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debian

docker-ce + Debian Buster + iptables

docker doesn’t work on Debian Buster by default, thanks to nft …

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debian linux sysadmin

rsyslog filtering (with loggly)

Filtering rsyslog output being sent to loggly (e.g. from an apache imfile input)

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debian linux pixelbook

First steps with a Pixelbook

So, my 2009 MacBook Pro decided to slowly die … and after dithering for about 3 years over what to buy to replace it …. I chose a Google Pixelbook (i7 variant, 500Gb NVME disk etc) (via eBay)…..

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debian linux sysadmin

Using hitch with varnish on Debian Jessie

I ended up needing to install hitch on a server recently, so the https:// traffic could be routed through Varnish (along with the existing ‘http’ stuff) for performance reasons. The server only runs WordPress sites, so there are WordPress specific things in the Varnish configuration (vcl) file below. Versions: Varnish 5.2, Hitch 1.4.4, Apache 2.4 and […]

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debian email linux postfix sysadmin

postsrsd monit config

This might work to configure monit on Debian (Jessie) to monitor postsrsd. check process postsrsd matching “/usr/sbin/postsrsd” group postsrsd start program = “/etc/init.d/postsrsd start” stop program = “/etc/init.d/postsrsd stop” if failed host localhost port 10001 then restart if failed host localhost port 10002 then restart

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debian linux

Intel NUC6i7KYK with Debian Jessie

Random notes from installing Linux on it … it does just work – but ….

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debian linux

compiling a vanilla kernel to a .deb

As I keep losing this…. Creating a .deb kernel package from a vanilla kernel.org kernel : wget https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.4.24.tar.xz tar -xf linux-4.4.24.tar.xz cd linux-4.4.24 cp /boot/config-whatever .config Optionally: edit and set: CONFIG_DEBUG_INFO=n to stop the *dbg* package being generated make olddefconfig make deb-pkg -j6 LOCALVERSION=-dg1

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debian php

dotdeb – apt package pinning

As of last night, Debian Security released PHP 5.4.44 for Wheezy. Wheezy shipped with PHP 5.4.12 or something like that. DotDeb is currently on 5.4.43, and if you’ve been using it based on the assumption that it has a newer version of a package over Debian, then an upgrade will leave your PHP install in […]

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debian

varnish throttling

I came across the varnish throttle module the other day – which seems quite useful – and certainly gives better control over abusive requests than using fail2ban (in that, only specific URLs/request types can be targeted and blocked with the throttle module, while fail2ban tends to trigger the blocking of any traffic from a client […]

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debian linux mysql performance

MySQL Max_connections stuck on 214 ?

I found MySQL was being annoying earlier and not ‘accepting’ my max_connections = 450 directive on a Debian Wheezy install, and being seemingly stuck on having 214 connections….