BNS provides live streaming for townhall debates

BNS was engaged by Manila Bulletin to design and deploy a live video stream of the townhall presidential debates. The aim is to provide as wide a coverage as possible to the historic event.

The live stream needed to provide 720P HD video signal to an estimated 40,000 simultaneous viewers. BNS deployed rtmp encoder and rtmp relay servers to achieve this goal.

Presidential Debate Part I https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341562722985/

Presidential Debate Part II https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341600722985/

Presidential Debate Part III https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341694387985/

Presidential Debate Part IV https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341754527985/

Presidential Debate Part V https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341803362985/

Presidential Debate Part VI https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341844752985/

Presidential Debate Part VII https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154341927297985/

Presidential Debate Part VIII https://www.facebook.com/manilabulletin/videos/10154342000032985/

 

BNS Deploys Gigabit speed wifi network for Pres Debates

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BNS was tapped by Manila Bulletin, the co organizer of the 3rd Presidential debate that was held at the PHINMA University of Pangasinan.

BNS deployed an open source firewall (Pfsense) with web accelerator (transparent cacheing proxy) to further enhance the speed of the dual links. The two links were made up of the 1gbps fiber link deployed by PLDT and the 500mbps Radio link to BNS via Ligowave antenna systems.

Speedtest.net showed speed around 860mbps when measured by MDICT officials.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/781475/online-group-analyzes-presidential-debate

Philippines Network Operators Group (PHNOG)

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Philippines Network Operators Group (PHNOG) is a non-profit organization established to promote coordination among Network Operators in Philippines. Focus is given to knowledge development of all members as well as the Philippines IT community as a whole through discussions on technical issues/concerns regarding the Internet and network management.

This coming January, PhNOG will hold a conference themed \\\’All over IP\\\’ (AoIP) -touching the different facets of Internet, entwined to our daily lives. Maybe unknown to many, almost everything is over IP. Local and foreign experts will share their knowledge and experiences that will enable the continuous development of the Philippine Internet.

Joomla GoogleMap Proxy Vulnerability

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If you are using Joomla and have the Googlemaps plugin, your webserver may be under attack and being used to attack others via cross site scripting.

The problem with the Joomla! Googlemaps plugin lies in the fact anyone can request the/plugins/system/plugin_googlemap2_proxy.php in their browser or script, to execute cURL HTTP requests to remote websites. The url parameter is vulnerable for Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks, and allows the retrieval of remote website content. When this happens a lot, a website becomes overloaded and unresponsive, making a Denial-of-Service attack succesfully executed. This is not only a problem for the website owner on the remote end, or its hosting company. Your web servers transmit a lot of HTTP traffic to remote ends, increasing server load, usage and network bandwidth (for which you pay). Therefor it’s important to stop this abuse.

To remedy this, you can remove the plugin or restrict access to the file via your .htaccess.

More info here: https://www.saotn.org/joomla-websites-abused-open-proxy-denial-service-attacks/

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Plesk 12 Editions

The four new Plesk 12 editions are designed to help infrastructure providers create targeted solutions for web administrators, application developers, web professionals, and hosting service providers.

Each edition simplifies core web management activities to align with the way infrastructure is being used for hosting websites and web applications today.

Plesk 12 also includes a tightly integrated set of mass-management and security tools that can be used to profit from the growing demand for WordPress hosting.

All editions have added built-in server-to-site security, leading to more reliable infrastructure and reduced support costs.

Use the table below to compare what’s included in each Plesk 12 edition.

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http://www.odin.com/products/plesk/plesk-editions/

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Bitstop Network Services now Supports IPv6

The Bitstop Network Services now supports the latest version of Internet Protocol(IP) – IPv6.

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the Internet. IPv6 was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to deal with the long-anticipated problem of IPv4 address exhaustion. – wikipedia

With IPv6, everything from appliances to automobiles can be interconnected. But an increased number of IT addresses isn’t the only advantage of IPv6 over IPv4. In honor of World IPv6 Day, here are six more good reasons to make sure your hardware, software, and services support IPv6.

  1. More Efficient Routing
    IPv6 reduces the size of routing tables and makes routing more efficient and hierarchical. IPv6 allows ISPs to aggregate the prefixes of their customers’ networks into a single prefix and announce this one prefix to the IPv6 Internet. In addition, in IPv6 networks, fragmentation is handled by the source device, rather than the router, using a protocol for discovery of the path’s maximum transmission unit (MTU).
  2. More Efficient Packet Processing
    IPv6’s simplified packet header makes packet processing more efficient. Compared with IPv4, IPv6 contains no IP-level checksum, so the checksum does not need to be recalculated at every router hop. Getting rid of the IP-level checksum was possible because most link-layer technologies already contain checksum and error-control capabilities. In addition, most transport layers, which handle end-to-end connectivity, have a checksum that enables error detection.
  3. Directed Data Flows
    IPv6 supports multicast rather than broadcast. Multicast allows bandwidth-intensive packet flows (like multimedia streams) to be sent to multiple destinations simultaneously, saving network bandwidth. Disinterested hosts no longer must process broadcast packets. In addition, the IPv6 header has a new field, named Flow Label, that can identify packets belonging to the same flow.
  4. Simplified Network Configuration
    Address auto-configuration (address assignment) is built in to IPv6. A router will send the prefix of the local link in its router advertisements. A host can generate its own IP address by appending its link-layer (MAC) address, converted into Extended Universal Identifier (EUI) 64-bit format, to the 64 bits of the local link prefix.
  5. Support For New Services
    By eliminating Network Address Translation (NAT), true end-to-end connectivity at the IP layer is restored, enabling new and valuable services. Peer-to-peer networks are easier to create and maintain, and services such as VoIP and Quality of Service (QoS) become more robust.
  6. Security
    IPSec, which provides confidentiality, authentication and data integrity, is baked into in IPv6. Because of their potential to carry malware, IPv4 ICMP packets are often blocked by corporate firewalls, but ICMPv6, the implementation of the Internet Control Message Protocol for IPv6, may be permitted because IPSec can be applied to the ICMPv6 packets.

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“gDayx Dagupan” Seminar in Ricafort Tee Pavillion

BNS is a co organizing the seminar gDayx Dagupan in Ricafort Tee Pavillion  on April 30, 2014 that aims to provide the venue to educate the ICT Stakeholders and enthusiasts regarding the prospects of entrepreneurship in ICT and the creation of a startup business.

The Startup workshops will be a one-day event and will be targeting participants from the different stakeholders of the startup and ICT industries in the regions. This will include students who are in fields of computer studies and business management courses, professors and school administrators and representatives from the private business partners and local government units.

The main goal of the Program is to have 50 local startups based in the Philippines with a company valuation of 10 Million Pesos or more by the end of 2016.

And here are the program activities on that day:

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8:00 to 9:00 AM Registration of Participants
9:01 to 9:30 AM Opening Ceremonies (Philippine National Anthem and Invocation)Welcome Remarks by the Host LGU / ICT Council
9:31 to 9:50 AM Opening Message by DOST-ICT Office
9:51 to 10:10 AM Startup Innovations and TrendsThe discussion will include an overview of the local and global landscape of the Startup community. The speaker will also discuss the relevance of this initiative and the major players that contribute to the developments of the industry in the country. This topic will also include:

  • What are the global trends in startup and business innovation? What ideas are booming? And why?
  • What are the local innovations that we should look out for?
  • What major areas of business or general concern can startups go into? Are there any untapped markets or innovation areas that may be covered?
  • Are there any areas that should be avoided or are have less success rate especially in new startup companies?
  • Are there similar factors and/or traits you have seen that may bring about success or failure in startups
10:11 to 11:15 AM Startup 101Startup 101 will tackle basic concepts and methods discussing the ff:

  • What is a startup? What are examples of startup (ICT) companies? Can i do it alone?
  • What do we need to get started?
  • How does technology come into play in building a startup?
  • If I have a business/ tech idea? What are the general steps in building my startup company?
  • Who can I contact in my early stages of idea development? Who can help?
  • What activities can I participate in to get my ideas going?
  • What does it take to be a successful startup founder?
  • What business/ tech ideas are making it big in the industry?
11:16 to 12:15 PM Startup TalkStartup talk speakers will share their experiences in creating their own startups. Specifically:

  • How did you get into building your own startup?
  • What is your startup about and how did you come up with the idea? Why is it relevant? Marketable? Worth pursuing?
  •  How did you develop your company? What are the difficulties you’ve encountered and how did you address them?
  • What are the benefits of building your own startups? What are your recent success milestones?
  • What do you think are the qualities that make a successful startup founder? To make a successful team/ company?
12:16 to 1:30 PM Lunch
1:31 to 2:30 PM Pitching Basics and Fire PitchesThe discussion will cover pitching tips and tricks for beginners who have not experienced joining startup competitions. The talk will provide tips on what areas to consider when developing tech ideas and pitches and how to effectively convey their ideas through short-time pitches or for networking purposes. If Possible a select number of participants will be given the chance to do mock pitching to get and actual feel of the experience.
2:31 to 3:30 PM Startup Ecosystem and SupportSpeakers for this topic will involve representatives from national or local startup organizations and communities who contribute greatly in strengthening and providing appropriate support for startups. Their talk will include:

  • Based on their organization’s activities and experiences, a description of the Philippine startup community today
  • Common issues that startups are facing – How does your organization address such issues?
  • Observed qualities that individuals may possess to survive the process of building and running a startup
  • Organization’s activities and programs – what does the organization do to support startups and potential technopreneurs?
3:31 to 4:00PM Intellectual Property Concepts / Startup Support from GovernmentStartups should be proactive in developing and protecting their intellectual property. Intellectual property is a business asset and has commercial value.  This will also protect the startup’s competitive advantage and also use this as a marketing edge. Speakers should be able to present:

  • Why should A Startup take steps to protect Intellectual Property?
  • How to apply, what are the necessary requirements?
  • What are the benefits/advantages?
4:01 to 4:15 Break
4:16 to 5:45 PM Open Forum/Panel Discussion and Break Out Sessions
5:46 to 6:00 PM Closing Remarks from LGU / ICT Council

For further information and coordination, please contact Karla Legaspi of the ICT Industry Development Team at (02) 920-0101 loc. 1101 or email at karla.legaspi@icto.dost.gov.ph.

BNS’s Dissolved Oxygen Team Wins Pangasinan ICT 2013 Contest under Social Innovation category

After all the hard work, it was all worth it. The dissolved oxygen team won the competition in Social Innovation. The Dissolved Oxygen Sensor really attracted the interests of the Judges. They said that this project would give a great impact in the environment.

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The team would like to give the credits to our colleagues in Cagayan State University specially Bryan Tapaoan who helped us in making this project possible.

Also, the team want to give thanks to the people who helped them promote the project in social media sites.

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