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Monthly archive September, 2012

Install icinga with IDOUtils on CentOS/RHEL 5 or 6

Overview

Icinga is a fork of nagios. It is free just as Nagios is and fully compatible with Nagios configuration files, that is if you so wish you can move from Nagios to Icinga without much hassle. Just install icinga and Read More →

Dropbox using Command Line Interface

Overview

We love CLI don't we. As Linux administrators we like to use command line interface as much as possible. This post is about using dropbox with CLI. The benefit of using dropbox is that its fast as you do not Read More →

Get back that disk space from linux

Overview

Linux is a cool operating system to work with but at times it can play smart tricks with you, like when you format a drive, you won’t get 100% of the available space. Now why is that you may ask, Read More →

Disable you have new mail terminal message

Overview

Have you ever been annoyed by been treated by you have new mail terminal message as soon as you login to your server, or you trying to fire a command and suddenly this pops up from no where and clutter Read More →

Nagmap: An awesome addon for Nagios and Icinga

Overview

Nagios is one of the best open source IT infrastructure monitoring system available in market. The thing that makes it so powerful are the addons that can enhance its capabilities and give it some teeth. One such addon which is Read More →

Solve: Nagios: Return code of 13 is out of bounds

Overview

Nagios is a great product for monitoring IT infrastructure. Since it is an open source product users can develop there own plugins to monitor what ever parameter they like to monitor. If you are using a plugin to monitor Read More →

Installing OpenVAS Vulnerability Assessment Tool on CentOS/RHEL 5 or 6

Overview

OpenVas is the world's most advanced Open Source vulnerability scanner and manager. OpenVAS is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.

Installing OpenVAS Vulnerability Assessment Tool on CentOS 5 or Read More →

Linux Cool Tips and Tricks Log 7

Overview

Linux Tips and Tricks continued....

Convert unix timestamp to something readable

If you are a system administrator just like me, I bet you have a bitter sweet relationship with log files. They are the first thing we peek into when something goes Read More →

What is SUID in Linux?

Overview

SUID or Set User ID is a special type of permission given to a file. In Linux or Unix systems when a program runs, it inherits permissions from the user spawning the process. SUID is used to assign temporary permission Read More →

Linux Cool Tips and Tricks Log 6

Overview

Linux Tips and Tricks continued...

The destroyer command

If you are planning to throw or dump your old hard disk (Since you are big rich lad and can buy super cool SSDs) it is always advisable to wipe and erase data on Read More →
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