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30. 06. 2022 Charles Callaway Development

Making Your Own Video Tutorials, Part 9: Interviewing an Expert

Welcome back to our ongoing series of how to improve the video tutorials you make, especially when you’re on a tight budget, and by that I mean both money and time. Today let’s look at conducting a live, one-on-one in-person interview. Note that online interviews and documentary-style off-screen interviews are their own full, separate topics)….

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10. 06. 2022 Attilio Broglio Development, NetEye, Unified Monitoring

Monitor Cisco’s APIC FAULT (Application Policy Infrastructure Controller) in NetEye 4

Introduction As introduced in a previous post, Cisco’s APIC is a core component for several of our customers; it’s a complex solution that every user can employ to fully customize their configuration. There I explained how to monitor the APIC at a high level, summarizing the fault information tenant by tenant. Some customers needed to…

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19. 05. 2022 Mattia Codato ctf-writeups, Development

Cyber Apocalypse CTF 2022 – Red Island Writeup

The Cyber Apocalypse CTF is back with the 2022 edition. It’s a Jeopardy-style competition organized by Hack The Box and is open to everyone. Together as a security-focused guild (a concept taken from the Spotify model) we here at Würth Phoenix participated in this challenge and in particular I focused on the web challenges. After…

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06. 05. 2022 Alessandro Valentini Development, NetEye

Pinning a Module to a Specific Kernel Release

During our implementation of the NetEye migration to Red Hat 8 we decided to drop our internal mirror for system packages and instead rely on Red Hat’s official repositories. Our goal was to improve reliability, speed up the delivery of updates, and alleviate the development team’s workload. But it also introduced a new issue: we…

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28. 04. 2022 Charles Callaway Development

Making Your Own Video Tutorials, Part 8: It’s All About That Audio

So your video shooting and editing skills are at a high level now, and you’re comfortable and even confident appearing in your videos. You’ve acquired a good quality microphone, greatly improving the resulting audio. But down deep you know there are still some things about the sound you could improve. I’ve already written a bit…

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29. 03. 2022 Charles Callaway Development

Making Your Own Tutorials, Part 7: Script Delivery

You might remember from the last post in my series on creating video tutorials that we talked about improving the quality of picture-in-picture video tutorials. I broke it down into two parts, the background and the presenter, with this summary for the latter: What’s realistically the most natural way you can present yourself in the…

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22. 03. 2022 Mattia Codato ctf-writeups, Development

CTF Insomni’hack Teaser 2022 ─ Vault Challenge

On January 29th, I attended my first CTF (capture the flag) competition: the Insomni’hack teaser.Based on my skills, I decided to go for the challenge called Vault which consists of a web-based vault of five pages: a home page, one where you can see the key/value pair you entered after logging in, a page for…

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31. 12. 2021 Damiano Chini Development, NetEye

Tornado Monitoring and Statistics

When I’m running a service which processes a lot of data, sooner or later I start to wonder: what is the service doing? What data is it processing? This also applies to our event processor Tornado. For the Tornado Engine, the administrator may wonder for example how many events Tornado is receiving, how many actions…

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31. 12. 2021 Damiano Chini Development, Log Management, Log-SIEM, NetEye

Real Time Log Signing on Fleet-managed Elastic Agents – A Preliminary Investigation

The R&D Team is currently working on the integration of the new Elastic Fleet management tool in NetEye 4. Once Elastic Fleet is fully integrated in NetEye 4, all of the Log Management features currently supported will also need to work with the Elastic Fleet. In particular, the integration of Elastic Fleet with the Log…

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29. 12. 2021 Alessandro Valentini Development, NetEye

NetEye Satellites: a Process-Growth Opportunity

During 2021 we decided to officially support Satellites as part of NetEye. Satellites were already widely used by our customers, in particular as part of the Icinga 2 monitoring infrastructure, but a complex manual configuration was required to install them. The development team faced a difficult challenge in fully supporting Satellites: providing an easy-to-use solution…

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29. 12. 2021 Charles Callaway Development

Making Your Own Tutorials, Part 6: Beyond the Green Screen

Welcome to the next installment in my series on creating video tutorials on technical topics that you can upload to YouTube, and in particular in this article, on continuously improving the quality as you create more and more tutorials over time. There’s a method in the art/design community called iteration, where creative groups improve on…

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20. 12. 2021 Charles Callaway Development, PHP

Intermediate Features in the Grav CMS

In my last post I described an easy, developer-oriented setup for a website based on the Grav file-based content management system, along with the EasyDev PHP development suite that contributes PHP, Apache and MySQL (although the latter isn’t necessary for Grav to operate). Used together, you can build quite sophisticated user-facing sites. Today I’m going…

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15. 12. 2021 Fabrizio Dovesi Development, Service Management

First Steps in Your Atlassian Ecosystem – Keep the Lights on Jira with Confluence Pages Macros

Project data and documentation management is always a challenge. Using macros within your Confluence pages can definitely help with this, especially those that create live charts and reports on the linked Jira project. After following these simple steps, in just a few minutes you’ll have: 📌 A better idea of how to organize Confluence Pages…

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09. 12. 2021 Fabrizio Dovesi Development, Service Management

First Steps on Your Atlassian Ecosystem – Integrate Jira Projects and Confluence Spaces

Once you have an empty, configured Atlassian cloud site, what are the right steps to take in order to get value from it at time zero? After following these simple steps, in just a few minutes you’ll have: 📌 A Confluence Space to manage your documentation 📌 An integrated Jira Project and Confluence Space 📌…

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30. 09. 2021 Damiano Chini Development, NetEye

Tornado: Tracing

How can we allow a Tornado administrator to successfully track down the flow of an event through Filters, Rules and Actions of Tornado, when Tornado is processing thousands of events per second? Tornado administrators can have a hard time reading Tornado logs to understand where for example an action error comes from. Take this log…

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