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Monitoring S.M.A.R.T devices

During my server disaster earlier mentioned, I decided to monitor the drives a bit more closely. The drives on the system were SMART capable, so I emerge’d sys-apps/smartmontools. Here is the description of that package: sys-apps/smartmontools Available versions: 5.36-r1 5.37 ~5.37-r1 5.38 {minimal static} Installed versions: 5.38(10:56:28 10/09/08)(-minimal -static) Homepage: http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/ Description: control and monitor… Continue reading Monitoring S.M.A.R.T devices

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Issues with net-snmp update on some boxes

On only two boxes I manage, I had problems updating net-snmp to net-snmp-5.4.2.1. During the compile I would receive the following failure message: chmod 755 ../blib/arch/auto/NetSNMP/TrapReceiver/TrapReceiver.so cp TrapReceiver.bs ../blib/arch/auto/NetSNMP/TrapReceiver/TrapReceiver.bs chmod 644 ../blib/arch/auto/NetSNMP/TrapReceiver/TrapReceiver.bs Manifying ../blib/man3/NetSNMP::TrapReceiver.3pm make[2]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/net-analyzer/net-snmp-5.4.2.1/work/net-snmp-5.4.2.1/perl/TrapReceiver’ make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/net-analyzer/net-snmp-5.4.2.1/work/net-snmp-5.4.2.1/perl’ Traceback (most recent call last): File “setup.py”, line 2, in from setuptools import… Continue reading Issues with net-snmp update on some boxes

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Dell PowerEdge SC Servers – great deals for linux servers

Over the years, I’ve set up multiple firewalls and fileservers for clients and my own office. What I require is a server platform that is Gentoo Linux friendly with quality components and at an affordable price. Early on, I was a big fan of the Dell PowerEdge 400SC. I remember picking those up (without operating… Continue reading Dell PowerEdge SC Servers – great deals for linux servers

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Dansguardian – Error connecting via ipc to log [SOLVED]

Earlier this year, I was receiving logs stating that dansguardian could not connect to IPC socket. I just recently upgraded dansguardian (2.10-r1) and finally found the problem. I originally posted this issue in February on the Gentoo forums and didn’t receive any response. Today, I found the problem and the fix. Below is an example… Continue reading Dansguardian – Error connecting via ipc to log [SOLVED]