Tag: Internet

Setting up SNMPTRAPD to support Crestron SNMP implementation

(I) Preparing the Crestron Control System Processor

  • Launch Crestron Toolbox
  • Make sure IP address is assigned to Control System Processor
  • Select SNMP configuration from Functions menu. Enable SNMP and reboot processor.
  • Add a new SNMP manager, enter IP address of SNMP manager and specify community string. For demonstration purposes we name the community string ‘connectrix’ with both read and write access. Make sure System Processor can reach the defined SNMP manager (i.e. ping test)

We have a new blog! Introducing the BinaryTaskforce Weblog v3.0

Konnichiwa readers,

Introducing the new BinaryTaskforce blog running Binary Gala WordPress theme version 3.0.

We have decided to move the blogging platform and isolate it under its own subnet, thus we now have http://blog.binarytaskforce.com. A new WordPress installation along with our new version 3.0 theme roll out, new and isolated MySQL database. We are now setup for a brand new way of blogging.

Here are some new Internet listing for your bookmarking.

Enjoy friends.

Team BTF


Debian 8 (Jessie) – All-in-one installation notes

Hey Readers

As you may know already, we made the jump from Fedora last week.

After a weekend of Debian Linux manual reading and catch up, we completed out first Debian server in our lab. Here is our technical note for those who need to build a similar server in a rush. As all Systems and Network administrators will agree, ” The best plan is a well defined plan.” so start laying out what you need and create a check list. Preparation is king! (While you are reading this, you better off started your Debian distribution download.)

The New Photo Journal is Here!

Hello Readers

The new Photo Journal section is a new addition to our corporate website. Our aim is to provide a new way for our readers to enjoy the news and information from binarytaskforce.com.

The photo journal section is built on new software code, focuses on image storage, sharing as well as image display handling. This new photo mechanism is paving a new way for us to showcase our projects, tear downs and future promotions.

Public access is available through the Photo Journal menu from our main corporate website.

Hope you enjoy our latest development.

Team BTF

Books to read in August

In the month of August, we found our staff reading two books (surprisingly one in softcover and one e-book version). After much interrogation here are the titles, now you know what the pros are reading.

Title: Version Control with Subversion (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 978-0-596-51033-6
Author: C.Michael Pilato, Ben Collins-Sussman and Brian W. Fitzpatrick
Category: Computers

Title: jQuery Mobile Up and Running
ISBN: 978-1-449-39765-4
Author: Maximiliano Firtman
Category: Computers


Team BTF

Setting up sendmail for home office / workshop mail relaying

[Article updated 22 Oct, 2016]

Recently, our workshop completed some OS and software upgrades. Here we are posting some field notes on setting up an internal mail relay server, which is one of many long overdue tasks. Hopefully this will benefit anyone working on similar projects.

Why mail relay?

Here in our shop, besides regular desktop workstations which are Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird based, we also have quite a few “low-tech” network devices that communicate using SMTP. These devices such as UPS, Multi-Function Printers, Nagios and Security Cameras all use SMTP for alert and notifications.

Nice and Easy Reverse FTP transfer


After spending countless hours to complete a new web project for your client, your PHPs are lined up and FileZilla is ready for action. The most shocking moment would be finding your client’s ISP offers only a low-end File Manager. Oh boy! just WordPress 3.1.0 alone equals to 82 folders and 835 files nowadays.


How about a reverse FTP transfer process and have the web server come to you for the files? We found some scripts from the Binary Taskforce web team development toolbox that may help. Read on…