[NZLUG] monitoring software.

steve steve at greengecko.co.nz
Thu Jul 21 13:38:02 NZST 2016

Not quite sure what you're on about here. Orcon own the IP addresses 
currently in use by this server. Should I route them through a third 
party so the clients see the same no matter there the router is, or 
should I use a VPN?

I do use IPv6 whenever the SP offers it ( see Amazon for details (: ), 
but it can cause a shedload more problems - like for example mail 
delivered over IPv6 is far more likely considered to be spam ( apart 
from blacklisting being at the /64 level - which is a real problem for a 
certain Kiwi SP who releases IPv6 addresses singly! ), it's just more 
spammy apparently. But anyway, there's a lot fewer IPv6 providers than 
you'd expect.



On 07/21/2016 12:50 PM, Martin D Kealey wrote:
> On the list of things to do I'd also recommend using additional IP addresses
> for different functions, so that you can migrate some or all to different
> hosts in the future without having to reconfigure all the devices that
> depend on them.
> (The term "VIP" is apposite, but people tend to associate that with load
> balancing, which is most definitely *not* what I'm talking about.)
> With, of course, separate DNS entries -- though it's arguable whether DNS
> should be used for monitoring; there are benefits and problems both ways.
> You might also take the opportunity to enable IPv6 on your monitoring system
> so that it can cope as IPv6 is added to other parts of the network later.
> -Martin
> On Thu, 21 Jul 2016, steve wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:01:02
>> From: steve <steve at greengecko.co.nz>
>> Reply-To: NZ Linux Users Group <nzlug at lists.nzoss.org.nz>
>> To: nzlug at lists.nzoss.org.nz
>> Subject: Re: [NZLUG] monitoring software.
>> This is interesting. I've spun up a local VM to try out a few things.
>> Zabbix was first on my list, but with a (Norwegian) nul points so far,
>> I'll try Icinga2 instead!.
>> I'll also look into that addon, thanks Jim.
>> Steve
>> On 07/21/2016 10:56 AM, Jim Cheetham wrote:
>>> Use nagios with check_mk - all your config concerns go away, all the
>>> tests are done at the far end rather than from the nagios server, etc.
>>> That's more important than the GUI gloss, which is usually all the
>>> other products really produce.
>>> -jim
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