Checking logfiles with logcheck

— Maarten Mulders

If you own a private server, like me, you’ll probably know the feeling you need to check your logfiles every now and then. It’s not a lot of work, it’s not difficult, but it needs to be done, and it needs to be done regularly. As for me, the solution is simple. I installed the logcheck tool. This nice little tool will send you a daily email with all logging information on your system.

IPv6 on Raspbian

— Maarten Mulders

A default Raspbian installation does not have IPv6 enabled. That’s quite a pity in 2013, where IPv4 addresses will be running out shortly. Have no fear, it’s not too hard to enable it. Just add ipv6 to the file /etc/modules (it should be on a separate line) and reboot your Pi. If you don’t want to reboot, enable it immediately by issuing sudo insmod /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/net/ipv6/ipv6.ko. Note that after a reboot, you’ll have to re-enable it again, so just change /etc/modules either way…