wakup tool v2

Today i’ve worked hard to make some changes to “wakeup tool” and so it came v2.

Changes that worth mentioning:

  • New layout based on bootstrap. It’s responsive now ūüôā
  • Grouped hosts by type (Linux, Windows, Webserver). Each with it’s own verification procedure
  • Changed WOL mechanism in order to remove dependencies on some installed¬†binaries.
  • Changed autodiscovery mechanism. Now it will check if host alive trough checking ports 3389,22,80. Again removed dependencies on external binaries.
  • Changed log in mechanism to sfDoctrineGuard in order to allow future features that require permissions. If you require integration with Active Directory have a look here.

You can have a look yourself at: https://github.com/alexbumbacea/wakeup

wakeup tool

Today was the first expose to public of ¬†the wakeup tool. It’s available on github here¬†https://github.com/alexbumbacea/wakeup/

The tool is designed for companies that want to reduce the amount of power consumer by the computers while employees are not using them, but also offer possibility during VPN connections to access the machines.

It requires wake-on-lan to be enabled from bios and, for the auto-discovery functionality, it requires that computer would have Windows Shares enabled( it uses netbios scans ). Also computer may be added manually to the list.

Currently documentation and interface are still in work, but the core functionality is working.

Discover PHP 5.4

Finally i had the time to have a look at PHP 5.4, as i heard it had built in web server ( a cool feature for a windows user).

To shortly describe my requirements: a on demand webserver for Windows systems that would understand php, would allow easy configuration, a rewrite mechanism and preferably would not require any install process. All the criteria above were successfully implemented in php 5.4 as explained here. Continue reading Discover PHP 5.4

Experience with Linux on Core iX with ATI video laptops

Until a few days ago i owned a HP Pavilion DV3-4071ee, a very nice 13” laptop with a Core i5(first generation) and with switchable graphics from ATI that came with Windows 7 Home Premium. All programs i was using day by day were running with decent speed. Main problem came when i had to work on a symfony based project.¬†Previously i had to work on a Drupal project and at that time, after a thorough reading i decided to go with a IIS instalation with the PHP that it’s offered by WPI.

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