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Example script to run and manage a service (tcpdump) with managed logging.

Posted 10-11-2012 at 07:59 PM by konsolebox
Updated 06-13-2015 at 12:27 AM by konsolebox

I made this script as a reply to a question on a thread before. The accidentally simplified complexity of it amazes me so I thought that it would be nice to post this on a blog as well. Original thread:

The script runs and manages a service (tcpdump). It could also automatically delete files older than C days, and reduce the size of a logfile if it's already larger than N bytes....
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Posted in Howtos
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RHEL Installing multiple OS versions using Logical Volume Manager

Posted 10-10-2012 at 07:56 AM by iamswift
Updated 10-11-2012 at 01:02 AM by iamswift

Logical Volume Manager is a very good tool available in Linux to play around with disks and its sizes. This tool is very powerful that it virtually eliminates the requirement for fdisk based partition after the initial setup. Nowadays only two main partitions are created. One for “boot” and another for “LVM”. LVM internally has volume groups and logical volumes which act as independent partitions.

This article talks about how a free / available...
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Posted in Technical
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RHEL Create new logical volume from root volume

Posted 10-10-2012 at 04:51 AM by iamswift
Updated 10-11-2012 at 01:01 AM by iamswift

We know that modern systems can have multiple hard disks and each hard disk can be divided as partitions. The idea behind partition is that it gives flexibility in managing the disks. Let’s say we have multiple operating systems to be installed in the same machine, partition provides solution for this. Each partition can have its own operating system. Apart from this advantage, partitions also help in grouping the type of files that are stored.
The Linux Logical Volume...
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Posted in Technical
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Trying to get video capability working under Ubuntu 11.10

Posted 10-09-2012 at 05:12 PM by flshope
Updated 10-09-2012 at 05:15 PM by flshope (Took me until now to figure out how to get out of draft mode)

Problem description: I am struggling to get a working video capability on my Pogo2003 machine, which was recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. My specific problem is that I cannot display the magazines from The Zinio site requires Adobe Flash Player. I use three browsers: Opera 12, Firefox 15, and Chrome 18; Opera is always my first choice. After accessing Zinio and opening a magazine, Opera reports "Shockwave Flash has crashed"; Firefox puts up a mostly blank screen...
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Automated OpenBSD-STABLE build

Posted 10-08-2012 at 04:54 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 10-08-2012 at 05:14 PM by rocket357 (refactoring?)

It's ugly. But it works.


set -e

export LOGFILE=/var/log/build_stable.log
export ARCH=`machine`

export BUILDVER=OPENBSD_`uname -r | tr '.' '_'`

cat > ${LOGFILE} << EOF

STABLE BUILD - `date` - `uname -a`


echo "Updating Sources for ${BUILDVER}"
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