Monitor Ubuntu Server with Grafana and Prometheus

How to Monitor an Ubuntu Server with Grafana and Prometheus

Grafana is an open source metric analytics & visualization tool which can help us to monitor the system with a nice Dashboard. Installing Grafana Grafana is available in the APT packages repository, however it could not be the latest version, so we鈥檒l use the official Grafana repository. First, it is needed to install the software needed before install Grafana. sudo apt-get install -y apt-transport-https sudo apt-get install -y software-properties-common wget Next step is to download the GPG Key, in order to install signed packages:...

November 13, 2022 路 3 min 路 Yvoictra
Sendinblue SMTP relay host

Configure Postfix to send e-mail using Sendinblue as SMTP server

Introduction Some time ago I tried to configure a SMTP server in a host in the cloud, but because of some restrictions, the emails from that server were bounced. The problem was that the hosting provider didn鈥檛 configure the PTR DNS entries (more about DNS PTR entries) for some kind of hostings. When this happens the best solution is to use a SMTP relay server, by this way that server is in charge of the final delivery of the emails....

November 11, 2022 路 3 min 路 Yvoictra
Mail Server

How to Install a Mail Server in Ubuntu with Postfix

Introduction Nowadays, the knowledge to install a mail server is an important task for any System Administrator. In our case, we are going to see how to deploy a mail server with Postfix on Ubuntu. About Postfix Postfix is a free and open-source MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) which routes and delivers electronic mail (e-mails). As an SMTP server, Postfix implements a first layer of defense against spambots and malware. Can be used to send and receive e-mail....

July 27, 2022 路 15 min 路 Yvoictra
Check TCP connectivity with Netcat

How to check TCP connectivity with Netcat

In my diary activities usually I have to check the connectivity between two hosts. In this article I will explain which is the method I use to do it. ...

July 20, 2022 路 3 min 路 Yvoictra
Test bandwidth with iPerf

How to test bandwidth with iPerf

iPerf is a tool designed to test the bandwidth between two hosts using the network. It is a really simple, powerful CLI which allows generating traffic / load TCP or UDP between 2 hosts. You could use to measure the maximum bandwidth of the network between a client and a server. It can be used to do stress tests of the Ethernet, Wi-Fi or of your ISP. iPerf2 vs iPerf3, what is the difference?...

July 18, 2022 路 7 min 路 Yvoictra
Ubuntu DNS Servers

How to get configured DNS servers in Ubuntu

In some situations could be needed to know exactly which DNS server is being used by an Ubuntu host. There are several ways to get this info, however the best option I have found is to use the systemd service systemd-resolve. This service is in charge of the name resolution of the local applications. You can use it executing systemd-resolve --status or just resolvectl. The command will return the DNS servers configured in each network interface, and which one is currently being used....

December 26, 2021 路 1 min 路 Yvoictra
CSGO Ubuntu Ubuntu

How to install a CS GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) server in Ubuntu 20.10

Some people are interested in have a private server in order to play CS GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) with their friends. The process is easy to follow. What is needed? A server Memory: At least 2GB RAM (I recommend 4GB) Disk: At least 15 GB os disk space CPU architecture: x86 (ARM not supported) A Valve account Create a new user First of all, it is important to create a new user in Linux in order to prevent CS GO server possible hacking to affect your Linux node....

December 8, 2020 路 7 min 路 Yvoictra

How to add aliases to your Linux

Using a Linux Operating System, there is a high level of customization, depending on your preferences or needs. One important thing is to create aliases to the most common commands in order to optimize the time you use. In mi case, I love to use .. instead of cd .. or update to update all my Linux software pending updates. Here I put my list of aliases for Ubuntu (based on Debian) or CentOS (based on RHEL) distribution....

October 24, 2020 路 2 min 路 Yvoictra