Thursday, March 15, 2012

check_email_delivery and SMTP SSL

For all of you who want/need/have to monitor an email server's performance or delay, there is a nice plugin for nagios out there written by Jonathan Buhacoff. It's not only a single plugin either, but a suite of scripts to check various smtp- and imap-related things.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Logitech Media Server & MySQL

Logitech, in their infinite wisdom, has decided to rename slimserver to SqueezeCenter then Squeezebox Server and finally Logitech Media Server.
Because I like to run it on my NAS, I despise the embedded SQLite and always want it to use MySQL instead. This has always been well-documented in the slimdevices wiki.
When these steps are applied to Logitech Media Server, it reverts to SQLite on it's own.

After some troubleshooting i found updated instructions here. For the tl;dr folks, here's the relevant lines to server.prefs:
dbtype: MySQL
dbusername: slimserver
dbpassword: slimserver
dbsource: dbi:mysql:database=slimserver;mysql_socket=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock
 I can't wait to see how they will name v8 - and how they'll change the config settings once more. Sigh.