Monthly Archives: August 2013

MQTT and Desktop notifications

Inspired by an old blog post by Oliver Smith I wrote my own new python-based notification script for MQTT messages. This is simple than the one which is using the DBUS directly. [crayon-59eba00229507277528837/] The icon has no function…it just ...

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Fedora Security Lab 20 Alpha Test Compose 2 (TC2)

A while back we switched from LXDE to Xfce for the Fedora Security Lab. Now the “Test Compose” for Fedora 20 is available. We are looking for testers, feedback, and comments about this step. More details are available in this … Con...

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mqtt-panel

Inspired by mqtt-svg-dash which was created by Jan-Piet Mens I developed  my own simple web interface. I think that the idea with the svg is great if you are working with free form elements or complex layouts like a house. … Continue reading ...

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Node.js and MQTT

Lately I became a fan of MQTT because there are endless possibilities (using it with the door switch would be just one) and it’s fun to play with. Creating messages with node is as simple as with Python. [crayon-59eba0022a908465962235/] Not &he...

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Arduino door switch

Last week a customer of mine mentioned an issue with a door. This door is inside their server room which leads to a second room. They wanted that this door is closed most of the time because the air conditioning … Continue reading →...

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Mosquitto python module

Along with mosquitto comes a python module which is named mosquitto-python. There is a nice description available. To publish a message only a few lines are needed. The example below publish a message  (in this case to a FSL Test … Continue r...

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Fedora Security Lab now with Xfce

We are proud to announce that the Fedora Security Lab now uses Xfce as desktop environment. This means that the Fedora Security Lab for Fedora 20 will be the first official release after the transition away from LXDE. We are … Continue reading...

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FSL Test Bench and MQTT

Yesterday I added support for MQTT for the Fedora Security Lab Test Bench. Those kind of messaging protocols (MQTT, ZeroQM, AQM) are getting more and more attention these days either in the communication inside the infrastructure (Fedora with fedmsg)...

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mosquitto and Fedora

MQTT is a machine-to-machine connectivity protocol which provides an lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport. It is useful in various way, e. g. for connections with remote locations or just to collect your data from a microcontroller syste...

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Thoughs on Fedora Badges

Awarding systems are not my friends because the often don’t reflect the reality. They give a wrong impression what’s going on and I assume that most people don’t really care about. Ok, I provided statistics about the Fedora Ambassad...

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Automatic package updates

My issue with some of my virtual machines is that I don’t pay much attention to them as long as they are running. So they don’t get their updates regularly. $ sudo yum -y install yum-cron I will go on … Continue reading →...

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Alpine Linux 2.6.3 released

The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 2.6.3 of its Alpine Linux operating system. This is a bugfix release that fixes various security issues. The kernel was upgraded to 3.10.5 since the 3.10.y is &hell...

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Uepaa

Es ist immer wieder erstaunlich, dass den Leuten irgendetwas einfällt, was sie in eine neue App einbauen können und als Feature verkaufen können. Ein gutes Beispiel ist Uepaa: Alarmierung trotz fehlendem Empfang, neben noch ein paar Dinge, welche ...

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Tibetan L10n effort

Joerg and I spent the last days in India to initiate the Tibetan L10n effort. We arrived at Dharamsala on Saturday, July 20. The Sunday we used to fix the schedule for the follfowing days we were at Dharamsala. On … Continue reading →...

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