Feb 012019

Tomorrow I’ll be doing some server and rack work. I’ll be moving one system into a new chassis, combining two desktops into the old chassis, and putting both chassis back into the rack. There are a bunch of steps here and I want to write them down so they all get done. These steps were […]

Jan 222019

I noticed some double timestamps in my logs recently. They started just after I upgraded the host to FreeBSD 12, but I am not convinced they are related. This is from /var/log/messsages: Jan 22 21:41:40 knew 1 2019-01-22T21:41:40.760533+00:00 knew.int.unixathome.org pkg 89351 – – py36-iocage-devel upgraded:,1 ->,1 They started late yesterday, this is from […]

Jan 132019

Sometimes you want to run a cronjob on a frequent basis, but you rarely want a new one to start before the old one has finished. There is an easy tool in FreeBSD base called lockf. It is similar to the flock tool. Here is an example I am using: Based on the man page, […]

Jan 082019

This post might help me in configuring net-snmp to deliver Nginx statistics to LibreNMS. As such, this post may not be as helpful to you as the official documentation. Key is this URL: The nginx.conf file needs something like this: NOTE: the fastcgi_pass line might also be fastcgi_pass depending on what you find […]

Dec 302018

This post has been replaced by a newer one. For reference, the previous post on this server is still available. The most recent change was extracting the beadm boot environment to a new zpool, zroot. For future reference, this is the slocum server, which I use for various jails and services. It is mounted in […]