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Nagios check_by_ssh and NAT

At a remote location, I have a number of machines to monitor but only one IP (dynamic on a residential connection). Most of my remote monitoring with Nagios uses check_by_ssh. Previously, I’d used one host for Nagios to SSH to, and then chained together another check_by_ssh to reach the ...

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Puppet problems with hostname in autosign.conf - Invalid pattern

In playing with Puppet (0.24.8 on clients and server) today (well, building a new host) I came by a strange error when I ran puppet on the client:

err: Could not request certificate: Certificate retrieval failed: Invalid pattern css-storemanager

The thing that was so strange is that “css-storemanager ...

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Project Announcement - PHPsa

So, here’s the “official” scoop on the new project that I’m planning/starting to work on. I’m calling it PHPsa for now, and it’s going to (hopefully) be an integrated dashboard/portal for SysAdmins. While there are a number of tools that fit into this general ...

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First big Android … fisaco

Well, I wanted to call this a $#!\^storm, but I don’t think it’s grown to those proportions yet. But any new platform will have its hiccups, and Google is relatively new to the OS world.

So, here’s the news. Google issued a legal Cease and Desist order ...

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DNS Move

Yesterday I finally began moving DNS for my sites from GoDaddy to my own in-house system of master/slave BIND9. While both DNS servers are currently at the same location and on the same WAN connection (heck, they’re beind the same router, too), so is all of the rest ...

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DNS - Open Source rules

DNS is arguably one of the most important services on the Internet. Without it, every domain name and email address we know would be meaningless. We’d be thrown back into the days of IP addresses without corresponding names. And, given everything that depends on DNS, it’s also one ...

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