telegraf support for NTPmon

Yesterday I updated NTPmon to include telegraf support; if you are interested in the code changes see github compare for details. It should be considered alpha-quality at this stage; it communicates with telegraf using the TCP or socket listener,...

NTP talks

I presented my talk based on the blog posts here at Linux.conf.au 2017; thanks to everyone who responded - your feedback is appreciated.  Here are some links for anyone who's interested: Talk slides Youtube video Downloadable video There won't be...

ntpq: write to ::1 failed: Operation not permitted

The other day I got a bug report about check_ntpmon, which was reporting UNKNOWN status back to Nagios even though everything seemed to be working fine. A bit of debugging revealed that it was receiving the message on standard error: ntpq: write...

The tragedy of Vyatta Core's demise

Vyatta Core (VC) is one of my top fanboy loves.  It provides a firewall/router based on Debian Linux but with an elegant configuration system modeled on Junos.  Vyatta previously offered VC as a community edition of their commercial router (with...

What's in my podcast roll

I've always been interested in learning and developing my skills, and over the past couple of years i've been increasingly targeting my professional development.  On a long commute, a great way to explore different areas of interest is listening...