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OpenLDAPOpen Source Hi all,

Two bits of important news today:

"For those of you who use libcurl in your own applications, you may be interested to know that I've written a new LDAP[?] implementation for libcurl." - Howard Chu from Symas

and

Shutdown of the OpenLDAP-Software list in favor of the OpenLDAP-Technical list

So when you post to openldap-software@openldap.org don't get scared, nothing has happened to OpenLDAP!

Thanks,

Gavin.

All Ofcom number allocations are being approved

AsteriskFreeSWITCHOpenSIPSOpen SourceSuretec Hi all,

Looks like all of them are coming in except critically low areas, but we'll use sub-allocations from our carriers for these areas.

We'll have around 98% UK coverage for numbers in the end. We haven't even finished applying or done 03/07/08/09 yet!

We also got our Communications Provider ID and Carrier-Pre-Select numbers.

More later,

Gavin.

First Ofcom number allocations are in!!!

AsteriskFreeSWITCHOpenSIPSOpen SourceSuretec Another quick update. We've just received notice of our first ever number allocations from Ofcom.

They are "Location Independent Electronic Comm Services" which are used for VoIP accounts and we have:

05600 51XXXX

Thanks,

Gavin.

Suretec allocated a Communications Provider Identity ("CUPID") code by Ofcom

AsteriskCatalystDojoFreeSWITCHJabber/XMPPLinuxOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourcePerlPostgreSQLSuretec Exciting news!

Our Communications Provider Identity ("CUPID") code application has been processed by Ofcom and we just received our number of 291.

The start of many good things to come with our own VoIP provider SureVoIP (brand and website being worked on now). We're also listed as an ITSP at ITSPA.

Thanks,

Gavin.

OpenLDAP 2.4.22 released

OpenLDAPOpen SourceSuretec OpenLDAP 2.4.22 is now officially out. Download now and review the final changes list:


OpenLDAP 2.4.22 is now available for download as detailed on our download page:
http://www.openldap.org/software/download/

and should soon be available on all official mirrors:
ftp://ftp.openldap.org/pub/OpenLDAP/MIRRORS

This is a maintenance release and is made available for general use. Users of OpenLDAP Software are encouraged to upgrade.

Significant contributors to this release include:
Howard Chu (Symas Corp)
Hallvard Furuseth (University of Oslo)
Quanah Gibson-Mount (Yahoo! Inc)
Ralf Haferkamp (SUSE Linux)
Pierangelo Masarati (Politecnico di Milano)
Rein Tollevik (Basefarm AS)

OpenLDAP 2.4.22 Release (2010/04/24)
Added slapd SLAP_SCHEMA_EXPOSE flag for hidden schema elements (ITS#6435)
Added slapd tools selective iterations (ITS#6442)
Added slapd syncrepl TCP keepalive (ITS#6389)
Added slapo-ldap[?] idassert-passthru (ITS#6456)
Added slapo-pbind
Fixed libldap gmtime re-entrancy (ITS#6262)
Fixed libldap gssapi off by one error (ITS#6223)
Fixed libldap GnuTLS serial length (ITS#6460)
Fixed libldap MozNSS context and PEM support (ITS#6432)
Fixed libldap referral on bind behavior(ITS#6510)
Fixed slapd acl non-entry internal searches (ITS#6481)
Fixed slapd acl attrval style initialization (ITS#6520)
Fixed slapd certificateListValidate (ITS#6466)
Fixed slapd empty URI parsing (ITS#6465)
Fixed slapd glued misplaced entries (ITS#6506)
Fixed slapd glued paged cookies (ITS#6507)
Fixed slapd glued paged results (ITS#6504)
Fixed slapd gmtime re-entrancy (ITS#6262)
Fixed slapd to ignore controls with unrecognized flags (ITS#6480)
Fixed slapd entry ownership (ITS#5340)
Fixed slapd sasl auxprop_lookup (ITS#6441)
Fixed slapd sasl auxprop ssf (ITS#5195)
Fixed slapd syncrepl for attributes with no matching rule (ITS#6458)
Fixed slapd syncrepl for unknown attrs and delta-sync (ITS#6473)
Fixed slapd syncrep loop with moddn (ITS#6472)
Fixed slapo-accesslog to not replicate internal purges (ITS#6519)
Fixed slapd-bdb contextCSN[?] updates from updatedn (ITS#6469)
Fixed slapd-bdb lockobj zeroing (ITS#6501)
Fixed slapd-ldap/meta control criticality (ITS#6523)
Fixed slapd-ldap/meta with ordered values (ITS#6516)
Fixed slapo-collect entry ownership (ITS#5340,ITS#6423)
Fixed slapo-dds with NULL backend (ITS#6490)
Fixed slapo-dynlist entry ownership (ITS#5340,ITS#6423)
Fixed slapo-memberof attr count (ITS#6508)
Fixed slapo-pcache to release its own entries (ITS#6484)
Fixed slapo-pcache with NULL backend (ITS#6490)
Fixed slapo-rwm entry release handling (ITS#6484)
Fixed slapo-rwm memory handling with rewrites (ITS#6526)
Fixed slapo-rwm olcRwmMap handling (ITS#6436)
Fixed slapo-rwm entry ownership (ITS#5340,ITS#6423)
Fixed slapo-syncprov memory leak (ITS#6459)
Fixed slapo-translucent counter increment (ITS#6497)
Fixed slapo-valsort entry ownership (ITS#5340,ITS#6423)
Fixed contrib/sha2 adds mechs for more hashes (ITS#6433)
Fixed contrib/nssov to use nss-pam-ldapd (ITS#6488)
Build Environment
Added back-ldif, back-null test support (ITS#5810)
Documentation
admin24 avoid explicity moduleload statements (ITS#6486)
admin24 broken link fixes (ITS#6493,ITS#6515)
slapd.access(5) val.regex explanation (ITS#5804)

MD5 (openldap-2.4.22.tgz) = ef01b52255ce8e3fbf8aa34f6fe7598b
SHA1 (openldap-2.4.22.tgz) = dd506b461c1fccd55dfff123b87aa6d07c899136

UC Expo 10th March

AsteriskFreeSWITCHLinuxOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourceSuretec








A quick note to say we will be attending UC Expo - The UK's leading Business Enterprise Communications Event.

I know we've been very quiet this year, but there's a good reason for this. Keep your eyes pealed for a big announcement in the next few months about our new VoIP provider (Internet Telephony Service Provider) - SureVoIP (redirects to main site for now).

Gavin.

Yubikey and Drupal

Open SourceSuretec My Yubikey arrived yesterday and I was keen to check out the apps already enabled for it, but it was better just using Google.



A search for Yubikey Drupal found the Drupal Yubikey plugin. So I dropped that into one of the main Suretec websites, got my Yubico API Key for the plugin config and now I can log in with a password plus the key (or just the one-time-password from teh Yubikey is I so desire)!

I love the usb keyboard that just pastes the OTP key into whereever your cursor is. But what happens if you loose your key and vital services are enabled with Yubikey I wonder?

Gavin.

Yubico key has arrived!

AsteriskCatalystJabber/XMPPOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourcePerlPostgreSQLSquidSuretec It's taken us a while to get round to ordering one of these Yubikeys from Yubico, but they do look great and have lots of documentation via the wiki.

We're going to be testing them via the pam module for SSH access (and of course using pam_ldap).

So, users in LDAP[?] via pam, and a Yubikey, let's see how it goes!

(will be interesting for logging in a SIP handset via Asterisk or FreeSWITCH that needs one too and all the others technologies Suretec use and support (Catalyst, Perl, PostgresSQL, Squid and more....). We'll see....

Suretec Telecom in the Oil and Gas press

AsteriskLinuxOpen SourceSuretec Suretec Telecom are featured in Platform Oil and Gas magazine:

PLATFORM is a high quality, monthly magazine with editorial, features and advertising relevant to professionals in the oil and gas industry. As well as news, views and technological developments, attention is focused on new products and services, innovations, legislation, contract awards and on the people who form the backbone of the industry.

The Oil and Gas magazine read by decision makers

The monthly magazine for the UK oil and gas industry.
Read onshore and offshore.
* The best way to publicise your business and services.



Full article





and Roustabout Energy International magazine:

Established in Aberdeen in 1972 by Roustabout Publications Ltd., the magazine is one of the longest running, privately owned monthly publications covering the energy sector in the UK and overseas.

The magazine is headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, the acknowledged centre of UK North Sea activity. Its international presence is enhanced by representation in Houston, Texas, and an agent in Dubai, serving the Middle East region.

Magazine Circulation: 10000 Aberdeen and North East Scotland 6000 - Other areas in UK 1000 - International 3000


Full article (page 62).

Aberdeen’s Suretec Telecom helps holiday dreams come true with open source call recording

AsteriskOpen SourceSuretec

Companies at opposite ends of the UK work together to produce innovative software solution – without ever meeting up




Aberdeen-based Suretec Telecom is in the business of supporting a company that makes holiday dreams come true. Specialising in tailor-made holidays, luxury hotels, unique tours and cruises, DreamTicket luxury holidays is a niche holiday provider to the UK travel market, and it prides itself on operating cost-effectively without ‘middle-men’ so it can keep its prices keen. And it’s based in Surrey.

Suretec Telecom knows how important it is for small and medium-sized businesses to be cost-conscious, and it makes sure that its customers get high tech solutions to telecom questions, at a very competitive price.

‘Dreamticket is a very successful niche holiday business,’ says Gavin Henry, managing director of Suretec Telecom, which was launched in 2009. ‘It grew considerably from its early beginnings to around 11 employees in 2004 – and its telephone system is its lifeblood for providing customers with the right holiday to satisfy their dreams. That’s where we come in.’ Continue reading "Aberdeen’s Suretec Telecom helps holiday dreams come true with open source call recording"

Monitoring your LDAP directory

OpenLDAPOpen Source Hi all,

Andreas Andersson posted this on the openldap technical list last week about CN=Montior:


My name is Andreas and I want to inform you about a little project I've been working on called CN=Monitor.
It's about monitoring and verifying directory servers with focus on open source LDAP[?] servers. From single installed servers to large scaled deployments.

Its a webbased application where you can:
- Verify availability, compare load and performance between servers
- Collect historical events for long term analysis (and get weekly reports by mail)
- Verify cluster and load balancing functionality
- Query several directories at the same time for data consistancy verification
... and a lot more.

Why the name CN=Monitor. Well.. a lot of the information collected and analyzed is gathered from the CN=Monitor base DN.


Looks very promising!!!

Will keep you posted,

Gavin.

Aberdeen Techmeetup tomorrow

AsteriskOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourceSuretec
We founded the TechMeetup because there is an abundance of events for entrepreneurs to meet investors and lawyers, and next to nothing for techies and tech. Considering the wealth of tech talent around (yes you), why haven’t we made the effort before to get to know everyone – see what else everyone is working on – get help on our projects from others – and talk about some of the cool stuff we’re doing – web apps, software, mobile apps, hardware, games…


I'll be there at the Aberdeen Techmeetup 6.30pm tomorrow:

TIME: Wed, 21th Oct, 6.30pm

VENUE: North Side Meston Building, Aberdeen Uni (map)

SPEAKERS: Gavin MacLean, James Littlejohn

Suretec now have a merchant account!

AsteriskCatalystDojoJabber/XMPPLinuxOpenLDAPOpenSIPSOpen SourcePerlPostgreSQLSquidSuretec It's been a long process, almost 6 weeks, what with the new laws regarding PCI DSS compliance as of the 1st of October 2009, PCI DSS Scans, Business plans, website terms and connditions and many more things we have a merchant account at last!!!

This is mainly for our new Internet Telephony Service Provider called SureVoIP which is currently live with various customers but has no front facing sales and marketing site yet, only the admin and customer portal.

We'll keep you posted with a proper press release in due course.

Thanks,

Gavin.

OpenSIPS 1.6.0 - a newmajor release is out

AsteriskOpenSIPSOpen SourceSuretec
After almost 7 months from the last major release (1.5.0), OpenSIPS evolves with a new major release, 1.6.0.

OpenSIPS 1.6.0 comes with several critical improvements (DB area, dialog support), but also with new functionalities
(like memchaced support, B2Bua implementation, virtual DB URLs, STUN server, JSON support, new AAA/RADIUS interface, etc).

A complete compilation with all the additions and improvements for *OpenSIPS 1.6.0 *release is available under:
http://www.opensips.org/Main/Ver160

Many thanks to all the people who got involved in this release (and in the overall OpenSIPS project) and contributed with code, with testing and debuging, with patches or reports, with support on the lists, help with packaging and documentation.
I will avoid listing names, not because they do not deserve it, but simply because it will impossible to list list everybody here and I do not what to be unfair with some of them (because I simply forgot a name or because of the limited space).

But nevertheless, I want to thanks you all for out great job and not in my behalf, but in the behalf of people who will find this piece of software a useful tool.

The full Changelog is available here:
http://opensips.org/pub/opensips/1.6.0/src/ChangeLog


To get the OpenSIPS 1.6.0 version, see :

website page: http://www.opensips.org/Resources/Downloads

SF project:
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=232389&package_id=281827&release_id=670379

Note that for the moment only the source tarballs are available. The packages (debs,rpms, etc) will be generated starting now. If anybody can help in generating packages for different distros or architectures, please let me know and I will upload them on the website.


Best regards,
Bogdan
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