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DSfW Monitor daemon

I just created a demonized version of the DSfW Monitor script.  For more information on the script look the DSfW Monitor script post.

Now you don’t have to create a cronjob to continuously run the tool.  Simply download and install the dsfwmon.rpm.

The install will create the /etc/init.d/dsfwmon startup script, the /opt/dsfwdude/conf/dsfwmon.conf file to edit the configuration and the dsfwmon daemon.  It also has log rotating enabled.

The install will enable the dsfwmon script so that when the server starts, the script will start monitoring the services.

Edit the /opt/dsfwdude/conf/dsfwmon.conf to send an e-mail if a service has to be restarted.  Do not adjust the delay time less than 5 minutes.  The script could possibly step on itself, trying to check the services while restarting the services.

Common changes are to enable e-mail setting to be sent when the services restart,… Continue reading

OES11SP2 is Available for Download

OES11sp2 is now available for download.

Sites and Subnets functionality is the biggest addition to DSfW.  It will allow the configuration of users to authenticate to a specific Domain Controller.  For this feature to work all Domain Controllers must be OES11sp2 servers.
Easy Wins configuration, Mac Client Support, Windows 8 Support,  Windows 2012 Support, and SASL NTMSSP Support are also big additions.
The SASL NTLMSSP Support will allow NTLM over LDAP bind request to be fullfilled.  Since more and more applications are supporting SASL NTLMSSP as the primary authentication mechanism for 2008 and 2012 servers this will allow more applications to work directly with DSfW.
The Novell Client has worked with well DSfW since OES2SP3, but that configuration was not supported.  It is now supported.
Download and test OES11sp2.  It is more robust and feature rich than previous… Continue reading

New DSfW Monitor Script

I previously created two scripts, dsfw_processcheck.sh and dsfw_portchk.sh, one to monitor pids and one to monitor ports.  With the two script they are helpful to ensure the DSfW services are up.  A new script combines the two and adds additional options.  The script not only checks for pids and ports, but it can be used to create a cron job to run the script every 10 minutes by adding the “add” switch.  To remove the cron job use the “rm” switch.

If a DSfW server running DNS (or not) has a DSfW specific process stop or crash a quick stop gap measure is to monitor the DSfW processes and restart them if one or more of the DSfW processes stop.

If the DSfW server is an Additional Domain Controller (ADC) DNS might not be configured on the server.  If DNS is not running on the… Continue reading

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