Archive for the 'server' Category

glTail for monitoring log files

Monday, September 1st, 2008

glTail is a pretty neat little script (make sure you check out the video on the homepage.. static image doesn’t do it justice). It’s a ruby script that creates a visual representation of log files.
Install (if you have rubygems) is as easy as:
gem install gl_tail
It requires an older version of net-ssh that you can [...]

Monitor individual process traffic on Linux with NetHogs

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

NetHogs is like top with networking stats. You can view bandwidth usage by each process.

Munin - Awesome server monitoring software

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

I’ve used MRTG in the past. It’s cool, but it’s hell to configure. I just need something simple for a single server that just works.
Munin rules.. especially if you’re on Ubuntu/Debian. It’s good for monitoring multiple servers or just one. Here’s a demo.
Install is pretty much:
sudo apt-get install munin munin-node
Pretty much [...]

Plesk, Samba, Linux.. Hamachi

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

I’ve always wanted to be able to share files easily between my server and my workstations at home.. FTP/SFTP is fine, but it would be nice to be able to just use windows explorer and make things work just like that.. unfortunately I’ve had a billion and one problems trying to do so and I [...]


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