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Petit for Log Analysis

I recently discovered the petit program for log analysis. It’s a simple tool to pull out useful information from syslog logs in a variety of ways. I’ve only used it a few times so far, mainly on logs from problems I’ve already solved but didn’t know ...

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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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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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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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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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