Here’s a neat tutorial from HowtoForge.com on how to install and configure OpenLDAP on Ubuntu. It goes on to show you how to setup an openldap database and root dn and acl’s yourself using the root account. You can support HowtoForge.com by becoming a subscriber.
Archives for December 2009
What exactly is Canonical Plugins? WordPress.org explains
Canonical plugins would be plugins that are community developed (multiple developers, not just one person) and address the most popular functionality requests with superlative execution. These plugins would be GPL and live in the WordPress.org repo, and would be developed in close connection with WordPress core. There would be a very strong relationship between core and these plugins that ensured that a) the plugin code would be secure and the best possible example of coding standards, and b) that new versions of WordPress would be tested against these plugins prior to release to ensure compatibility. There would be a screen within the Plugins section of the WordPress admin to feature these canonical plugins as a kind of Editor’s Choice or Verified guarantee. These plugins would be a true extension of core WordPress in terms of compatibility, security and support.
Last week, Google made a couple of public DNS servers available to the general public. The claim was Google’s DNS was much faster than any DNS servers available to date. Andrew Brampton ran a series of tests to determine if this claim was indeed true. He tested Google’s DNS against OpenDNS, Sky/Easynet and Plus.net domain name servers. His findings were indeed interesting.
He found that OpenDNS is still faster than Google’s DNS servers, but Google’s DNS is faster than Sky/Easynet and Plus.net. In the meantime, I’ve already set my DNS servers to Google’s. I will probable leave it there since we are only talking microseconds here. Like Andrew’s conclusions, I expect Google’s servers to be optimized and tuned in the near future. It will only get better.