We reinstalled one of our nameservers with BSD 10.
Ive syced the RRA files over from RRDTool using the follwing command:
rsync -avz /usr/local/share/cacti/rra/ email@example.com:/home/cacti/rra/.
rsync -avz /local/directory firstname.lastname@example.org:/destination/dir/.
it kept on running on a high load if it ran the poller.php and cmd.php from cacti on it.
I coulda dig into it and maby? solve it, but we are running into like 400+ hosts and alotta dataqueries, so i knew spine is a cleaner and better way to poll hosts, so why not give it a try…
Ive gone to Console > Settings > Poller tab > And put it on Spine instead of cmd.php
It did not work instant, i had to edit the settings file /usr/local/etc/spine.conf and put in the MySQL database details
After this it filled 3/4 of the RRD database, but a few hosts kept showing there down, so i didnt get what was going on. After a while i discovered a chmod on the spine binairy was wrong.
So after a quick:
chmod a+s spine
On the binairy file it was sorted, and the 4 hosts that where showing there down where “up” and recovering again. Very wierd… still dont know why a few hosts needed this. These werent hosts that had any special plugins… lol
Hope this will help u on your quest to polled hosts,
gr gr Thomas
We experiece alot of occasions lately that ppl are trying to crack a wordpress “admin” login. to post spam or something on a wordpress blog. Change the standard username / password if u wanna be safe and dont wanna have a hosting company complain at u. We have been experiencing a higher load then useual on our shared servers lately.
If someone wont respond then we take action and use one of the following samples:
Create a .htaccess file or edit it, and put in the following:
AuthName “Private access”
Generate a .passwd file on the desired location:
htpasswd -c /home/vhosts/kwomkwommr.nl/www/.htpasswd username
I know, i havent done anything like that yet, i dont care till i will be spammed till a load of 10, and then ill see if i use this or use any of the following options on the WordPress FAQ
gr gr Thomas ;)
Make sure the server type is standalone
Next load the module in the proftpd.conf
Set the directory permissions for the right user/homedir, make sure this path is the same as the DefaultRoot
Umask 002 003
It could be that the user needs rights to the apache group.
-g apache ftpusername
This solved it for me atleast…