Decoding an LLDP packet

Running with a switch that provides LLDP info ? You can easily decode that and workout what switch port, what switch etc you are connected to with this one simple snippet : tcpdump -v -s 1500 -c 1 ‘(ether[12:2]=0x88cc or ether[20:2]=0x2000)’ -i eth0 Ofcourse, replace eth0 with the real device name; and wait a few… Read More »

Welcoming new members to the CentOS Container team

Join me in warmly welcoming Dharmit Shah, Bama Charan Kundu and Navid Shaikh to the CentOS Container team. They are primarily focused on delivering and curating the CentOS Container Pipeline (https://github.com/centos/container-pipeline-service ). In the coming weeks, keep an eye out for announcements from them in the CentOS Blog at https://seven.centos.org . – KB

Vim 8 for CentOS Linux 7

Matěj Cepl is curating a set of Vim 8 rpms for EL7 over at https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/mcepl/vim8/ – consider them testing grade, and I am sure he would appreciate feedback and issue reports. Now go get the shinny new Vim8. Grab the .repo file from https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/mcepl/vim8/repo/epel-7/mcepl-vim8-epel-7.repo drop it into your /etc/yum.repos.d/ import his key from https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/mcepl/vim8/pubkey.gpg (… Read More »

Security contact for the CentOS Project

If you find any security issue in a CentOS.org website or service, please let us know; the same goes for any issues in CentOS Linux as well as the SIG content on centos.org. And the best way to get in touch is to email security@centos.org – and if the content is sensitive, please use the… Read More »

Adding a timeout for your CI jobs at ci.centos.org

The typical workflow for most ci.centos.org ( cico ) jobs is : * Call Duffy’s API endpoint with node/get and grab some machines * Setup the machines environment for the ci job to come * Push content to nodes * Run the tests * Clear out / tear down * Call Duffy’s API end point… Read More »

Join us at the CentOS Interlock at Paris, in Nov 2016

Hi Everyone, Link to event: https://wiki.centos.org/Events/Interlock2016 I am pleased to announce that we are running a CentOS Interlock event in Paris later this year. This is a two day event that runs from the 9th Nov to the 10th Nov, in Paris, France. The event is going to be a great way to engage with… Read More »

Welcoming the OpsTool SIG

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Matthias Runge, Rich Megginson and the entire community to the OpsTools Special Interest Group in CentOS. The OpsTools SIG, as they are known, are a group focused on building, testing and delivering tools typically used in operations roles in various types of infrastructure including Cloud deployments, management around… Read More »

Welcome CDN77.com as a CentOS Project Sponsor

Over the years, the CentOS Project infra has exclusively been run on donated hardware, managed by the CentOS infra team from end to end. Most of the edge parts of the content delivery have happened from third party mirrors – these third party mirrors have helped massively in ensuring that we’re able to deliver content… Read More »

CentOS Project group on Facebook is over 20k users

The CentOS Project’s facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/centosproject/ just went over 20,000 users ( its at 20,038 at the moment ). Great milestone and many thanks for all the support. Large chunks of credit goes to Ljubomir Ljubojevic ( https://www.facebook.com/ljubomir.ljubojevic ) for his time and curating the admin team on the Facebook group. And a shout… Read More »

Forcing CPU speed

Most of the time tuned-adm can set fairly good power states, but I’ve noticed that when I want powersave as the active profile, to try and maximize the battery life – it will still run with an ondemand governor; In some cases, eg when on a plane and spending all the time in a text… Read More »