Posts Tagged ‘event’
I’m going to give a talk on syslog-ng on the upcoming Nordic Nagios Meet 2009. I expect the event to be great fun, just like last year. If you are in the Nordic region and use Nagios, rrdtools or syslog-ng, I recommend to pay a visit as you can meet the primary authors and some active contributors to these projects.
If you are there and have anything to ask/talk about syslog-ng, just feel free to approach me, I’m probably going to wear a badge, so you can recognize me
I’ve spent the last week in the nice city of Nuremberg where Open Source Data Center Conference took place, organized by Netways AG. I really liked the talks about Puppet, DRBD and the description of the booking.com infrastructure which runs MySQL.
Although I really enjoyed the conference I also had some free time to improve the automatic test program for syslog-ng, which now also covers TLS encrypted source and SQL destinations. I’ve also implemented a small script to collect coverage data of the testcases, thus right now I know that about 63% of syslog-ng is covered by automatic tests. (initially it was 55% but there were some low hanging fruits). I expect to raise this number easily to around 80%, then it’ll probably become much more difficult to increase it further as the rest is error processing paths, and unless I come up with something to inject errors from the testcases those are difficult to test.
Of course having a test suite is not a replacement for real-life, field testing, but nevertheless it makes it much easier to do releases as it ensures that no important functionality is broken completely.
Based on this test infrastructure I’m going to release 3.0.2, after which I’ll probably change the way I manage releases for syslog-ng, but I’ll talk about that in a forthcoming post.
I didn’t realize it is already that time of the year, but I was reminded that I’m going to give a talk on syslog-ng 3.0 on Open Source Data Center conference in Nürnberg, Germany at the end of April. I’m going to talk about the nifty new features of syslog-ng 3.0.
It would be very nice to meet syslog-ng users there.
I’ve spent my last week in Paris, where this year’s Netfilter Workshop was held. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Eric of INL for the organization. It was a wonderful and useful event, and I enjoyed it a lot. It is always nice to meet these wonderful guys.
Here are some blog posts about the same event:
- INL: http://nfws.inl.fr/en/
- DaveM: http://vger.kernel.org/~davem/cgi-bin/blog.cgi/2008/10/05#nfws2008
- Patrick McHardy: http://people.netfilter.org/kaber/weblog/
Finally we could get Transparent Proxying merged, now queued for 2.6.28.
I’ve spent the good part of last week in Stockholm at a gathering of Nagios users and developers. I was invited to give a talk on syslog-ng and security issues about collecting syslog data centrally as syslog-ng is often used hand-in-hand with Nagios.
This was my first time in Sweden and I can say that Swedish people are the most hospitable nation I met so far, and Stockholm is a very nice city. Also op5, the company organizing the event did their best to make us – the speakers – very welcome.
If you have a chance visit Stockholm I’d recommend to do so.