Monit is small, monit is fast, monit is installed on each of my servers. Unfortunately, I couldn’t found a package for Synology DSM 6. Hopefully, DSM is based on Linux and Monit provides binaries. So let’s install, run and monitor DSM using Monit.
I took the time to switch from OpenBSD 6.2 to 6.3 on my Cloud instance with encrypted disk. As usual, it went smooth and troubleless. For the record, here are the directions.
Once upon a time, the collectd database was hosted on the dagobah InfluxDB 1.4.x server. Then came the moment when it had to be migrated to the hoth server. The backup and restore process happened this way…
By default, a DHCP client gets an IP address, a network gateway and a DNS server. That’s fine most of the time. But if you own an OpenBSD cloud instance that has to use DHCP to get online, you might not be satisfied with the domain-name-servers option provided by your DHCP server. Hopefully, OpenBSD provides an easy way to force your DNS:
# vi /etc/dhclient.conf (...) prepend domain-name-servers 127.0.0.1;
Since then, OpenBSD will use our DNS resolver. Which is… unbound(8)
# rcctl enable unbound # rcctl start unbound
Note that this configuration allows to use the DNS server provided by the DHCP server as a fallback.
OpenBSD highly enables chrooting daemons. I try to do it as much as possible. But lazy software sometime fail to work out of the box. Here’s my notes to enable sending email via chroot PHP (in my case, hear WordPress).