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Why support may ask for your backup.nems file, and why you should never share it with others

Tuesday June 20, 2017

During support sessions I often request either SSH access or a copy of the user’s backup.nems file. SSH access, it should be obvious, should not be shared with just anyone. Also, you should never, ever, ever, open SSH to the …

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Configuring email notifications in NEMS

Friday June 9, 2017

Configure your resource.cfg sudo nano /etc/nagios3/resource.cfg Modify all the variables according to your configuration. To save, press CTRL-O, to exit press CTRL-X. If using a port other than 25 for your SMTP server, specify it on the USER7 line with …

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Sound Of Walking Away – Illenium ft. Kerli

Tuesday May 30, 2017

I love how Kerli just rips through this track. She has such a wicked tone. That high vocal before the beat drops? YES! And Illenium does it again. SFW.


NEMS 1.2.1 Technical Information

Tuesday April 25, 2017

The following is the technical information outline of NEMS (Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server). NEMS 1.2.1 Download Latest Version: baldnerd.com/nems General Application Versions Debian: 9 (Stretch) Linux Kernel: 4.9.28 Nagios: 3.5.1 PHP: 7.0.19 Apache: 2.4.25 MariaDB: 10.1.22 NEMS nConf: 1.4 Webmin: Check_MK …

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NEMS Changelog Archive

Tuesday April 25, 2017

  This is the historical changelog. For the latest version of NEMS please visit baldnerd.com/nems Version 1.1 – November 13, 2016 – NagVis upgraded to 1.8.5. (1.9 is still beta). – Check_MK livestatus upgraded to 1.2.8p13. – Added Check_MK Multisite …

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Add A Drive to Linux and Encrypt It

Monday April 10, 2017

Do you use an external hard drive, USB Flash drive or other removable media for your personal or company backups? My biggest concern with this scenario is in this: what if someone steals it? What if you lose it and …

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I hosted an episode of The Pixel Shadow!

Monday March 6, 2017

I’m so not a gamer, but over the weekend I got the fun chance to record an episode of The Pixel Shadow with me as host. It was a blast to share some of the things I’ve learned about Minetest in …

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Backup your NEMS configuration files automatically

Thursday November 10, 2016

One of the worst things that can happen to your NEMS deployment is having your SD card fail. So keeping a current backup of your NEMS configuration is a smart idea. Your NEMS Migrator snapshots are always accessible at http://NEMSIP/backup/ …

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Setting up NRPE on Windows for NEMS

Thursday November 10, 2016

Please Note: As of NEMS 1.2 NSClient++ is optional for monitoring of Windows computers (thanks to the addition of WMIC). If you’d like to use it, please follow the directions below. Grab the latest Windows client at https://www.nsclient.org/download/ Install the client …

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NEMS Migrator: Upgrade NEMS 1.0 or nagiospi to latest NEMS

Wednesday November 9, 2016

Thanks for being an early-adopter! Whether you’re coming from NEMS 1.0 or its predecessor, nagiospi, I want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the latest and greatest, without having to reconfigure everything. It’s been exciting …

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