collectd and rtorrent - gathering statistics from XMLRPC

Posted on Sat 17 February 2018 in how-to

Way back in 2014 I've written about a few collectd configurations. One of them was using various tools to manage rtorrent to gather information from rtorrent.

As one reader of this blog asked me about the scripts I wanted to release a simpler approach to gather the information from rtorrent …

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Encrypt your connections (and do it right)

Posted on Sun 31 December 2017 in how-to

After a few amazing days at the #34c3 in Leipzig with dozens of talks highlighting various aspects of IT and physical device security I'd like to share some ressources and config examples on how to encrypt your connections.

You may think that there's no need for this. Everyone should be …

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Microsoft SQL Server and collectd - what the heck?

Posted on Sun 10 December 2017 in how-to

You're running a Linux server, a webserver, maybe an application server? Everything is being monitored with collectd and the world is fine and peaceful. But wait a second! What about the database server? Sure enough PostgreSQL is your friend most times. But there are some cases where SQL Server is …

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Signing git commits with your GPG key

Posted on Mon 17 July 2017 in how-to

This one will be simple and short.

You're already using GPG to sign your emails?

Well, then simply sign your git commits as well!

To prepare this up globally 2 commands are enough:

git config --global ""
git config --global user.signingkey 00000000

If you want …

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Building RPM files of Atlassian software - the hard way

Posted on Sat 27 May 2017 in how-to

This article will tell you a little story of mine about building .rpm-files. Not the Red Hat Package Manager itself, the file format.

After switching from Debian derivates, especially Ubuntu, to CentOS Ive figured out that at some point I'll have to build my own packages. In the meantime there …

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New theme for this blog - keeping track of changes

Posted on Mon 20 March 2017 in

After quite some time it was time to give this blog a new layout. Droidstrap is a great theme, but I was looking for something more shiny, perfectly fitting on mobile devices and so on.

As I'm using Pelican, an open-source static site generator, there's a big community providing Plugins …

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Synology NAS mit collectd überwachen

Posted on Sun 19 March 2017 in monitoring

Synology bietet für alle NAS an, diese per SNMP zu überwachen.

Die Aktivierung ist denkbar einfach über das Control Panel möglich:


Im Anschluss können diese Daten über das SNMP Plugin von collectd abgefragt werden. Dazu wird unter Fedora das Paket collectd-snmp benötigt.

Im Anschluss werden die MIB Dateien von Synology …

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LXC Container mit fremden Distributionen unter Fedora erstellen

Posted on Sun 16 October 2016 in lxc


Nach der Einrichtung des ersten LXC Containers und Konfiguration mit IPv6 sollen nun weitere Container her. In meinem Setup setze ich auf Fedora 24 als OS für den LXC Host. Allerdings benötige ich für spezielle Applikationen ein CentOS 7.

Dieser Blogeintrag widmet sich der Erstellen von Containers mit zum …

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