Aingel Carbonell | 14 Oct 07:39 2015

Any company using webERP?

Would any of your guys know a company using webERP?
We're hoping to build better usability and acceptance around the country.
Thank you in advance for any reference.

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Harrie Bird | 1 Aug 06:14 2015

Hello World. :)

Hello Everyone!

    I would like to ask if the PLUG is still active and what are the requirements in order to join this group. I would like also to know if there is a member of PLUG from Mindanao.

Yours truly,

Paul Harriet S. Asiñero
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Michael Tinsay | 20 May 10:06 2015

On upgrading to SAMBA 4


One of the things I'm looking to accomplish in the next few weeks is the deployment of SAMBA 4 AD DC to replace our aging SAMBA 3 NT4-style PDC/BDC + OpenLDAP.  For now I've been doing a lot of reading and googling.  I'm now deeply considering a thought: should I migrate the SAMBA 3 DB (users, machines, shares, etc.) via the classicupgrade tool or start things fresh?

For those who have experience SAMBA 4 deployment, I'd appreciate your input on this matter?

--- mike t.

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Roberto Verzola | 23 Apr 09:25 2015

video streaming formats

What are the usuable formats for video streaming? (if you click on the
file, the browser render it immediately as video).

I ask this because the .mp4 output of ffmpeg is considered a corrupted
file by reconq and firefox browsers. But the original version reads
just fine.

I converted the .mp4 to .flv using kdenlive (it worked without hitch,
unlike openshot which crashes on me after several clicks on the menu).

But clicking on the .flv triggers an option to download and save, or to
open with a video player. Then it is downloaded first (a long time...)
before the player opens it.

I'm looking for a way to save the video in a form that what posted on a
website is streamed straight for rendering by a browser.

Greetings to all,

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Roberto Verzola | 22 Apr 05:34 2015

ffmpeg / avconv

Dear pluggers,

I'm trying to convert a numbered sequence of jpg files into video. The
names are 0010.jpg, 0020.jpg, 0030.jpg etc. Would like to turn these
into a single .mp4, or whatever format will work.

I've tried ffmpeg, avconf, and winff but I only get as far as creating
the video file but it doesn't play. The created file is less than 20kb.

The ffmpeg command I tried (variations of...) is:

ffmpeg -f image2 -i *.jpg -r 12 -s 320x200 switchoff.mp4

I tried the gui winff but I can't find the menu options that will
convert multiple jpegs to video.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Roberto Verzola | 14 Apr 01:33 2015

auto-display of a jpeg file behind a php script

Hi guys,

The Switch Off #NoBrownout "reality game" is moving forward gradually.
Thanks to Danny Ching, the jpeg file (updated hourly) is now hosted on
his ownCloud server. It is available via a url for other servers. Pls
email me privately if you want to get the file every hour too for
display in your own website or blog. You will need to set up the
ownCloud client on your system. Everyone might know this already, but
in case some don't (I didn't), ownCloud is a FOSS version of Dropbox.

I had an initial problem installing the client (my apt-get was
downloading an old v1.3 version which didn't work for me). But after
updating the sources, apt-get finally installed v1.8 and the problem
went away.


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Roberto Verzola | 14 Apr 01:42 2015

auto-display of jpg file behind a php script

Hi guys,

I need more help on this one: I have a WordPress post which basically
points to a php script URL, that will give back a jpeg file.

My intention is to generate a URL for the WordPress post so that if
people access this URL from their browser, the browser picks up the url
to the PHP script, gets the jpeg file behind the script, and displays
the jpeg file.

What the browser instead displays is the alternate text, or if I take
that out, a graphic icon that the user must click, before the image
itself is displayed.

Is there a way to avoid this extra click? My Web browsing says it is a
security feature, but if a jpeg file is behind the php, and the user
had already requested a jpeg file, it seems to me the extra click is
not necessary.

Thanks in advance!

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Ramon de los Reyes | 13 Apr 10:37 2015

network login access


What would be the best way for all network users to login first before they are granted access to it,  Like a Primary domain controller. Users are mostly windows based. Any pointers or website that shows how to set it up would be highly appreciated.

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Roberto Verzola | 11 Apr 15:51 2015

dropbox question

Hi pluggers!

I've installed dropbox on Linux. I get responses when I type dropbox
help, dropbox status, etc. It also says it is NOT running.

When I run dropbox start, it say run "dropbox start -i" to install the
daemon. I thought this would install dropboxd in memory.

But "dropbox start -i" tells me to download the "Dropbox proprietary
daemon", and then does a huge file transfer, without telling me what is
really happening, only a horizontal bar that shows % progress (not
actual size). And since it took minutes for it to reach 1%, I thought
these were unusually huge files, for software I thought I already
installed. So I canceled the transfer.

Any advice?

For context, the solution I am working on (Danny Ching, pls tell me
if I'm on the right track), is to save the Luzon load curve jpeg that I
can now properly generate (thanks to people here who helped out!), to a
directory which will be mirrored on Dropbox, and which will then be
shared with others interested in mirroring it on their servers.

Let me know also if this is a good solution or if there's a simpler one.

Here's another problem I already solved but it's an ugly klutz. NGCP
makes available the daily power supply status of Luzon (also Visayas
and Mindanao) at the url

I get an html file and buried within it is the information I want
(Luzon MW capacity for the day).

I'm looking for a more resilient and simpler way. if any, than the
Python code below. It's a klutz, I know. The slightest change could
break it. I tried Beautiful Soup but I can't seem to install it
properly due to dependency problems that couldn't be resolved.

Greetings to all,


Extracting Luzon MW capacity from the html file returned by

from HTMLParser import HTMLParser

class HeadingParser(HTMLParser):
	inHeading = False
	prevdata = 'xxx'
	done = False
	capacity = []
	def handle_starttag(self, tag, attrs):
		if tag == 'td' or tag=='p':
			self.inHeading = True
	def handle_data(self, data):
		if self.inHeading:
			if not data.strip().isdigit(): print '\n'+
data , else: print ', '+data.strip() ,
			if not self.done:
self.capacity.append(data.strip()) if 'System Peak' in data: self.done
= True 
	def handle_endtag(self, tag):
		if  tag == 'td' or tag=='p':
			self.inHeading = False

def daysupply_asof():
	hParser = HeadingParser()
	f = open('ngcp.dat')
	html =
	when = hParser.capacity[1].replace(',',' ').replace(')',
	return ' '.join([when[7], when[5], when[6], when[3], when[2]]),

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Drexx Laggui [personal] | 9 Apr 10:39 2015

Fwd: SANS Manila Community Night (April 23)

09Apr2015 (UTC +8)

Hello world,

Thought you, or anyone you know too, may wanna join us on the 23rd. SANS provides very technical cyber-security courses.

The event is free, and registration details are found below.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Sean Georget
Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 2:37 PM
Subject: SANS Manila Community Night (April 23)

SANS, the world's most trusted source for information security training and research, is proud to announce a special SANS Community Event in Manila. We cordially invite you to join us at the American Chamber of Commerce, Corinthian Plaza Building for an engaging presentation from Mark Hofman, SANS Certified Instructor. 

Topic: Ransomware - A driver for having good backup strategies?

Presenter: Mark Hofman, SANS Certified Instructor

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 18:30 - 19:00 Registration
 19:00 - 20:00 Presentation

Location: Amcham (American Chamber of Commerce) Philippines
2nd Floor, Corinthian Plaza Building
121 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City.

RSVP to: by April 21.

Note: This event is free of charge but space is limited and will be allocated on a first-registered basis.



Ransomware such as Cryptolocker and cryptodefense have been targeting organisations in specific industry sectors.  We will have a look how these "products" work, what the net effect is for organisations and what can be done about them. We will reach the ultimate conclusion, backups are your friend.

Presenter Bio:
Mark Hofman, SANS Certified Instructor

Mark Hofman is a director and founder of Shearwater Solutions and has over 15 years' experience in ICT Security. He has worked for both private industry and government and has provided a wide range of information security consulting services to numerous organizations, including the financial sector, private sector, and government organizations. Mark is currently a certified instructor for the SANS Institute. He has had a number of publications, has trained and lectured internationally, and is a handler for the Internet Storm Center. Mark holds professional certifications, including CISSP, GIAC GCFW, CompTIA Security+ and BSI lead auditor accreditations.


Mark will be teaching SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style at SANS October Singapore 2015, 12-24 October:

- SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style (GSEC certification) - taught by Mark Hofman
- SEC502: Perimeter Protection In-Depth (GPPA certification) - taught by Bryce Galbraith
- SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GPEN certification) - Pieter Danhieux
- SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking (GMOB certification) - taught by Tim Medin
- SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking (GXPN certification) - taught by Stephen Sims
- FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensics and Incident Response (GCFA certification) - taught by Nick Klein
- FOR518: Mac Forensic Analysis - taught by Hal Pomeranz
- ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security Essentials (GICSP certification) - taught by Paul A. Henry

Save US $350 when you register and pay for any 4-6 day course by September 2!

Please contact for further information.




Sean Georget
Director, Asia Pacific

SANS Institute
The Most Trusted Name in Information and Software Security Training



Drexx Laggui  -- CISA, CISSP, CFE Associate, ISO27001 LA, CCSI, CSA  ( Manila & California )
Computer forensics; Penetration testing; QMS & ISMS developers; K-Transfer
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Roberto Verzola | 3 Apr 03:45 2015

downloading a php result

The output of the url below is a .CSV file (hourly-updated electricity
demand for Luzon).

This url is triggered when I click on a button online.

What I want to do is to download the resulting .csv file using wget.

But I keep getting an empty .csv file when using wget (I've tried
several suggestion I got on the Web). I know a .csv file is generated
somewhere because I get it when I click the CSV button online.

Any suggestions?

Have a peaceful Holy Week!

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