Munin

Using Munstrap, Munin’s theme, on OpenBSD

I don’t fancy much Munin’s default look. I tend to like layouts that fit on a single screen. That’s mainly why I used to use Xymon. But there is a Munin’s theme that turns the Web interface into something very clean to my eyes. And great news, it’s done so well that it also works on OpenBSD. Ready, steady, go!

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RRDtool

Enabling RRDcached for Munin on OpenBSD

RRDcached is a daemon that caches a bunch of RRD write requests and apply them at once. This enables to speed up RRD files update. When you install Munin on OpenBSD, RRDcached is also installed by default. But there are things to do to actually use it. Here’s how I did it.

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Munin

Munin 2.0.x on OpenBSD 5.7

It’s been a while since I used Munin monitoring system. I felt like I was going to have a look at the (not so) new 2.0.x branch ; running on my brand new OpenBSD 5.7. As usual, everything is quite well documented in the man pages and readmes. So here are simply my notes with particular directions regarding my installation.

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Dovecot

Enable compression on Dovecot storage

I’ve just discovered than compression can be applied on Dovecot mail storage. Truth is I used to run the delivery via Postfix. Now that I use OpenSMTPD and Dovecot LMTP to deliver the mail, those can be compressed for write (LMTP) and read (IMAP) process. Here’s how.

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OpenSMTPD

OpenSMTPD, Dovecot and ldapd on OpenBSD 5.7

Looking to replace my old Postfix/Dovecot configuration with more native OpenBSD stuff, I finally ended with a configuration than seems suitable to me. I’ll be hosting virtual users and mail aliases in ldapd(8), smtpd(8) will deal with email receiving/sending and dovecot(1) will be in charge of email delivery using LMTP and email reading using IMAP. Of course, spamd(8) will do…

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