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Synapse matrix homeserver with systemd

I run a Matrix homeserver and until recently I was using the virtualenv + synctl method to start the service, which they describe in the README. What I really wanted was to put it into systemd so that I can … Continue reading

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Sending authenticated SMTP alerts from Zabbix

I like to use SMTP wherever possible for automatic emails because it’s usually simpler and has fewer security gotchas than running a local MTA. Zabbix does have SMTP support but it’s currently limited to unauthenticated connections—not much help to a … Continue reading

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Monitoring a Ubiquiti NanoBridge with Zabbix

I have a couple of point-to-point WiFi links. One of these uses a 5 GHz NanoBridge, the other a 900 MHz Loco M900. The web interface on these has all kinds of interesting statistics that I would like to get … Continue reading

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