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Creating and Using Templates with Cacti 0.8

by Dinangkur Kundu S. M. Ibrahim Lavlu | September 2009 | Linux Servers Networking & Telephony

Cacti stores all collected information via RRDTool into files called rra. The RRDTool requires some parameters in order to create these rra files. Whenever we want to add a new device or create a new graph, we have to input these parameters. Inputting these parameters manually is flexible, but not very user friendly, and there is always a chance of error. Using templates, we can easily overcome this problem.

In this article by Dinangkur Kundu and S. M. Ibrahim Lavlu, we will learn how to:

  • Use/add templates
  • Make our own custom templates
  • Import templates
  • Export templates
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Extending Search Engine Optimization using Sitemaps in Drupal 6

by Ben Finklea | September 2009 | MySQL Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this article by Ben Finklea, we will discuss some more techniques on how should the sitemaps be used to make sure your entire web site is crawled by the search engines. We will also learn how to make a user-friendly sitemap for your site visitors. We will cover the following topics in this article:

  • Google News XML sitemaps
  • URL-list sitemaps: It simply lists every URL in your site
  • Visitor-facing sitemaps: It creates a nice interface for your site visitors to help them easily find the content they're looking for on your site .
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Useful Maven Plugins: Part 2

by Brett Porter Maria Odea Ching | September 2009 | Java Open Source

Read Part One of Useful Maven Plugins.

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Useful Maven Plugins: Part 1

by Brett Porter Maria Odea Ching | September 2009 | Java Open Source

In this article by Brett Porter and Maria Odea Ching, we will take a closer look at some of the plugins from two locations: those hosted as part of the Apache Maven project (http://maven.apache.org/plugins/), and a number of plugins from the Codehaus Mojo project (http://mojo.codehaus.org/plugins.html), which is oriented directly towards Maven plugin development.

Where possible, we will apply the plugins to our example application to see how they can be used in practice, and then cover some of the other use cases and best practices for their use.

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Search Engine Optimization using Sitemaps in Drupal 6

by Ben Finklea | September 2009 | MySQL Content Management Drupal Open Source PHP

In this article by Ben Finklea, we will discuss Sitemaps in detail, right from the origin of sitemaps to how they are used to make sure our entire site is crawled by the search engines. We will cover:

  • What sitemaps are and why you should use them
  • How to install sitemaps on your Drupal site
  • How to submit the XML sitemaps to Google
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