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kernel: conntrack: generic helper won’t handle protocol 47.

I was getting the following message in my log files on my Debian firewall. kernel: conntrack: generic helper won’t handle protocol 47. Please consider loading the specific helper module. The nf_conntrack_proto_gre module needs to be loaded to resolve this. modprobe nf_conntrack_proto_gre To load it automatically at boot, I created a new file (gre.conf) in /etc/modules-load.d…

OpenDKIM on Debian 9.4 (stretch)

I spent a lot of time trying to get OpenDKIM to work on Debian Stretch. Having searched the Internet thoroughly, once again I found many different configurations, none of which actually worked for me. These are my various config files, with the domain name(s) swapped for “example.com” and the ‘selectors’ swapped for “example-selector-name” If you…

mpd with the alsa equalizer plugin

UPDATED May 2021 (see below) Getting MPD to work with the ALSA Equaliser plugin I found a few sites with ‘howtos’ for this, although none of them worked for me. First thing to do is ensure your MPD installation is working properly, and playing music through your chosen device. If you have any problems getting…

Graphing disk temperatures with the Eluna Graph System

I have been using the Eluna Graph System for several years, as I like it’s simplicity. As per this post, I graph my ESXi disk temperatures so that I can keep an eye on them. Content of create.sh: #!/bin/bash rrdtool create esxi_disks.rrd \ –start `date +%s` \ –step 300 \ DS:disk1:GAUGE:600:0:U \ DS:disk2:GAUGE:600:0:U \ DS:disk3:GAUGE:600:0:U…

Fix font path for gnuplot

In the console enter: In my gnuplot (bash) scripts I have: export GDFONTPATH=”/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/” export GNUPLOT_FONTPATH=”/usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-dejavu/” Other methods: export GDFONTPATH=”/your/font/directory/fonts/” before you start gnuplot. The fonts should be in the folder “/fonts”. To make this persistent across reboots, and to set the paths for fonts in postscript terminal, add lines similar to the ones below to…