Linux Patch Management for Automate, formerly LabTech

On February 16, 2017, in Projects, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

In most MSPs, Linux is a small if any footprint in their overall service offerings and this is reflected in the support given to these systems within the RMM tools they use.  MSPs often pass on managing Linux agents as the RMM tool they have available to them does not lend itself to managing Linux patching and updates.

Demand… Continue reading

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GhostFile -> Host File Manager plugin for LabTech

On November 25, 2014, in How-to, Projects, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)


GhostFile plugin for Labtech is a Host file manager that allows a Tech to add, update or delete host file entries from within LabTech. The client console will allow management of 1, many or all systems under the client from a single interface. The plugin will write a new host file to the systems and send a… Continue reading

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How-to : Setup GoDaddy SSL on Tomcat using a Public Certificate

On July 28, 2011, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Hello again,

Today I will be walking you through the process of setting up your Tomcat installation to use a public SSL certificate. I will be using examples from my Ubuntu 11 box but this will work with any linux based Tomcat install.  We should have you up and running in just a few minutes, here is what we… Continue reading

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Keeping Time on Linux using ntpdate and hwclock

On December 23, 2009, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

If you want a quick way to keep your linux system up to current time then just pop in our little script and your stay on time.

You can also use the following script to run every hour from your cronjob or create a file and copy the following to it. Place file in /etc/cron.hourly
#Quick script to update time and push time to hardware clock
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Hobbit / XYMON undefined reference to `clock_gettime’

On December 8, 2009, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Hobbit / XYMON does not compile on CentOS 5 and complains about clock_gettime issues.

Here is how to fix this issue.
Download Hobbit-4.2.3.tar.gz
#1 make sure pcre-devel is installed (#~yum install pcre-devel)
#2 add xymon user (#~useradd xymon)
#3 set varible for “ltr” (#~LIBRTDEF=-lrt)
#4 export varible (#~export LIBRTDEF)
#5 Configure Hobbit inside hobbit src directory (#~./configure –client)
#6 Compile program (#~make)
#7 Install program (#~make install)
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Alert On Failure


 The Engineers at Squidworks are building another free web services site. is the first free public BBDisplay and BBpager compatible service available on the web. It takes the well known BB model of delivering data and packages a large scale MySql Database schema around it and a world class web interface to Continue reading

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Get EPOCH using DATE function on linux

On November 23, 2009, in How-to, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

If you need epoch from a shell cmd line on a linux system the date cmd is a great way to do it.
date +%s -d “$a”
This code by will print epoch out at the cmd line in a ssh window or terminal window Continue reading

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Howto Install ImageMagick and PHP imagick extension on CentOS 5

On November 12, 2009, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Howto install imagemagick and PHP imagick extension on Linux CentOS 5 LAMP server. It is pretty simple really

yum install ImageMagick.i386
yum install ImageMagick-devel.i386
pecl install imagick

After the installation, create an inclusion file in your /etc/php.d directory for module and then restart apache daemon:

echo “” > /etc/php.d/imagick.ini
/etc/init.d/httpd restart

Test the loading of the module by running:

php -m | grep imagick

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Remove CRLF from windows PHP files.

On October 20, 2009, in How-to, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

I have had a few guys ask me, Shannon I have a Windows guy developing web aps in PHP but I run them on a Linux (LAMP) system. Some times the code seems to fail and I find the files populated with Carrage Return Line Feed or better seen while looking at a windows file on a linux system in a text editor ( ^M ). This has been know Continue reading

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How-to : Installing RRDTool on centos 5 using yum

On October 5, 2009, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

Yes, I know CentOS 5 does not come with a repository that holds valid redhat style rpm’s for rrdtool. So here is how we fix that. We are going to echo to a new file the repo information you will need to allow yum to install rrdtool.

We create a file called dag.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/ by running the echo cmd below. Just copy and past it in to your putty Continue reading

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