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Sunday 4 July 2010

Nagstatmon help monitor network and servers using nagios

Monitoring a network or a group of servers using nagios have some problems. Receiving alarms by email or have a browser with a open page to the nagios site is an option that don't fit well in the work flow of some people.

Nagstatmon is a program that solves that problem. It opens a small window or icon on a taskbar of your desktop and show how many alarms are active. When an alarm triggers you can see where and what kind of alarm and easily open a connection for managing the equipment in fault.

This program is available in Debian testing (squeeze) but the package is compatible with Debian stable (v5.0, lenny).

The homepage for the software is

Monday 28 June 2010

Published cal-logcheck-database v 0.35

cal-logcheck-database is a personal package that I use to collect extra rules for logcheck. This rules help me keeping the logcheck reports cleaner and informative.

This version have new rules for smartmontools messages and updates the package for squeeze.

You can download the package and the source from here:





In alternative you can install it using apt if you add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb lenny/updates main

Monday 14 June 2010

Debian package v0.0.9-2 of switchconf hit testing

Debian package v0.0.9-2 of switchconf have migrated from unstable to testing. This new version have changed only the package, not the code of switchconf. Follows the changelog.

  * Fix bashism in a private rule on debian/rules file (Closes: #581451).
  * Add remote_fs to dependency of init.d.
  * Bump standard version to 3.8.4, no changes needed. 

Thursday 21 January 2010

Published switchconf v 0.0.9

I have published a new version of switchconf, v0.0.9.

Can be downloaded from

This is the relevant part from the Changelog.

   * Remove old version of files when using softlinks (Closes: #553427).
   * Use run-parts when available to run scripts (Closes: #563224).
   * Call scripts with the name of next configuration (Closes: #563223).
   * Locking system to prevent a second run before the first finish.

Sunday 29 November 2009

Published switchconf v 0.0.8

I have published a new version of switchconf.

There were changes to the build process so it depend less on Debian software. The package was build to be used on my job, so was not uploaded to Debian.

Can be downloaded from

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