always remember

Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool... Make something
idiot proof, and the world will simply make a bigger idiot.

dave / April 6, 2016 / Code, Nagios Monitoring

Bash Application – Simpler Exim Queue Management

Ever get stuck trying to remember the exim/exiqgrep/xargs commands at that one critical moment when you need to stop 800,000 spam mail getting delivered to Hotmail accounts? Me too.. So I made this to help. My other monitoring & alert scripts should have told you by now that you have a spam outbreak, so you’ll know which sending host its coming from. Fire this application up on that host to quickly and effectively manage the items in the mail queue.

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dave / March 13, 2016 / Code, Linux Bash

Monitor PostFix Outbound Mail Queue + Email

Here we’ve got a very small, but effective script that alerts when a PostFix queue grows beyond a predefined limit. In my environment, PostFix is being used by an outbound relay. This script can work in tandem with my other mail queue monitoring script (Exim Mail Queue Monitor).

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dave / February 20, 2016 / Code, Linux Bash

Monitor Exim Mail Queue on Sending Hosts + Email Alert

A small bash script designed to run automatically and periodically (CRON) on sending hosts, i.e. shared web servers primarily. This monitors the size of the overall Exim mail queue (both inbound and outbound) and alerts via email when the queue grows beyond a pre-defined limit. Email provides information on top sending domains, or top recipient domains if inbound.

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dave / January 28, 2016 / Code, Linux Bash

dave / January 12, 2016 / Code, Nagios Monitoring