Author Archives: James Rudd

About James Rudd

Network Administrator at Sydney Boys High School

Avahi Reflector filtering patch

This is about transmitting Bonjour traffic across VLANs using Avahi Daemon as a reflector with a service filter patch applied. We have multiple VLANs configured for Wi-Fi, and wired LANs and have AirServer terminals connected to classrooms needing to be … Continue reading

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CAU Local VM Script

These 2 scripts will make CUA correctly shutdown local VMs. Continue reading

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Updating Moodle table comments

Recently we updated Moodle to 2.6, after doing so I compared the SQL table structure of our upgraded site database against a clean install with the same addons. I found quite a few differences in table structure (smallint to tinyint, … Continue reading

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Moodle Assignment Editor showing HTML instead of GUI editor

Recently one of teachers noticed that some Assignments that had been copied between courses would show the assignment introduction as a plaint ext box with html markup visible. I tracked this down to Moodle recording the wrong format for the intro. To fix all … Continue reading

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IPMI Configuration on Rocks Cluster

The following is a step by step guide on setting up IPMI management on a Rocks Cluster. It is based on several great posts on Rocks Mailing list and Rocks userguide presentation Update: On Rocks Mailing list Philip Papadopoulos mentioned … Continue reading

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Compilation notes for Rocks cluster

This post is more to assist me when upgrading software on our Rocks cluster, but may be useful to others who are compiling similar software. Our cluster only has AMD nodes so we use PGI compilers. Also the backbone is … Continue reading

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Acrobat X – Bulk Printing and Custom Header

Every year we need to print off hundreds of enrolment forms to verify details of new students and current students. Each of these forms is pre-filled with students details and there is a separate PDF for each student. Previously I … Continue reading

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