Monthly Archives: September 2014

Greece, Corfu, Dassia

Corfu is certainly a island with plenty of things to see, but that is for 2-3 days, not more. So after that you need good lodgings and nice sea. We were in a place called Dassia, about 15km from main … Continue reading

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A cake with apples, walnuts and cinnamon

I had a surplus of apples from our garden, from the last year. They were a bit wrinkly but totally fine, sweet and tasty. So I decided to use them in a cake! Peel and cut up apples (not to … Continue reading

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Zabbix 2.2 agent on CentOS 6

Zabbix agent is deployed on a monitoring target to actively monitor local resources and applications (hard drives, memory, processor statistics etc). The agent gathers operational information locally and reports data to Zabbix server for further processing. Zabbix agent enables to … Continue reading

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Peach cake

Since I had a bunch of our own peaches (sweet, juicy!!), and they can not keep long (even in a fridge), I have used part of them for a very succulent cake. Peel about 3/4kg of peaches, cut them into … Continue reading

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How to set up a Zabbix server

I use Nagios, and am very pleased with it, but new things can surprise you! 😉 Where to find it : www.zabbix.org www.zabbix.com – has newer versions and good documentation, I used this site. Zabbix has a bunch of components … Continue reading

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Useful Linux tips

Or how to start a background process, how not to have a window of process open along with th terminal from which the process was started…. 1. nohup means: Do not terminate this process even when the tty is cut … Continue reading

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Find data about remote host, form CentOS 6

1. #host -a IP-address-of-host DNS-resolver This will not work if host is not defined under that DNS server (reverse zone) 2. Use Angry IP Scan, you can get it from here. A very useful GUI tool that is started from … Continue reading

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LibreOffice tips

1. How to insert Times New Roman font : # wget http://www.my-guides.net/en/images/stories/fedora12/msttcore-fonts-2.0-3.noarch.rpm Install the package, and restart LibreOffice (best to reboot the whole machine). Link. 2. How to set up a different page setup from the certan page onwards (portrait … Continue reading

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PATH environment variable on UNIX

This goes for HPUX 11.23 /etc/PATH is a global variable. The /etc/PATH is the PATH used if you do not set the PATH command in /etc/default/login, /etc/profile, .profile files. Every user may have, bud does not have to have, its … Continue reading

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Some UNIX kernel parameters

How to list kernel parameters : # kctune |grep maxfiles_lim Or, for details : # kctune -v name-of-the-parameter How to change kernel parameter using SAM : All configurable kernel parameters must be specified using an integer value or a formula … Continue reading

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