If you are looking for an alternative way to boot your linux machines, or for a reliable way to run and control your services, please take a look. Runit is cool.
Having running statistics on your systems is always a good idea.
Since I am a qmail freak, I have been using the venerable qmailmrtg7 for a long while.
In fact since I use my courier pop3/imap server with tcpserver, I can even use qmailmrtg7 to give me stats about POP3 and IMAP, which it susually doesn't.
But... qmailmrtg7 is kinda lame. In part it is lame because it uses mrtg. In part it is lame because it's one opaque thing.
So, why not make a qmunin based on qmrtg which will marry them?
Well, that's an idea.
It's not even very hard to do :-) I should probably do it and publish it.
A simple (yeah, sure!) solution so you can watch TV on all the computers in your home. CherryTV!
It's small, it's cherryPowered, and it does work.
Fixed a silly bug in the ipthrottle plugin.
It had debug code enabled, and it was getting to the SMTP client :-(
If you tried to use it, and got "invalid response" errors (or something similar)... well, try it.
I got this nice multifunction printer+scanner+copier, called HP PSC 1410.
Works nice, even!
Except... it can't be networked. You simply can't, using HP's software, print on that thing from any other computer on your network.
Except, that is, if they are both running windows XP. Not even other versions of windows will work. And HP says so. (Correction, maybe not even with XP?)
On Linux? Well, it shoulda kinda work, says linuxprinting.com.
And then I suppose I could export a postscript queue and let the linux driver do the job, and get some printing done from the must-be-windows-98 notebook running the legal case management software.
But you know what? I am so tired of this crap. It doesn't work right on Linux. It's crippled on windows. What exactly are we supposed to run for this piece of engineering to work?
Why does this, a rather new model, lack a feature every godforsaken printer has had since the dawn on Windows For Workgroups 3.11?????
I know my page is read by no windows printing guru, but I really can use a hand here.