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: Description: control and monitor… Continue reading Monitoring S.M.A.R.T devices

Server Collapse

Wow. Where to begin? Last week I had a crazy sequence of events related to one of my servers. After seeing a series of segfaults and memory errors, I started seeing corrupted files on the disk. This particular server is housed at a dedicated hosting facility. Their first look at the hardware they noticed that… Continue reading Server Collapse

Issues with net-snmp update on some boxes

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

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]