Debianguiden reloaded

Yesterday I worked with Morten Brix Petersen to implement user comments on the Danish Debian guide. User comment functionality like the one found on PHP’s documentation. While we where at make enhancements we also redesigned the frontpage to look like the rest of the guide.

First the front page was designed using tableless design but IE and Konqueror (incl. Safari) couldn’t handle it. Now the page useses two tables :( not something I’m proud of but hey now it works.

Next target is the layout of the search functionality (ht://Dig), which should be integratede with the rest of the guide.

Finally my server is up and running again

The reason for the break down was not big (at least not in gigabyte). It was an old IDE 1.8GB Maxtor harddisk which contained my server OS, homepages and databases. Thank god I have recovered all my data. It is impossible to boot from the harddisk and data transfers are very slow sometimes unstable. It has now been replaced by two 200GB Seagate disks. They are supposed to run RAID1 but so far only a data drive with the websites and the databases is a RAID partition.

For the RAID I used the following debian packages: mdadm and `raidtools2. Use google to find some guides…

Stay tuned for updates… I have been away for while ;)

New design of my blog

I have be thinking og making a new layout for my blog (and my emcken.dk) homepage. I have drawed a draft for a logo. The face should resemble me and if it looks okay ins SVG I’ll use it as a “signature” / “trademark” / “I-was-here” thing. I’ll try make it in SVG later this week. Perhapes I will soon update my blog to the 0.6(RC1) version. Who know?!

The next few days I will be at a net party with a lot of my friends :)

Just letting you know that I’m still alive and kicking

A different evening

Yesterday evening I attended a lecture named “Open Source - Linux, disruptive technology or cost cutting measure?</i>” where Richard Seibt spoke. There where about 20 people and it was very exciting. I talked a little bit with him later and he seems like a really great guy.

Remote logging with syslog

Today i played around with syslogd and here is what I learned:

To enable syslog to recieve logs from remote machines you have to give the syslogd an -r parameter. I Debian you have edit /etc/inet.d/syslogd to enable remote logging. A bug has allready been filed about this #205239

On other systems like RedHat you can configure it in /etc/sysconfig/syslog where you set SYSLOGD_PARAMS=”-r”

Now restart syslog with:

machine:~# /etc/init.d/sysklogd restart

To configure the clients edit /etc/syslog.conf:

#Remote logging to 10.0.0.5
*.* @10.0.0.5

And restart syslog like above (now on you client).

NOTE - You can only have comments on newlines. This example is WRONG!!

*.* @10.0.0.5 #My log machine<