system admin question...

Mel fbsd.questions at
Fri Oct 12 07:51:58 PDT 2007

On Friday 12 October 2007 02:43:23 Gary Kline wrote:
> 	((A parenthetical note):
> 	In prep for this posting I finished (or expanded) my
> 	mail-strip program that eliminates most of the cruft and
> 	leaves the body. )
> 	So I'll look at bigsister, conky, nagios, monit, and Ksysguard.
> 	(Mel, if you have a cheatsheet  for Ksysguard, that would be a
> 	big win.)  The more I can automate, the better.

Hmm, the cheatsheet would be:
- ssh-keygen -d => create passwordless ssh key
- ${EDITOR} ~/.ssh/config => setup configfile to use the passwordless key to 
those machines. A nice trick is to use CNAME/A record in your local dns, 
with 'sysguard.machinename.local.domain' and set that as Host for the 
passwordless key. This allows you to use keys with passwords on normal 
hostname, should you desire so.

The rest is drag'n'drop - create new tabs for a host and drag the infomodule 
over that you want displayed. Right-click for properties, like size and graph 
type then save the worksheet. Once the worksheet is setup, nothing on the 
remote machine is needed and you can set it as default, create/open new ones 
etc. This is really personal preference. I create worksheets per type 
(load/memory/disks) and have all machines in different tabs, but others might 
find it more useful to create worksheets per machine.


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