system admin question...

Gary Kline kline at
Fri Oct 12 11:29:27 PDT 2007

On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 04:51:55PM +0200, Mel wrote:
> 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.

	I've set up the paswordless ssh keys before.  The *rest*  of it--
	especially using GUI tools--may drive me up the wall!  Or maybe
	not; maybe I'm getting uesd to these graphic tools:-)

	thanks, and I may tap you on the shoulder, offline! if I get wedged


  Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix

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