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comment Best monitoring system for less technical people and application-level monitoring?
Thank you all. I managed to break through the political roadblock that stopped me from using Nagios, so I just went with the solution I know. I spent some time educating the users about how stuff works, and making prettier email notifications. It seems to be working.
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accepted Best monitoring system for less technical people and application-level monitoring?
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answered Super simple high performance http server
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comment Best monitoring system for less technical people and application-level monitoring?
My company is in the flibberwigget business. I'm alerting on things like "the systems production of flibberwiggets dropped 20% in the last hour" or "the average latency for flibberwigget production is greater than ten seconds." I can glean the flibberwigget data from scripts that monitor logs, and I'm doing that on an ad hoc basis right now. I want to pull it under a monitoring system of some sort, and Nagios doesn't seem like the right one. Plus, there's some internal politics that makes Nagios not the right solution.
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answered What do I need to know about Information Technology (IT)?
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answered Providing command line arguments for an executable through a shell script
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accepted What percentage of nameservers honor TTL these days?
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comment What percentage of nameservers honor TTL these days?
Thanks! That's about what I expected. A quarter of a percent isn't too bad for some types of traffic, though it's certainly very bad for others.
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comment Are there any tools for comparing DNSBL effectiveness?
Yeah, I was thinking about doing something like that. I'm surprised that someone hasn't already written it-- it's only a few lines of code.
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comment Setting up MySQL database replication
I second this answer. Can you connect to either of the machines from outside using a mysql client? To test basic connectivity, log onto MachineA, open a command prompt, and type "telnet MachineB 3306". If you get connected it's not a firewall problem. If you don't, it probably is. Don't forget to fix it on both machines, not just one.
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comment Are there any tools for comparing DNSBL effectiveness?
SpamAssassin is going to be way more CPU-intensive than MTA-level blocking, no? I'm pretty sensitive to that, though I guess I could put up with it for a few days.