I wrote a quick article on how to remove the Google Authenticator function of your server when you’re using it logging in through SSH.
For a more secure terminal (SSH) environment, you can add a second factor to authenticate a user. I personally run Ubuntu and i implemented the Google Authenticator on my Ubuntu system using the Google Authenticator Library of Google in combination with my iPhone with the Google Authenticator App.
See the following howto:
Zabbix 1.8.6 has been released on August 4th. Within this relase several new features have been added and even more improvements are implemented:
Added ability to force configuration cache reload of a running server and proxy, which, in the case of active proxy, will also force config re-read from the server.
Zabbix will complain if there are unsupported attributes in server, proxy or agent configuration files.
It is safe to use Zabbix with the latest releases of PostgreSQL.
Added performance monitoring of LVM devices.
Download the new release here: http://www.zabbix.com/download.php
See this howto to get access to your shell (over SSL) without a password. This howto generates a certificate which is imported at both local and remote profile.
In some cases it may come in quite handy to empty your mail queue’s right away, this script which executes at your prompt clears (deltes) the messages which are in the queue.
Another small howto: rsync two (remote) folders
I’ve added another quick how to on how to hide your user input while asking for a password fromout Bash.
This is a quick howto to enable you to relay all your Postfix mailtraffic to either your ISP’s SMTP gateway or to forward your outgoing mail to a corporate centralized gateway. This can even be done on a non standard SMTP port.
As of today my websites are hosted fromout a cloud environment at OVH. I was interested in what way cloud computing could offer me cost savings and flexibility. I will test the current environment for a few weeks to see if it can offer the same performance- and uptime characteristics as my local VMWare ESXi 3.5 environment.
As a pay for every hour i will play around with amount of internal memory. Please notify me if my site gets too slow 🙂