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24Jun/101

John Isner won the longest-running Wimbeldon tennis match in history

John Isner won the longest-running Wimbeldon tennis match in history today...USA

WIMBLEDON, England – On and on and on, and on some more, they played — longer than anyone ever had before. And still there was no winner.

John Isner of Tampa, Fla., and Nicolas Mahut of France were tied at 59-59 in the fifth set at Wimbledon after exactly 10 hours of action when play was suspended because of darkness Wednesday night. It is by far the longest match in terms of games or time in the century-plus history of tennis.

"Nothing like this will ever happen again. Ever," Isner said.

The first-round match already had been suspended because of fading light Tuesday night after the fourth set.

The 23rd-seeded Isner and the 148th-ranked Mahut, who needed to qualify to get into the tournament, shared a court for 7 hours, 6 minutes in Wednesday's fifth set alone, enough to break the full-match record of 6:33, set at the 2004 French Open.

Never before in the history of Wimbledon, which first was contested in 1877, had any match — singles or doubles, men or women — lasted more than 112 games, a mark set in 1969. Isner and Mahut played more games than that in just the fifth set, and still did not determine a victor, although the American came close: He had four match points — four chances to end things by winning the next point — but Mahut saved each one.

"He's serving fantastic. I'm serving fantastic. That's really all there is to it," Isner said. "I'd like to see the stats and see what the ace count looks like for both of us."

Well, here they are: Isner hit 98 aces, Mahut 95 — both eclipsing the previous high in a match at any tournament, 78. All the numbers were truly astounding: They played 881 points (Mahut took 452, Isner 429), 612 in the fifth set (315 for Mahut, 297 for Isner).

Isner compiled 218 winners, Mahut 217. Isner made only 44 unforced errors, Mahut 37.

There were zero service breaks in the fifth set, which is why the end never arrived Wednesday.

Even a courtside electronic scoreboard couldn't keep up, getting stuck at 47-47 when the score really had risen to 48-48, then eventually going dark entirely.

Yet the pair played on.

And this cannot be emphasized enough: They are not finished.

After 118 games, no one had won.

The match will continue, stretching into a third day. At least Wimbledon gave them a bit of a break, saying the match would not pick up again before 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

"He's just a champ. We're just fighting like we never did before," Mahut said. "Someone has to win, so we'll come back tomorrow and see who is going to win the match."

At 58-all, more than 6 1/2 hours into Wednesday's action, both players took a bathroom break — and, frankly, who could blame them? Not much later, shortly after 9 p.m., Mahut and Isner approached the net to discuss with a Grand Slam supervisor, Soeren Friemel, whether to keep going.

"I want to play," Mahut said, "but I can't see."

Fans began chanting, "We want more! We want more!" Then they screamed in unison, "Centre Court! Centre Court!" — the only stadium at the All England Club equipped with artificial lights, and therefore the only place play could continue at that hour. When Friemel decided they would stop at that moment and resume Thursday, spectators saluted Isner and Mahut with a standing ovation.

"I have almost no words anymore watching this," 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer said. "It's beyond anything I've ever seen and could imagine. I don't know how their bodies must feel the next day, the next week, the next month. This is incredible tennis."

Other Wimbledon competitors were glued to locker-room TVs, while some players headed out to the court to see if they could catch a glimpse in person. That was easier said than done, because the stands at the relatively tiny Court 18 — its official capacity is 782 — were full, and people packed in three-or-more deep along a railing.

"I don't think I'd move. I think if you moved, you lose your seat," Venus Williams said.

"It's a marathon," she added, then corrected herself: "It's longer than a marathon."

Roddick tweeted that it was "unreal."

Not that anyone will ever remember, but for the record Tuesday's portion of the match went this way: Isner won the first set 6-4, Mahut took the next two 6-3, 7-6 (7), and Isner claimed the fourth 7-6 (3).

That portion lasted 2:54, longer than many entire matches, but these guys were just getting started. The first four sets encompassed a total of 45 games, less than half of the fifth set alone. To put it in some more perspective: The 2009 Wimbledon final between Federer and Andy Roddick was the longest Grand Slam championship match in history, running 77 games in all.

Mahut actually has some recent experience in such matters: He won a four-hour match in the second round of qualifying last week that ended 24-22 in the third set.

Isner and Mahut began Wednesday at 2:04 p.m., with the court bathed in sunlight and in heat that topped 80 degrees. As play carried on, shadows crept across the court, and the well-manicured blades of green grass along both baselines wore away, leaving patches of beige dirt. By the time the players left the court, the moon was rising overhead.

Organizers moved other matches that were supposed to be played on the same court, and postponed Isner's doubles match that happened to be on Wednesday's schedule.

While this was only a first-round match, the stakes were big for the participants. Isner lost his only previous match at Wimbledon, exiting in the first round in 2008, while Mahut lost in the first round at the All England Club each of the past two years.

Because Isner served first in the fifth set, Mahut faced the difficult task of always trailing while serving, knowing that if he were to get broken, he would lose.

Both players showed signs of fatigue and frustration.

Seeking some extra energy, Isner wolfed down a sandwich and sipped water during one changeover, and he scarfed down a banana at another. At the end of the day, he was gritting his teeth on serves, rubbing his back or putting his hands on his knees while sucking air between points, and occasionally deciding not to chase shots.

During one break, Mahut was visited by a tournament doctor and given some pills to swallow, and later had a finger taped. After missing one shot, Mahut dropped to his knees and covered his head with both hands. Somehow, Mahut summoned the strength to dive for a shot in the fifth set's 117th game — yes, you read that number correctly.

Even chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani, sitting in his perch long enough to have taken a trans-Atlantic flight, seemed to be tired. He tried to stay loose by massaging his neck or stretching his legs, and as the match dragged on, Lahyani paused while reciting the score, as if to make sure he had the count correct.

"This is one of the few times where I feel bad for the umpire," well-known official-berater John McEnroe joked on BBC's TV coverage.

It might not necessarily have been the most scintillating tennis, given that so many points were so brief, often consisting of merely an unreturned serve, followed by both players shuffling along the baseline to get in position for the next point.

The match was without a doubt riveting from this standpoint: Who would falter, even for a split second, on a solitary stroke — enough to finally turn control one way or the other? Who would wilt first, physically or mentally?

"Maybe they should agree on playing a tiebreak if it's 50-all," 2008 Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic mused. "That's maybe one of the solutions."

It was a test of wills tough to compare to another individual sport — unless, perhaps, a golf tournament's playoff extended for, say, 36 holes. The longest Major League Baseball game in history lasted a mere 8 hours, 6 minutes.

And to think: Isner vs. Mahut could have concluded much, much earlier in the day.

Isner held a match point all the way back in the 20th game of the fifth set, when he was ahead 10-9 with Mahut serving. Mahut double-faulted twice to give Isner a break point and match point, but the Frenchman erased it with an ace.

10-10.

Hard to believe, perhaps, but there wasn't another break point or match point for either player until the set's 66th game, with Isner ahead 33-32.

Isner smacked a backhand return winner down the line to go ahead 15-40, earning two match points, then waved his right hand to signal to the overflowing crowd to cheer louder. But he couldn't convert either chance. Mahut delivered a volley winner to erase the first, then a service winner on the second.

Two points later, Isner ceded the game by putting a forehand return into the net, prompting some fans backing Mahut to chant, "Nico! Nico! Nico!"

33-33.

In the 71st game, with Isner serving, he faced a deuce. Two more points for Mahut would have allowed the Frenchman to serve for the match. But Isner delivered a second-serve ace at 124 mph, followed by a service winner.

36-35 for Isner.

Mahut earned his first break points of the fifth set in — believe it or not — the 101st game, when Isner missed a forehand wide to fall behind 15-40. Isner saved the first with a service winner at 132 mph. On the second, Mahut tried a lob — perhaps not the ideal strategy against the 6-foot-9 Isner — and the American hit an overhead winner. Two more service winners ended the game.

51-50 for Isner.

An opening for Isner came in the 108th game, when Mahut missed a backhand, then a forehand, to fall behind love-30, putting the American two points away from victory. But Mahut came up with a volley winner, then three consecutive aces.

54-54.

In what would wind up being the final game of the day, with Isner ahead 59-58, Mahut's double-fault — his 21st — afforded the American one more match point, just over six hours after the first one. Mahut delivered again, smacking an ace to get to deuce. Isner then shanked a return long, crouched, and bit his white T-shirt. On the next point, Isner's backhand return sailed wide.

59-59.

And that's where they will resume, once more, the 25-year-old Isner and the 28-year-old Mahut, striving to be better than the other just long enough to win.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100623/ap_on_sp_te_ga_su/ten_wimbledon_marathon_match

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24Jun/100

world cup Slovakia vs Italy

Slovakia 3 : 2 Italy - Italy is out of the world cup!

JOHANNESBURG —No, that’s not another tremor. That’s a shockwave emanating out from College St.

Italy bombed out of this World Cup on Thursday in abominable style, sleepwalking through much of a must-win match against – yes, yes, we must use this word – plucky Slovakia. They were Italy enough to make a match of it after 70 minutes, but – for once that wasn’t enough.

The 3-2 Slovak victory means they will now advance to a likely Round of 16 game against the Netherlands.

Other world giants – England and Germany – have wobbled here. Along with 2006 finalists France, Italy become the second to fall.

The ageing Italians arrived knowing they had to beat Slovakia to ensure advancement. If this game was the place where they mounted their title defence, it ranked somewhere below the Maginot Line.

The Italians have always been expert at paring the game down to its essentials. Airtight defence; ball control; opportunistic counterattack.

Most of this performance was so minimalist it had more in common with orienteering than football. The Italians decided to walk around a football pitch for 70 minutes. Every once in a while, they stumbled over a ball.

Again and again, the Slovaks ran in behind the Italian back four, who could not plug the gaping holes in their set-up.

Another hallmark of Italian football – sacrificing ambition on the altar of exactitude. Italian footballers don’t make mistakes. They take advantage of those made by their opponents.

Yesterday, an elementary error put the Italians on the backheel.

With the game slowed to Italy’s preferred sluggish pace, Daniele De Rossi took a ball just outside his own area. He turned and passed up the middle to Ricardo Montolivo. But the pass was terribly short. Juraj Kucka stepped in front of Montolivo, took the ball and struck it up to the lone Slovak forward, Robert Vittek.

Vittek collected and marched toward one of those aforementioned gaps. The Italians looked on blankly. Vittek’s 25 yard shot sailed into the corner by sprawling Italian keeper Federico Marchetti.

At the outset of the game, it was hard to tell the Italian fans from the Slovak boosters. The two nations share the same colours. By half-time, it was easier. The Italians were the ones staring over the edges of Ellis Park’s terraces, looking for somewhere hard to land.

Manager Marcello Lippi, who often seems as bloodless as a vampire, must have given his team some talking to at half-time.

At the restart, the attitude was suddenly frantic. The introduction of midfield quarterback Andrea Pirlo, who had missed the first two games owing to injury, was supposed to signal a change in approach.

It did. In the 67th minute, Italy nearly pulled an Italy. Substitute Fabio Quagliarella took a lacing shot through a crowd that beat the keeper, but struck Slovak defender Martin Skrtel’s knee as he stood straddling the goal-line. It was a matter of centimeters, but the ball didn’t appear to cross the line.

Six minutes later, Vittek stuck again. A short corner was headed back to taker Marek Hamsik. He stabbed it back toward goal. Again, the Italian defence was napping. Giorgio Chiellini arrived too late to stop Vittek from slotting at unmissable distance.

Italian forward Antonio Di Natale pulled one back in the 81st, and things got silly. Slovak keeper Jan Mucha and Quagliarella tussled inside the net for the ball, both feigning injury in an attempt to get the other sent off. The sight of the pair of them entangled in the net, rolling around, is the sort of thing that allows rubes to run down the sport.

Controversy, which seems to trail Italy like an unpleasant memory, reared its head again in the 85th. Quagliarella penetrated the Slovak defence, took a short pass and struck it past Mucha for the tying goal. But he was ruled off-side on the play. Again, replays showed it was a matter of centimeters.

With the Italians now pressing hard, the Slovaks stuck the knife in at the other end. The most humiliating blow of all came from Kamil Kopunek, who was allowed to run through four Italians and onto the end of a throw-in to lob one over Marchetti.

It hurt all the more when Quagliarella scored from a perfectly struck ball in extra time. Two questions will haunt Italian fans – why didn’t Napoli’s Quagliarella feature in the first two games?

More importantly, why didn’t Italy play the first 70 minutes of this one the way the played the last 20?

http://www.thestar.com/article/827938--italy-ousted-from-world-cup-by-slovakia

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24Jun/100

stream world cup soccer

The world and its dog are beaming World Cup insight and inanities into the web sphere. Here are our picks for insight.

For fixtures, results, interviews, player information, statistics, ticketing info, venue info and more you'd be a fool not to go straight for Fifa's site and its Twitter feed. It's also got a decent amount of global fan comment.
For that constant news stream of the minutiae and occasional big stuff from the tournament the unofficial Fifa tweets are good. On the alternative side you can check out World Cup Blog and Goal.com for match reports, blogs, and interviews. Goal.com also has a useful instruction guide on how to blow a Vuvuzela. Then for the master class, self-styled half-decent football mag When Saturday Comes has a useful Vuvuzela tunes guide.

Weighing in heavily on the side of inanity are the players themselves, abusing their Twitter accounts (“All I can say is WOW! Thanks for all of the support!”, tweets USA's Edson Buddle), but others are less schooled in saying nothing.

Holland's World Cup squad has been banned from using Twitter during the tournament after winger Eljero Elia sparked a racism row with ill-judged comments about Moroccans on a live streaming video. This promptly shut up the tweets of defender Gregory van der Wiel, ultra-chatty Ryan Babel (who got into trouble at his club Liverpool for tweeting about being left out of the side) and Elia himself. England's manager Fabio Capello banned all social media activity well before the tournament got underway, and Spanish players are also not allowed to use Twitter during the event.

But for a comprehensive list of verified player Twitter accounts, check out World Cup Blog.

As a Reg reader, a side of this sporting spectacle you're likely to be interested in is the internet traffic it's generating. Web managed services business Akamai has put a tool online monitoring the real time traffic of global broadcasters delivering World Cup traffic over its network. The snapshot, at the time of writing, was 20,002 page views per minute, with http hits per second for raw requests at 59,830.

Google is kicking around the search trends on the competition, which is off to a slower start than the 2006 event, based based on global trends for queries – but the Vuvuzela angle might boost things. Portugal captain Christian Ronaldo is the most searched player by a country mile.

A different side of the spectacle is revealed as investment bankers look at the World Cup and Economics 2010, which it describes as a companion to the competition. Contributors include former South African Central Bank Governor Tito Mboweni and Andy Anson, CEO of England's 2018 World Cup bid.

From another angle, following the money being bet on matches can add an interesting perspective to the tournament. At the betting exchanges, where individuals can act as bookies, you can watch huge sums slosh around in real time as the games unfold.

Betfair is the biggest exchange site with the most money on it (rising from more than £10m to £12m in just the first 30 minutes of Italy v Paraguay on just the win/lose/draw market), with Betdaq its rival.

Just squint a bit and pretend it's your own bank account. That way you'll get just a hint of what it's like to be one of the top flight players down there in SA

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/15/world_cup_internet/

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24Jun/100

3 best iPhone offers deal

So now we know - there is to be no price war over the iPhone 4. But operator 3, which became the latest UK network to unveil its pricing, has opted for much more generous bundles than the competition – and a significantly lower upfront Apple tax.

The drawbacks? Well, 3 won't bundle public Wi-Fi hotspot access in its deals, reckoning its network is now good enough, and you'll need to go to an Apple Store to sign up for now, since supplies are constrained. But that's true for all operators today.

At 3, the iPhone 4 on contract starts at £30, which includes 500 minutes, 5000 3-to-3 minutes and 5,000 texts with the handset at £99 or £189; £35 gets you 900 minutes (or 2,000 if you sign up on line) and the handset for the same price, a slight reduction for the online-only deal; £40 gets you the same minutes as at £35 but a lower handset tax of £59 and £149; while at £45 the 16GB is free, the 32GB model is £89. All the tariffs include 1GB of data per month.

If you're not concerned about being on the bleeding edge, the 3GS model is available at much more attractive rates. For example, you can pick up a 3GS on contract on 3 for £25 a month, and get 500 minutes, and the 1GB of data, with the phone costing £129. At £30 a month, also with 500 minutes bundled, the phone drops to £29, and at £35 a month it's free.

Tesco is offering the iPhone on a £20 monthly tariff – but you'll need to find £429 or £329 for the iPhone 4 models, or £407 or £320 for the iPhone 3GS models (32GB and 16GB respectively), and the bundled minutes allowance (250) is nowhere near as generous.

Other than 3 and Tesco the deals are the same or worse than they were before. So what does £30 a month buy you on Orange, O2 or Voda?

Orange offers a measly 150 minutes and 250 texts for £30 and both “unlimited” 3G and Wi-Fi bundles are capped at 750MB. The new models cost £319 (32GB) or £229 (16GB). £35 buys you 600 minutes. Over at Voda, £30 buys you more minutes – 600 - data is capped at 1GB, and the handset is £269 or £169. O2 offers 100 minutes on an 18-month contract for £30, or 300 minutes on a 24-month contract; texts are unlimited but MMS is extra (20p a pop), and the handsets are £323 or £299 for the iPhone 4 32GB, depending on the length of the contract, and £279 or £209 for the 16GB model.

We're reluctant to say that 3 has started a “price war” - but the deal at the £30 contract spot is much more generous.

T-Mobile has yet to announce its prices.

As for availability, they're all out of stock. O2 is giving existing customers first crack at the new model, and 3 sources say supplies should arrive in its stores in late July or early August.

So you'll need to find an Apple Store, and make your choice there.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/24/iphone_4_three_and_tesco/

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24Jun/100

iPhone 4 yellow spot

If you just bought an iPhone 4 and it has a yellow spot on it, no worries it'll go away in a few days.

Apple is using a bonding agent called Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 to bond the layers of glass. Apparently, Apple (or more likely Foxconn) is shipping these products so quickly that the evaporation process is not complete. However, after one or two days of use, especially with the screen on, will complete the evaporation process and the yellow "blotches" will disappear. How do I know? I was involved in pitching Z-6011 to Apple.

Let us know if you get the yellow spot and if and when it goes away. Other iPhone 4 users would love to hear your feedback.

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23Jun/100

earthquake toronto canada

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit central Canada this afternoon, rattling buildings from Windsor to Montreal and several U.S. states.

The Toronto newsroom of The Globe and Mail shook just before 1:45 p.m. EDT. The Ottawa newsroom was evacuated at about 1:43 p.m.

Twitter users as distant as Springfield, Massachusetts and Traverse City, Michigan reported feeling tremors. A Globe reporter in Montreal said that city also shook.

The earthquake rattled buildings in Ottawa, where the streets are crowded with office workers who evacuated their workplaces.

An eyewitness saw items flying off the shelves at a pharmacy in Gatineau, QC.

“We felt the building shake. It was actually it was pretty serious. It was definitely the strongest quake that I ever felt,” said Dennis Choquette, a Globe and Mail online editor based in Ottawa.

The shaking lasted about 15 seconds, Mr. Choquette said.

The severity of the earthquake is not yet known. It is not yet known whether there have been any reports of injuries.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/earthquake-shakes-central-canada/article1614941/

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7Jun/103

setup domainkeys with postfix and freebsd on a jail

How to setup domainkeys for yahoo on freebsd 7.3 (I'm sure it works with older versions of freebsd) on postfix 2.7. This may seem long but it works! It's not that long of a process...

Fist, Install postfix and configure. This is a very basic setup, I'll have a more advanced postfix install in the near future.

cd /usr/ports/mail/postfix
make install clean
cd /etc
ln -s /usr/local/etc/postfix postfix
cd /etc/postfix
vi main.cf

// change the following
/////////////////////////////////////
myhostname = mail1.domain.com
mydomain = mail1.domain.com
myorigin = $mydomain
inet_interfaces = 56.56.56.56
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost.$mydomain, $mydomain
mynetworks = 56.56.56.56,127.0.0.1

install dkfilters

cd /usr/ports/mail/dkfilter
make install clean

//Setting up the outbound filter
/////////////////////////////

Generate a private/public key pair using OpenSSL:

cd /usr/local/etc/
openssl genrsa -out private.key 1024
openssl rsa -in private.key -pubout -out public.key

start up dkfilters, don't forget to change IP 56.56.56.56 to your own IP

/usr/local/bin/dkfilter.out --keyfile=/usr/local/etc/private.key --selector=selector1 --domain=mail1.domain.com --method=nofws 56.56.56.56:10027 56.56.56.56:10028 &

add to master.cf, 2nd line if a jail server

############################################
submission inet n - n - - smtpd
-o smtpd_etrn_restrictions=reject
#-o smtpd_sasl_auth_enable=yes
-o content_filter=dksign:[56.56.56.56]:10027
-o receive_override_options=no_address_mappings
-o smtpd_recipient_restrictions=permit_mynetworks,permit_sasl_authenticated,reject
dksign unix - - n - 10 smtp
-o smtp_send_xforward_command=yes
-o smtp_discard_ehlo_keywords=8bitmime
56.56.56.56:10028 inet n - n - 10 smtpd
-o content_filter=
-o receive_override_options=no_unknown_recipient_checks,no_header_body_checks
-o smtpd_helo_restrictions=
-o smtpd_client_restrictions=
-o smtpd_sender_restrictions=
-o smtpd_recipient_restrictions=permit_mynetworks,reject
-o mynetworks=67.213.69.0/24
-o smtpd_authorized_xforward_hosts=56.56.56.0/24

I got this error in the /var/log/maillog
postfix/local[11933]: fatal: open database /etc/aliases.db: No such file or directory
// to fix it...

cd /etc
newaliases

# change resolv.conf if you haven't done so yet...
# update hosts with correct IPs of machine

// restart postfix

/usr/local/sbin/postfix stop
/usr/local/sbin/postfix start

May 31 22:00:22 mail1 postfix/postfix-script[12148]: stopping the Postfix mail system
May 31 22:00:22 mail1 postfix/master[12023]: terminating on signal 15
May 31 22:00:25 mail1 postfix/postfix-script[12224]: starting the Postfix mail system
May 31 22:00:25 mail1 postfix/master[12225]: daemon started -- version 2.7.0, configuration /usr/local/etc/postfix

didn't work with yahoo, i got this error
domainkeys=permerror (no key);
FIX: in my dns i added (in godaddy)

host: selector1._domainkey.mail1
TXT value: k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQDIshG7shxiCH280IycLOzF3cSTBE27rGypfK3SWiE37A9Z9OR7GDApCFBFfLWyQKaDPA+e4+mPvAVizOfn6Zj8FnuOL+BrOYUJJG/PbCT4t+V5Aagi/l7Z6VXfoKbzYcESNVPntROEzUZLyWXWYzI2qbgjWi2RxQVoRxl3uWXihQIDAQAB; t=y

error after installing postfix and trying to start it up...

Jun 1 14:32:14 mail1 postfix/postfix-script[60663]: starting the Postfix mail system
// Jun 1 14:32:14 mail1 postfix/master[60664]: fatal: bind 56.56.56.56 port 25: Address already in use

vi /etc/rc.conf
add sendmail_enable="NO"

restart jail or machine

error with SPF
check to see if it can find a value for your spf

nslookup -type=TXT domain.com

For a sub domain

nslookup -type=TXT mail1.domain.com

Stay tuned for a more up-to-date version in the next week or two.

2Jun/102

how to add a new munin node with freebsd

Here is what I did to add a new munin node in freebsd to an existing munin server.

cd /usr/ports/sysutils/munin-node/
make install clean

When asked about the logs, answer yes. We want munin to rotate the logs.

Would you like me to set up log rotation [y]?

After the munin install this is what we see and need to do.

********************************************************************
Unless this file already existed, a sample configuration file
has been placed in /usr/local/etc/munin/munin-node.conf.

Please edit it according to your needs.

********************************************************************

The Munin client will *not* be started automatically. To allow it
to start, put this line in /etc/rc.conf:

munin_node_enable="YES"

Then, it will be started on the next boot. If this line is already
present, the client will be started now. Otherwise, edit
/etc/rc.conf and execute this command:

/usr/local/etc/rc.d/munin-node start
********************************************************************

Lets do the easy stuff first for munin.

vi /etc/rc.conf

add munin_node_enable="YES" somewhere in the file. I like to keep all the enable options together

munin_node_enable="YES"

The plugins directory in freebsd is empty, so for munin node to work we need to add symbolic links.

cd /usr/local/etc/munin/plugins

ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/cpu cpu
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/df df
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/df_inode df_inode
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/if_errcoll_ if_errcoll_fxp0
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/if_ if_fxp0
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/load load
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/memory memory
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/netstat netstat
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/ntp_offset ntp_offset
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/open_files open_files
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/processes processes
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/sendmail_mailqueue sendmail_mailqueue
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/sendmail_mailstats sendmail_mailstats
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/sendmail_mailtraffic sendmail_mailtraffic
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/swap swap
ln -s /usr/local/share/munin/plugins/vmstat vmstat

Next, lets look at the conf file

vi /usr/local/etc/munin/munin-node.conf

update the allow line to the IP address of the munin server

allow ^192\.168\.1\.105$

everything else is good, save and exit

for the munin server
add the IP address of that machine

vi /usr/local/etc/munin/munin.conf

Add this to the end of munin.conf

[server1.domain.com]
address 192.168.1.203
use_node_name yes
notify_alias server1

load.notify_alias load

df.notify_alias df

# /
df._dev_mirror_gm0s1a.warning :85
df._dev_mirror_gm0s1a.critical :90

# /tmp
df._dev_mirror_gm0s1e.warning :80
df._dev_mirror_gm0s1e.critical :90

# /usr
df._dev_mirror_gm0s1f.warning :80
df._dev_mirror_gm0s1f.critical :90

# /var
df._dev_mirror_gm0s1d.warning :80
df._dev_mirror_gm0s1d.critical :90

If you haven't done so you can start munin-node from

cd /usr/local/etc/rc.d/
./munin-node start

If munin node doesn't update after 5..10 minutes look at the munin main log to find any errors that you may have.

cd /var/log/munin-main
vi munin-update.log

   

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