Monthly Archives: May 2013

ScienceLogic / EM7 – Monitoring VMware vShield Edges – Part 1

This is a two part series, and the scripts used in this are for information only, you will need to make changes to the scripts in order to use them. If like the company I work for you happen to … Continue reading

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Using Python Requests module to log into a site.

As a monitoring engineer, its my responsibility to ensure that the services I monitor are up and working. Most of the time this is normally just graphing some snmp oids, or writing a simple script to check a service is still alive. This time, … Continue reading

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Postfix – Setting the bind IP

To set the bind address for postfix, do the following. sudo vi /etc/postfix/ Locate the section that has the following inet_interfaces = all #inet_interfaces = $myhostname #inet_interfaces = $myhostname, localhost

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How To – Low cost, high power Media Center PC (HTPC) – Part 1

So a couple of weeks ago, I wrote a small review on XBMC. Having used this wonderful piece of software for as long as I can remember, I thought I would take the time to write a little how to. Hopefully the end … Continue reading


Fix missing network cards after moving a Virtual Machine (CentOS/RHEL)

So you have been busy working up a nice working virtual machine in your dev environment and now you want to move it into production, or you have built a VM for a friend to show them something and when … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 – UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall)

Uncomplicated Firewall (ufw) is a (easyish) front end for ipTables. Which tends to come installed on Ubuntu distro’s So what happens when you want to modify the rules. Lets say you want to allow SNMP to one of your servers … Continue reading

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