WordPress x Lightspeed – updated to 5.4.1

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As per our best practice, this security and maintenance release has been automatically updated for WordPress x Lightspeed customers. Self-managed customers are strongly encouraged to upgrade to this version as there are known vulnerabilities in 5.4.0 and prior. This release features 17 bug fixes in addition to 7 security fixes. Because this is a security […]

TeleCare – Proactive Break-fixes

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Pro-active monitoring is the cornerstone of our delivering amazing systems reliability – instead of reacting to customer complaints of a server being down or a service being unavailable, we seek to understand all the ways in which things may fail, and we test for them relentlessly. Our happiest moments are when our monitoring screens show this: […]

Snipe-IT upgraded to 4.9.0

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Snipe-IT upgraded to 4.9.0 Please be advised that as of today, 14 March 2020, the Snipe-IT containers that are Managed by Lightspeed have all been upgraded from version 4.8.0 to version 4.9.0. We have retired the 4.8.0 series across all customers. Fixed Added slightly friendlier error handling for assets without models Include correct license, asset, […]

CVE-2019-11043 – Vulnerability in PHP-FPM Could Lead to Remote Code Execution on nginx – mitigation applied

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Pending the qualification of the release of the RPM for PHP7.3.11 (we have deprecated PHP7.2 and earlier across our core webservers), we have applied mitigations to all hosted customer websites. Whilst we have made every effort to test for any anomalies that might be caused by the patch, given the scale of the mitigation, we […]

Geekbench 5 now live on Benchmarks by Lightspeed

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Our favorite Linux benchmarking platform has just been updated to Geekbench 5 which has just been released. The latest version of the popular, albeit somewhat controversial multi-platform benchmarking utility has been updated to reflect recent changes in CPU and GPU performance and capabilities, such as machine learning, computational photography, and Vulkan. For those running the tool’s […]

It’s moving time …

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In this age of cloud computing, it may seem odd to still have physical server assets – and it’s true that a number of our workloads have been migrated to the cloud – but frankly if you’re not averse to getting your hands a little dirty (or have some engineers like we do who love […]

Wi-Fi – 5GHz – to tune or not to tune?

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WiFi signal at 20 MHz has a very distinct shape. This shape leads to overlap on other WiFi channels that can be used for setting up access points (AP). Unlike 2.4 GHz channels, all 25 of the available 5 GHz channels are non-overlapping at 20 MHz wide. Whew! For best practices, it is highly recommended to […]

Wi-Fi Tuning for 2.4GHz

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In the United States, while channels 1-13 can be used for 2.4 GHz WiFi, only three channels are considered non-overlapping (channels 12 and 13 are allowed under low powered conditions, but for most cases are not used). For best results, it is highly recommended to keep the 2.4 GHz channels to 1, 6, and 11, […]