May 302013
 

There are times when I need to do things and I don’t trust using public access, hotspots, etc. So basically what I did was set up a vpn on my home network and I can then connect to it from anywhere. This has the advantage of encrypting my communications while in a public place. One of the problems was that my ISP will randomly change the ip address. Granted there are numerous services that will do dynamic dns….but that just has the potential to attract unwanted traffic. So, what I did was basically wrote a small 1 line script that dumps my ip once a day to my dropbox account (encrypted).  Either the script can be run (via crontab) or you can simply add the entire line to crontab:

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Mar 062013
 

This was tested on centos 6.3.  It is running at approx 900 – 3,000+ log events per second from approx 30 hosts.

Current load is about 900 messages per second:  load average: 1.57, 1.35, 1.29 with 8GB memory.

With the above in mind, there was approx 165GB of log data after running for 4 days.

graylog.org web site

elasticsearch web site

mongo db

passenger phusion web site

logstash web site

I wrote a script in order to install a graylog2 central log server.  Its a one shot run and be done kinda thing…..

CHANGES20130309 – see notes in script

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