Kumina sponsoring CloudABI: practical sandboxing for UNIX

October 14th, 2016

Kumina is sponsoring CloudABI: CloudABI is a UNIX-like programming environment for Linux and the BSDs that allows you to easily design sandboxed applications. It accomplishes this by making strong use of capability-based security, inspired by the University of Cambridge’s Capsicum. Compared to traditional UNIX applications, CloudABI applications are better resistent against security vulnerabilities, easier to test and easier to maintain. CloudABI is available as Open Source Software, free of charge.

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Buckler: Authentication and authorization for Kibana, for free!

September 29th, 2016

Today we’re glad to announce that we’re releasing Buckler as open source software. Buckler is free alternative to Shield, a light-weight proxy for Kibana, written in Python (Django). It allows you to restrict access in Kibana by adding password authentication. When logged in, a user is only allowed to access indices specified for that user in Buckler’s configuration file.

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Gezocht: Gemotiveerde Linux Systeembeheerder

September 26th, 2016

Heb jij ervaring met Linux (Debian) en ben je op zoek naar een nieuwe uitdaging binnen een open maar professionele werkomgeving? Dan is Kumina misschien wel dé plek voor jou. We zijn een groeiend bedrijf en momenteel op zoek naar een Debian Linux Systeembeheerder die ons team wil komen versterken.

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awssyncer: an automatic syncer for Amazon S3 that makes use of inotify

September 16th, 2016

At Kumina, we’re strong users of the Amazon AWS cloud computing platform. We’ve been using EC2 instances for quite some time and are currently working on expanding this by making use of Kubernetes. To further optimise our solutions, we’ve developed a new utility called awssyncer, which is as of now available on GitHub! awssyncer is a utility written in C++ that uses Linux’s inotify to keep track of local modifications to a directory on disk. The purpose of this utility is to use these inotify events to determine which files need to be synced back into S3. This utility thus provides continuous one-way sychronisation from local disk to S3. A simple container startup script is used to sync files from S3 to local disk on startup. Though we realise that this utility is fairly specific to our situation at hand, we do invite all of you to give it a try.

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All about IT Outsourcing: Are you ready? [Infographic]

May 19th, 2016

Outsourcing your IT is a big decision and can have many consequences for your organisation. Therefore it is very important that you make sure you are ready for it, and that you go into business with the right company. That is why we created an Infographic to help you determine if IT Outsourcing is the right solution for you. Find out about the benefits of IT Outsourcing and the factors you need to consider when choosing an IT Outsourcing company.

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Job Opening: Debian Linux System Administrator at Kumina

March 28th, 2014

Kumina is expanding and looking for new employees.

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The Collectd encrypted packet format

March 21st, 2014

Yesterday, Logstash 1.4.0 was released containing many improvements, one of which was contributed by us. We’ve implemented signature verification and packet decryption in the collectd input plugin. This blogpost will give an overview of how encryption and signing is used in the collectd binary protocol. If you want to implement your own collectd receiver, this is pretty interesting.

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Automated monitoring? Easy!

February 11th, 2014

One of the things we take very serious here at Kumina is our monitoring. We’ve always done so, but even we must admit that during the starting years, we sometimes forgot to include all possible checks for a new service or host. And it sucks when you forget to setup the monitoring for a specific item, because you generally only find out about it when it’s actually down already… We like to check as much as possible (if not everything). Here’s an explanation on how we actually deploy our monitoring and trending based on the applications that are installed.

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