Messinet Secure Services

Messinet Secure Services is an ever-changing virtual classroom in which I learn about the GNU/Linux platform and all the services it can deliver. These services are the technological incarnation of an idea centered around keeping my family in touch with each other and technology.

Fedora 35 Upgrades Complete

Messinet Secure Services has upgraded from Fedora 34 to Fedora 35 and we’re no longer building Fedora 34 RPMs in our Fedora Linux RPM Repository. Please check out our builds in the Copr Fedora community build service.

Once again, the upgrades completed successfully using the DNF system-upgrade plugin. We wish to thank the developers for this option, as it continues to streamline and speed up the upgrade process across multiple machines.

We’re also happy to report that the Fedora 35 KDE/Plasma on Wayland experience is significantly improved and stable enough to serve as our primary desktop platform. Though there are still some Plasma/Wayland usability issues, we look forward to futher improvement, especially with drag-and-drop between Qt and GTK applications.

Fedora 34 Upgrades Complete

Messinet Secure Services has upgraded from Fedora 33 to Fedora 34 and we’re no longer building Fedora 33 RPMs in our Fedora Linux RPM Repository. Please check out our builds in the Copr Fedora community build service.

Once again, the upgrades were completed successfully with the DNF system-upgrade plugin and we wish to thank the developers for this option, as it has streamlined the upgrade process.

We’re also trying out KDE/Plasma with Wayland and while there are some usability issues, it’s a significant step forward.

Fedora 32 Upgrades Complete

Messinet Secure Services has upgraded from Fedora 31 to Fedora 32 and we’re no longer building Fedora 31 RPMs in our Fedora Linux RPM Repository. Please check out our builds in the Copr Fedora community build service.

With the exception of our container runtimes, the upgrades were completed successfully with the DNF system-upgrade plugin and we wish to thank the developers for this option, as it has greatly simplified the upgrade process.

Goodbye DAHDI-Tools & DAHDI-Linux

After a long successful run using Digium hardware with Zaptel/DAHDI tools and Linux kernel modules providing direct analog PSTN connectivity, Messinet Secure Services now fully employs Kamailio, RTPengine, and Asterisk in an entirely VoIP based telephony infrastructure.

Unfortunately, upstream DAHDI-Linux development has changed direction, removing support for long-stable analog telephony cards, and limited development is not keeping pace with current Linux kernels.

Messinet Secure Services will no longer maintain or build RPMs for DAHDI tools or related Linux kernel modules in our Fedora Linux RPM Repository or the Copr Fedora community build service.

Fedora 29 Upgrades Complete

Messinet Secure Services has upgraded from Fedora 28 to Fedora 29 with the notable exception of our FreeIPA hosts which will remain on Fedora 28 until updated Fedora 29 FreeIPA packages including the fix for 7654 are released, so a replica can be installed successfully.

With this upgrade complete, we’re no longer building Fedora 28 RPMs in our Fedora Linux RPM Repository. Please check out our builds in the Copr Fedora community build service.