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WP-Syntax Plugin GeSHi Path Fix

The Wp-Syntax plugin for WordPress provides syntax highlighting for WordPress blogs via the GeSHi PHP syntax highlighter. Unfortunately, the plugin includes a builtin version of GeSHi (currently 1.0.8.9) in geshi/. As a result, not only are users of the plugin not instructed to use the latest version ...

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Vyatta - Showing ISC dhcpd fixed-address leases

ISC dhcpd has the ability to always give a specific MAC address the same IP address “lease” using the fixed-address configuration option. This is configured in Vyatta using the static-mapping configuration statement. Unfortunately, since dhcpd doesn’t store fixed-address leases in the dhcpd.leases file, the Vyatta show dhcp leases ...

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php-suhosin syslog issues

I just installed php-suhosin 0.9.29 from EPEL on a CentOS 5.6 box. I’m running a whole bunch of name-based vhosts in Apache, and have a bunch of web apps, so I opted to run suhosin in simulation mode (don’t actually block anything, but log ...

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Quick and Simple Timestamping of Debug Logs

I’ve been having some issues that may be Puppet-related. Unfortunately, Puppet (at least the old 0.25.4 client that I’m running) doesn’t timestamp the debug logs sent to stdout. I know it’s hanging somewhere, but I need concrete numbers to look at. Here’s ...

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Linux Memory Usage and Disk Caching

I recently added some Cacti-based graphing to a number of Linux-based servers prior to rolling out a new service. When I was looking over the performance graphs of the initial testing, I noticed that memory usage on our rsyslog server was near 98%. Looking at top(1), I saw ...

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Simple Diagrams of MySQL Schema

Jess Robinson’s SQL-Translator CPAN module translates and parses SQL statements. The SQLfairy project has some nice binaries that, among other things, use GraphViz or GD to draw pseudo-ER diagrams from SQL CREATE statements. Drawing a diagram of an SQL schema is as easy as sqlt-diagram --db=MySQL ...

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Using wireshark to capture packets from a remote host

I spend a fair amount of my time debugging network and service problems on a few racks of Linux servers. Of course, they’re located in a data center (yes, just downstairs, but still not quite as comfortable as my office), and they’re all command-line only - no sense in ...

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Vyatta VC5 - Snort alerts to syslog

I’m running a Vyatta vyatta router at home - in my opinion it’s pretty near “enterprise grade”, and I’m running the Community/Core (read: no-cost and almost all Free) on commodity hardware with great performance. Granted, I’m still on the older version (5 as opposed to the ...

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