Monthly Archives: June 2010

Nagios WMI Proxy

This is a sketch article in which I want to do a brief description of how to install a Windows WMI proxy and do the checks via WMI in your windows network.

The WMI Proxy is basically a Windows Server / Workstation that has NRPE_NT or NSClient++ (you need to change a bit the configurations) installed and from which with an administrative user can do checks to the windows network via the WMI.

WMI is also used as a check for some other products including but not limited to: SCCM, SCOM, Spiceworks, etc.

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10 Ways to Watch FIFA World Cup 2010 Live & the replay’s Online for Free!

For my readers, two good articles on how to watch the FIFA World Cup 2010 free Online:

Mihai out.

Romanian VoIP providers – Smartcall – (I)

SmartCall

SmartCall logo

The first VoIP provider that I’m going to present is Smartcall. The choice was not made totally random as this provider was also the first that introduced me to the world of VoIP back in Romania.

Bellow is a small questionnaire with some basic things that I think each provider should have:

Sound quality Ok, I never had any problems with the connection.
The prices Are great, if you have your friends in Romtelecom. They will charge you between 0.01 E – 0.02 E in the Romtelecom network and with 0.025 E for other landlines. The list of all connection prices can be found here: http://www.smartcall.ro/tarife/tarife%20conectare%20directa%20-%2010-july-2007.pdf
Are the phone calls in the provider’s network free? Yes!
Does it have a Voice mail? Yes! *
It is advertised but I did not see the option on the configuration platform
Does it have a cost control service? Yes!
Does it have a STUN service? Yes!
Can you buy the credit On-Line? Yes!

 

The good stuff:

And also that they have a STUN server! Yes, believe it or not, this is not a common thing on the VoIP providers in Romania.

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