Tag: monitor

FreeBSD: Monitor svn Updates

If you use theĀ  svn subversion tool to update source tree or ports tree, you want to have a possibility to look back what was pulled, pushed and droped you can use a Log File to monitor the update scripts. This helps if you temporarily log out the Terminal Sessions for a Coffee break. Howto: Login to FreeBSD via SSH Use a tmux program like screen or tmux, if not installed, then install it. This allows ongoing operations on disconnects Run on the Terminal $tmux Run $sudo svn update /usr/src > /home/updates/svn.log #exit STRG+B then press "d" detach The svn […]

WordPress: Monitor the Size of the MYSQL Database

If you use WordPress or a other Blog Software with a MySQL Database over years it is useful to do some things regularly: Check the Database Size weekly, that no Skript Kid has found a Backdoor and fills up the Database silent Purge Database Caches with default maintenance tools of the Software Dont forget to create a MySQL Dump Backup weekly with cron To Check the Size login on mysql command prompt do: $mysql -u dbuser -p #Enter Password mysql > use dbwordpress mysql > SELECT table_schema "Data Base Name", sum( data_length + index_length) / 1024 / 1024 "Data Base […]

Raspberry Pi: Howto build a Local Network Monitor for Intrusion Logging Watchdog

Today the count of network devices at home networks grows up weekly, cause more and more home devices like freezers, coffee engines, dishwasher and more got builtin wifi interfaces. To have a Control Unit you can use a raspberry pi2 as cheap Network Monitor Logger. The Raspian by default offers builtin free tools, like arp, arp-scan, nmap, ping to easy monitor a network. If you have learned some commands and the bash scripting you can fast create a Network Logger, perhaps with analyse tools to mail alerts if new “MAC” NIC Adresses are seen. Every network device uses a owned […]