Sunday, September 30, 2007

Devils interested in Markov...???

According to multiple sources, newspapers and blogs, the devils are now very interested in Danny Markov. With Colin White out for indefinitly with an eye injury, they definitly could use some help on the blueline....

I don't know about this one. Don't think it would help that much.

Matthew Corrente was returned to his junior club.

Devils win in last preseason game

Devils beat the Islanders Saturday night with 2-1

Parise had a goal and assist. Danius Zubrus scored the second goal

Player Stat preseason games

Brian Gionta 5-2-6
Zach Parise 3-3-6
Andy Greene 1-5-6
Karel Rachuneck 1-4-5
Niklas Bergfors 2-1-3
Johhny Oduya 0-3-3
Danius Zubrus 2-0-2
Rod Pelley 2-0-2
Travis Zajac 1-1-2
Barry Tallackson 1-1-2
Aron Asham 0-2-2
David Clarksson 0-2-2
Vitali Vishnevski 0-2-2
John Madden 1-0-1
Segei Brylin 0-1-1
Matthew Corrente 0-1-1

Devils roster.......

Cuts have been made on the Devils roster.

Assigned to Lowell were: goaltenders Dave Caruso, Jordan Parise, and Jason Smith; defensemen Mark Fraser, Olivier Magnan-Grenier, Olli Malmivaara, Zach Tarkir, and Sean Zimmerman; and forwards Patrick Davis, Stephen Gionta, Ivan Khomutov, Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond, Benoit Mondou, Mike Pandolfo, Joe Rooney, Jason Ryznar, Barry Tallackson, Jari Viuhkola, and Petr Vrana. Placed on waivers were: goaltender Frank Doyle; defensemen Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre and Ian Moran; and forwards Noah Clarke, Grant Marshall, and Ryan Murphy. Forward Nick Palmieri was returned to juniors (Erie, OHL).

The Devils’ current depth chart is as follows (listed alphabetically):
Goaltenders (2): Martin Brodeur and Kevin Weekes.
Defensemen (9): Matthew Corrente, Andy Greene, Paul Martin, Richard Matvichuk, Mike Mottau, Johnny Oduya, Karel Rachunek, Vitaly Vishnevski, and Colin White (inj.).
Forwards (15): Arron Asham, Nicklas Bergfors, Sergei Brylin, David Clarkson,
Patrik Elias, Brian Gionta, Cam Janssen (inj.), Jamie Langenbrunner (inj.), John Madden, Jay Pandolfo, Zach Parise, Rod Pelley, Mike Rupp, Travis Zajac, and Dainius Zubrus.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

NHL Seaon opens

The NHL season opened today when the Kings and Ducks played in London.

The Kings won 4-1.

The Devils will play their last preseason game tonight against the Islanders

Friday, September 28, 2007

WPAD file

Here is how our WPAD look:

function FindProxyForURL(url,host)
{ if(isPlainHostName(host)||
dnsDomainIs(host, ""))
return "DIRECT";
else return "PROXY; DIRECT";

Just publish this textfile on a webserver,
and configure option 252 in your DHCP to point to this location and everything should work just fine.

browsers must be configured to "automatic detect mode"

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Big win against the Islanders

Devils got a big win against the Islanders yesterday in Lowell.
The score 6-1 (3-0,1-1,2-0)!!

Gionta got a hattrick, Madden scored 2 goals and Zajac 1.
Parise, Greene, Rachuneck got 2 assists each, and Asham, Corrente, Clarkson, Vishnevski got 1 ass each!!

Here are the player stat after 5 (3-2-0) games:

Brian Gionta 5-2-6
Andy Greene 1-4-5
Karel Rachuneck 1-4-5
Zach Parise 2-2-4
Niklas Bergfors 2-1-3
Johhny Oduya 0-3-3
Rod Pelley 2-0-2
Travis Zajac 1-1-2
Barry Tallackson 1-1-2
Aron Asham 0-2-2
David Clarksson 0-2-2
Vitali Vishnevski 0-2-2
Danius Zubrus 1-0-1
John Madden 1-0-1
Segei Brylin 0-1-1
Matthew Corrente 0-1-1

Another day at the office

Today was a quiet day at the office.

Nothing major happened.

I configured our external network with a new ISA firewall and proxy.
Now we can publish some of our systems to our customers.

I'm thinking no major configuration, just the required ports should be opened in and out....

tomorrow I'm going to write a WPAD file to publish

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Player stat in preseason

Here are some stats for the preseason so far with 4 games played and 2 games left, both against the Islanders.

Niklas Bergfors 2-1- 3
Andy Greene 1-2-3
Karel Rachuneck 1-2-3
Brian Gionta 1-2-3
Johhny Oduya 0-3-3
Zach Parise 2-0-2
Rod Pelley 2-0-2
Barry Tallackson 1-1-2
Danius Zubrus 1-0-1
Travis Zajac 0-1-1
Segei Brylin 0-1-1
Aron Asham 0-1-1
David Clarksson 0-1-1
Vitali Vishnevski 0-1-1

Win against Flyers

Devils played against the Flyers monday night and got the win, 3-1.

Niklas Bergfors had 2 goals, and Brodeur made his first start for the season.

Se TSN boxscore and recap for more info.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Problems at work

During the weekend I worked with upgrading our subversion server to a new version.
The new version is 1.4.5. It seems to work just fine, and our projects haven't reported any problems, so far.

I don't think there should be any problem but you never know, and when there are ca 500 developers, and just about 100 repos, It has to work.

The other thing I planned on doing during the weekend was to implement a new way to authenticate. Subversion has it's own way of authenticate users, but when you have 500 developers it takes alot of time, and they all need to remeber a second password for this.

Thats why I tested this with apache and ldap, and it seemed to work just fine in our testenvironment.
The modules seems to load just fine but, when i'm configuring a repository, the service will not start. There seem to be a problem with libapr.dll.
I can't find som much info on this and when I find it, there are no soloution.....

So right now i have to run some test and see what we will do.

Losing game

We lost the game to Rangers.

Let's just say it's preseason and nothing else.

New geame on monday against the Flyers

Friday, September 21, 2007

Big game tonight at MSG

Tonight the Rangers will host the Devils.

Should be an interesting game...

We'll se if Gomez is in the lineup..

Devils win against Bruins

Devils took their first preseason win thursday night against Bruins at Verizon Wireless Center.


Rod Pelley scored in the second period assisted by Tallackson and Vishnevski
Rachuneck and Tallackson scored in the third period. Oduya assisted on both, while Zajac assisted on the second and Bergfors on the third.

Weeks and Doyle shared duties in goal.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


I changed a few things on the blog today.

Just played around......

Linux with AD authentication

Hey All!

A while ago I was testing how I could setup my Linux computers and servers to authenticate with Active Directory instead of Linux own account management.

I was able to setup so when you log on our Linux servers you use you're AD login and password and everything seemd to work just fine.

I implemented this in our server environment, so now all our users is using their AD username and password on our Linux systems.

The one thing I didn't do so well was that i didn't document this implementation, so now I have forgott how I did everything!

I'm going to look in to this and read current configuration and possibly do it all over again. THIS TIME I'LL WRITE IT DOWN!!!!
We're using Ubuntu, but it should be similar with other Linux distributions

When I'm done I'll post i here.........

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Next project......Bugzilla

Now that we have tested subversion with AD authentication, we're going to se if its possible to do the same with Bugzilla.

It can be done, just have to do a lot of testing.

Job interview.............

I got a call today that I'm going to a second interview, which sounds very nice.....

looking forward to this....

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Upgrading subversion and implementing AD authentication

This weekend I'm going to implement this in our production environment.

The testing has be going very well and it shouldn't take so much time.

It's important to test after the upgrade so everything is working OK!

Preseason game

Devils lost against the Flyers in their first preseason game, 2-3(0-2,0-0,2-1).

The goals were scored by Zach Parise and Andy Greene.

Here's a link to the boxscore

Monday, September 17, 2007

Job Interview ..............continued


Today I was for the first time not very nervous, when going to an interview.
And it did go well, and it felt like we were on the same page most of the time :)

We will se how it goes, I have to think about this for a couple of days.

Tomorrow it's back to work...................

Job interview

Today I'm going to a job interview.

I seems like a very interesting one....

Friday, September 14, 2007

Training Camp

Yesterday training camp started for the New Jersey Devils.

And this season we move to the new Prudential Center.

looking forward to the new season........

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hospital visit

Had to visit the hospital today.

My daughter, 8 months old, put a finger in my eye, and it hurts like hell......

So not much work today, but that's fine with me.

My boss probobly doesn't share that feeling.....................

New day

So now we start a new day at work.
I hate my job right now........

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Subversion on windows with AD authentication

Today i have finished testing Subversion to authenticate with Active Directory.

I've tested this for a few days now and it seems to work just fine!

Well, lets look at it!!!!

First i installed Apache on my server (version 2.0.58)

Then installation of Subversion 1.4.5 on windows

Now we have to configure subversion to run as a service in windows. The following will do that for you:
D:\SVNrepos>sc create svnserve binpath= "\"C:\Program Files\Subversion\bin\svnserve.exe\" --service -r D:\SVNrepos" isplayname= "Subversion Server" depend= Tcpip start= auto

This will create a service named Subversion Server that points to the folder D:\SVNRepos, where my repositorys will be created.

Now we have to enable som modules in apache for this to work:
You have to add these rows to the conf-file for apache, the modules for subversion may allredy be there.

LoadModule dav_svn_module "C:/Program Files/Subversion/bin/"
LoadModule authz_svn_module "C:/Program Files/Subversion/bin/"
LoadModule ldap_module modules/
LoadModule auth_ldap_module modules/

Then you add the follwing at the bottom of the apache conf-file.
Be sure to edit the different paths, so it accurate with you're environment

SVNPath D:/SVNrepos/test
this is the path to your repository

AuthLDAPBindDN "CN=apache_bind,OU=IT,OU=GTB,OU=SE,DC=sweden,DC=europe,DC=com"
this is the DN to a user that needs to bind with AD. DO NOT use a user with admin rights since the password is in the conf-file in clear text

AuthLDAPBindPassword !password1
The password for user apache_bind

Require group CN=SVN_Test,OU=Groups,OU=SE,DC=sweden,DC=europe,DC=com
This is the group that has access to this repository. Add you're users in this group if they need access.

If you have other repositorys, you just copy everything and change a few things:

Now you can connect to the repository thru a webbrowser http://servername/subversion/test
Authenticate with your AD-login and password

If you use a client to checkout files, use this url and then login

Now I just have to implement this in our live environment.

Hope it helps someone
Good Luck!!!

Ok!! Here we go

Let's se how this will go......

my first post....


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