Category Archives: Networking

Extend snmpd to add detailed CPU statistics, per CPU (again)

For easier use with Cacti, it is easier to group statistics per type instead of per CPU. So you would have a parent OID for CPU time spent by user with many values (one per CPU). Put the following in … Continue reading

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Extend snmpd to add detailed CPU statistics, per cpu

I needed to export detailed CPU statistics from Linux servers using SNMP. While UCD-SNMP-MIB export some detailed stats, it only does it for the whole system. I may have missed something easier though :-) So here is a BASH script, … Continue reading

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Unetlab: create a QEMU image

So you have your Unified Networking Lab (UNL) server running and you want to use arbitrary QEMU images with it. Here is how to create one. All UNL data is stored under /opt/unetlab , images are stored under /opt/unetlab/addons and … Continue reading

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Cisco IOS PPTP server : PPP: Packet throttled, Dropping packet

If you get the following message on your Cisco router when you connect a VPN client using PPTP *Mar 17 16:43:02.371: Vi5 PPP: Control packet rate limit 10 reached *Mar 17 16:43:02.371: Vi5 PPP: Entering block state for 30 seconds … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows 7 PPTP issues: spurious ICMP protocol-unreachable sent

I was recently confronted to a strange issue with a PPTP VPN connection to a central site. Some users could connect and some others could not. They all used Windows 7 with SP1, configured the same way, and all computers … Continue reading

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Update GNS3 server on GNS3 IOU VM

GNS3 Sourceforge account provides an OVA image ready to run gns3-server for those who want to use Cisco IOS on Unix images . However, at the time of this writing, the gns3-server version is outdated (1.3.3). The client must have … Continue reading

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Using Windows domain resources while VPN is active with different credentials

If you are frustrated to get your Domain account locked while you are logged on a VPN with different credentials than your Domain credentials, then this is for you. Edit the file %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk\rasphone.pbk with your favorite text editor. All the … Continue reading

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Exim GnuTLS Diffie-Hellman errors

I have been getting increasing number of errors in my Exim log related to GnuTLS Diffie-Hellman prime number. That prime number being too small causes Exim to abort the connection and initiate a new one to send the email over … Continue reading

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Mikrotik DHCP and PXE boot

If you want to boot with DHCP/PXE/TFTP method and your DHCP is handled by a Mikrotik router and your TFTP server is on another server, then you need to set the next-server and boot-file-name parameters in the network definition. Do … Continue reading

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LSI Megaraid Storage Manager and VMware ESXi

I had to configure a bunch of ESXi 5.1 servers with LSI 9240-4i hardware RAID controllers the other day. This RAID controller is perfectly supported in ESXi 5.1 but it lacks the monitoring features. To have these, you need to … Continue reading

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