Category Archives: UNIX

Activate an interface without assigning an IP (Debian/Ubuntu)

There have been many times I have needed to run NTOP on a Debian host and got it working, but never set it up 100% correctly. Usually I’d get NTOP working and configured and by that time I was too … Continue reading

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OS X and Windows 7 and Me

This is about my experience with OS X from my perspective — don’t forget, everyone’s different. This all took place over a little more than a year. Chapter 1 – Introduction to Mac About a year ago I purchased a MacBook … Continue reading

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Are we in with the new Btrfs? (with NFS and ESXi)

Not so fast folks!   As always, we’re trying different things. I recently used some older parts and created a Server with 2.6.39 (Debian) that has a 3ware card and a Btrfs filesystem. LVM was placed on top of the 3ware … Continue reading

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Installing Zabbix 1.8.x on CentOS The Easy Way!

Update: This has been updated for 2.2.x. Follow this link. Original Posting and Script This is an updated script to install Zabbix 1.8.x on CentOS/Red Hat 5. I have tested it on CentOS 5.4. The script was made for Zabbix 1.8.0, but … Continue reading

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Installing Zabbix The Easy Way

Update: This has been updated for 1.8.x. Follow this link. I was following the Zabbix forums and people are constantly having problems installing Zabbix. To make things easier, I wrote a magic install script for CentOS/Red Hat 5. I have … Continue reading

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Installing Zabbix v1.6.1 on Debian Etch

As of this writing, Etch is the current “stable” version of Debian. This is how to install Zabbix! Add an unstable deb-src repository to your sources.list. If you have problems later, make sure the following deb-src line is the only … Continue reading

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