Obtaining real-time values of system parameters or events (processor load, server responsiveness, intrusion attempts, …), or getting alerted when certain events happen

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Is there a tool for tracking uptimes across reboots?

A tool such as this might on the surface appear to serve no real useful purpose, but people that take care of systems like to brag, and uptime is just one of those things that they like to brag about ...
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Is it possible to trace Linux source from initial bootup to desktop-GUI userland code?

I am wondering if, since Linux is 100% open-source, it is possible to follow line-by-line instructions of Linux to observe how the OS works entirely, so that one may get a better knowledge of how OSes ...
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CUPS and printer security

I would like some help on securing a networked printer. Specifically, I'm interested in the following: 1) Preventing unauthorized access to the printer: I would like only certain laptops that connect ...
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Where can I find hplip debug documentation?

I need to monitor HP printer state (ink, paper, etc). Hplip has hp-info tool with debug-mode and very verbose output. But I can't find any documentation with explanation of its data. For example: ...
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log network activity in ubuntu server

I administer an Ubunu Server exposed to the internet and have the need to monitor and keep track of all the network activity in a manner that allows me to analyze it afterwards. I already tried some ...
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Bind9 — How to find which programs are making which dns lookups?

Using bind9 on a laptop shows lots of nonsense domains when network connectivity is down: Oct 18 19:56:18 lap3 named[1536]: error (network unreachable) resolving './NS/IN': 128.63.2.53#53 Oct 18 ...
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List all open '.log' files in *nix

There are times as a system administrator, you might not be sure of the log file paths of a new application. Depending on the system, there may be multiple ways to find the same. Please share the ...
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starts logging when the limits are hit

/etc/security/limits.conf. The file is responsible to limit resources of users/groups on a Linux server. Unfortunately, the file does not generate any logs (or the case could be that I do not really ...
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CPU usage monitoring in AIX servers

In order to monitor the CPU usage in an AIX server I'm using the following script that is executed every 10 mins. lparstat 2 10 > cpu usage=$(tail -10 cpu | awk 'BEGIN {sum=0;} {sum+=$4} END{print ...
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Linux statistics script (Google analytics-like)

We own a few servers, each with about 100 users on it, some with 1 domain, some with a few. I'm looking for a script which runs in the background which can provide information about which users uses ...
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How to I install zabbix-agent over apt-get

Why is it that on my Ubuntu 13.04 system I can easilly install zabbix-agent by doing apt-get install zabbix-agent. When I do it in Debian 7.1, it says that the package zabbix-agent can not be found. ...
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cannot set up lm-sensors propetly

I actually try to get lm-sensors to work as I wish. And my only wish is to see how the cpu is doing. (Optional HDD's, FSB and I'm open your suggestions) So I run Debian wheezy, and did a apt-get ...
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monitoring file changes + process access to files

I would like to see what's happening in my app server folders, which files are changed by process x or which *.war files has been changed (replaced/created) in last x minutes. I am software developer ...
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How to monitor average stats of CPU and memory usage of a Solaris server using scripts?

I need to monitor average CPU and memory usage for a Solaris server. How can I automate the process using scripts to monitor daily CPU and memory usage and give it as an average over a month?
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how to monitor up time and down time of a linux service

How to monitor up time and down time of a linux service. I have created a service for my application using chkconfig (RHEL 6.3). I want monitor when the service is turned started and stopped. I can ...
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Monitor a process in Debian

I want to create a service that monitors the existence of a certain process. I wrote the following shell script: #!/bin/sh while : do w=`ps u -A | grep -P ".+Sl.+/usr/local/MySource/endpoint" -c` ...
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Determining Specific File Responsible for High I/O

This is a simple problem but the first time I've ever had to actually fix it: finding which specific files/inodes are the targets of the most I/O. I'd like to be able to get a general system overview, ...
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SSH alerts for outside IP addresses

So i have a script that emails me if a login is from anything besides an ip address that starts with "10.1.": #!/usr/bin/python import smtplib, os server = "10.10.10.10" From = ...
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Is there any way to see how much data I sent via Internet?

A big German ISP (Telekom) recently decided to volume limit their DSL internet connection to 75GB per month. Now I would like to know how much I download / upload. I use Linux Mint 14 Nadia and I ...
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How can I see the rate of my wireless card?

I am setting manually the bit-rate of my wireless card ! sudo iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M Where can I see if it is applied, because the command does not give any feedback !!!
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High Availability of Services

I want to monitor a couple of services in linux. In case they go down I want to restart them. I'm writing a crontab which will get the name of the services using jps command every 60 seconds, and if ...
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Does IPTraf includes its own activity in the report?

Does IPTraf includes its own activity in the report? If it does how do I exclude it?
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How can I make tmux monitor a window for inactivity?

I've switched from GNU Screen to tmux. They're both similar, except that tmux is still maintained. GNU Screen has a C-a _ ("silence") command. This command makes GNU Screen monitor the current ...
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Writing triggers for mcelog

Just starting to look into mcelog for the first time (I've enabled it and seen syslog output before, but this is the first time I'm trying to do something non-default). I'm looking for information on ...
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Power consumption monitoring problem

I used powertop v.2.1 under Ubuntu 12.04 but it missed the power est. column.It's the same situation as described https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=796068‎ and that bug is supposed to be ...
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Was my CPU kinda broken?

Today I've received some message from mcelog utility, Processor 3 heated above trip temperature. Throttling enabled. Please check your system cooling. Performance will be impacted It happens when I ...
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IBM V7000 scripts for monitoring

Hello (I'm no hard core coder:), I try to develop a script to do some very basic monitoring on an IBM SVC. My goal is to get some information about the nodes and my quroum status and then send ...
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Monitoring script started by rc.local

We have a C program which is started using rc.local´. We added a line like this: /usr/local/bin/pc to the rc.local file. pc is a compiled C program. Everything is working fine at the moment. What ...
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find which system is transmitting through a particular port

I am using command nc -lu <port no.> to find on given port any data is receiving or not. I am getting data if there is transmission going on (but don't know from where!). Is there any way that ...
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How can I prevent smartd from reporting that it cannot find a disk?

I have smartd monitoring my hard drives. It works fine generally, but the following error window has been consistently popping up every 24 hours. This email was generated by the smartd daemon running ...
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SMTP connectivity issue in Zenoss (“Connection unexpectedly closed”)

I am using Zenoss for monitoring purpose. I have been using its mail service for a long time. Suddenly my mail service in zenoss stopped and started showing <class ...
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How to transparently monitor SSH access/network traffic in Gentoo/general linux?

What's the most effective way to monitor SSH access in Gentoo Linux? My Gentoo box is operating locally behind my broadband router. I have SSH port forwarding on the router and a DNS entry pointing ...
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Script to send mail if there has been no entry in a log file for a certain amount of time

I am new to shell scripting. How would I write a script which can send an alert mail if there is no entry in the log file for more than 3 hours.
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Linux : See CPU usage by a process for the last second

vmstat 1 Above will print virtual memory statistics each seconds. It will also show the CPU utilization for last second. I have a web server at hand which runs httpd and MySQL. I need to find how ...
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Getting current TCP connection count on a system

Instead of doing wc -l /proc/net/tcp, is there a faster way of doing it? I just need a total count of tcp connections.
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Can conky monitor other Linux computers on the network?

I know conky can monitor my personal computer, but can it monitor the other Linux servers I have on the network? I'd like to see data on CPU and memory usage and some critical processes each server ...
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Linux workstation monitoring tools

I am currently working in a company that runs Linux (openSUSE 12.1) on the workstations (about 200 computers). I am looking for a tool or methods that could allow me to monitor them remotely, upgrade ...
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Monitor hundreds of hosts for basic parameters

We have several hundred Linux VMs on EC2 and Google compute engine. We want to monitor basic things like disk free space and memory consumption, in the easiest and lightest way possible. Expectedly, ...
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Contradictory information from “top” [duplicate]

As we all know, the top command displays various real-time information about the running system. What I can't figure out is this: top claims that gzip is using 95% CPU. (Not unreasonable, considering ...
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How to setup an audio/sound output monitor/listener? [closed]

I am working with an Arduino and am trying to get it to respond to sound when it is played on my computer. I'm communicating with it over a serial port. I need to know if there are any audio/sound ...
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Bandwidth, CPU & Memory stats returned in single line from terminal

I'm trying to create a simple monitoring system that will show a graph of sales that is linked entirely to data of bandwidth, CPU and Memory stats as they relate to sales. So if I sale 1 widget per 5 ...
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How to monitor all executions of an executable over a time period

I know how to monitor a process. Commands like top and so forth can monitor the CPU time and memory usage for a given process instance. But say I expect a given executable to be run several times in ...
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Plotting data from a text file on the desktop

I want to monitor some simulations I run In a way similar to how text monitor display data. I can easily generate a bunch of text files or image files with the data/plot I want to follow. How can I ...
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Is it possible to know who visited my home directory?

Suppose there are many users in a Linux cluster, each of them has his own HOME directory under /home/xxx, with xxx being his user name (or account). If the initial system configuration allows these ...
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How can be monitored I/O stream in a particular Linux directory or file?

I have a problem with monitoring of i/o stream in the particular directory(amount of read and written bytes during specified period). I have been trying to use iostat, inotifywait and inotifywatch, ...
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Network bandwidth measurement on Solaris

I want to install pathtest or a program like it in a Sparc server running solaris 10. The purpose is to make a speedtest server to my remote sites. It is mentioned in pathtest FAQ that it only ...
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How to know recently updated files

If I run iostat -x 1 I saw ocassionally large 5MB to 10MB writes. What files are being written? I want to check the recently created files with size over 5MB for example. How would I do so?
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How to know which commands are executed when I do something in GUI

This is for academic purpose. I want to know which commands are executed when we do something in GUI, for example creating a folder. I want to show that both the mkdir shell command and create folder ...
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Filesystem monitoring

A script where we need to come up with a way for the disk space monitoring to be smarter. On smaller file systems, we still want to alert at 90% full, but on larger file sytems, we should only alert ...
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What to do if Cacti monitering server goes down in Centos 6.3?

I have successfully deployed cacti with plugins thold, nectar, realtime. Currently I am monitering my amazon ec2 servers and internal servers in my organization. but I afraid what to do In following ...