Archive for the ‘Computers’ Category

Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP 0.09

A new version of Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP was just pushed out to the CPAN that includes an additional option: to set what the status will be reported as if the HTTP response did not include a status. If you want the default status to be critical instead of unknown (the previous and current default), just add –default_status=CRITICAL […]

Watching Upstream Dependencies

I am subscribed to the RSS feed for CPAN uploads and watch for new versions of CPAN distributions my modules depend on and read their change logs. The other day I saw Moose 0.89 come out and saw a new feature added where the trigger of an attribute will now receive the old value if […]

Net::SAJAX 0.102

In the short time since the first release of Net::SAJAX, there has been three more releases. Version 0.100 changed the call method to now return native Perl data structures instead of JE objects, and so some quirks with using the JE objects as Perl data structures were no more. Version 0.102 introduced a new attribute […]

New Perl module: Net::SAJAX

I have created and uploaded a new module to the CPAN today: Net::SAJAX. This module came about because I am writing private modules that interact with some public applications that utilize the SAJAX library. Please note, though, that this is a horrible library. It is only really functional in PHP, even though the creators name […]

Authen::CAS::External 0.03

A new version of Authen::CAS::External has now been uploaded to the CPAN. It brings with it a new improvement where it can now authenticate against a CAS server that does not redirect the client back to the service using the Location header field in the HTTP response, but instead uses an anchor link on the […]

Introducing Authen::CAS::External

I have uploaded a new module to the CPAN: Authen::CAS::External. Yes, the module was actually uploaded a while ago, but I have not gotten around to writing about it until now. This module performs authentication against a CAS server on behalf of a user. Currently the module only supports simple authentication using a username and […]

Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP gets timeout

In versions of Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP previous to 0.06 the only way to set a timeout on the plugin was to initiate your own LWP::UserAgent and set the timeout on it and pass that to Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP like: use LWP::UserAgent; use Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP;   my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new(timeout => 20); my $plugin = Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP->new(useragent => $ua);use LWP::UserAgent; use Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP; […]

New check_over_http features

Yesterday I finished up some more features to Plugin::Nagios::OverHTTP. Before the only parameter that could be passed was url. Now this parameter can still be passed, but you may also pass other individual parameters, including hostname, path, and ssl. This helps improve the check_over_http utility which would be used in the Nagios checking. Typically the […]

Installing Windows Vista/7 from a USB flash drive

This post is a nice how to about making a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows Vista or Windows 7 from. Unless you are using a super fast flash drive, it won’t be much faster than a DVD, but the plus of this method is being able to not use a DVD and to […]

First Perl Module on CPAN

Yesterday I published my first full module to CPAN: Nagios::Plugin::OverHTTP. The module is based on Moose and includes the Nagios plugin in the distribution in bin/check_over_http. I will be improving this module, but wanted to push it out to CPAN as soon as it was at least usable. The module is avaiable in my Github […]