• 2015-06-24 09:30

    Icinga 2 which was initially released around July 2014. Icinga is a fork of the Nagios monitoring system, meaning that it can do periodic checks to servers, services and networks to make sure everything is running smoothly. If not, it can e-mail, text or phone a system administrator.

    Staying close to Nagios syntax had its comforts, but it also meant keeping some of its limitations. Icinga 2 is more of a complete rewrite. The documentation keeps talking about node communication with SSL and a 12 step program to get started... with nodes. What if you just want to convert your Icinga 1 configuration and see how it goes?

  • 2015-06-03 09:43

    In response to a question on a mailing-list regarding the benefits of Babel vs OLSR for wireless mesh networks.

  • 2014-12-19 15:15

    A few quick notes that may be installing Aegir 2.x on nginx with MariaDB on a Debian Jessie server running PHP 5.6:

  • 2014-11-25 10:27

    Context: I was running Virtual Box on my desktop for a mix of Windows testing VMs (for Internet Explorer) and GNU/Linux test servers for development. However, I also kind of like the idea of running some services from home, since not everything needs to be in a datacenter. My home Internet is reliable enough and connected to the local Montreal mesh network. I also like the idea of mirroring virtual machines that I host in a data center locally, and vice-versa, meaning that using ZFS snapshots that are backed-up nightly, I could re-spawn a VM in another location pretty quickly.

  • 2014-08-24 18:23

    Disclaimer: I know absolutely nothing about Mac OSX, and my experiences so far have been pretty frustrating. So I wanted that a Mac laptop on my home network do its backups on a separate server. Apple normally recommends an Apple router with an Apple hard drive and other closed expensive Apple perceptions of the world. However, most systems allow you to backup to an external server, using their internal backup system. [...]