Check SSL Connection Foo

It was that time of the year, when I had to renew some SSL certificates. Renewing and updating them in the server is a nice and easy process. But checking, whether the server is delivering the correct certificate and, that I updated and popluated the intermediate certificates correctly, is a different story. For websites it […]

Nagios check_disk Foo on Ubuntu 15.10

Another day another foo, this time done to the check_disk plugin for Nagios on Ubuntu. After updating to 15.10 my disk space check all of a sudden failed with this one here: DISK CRITICAL – /sys/kernel/debug/tracing is not accessible: Permission denied It seemed a little odd, especially when I could access that file normally before. […]

Automatic Ubuntu Kernel Clean Up Foo (Update)

Cleaning up old kernel images on a Ubuntu machine is a quite annoying task. If you forget it and you have a separate /boot partition, then you will sooner or later run out of disk space. And then of course all your updates will fail. Doing the clean up manually is, as mentioned, more than […]

Too Many Open Files Foo With Chrome On Ubuntu 13.10

The last Chrome update and one of the last Thunderbird updates caused some strange crashes of either on of them on my Ubuntu 13.10. All is fine, it runs great and all of a sudden *boom*, browser window gone, or email client gone. Luckily .xsession-errors exists and there I could find some entries like this: […]

PS3 Media Server And Ubuntu Foo… Again

It feels like Groundhog Day all over again. After finding a relatively painless way of installing the PS3 Media Server on Ubuntu (PS3 Media Server And Ubuntu Foo), I found an easy way with a PPA (PS3 Media Server made easy) and I thought all will be good when I do the re-install of my […]

BIND Journal Foo

After doing some updates to my DNS set up I ran some standard checks. And it took me a while to realize that for some reason my zone didn’t load correctly and the secondary server was used. So I dove into the logs and low and behold I saw this: zone dusares.com/IN: journal rollforward failed: […]

Re-Assign Host Access Permission For User In MySQL Foo

Changing the configuration of a VPN can have interesting side effects. In my case I had to open up the host permissions for my MySQL users and databases from a /24 to a /16 network. Should be easy… and it actually is. Here are the SQL commands you have to execute to perform such an […]

Wicd On Ubuntu Fails To Start Foo

Running Ubuntu, like most mainstream Linux distribution, means nowadays automatically that your computer gets exposed to the NetworkManager and its sideeffects. Maybe this tool might work for some desktop users, but it definitely never worked for me. It is cumbersome to configure, doesn’t like if an interface is managed manually or you want to change […]

Netgear PS121v2 Print Server Linux Foo

It is always fun to re-activate some old hardware. We had this HP laser printer sitting there with a Netgear PS121 (v2!) and it was just begging me to use it. So I thought, that is a quick and easy set up. Well it would’ve been if it didn’t have some nice surprises for me. […]