Author Archives: Jeroen Hensing

About Jeroen Hensing

A dutch nerd who likes to mess around with computers.

Zabbix monitoring

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What is Zabbix monitoring? Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution. Zabbix is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. Zabbix uses a flexible notification mechanism that allows users to configure e-mail based alerts for virtually any event. This allows… Read more »

Managing Windows features using RSAT

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One of the more useful Windows features for Windows administrators is the Remote Server Administration Tools pack (RSAT). Apart from allowing you to install GUI elements in the Administrative Tools menu, this can also install the command-line tools for querying and managing Active Directory: dsquery.exe, dsadd.exe, dsget.exe, dsmod.exe, dsmove.exe and… Read more »

Setting up a firewall in Ubuntu

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By far the most popular and easy to setup firewall for Ubuntu is UFW, which stands for the ‘Uncomplicated FireWall’. In this tutorial I’ll provide some examples for setups with UFW. I tested the following lines on a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 installation, but this should all work the same with… Read more »

Gmail as relayhost for Postfix

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gmail as relayhost for postfix

I just installed a new Ubuntu 13.04 server and thought I’d look into using gmail as relayhost for Postfix instead of Exim for a change. Postfix is the default MTA (mail transfer agent) on Ubuntu, so let’s set it up already… Installing packages: sudo apt-get install postfix ca-certificates libsasl2-2 libsasl2-modules… Read more »

Sharing Clementine song status in Empathy

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Found this handy python script for sharing Clementine song status in Empathy….. regrettably it did not work on my Ubuntu 12.10 desktop installation…. Apparently you have to add a line (see the second line) about the character encoding nowadays….. so just to make it easier for other people… here’s the… Read more »