhost/normal configuration you probably also need to skip re-writing the...

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Book review: Instant Munin Plugin Starter

This book could not have come in a better timing. I have only recently researched an easy to maintain and gets-the-job-done monitoring tool and if you’ve dealt before with monitoring tools and network operating centers (NOC) in general then you know that some tools are just an overkill. Nagios, Zenoss and the rest of them are good tools on their own but the overhead with configuration, and deployment, having a central...

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Monitoring Drupal with Munin

Munin is a lightweight server/agent monitoring tool. Basically, it works by installing agents on machines you wish to monitor and they report status messages to a munin server, which is another component (ofcourse both the server and agent can run on the same machine). Munin saves those status messages in it’s own data store and is integrated with rrdtool to produce nice looking graphs which give you an overview of daily, weekly, monthly...

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Drupal’s 7 Radioactivity patch gets commited

A few months back I gave the Drupal Commons 3 beta version a run to get a close look at an updated version of Acquia‘s enterprise social collaboration platform. There’s much work to be done still but overall it feels a bit more solid than the bloated Drupal 6 based Commons stack It’s good to remember that beta testing isn’t only about you, but also about giving back feedback on the...

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Disabling notifications for programmatic node updates

More than often, we Drupal developers find ourselves doing programmatic node modifications via the node_save() function. If you’re doing that as well as have messaging and notifications modules enabled in your site then given the case that your users have subscribed to content-type updates and you’re doing these ‘behind the scenes’ node_save() stuff then you’re effectively spamming them with email updates each time you run that function. To mitigate this issue, when saving...

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Drupal 7 Rules book which I worked on has been published recently

In the past year I’ve been working on a Drupal 7 Rules book as a technical reviewer, which got published recently by Packt Publishing. “Drupal Rules How-to” is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of clear step-by-step exercises, which will help you take advantage of the real power of the Rules framework, and understand how to use it on a site builder and developer level.

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daloRADIUS VM update – missing php-mail-mime extension

Following a ticket on daloRADIUS’s SF page regarding a ‘blank page’ when creating a user/notification it lead me to investigate the issue. It seems that the VM is missing the php-mail-mime package. To mitigate this run: apt-get install php-mail-mime

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Kupoya

Kupoya developed a platform that leverages rapidly growing mobile devices adoption, and the wide-spread of social networks to enable digital media agencies to attract for their brands genuine and measurable social coverage across networks like Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIN. With this intellectual property acquisition, Kupoya’s technology will aid Commerce International in strengthening their market position with regards to digital media and allow them to grow a new vertical in the industry of online ad management and...

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Melumadim

Melumadim is a collaborative social networking platform for students in Israel which leverages academic institutes courses to provide a dedicated space for discussions, course material exchange, real-time video and voice conference rooms and more.                        

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daloRADIUS

daloRADIUS is an advanced RADIUS web platform aimed at managing Hotspots and general-purpose ISP deployments. It features rich user management, graphical reporting, accounting, and integrates with GoogleMaps for geo-locating (GIS). daloRADIUS is written in PHP and JavaScript and utilizes a database abstraction layer for working with MySQL-based database backends.     daloRADIUS User Guide serves as an official user guide in a paperback hard-copy version. Complete Administrator’s User Guide to daloRADIUS Platform. daloRADIUS is...