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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git unter RHEL, CentOS und Oracle Linux kompilieren

Posted on Tue 06 October 2015 in how-to

git darf im Jahr 2015 wohl als das beliebteste Versionskontrollsystem bezeichnet werden. In Version 6.7 liefert RHEL, Oracle Linux oder die kostenfreie Variante CentOS allerdings eine stark veraltete Version aus. Version 1.7.1 ist zwar sehr stabil, aber von 2010.

Für manche Anwendungsfälle benötigt man eine aktuelle Version …

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rtorrent mit rutorrent Frontend

Posted on Sun 22 March 2015 in how-to

Vor Kurzem wechselte ich von einem vServer auf einen dedizierten Server. Nach Evaluierung der Angebote entschied ich mich für einen SYS-IP-1 bei OVH.

Was tun mit 2 TB HDD und der Gbit/s Anbindung? Na klar, Linux ISOs seeden! Nachfolgend kurz notiert, wie man rtorrent mit rutorrent als Frontend mit …

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