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Hello All ,

I am looking for a solution on how can we monitor the traffic received on UDP ports ( preferably through Nagios)

As per our setup , we are using Data Diode for highly secure unidirectional flow . There is a backend third party application which is sending data and it comes through data diode to the top layer on specific UDP port ( dual node active-active setup for high availability ) .

Now sometimes we fall in the situation when one of the data diode leg stop working which ultimately impacts the overall  data flow .

Currently we using basic version of CVS & SVN. Plan to switch to better SCM tools so thought of few options git/svn/perforce/mercurial, skipped clearcase because of its pricing.

My company has a strength of 200 developers. No multi-site, we use Bugzilla as defect tracking tool.We are open for paid tools if they suite to be best among all. But not as high paying to clearcase :)

Things which i wish to consider-
1) Easy merging
2) if PM is add-on then great
3) Easy adaptability for dev

Experts, can you share your views.

Is anyone aware of a publication where guidlines are provided for helping determine the number of administrators needed for supporting a specific SCM Tool given a number of developers?

As i need list of the file changes between two labels and diff of the versions(components) of the two labels in my view in unix ,tried the below commands . Can any one pls help better way .

ct find -avobs –nvisible -version "lbtype(label1)" -print | sort > label1.versions
ct find -avobs –nvisible -version "lbtype(label2)" -print | sort > label2.versions
comm -3 label1.versions label2.versions

Hello ,

I am new to Ansible and trying to setup for automating deployment process .

I have written a simple playbook to execute a shell script ( at remote host) on remote host using command module .



- name: start server.

  hosts: app

  remote_user: app




     - name: Start APP Service

       command: /home/app/current-app/etas/util_bin/start_app

       register: comm_out

     - debug: msg="{{ comm_out.stdout }}"

Is there any certification available in India If yes please share details for same

Project to be performed in 2 equally complex phases, each phase to deliver to production about 4 months apart.  The project has been identified as 8.0.  Our baseline naming convention says change the first number for a major enhancement/upgrade.  If the first baseline is named to coincide with the project (8.0), then what name/identifier do I give to the baseline when phase 2 is ready?

With the Harvest r12.1 you have to specify a port number when using/installing an agent.

So the question is what port should we be using? I started using 5101.

Only down side I can think of is that my broker couldn’t have an agent on that same port. Currently, the broker’s agent is only used for testing. That’s no loss; I could live without an agent on the broker. I’ve also already opened 5101 on the boxes behind the firewall so by reusing that number I could avoid the inconvenience of opening up another port.



We have Subversion 1.8 (installed at linux centos).

We do backup using Backup tools that do backup from all filesystem. If we have problems, we can restore from backup just directories relatred to a defined repository that had problems.


It is a bad solution? If yes, why?


Should we use svn dump or we could keep doing backup using our method?

best regards

I would like to know of the latest releases of Rational DOORS, Rational Synergy and Rational Change is Windows Server 2012 compliant.


Thanks in advance,



Our goal is to acquire information about which merges are trivial, manual, or automatic. Currently, we have clearmrgman, and while it has a save feature, we'd like to do this without involving a GUI or human interaction. 


Is there any way to acquire this information about merges from the command line? The solution does not necessarily have to use ClearCase. 


Thanks in advance.

We have a few shared projects used as buckets for adhoc pieces of code, and it looks like one of them was checked in 3 weeks ago; they normally sit at 'shared' status, but one has now changed to 'test' status and build managers are now unable to add new objects (permission denied to workarea folder).

Is there an easy way for me to move this project back from 'test' to 'prep' that anyone knows?

Thanks in advance


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