Entries of May, 2012

Today I played around with the Python MAPI interface and found some Zarafa MAPI documentation. Since I have to do with Zarafa on a regular basis, I found it interesting to access the inbox via MAPI and Python. I wrote a little script which does exactly that: After you provided the login credentials, the script connects to […]

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One often used service is NFS. The ability of mounting a file system over the network is very handy and even I use it regularly in my projects. Now imagine a scenario where you manage the configuration of your servers with Cfengine 3 and you have a central file server with NFS running on it. […]

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For some strange reason I still have the motivation to look at the “new” Cfengine 3. While I covered editing files and checking for running services in the last posts, I will try to do some very basic package management with Cfengine 3 today. Writing the script body common control { version => "1.0"; inputs […]

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In the last post about Cfengine 3 we talked about a simple script which creates a file and writes something into it. Today, we will create a simple example script which checks if two specified services are running. Writing the script Connect to your Linux box and create the following file: /var/lib/cfengine3/inputs/example2.cf body common control […]

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I have been working with Cfengine 2 for more than one and a half year now and decided to take a look at the new version: Cfengine 3. What the hell is Cfengine? Cfengine can be considered as a free management tool for servers and clients. With the help of an agent and configuration scripts, […]

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For the last days I have been working on a simple awk cheat sheet. The goal is not to have a complete reference about awk but a small page containing the most important key features and actions. You can view the simple awk cheat sheet here. Most of my blog readers will already be familiar […]

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Today the new and free PostgreSQL Magazine was launched. You can view the web page and the first issue here. The first issue is about 10 new features in PostgreSQL 9.1 and contains a very interesting interview with “the admin” begind postgresql.org. I highly recommend to read this magazine if you are a fan of […]

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