Infographic: Losing the automatic right to .uk

If you own any third-level domains ending .uk then the matching second-level .uk domain may have been reserved for you until 25 June 2019.  For example, if you own example.co.uk your ability to register the shorter example.uk may have been reserved. After 1 July 2019 any reserved .uk domains that have not been registered will […]

What’s a hosts file?

In the early days of the internet the hosts file was created. It is a text file which stores the domain name you are going to (www.example.com) and the IP address where it is hosted (203.0.133.54). It is just like an address book, it stores your friends phone numbers for when you want to contact […]

Dogsbody is proud to announce StatusPile

What is StatusPile? Simply put – it’s your status page of status pages. Most service providers have some kind of status page. When something goes wrong, you have to visit all providers, to find out where the issue lies. With StatusPile you need to visit just one place to see all statuses at-a-glance.  Login via […]

Tripwire – How and Why

Open Source Tripwire is a powerful tool to have access to.  Tripwire is used by the MOD to monitor systems.  The tool is based on code contributed by Tripwire – a company that provide security products and solutions.  If you need to ensure the integrity of your filesystem Tripwire could be the perfect tool for […]

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is: an open source software foundation dedicated to making cloud native computing universal and sustainable They do this by hosting and “incubating” projects they see as valuable, helping them to develop and reach maturity, where they can be used widely in cloud environments. CNCF has over 350 members including […]

5 things you need to know when working with big logs

With everything being logged the logs on a busy server can get very big and very noisy. The bigger your logs the harder it is to extract the information you want, therefore it is essential to have a number of analytics techniques up your sleeve. In the case of an outage logs are indispensable to […]