How to determine if ftp/smtp is up and running using a script?view story

http://serverfault.com – Similiar to how these uptime monitoring servieces perform checks if your smtp or ftp server is running, how could I do this myself using python/ruby? (HowTos)

Is it possible to create an EBS AMI for windows EC2 instance?view story

http://serverfault.com – We have a Windows server (EBS backed) running in EC2. We make regular snapshots for data backups. (HowTos)

Capistrano deployment to a VPS failingview story

http://serverfault.com – I'm using Capistrano to deploy a Ruby on Rails app to a VPS running Ubuntu 11.10. However, whenever I run cap:deploy i get this error: cd: 1: can't cd to /var/www/appname/releases The VPS I'm using is Linode. (HowTos)

Wicd problemsview story

http://crunchbanglinux.org – Hey guys!I have a quick question.  I decided I'd do it and update everything from experimental :P Now I believe wicd is at version 1.7.1b3 (beta 3).  When I start my computer up, Wicd asks for my login password because "it needs to access the network cards".  I've looked around for a solution and haven't been able to find much on this particular problem.&nbs (HowTos)

Please Help with AWK to parse rapidly changing XML messagesview story

http://www.unix.com – Hi Guy's Can I please get some help with this code. I have xml feed file which rapidly changing temporary file and I need to capture the content of this file as soon as data arrives. Example of the data Quote: [date+time], message=[DATA= "<?xml version="1.0?"><data changeMsg><NAME="John Smith"><Age="23">< (HowTos)

RVM Rails Passenger ISPConfig ERROR 403 - Forbiddenview story

http://serverfault.com – I´m running ISPConfig 3 and i have installed Ruby on Rails to my server. I´ve followed these howtos, created user passenger (and added passenger ALL=(ALL) ALL to sudos) and installed RVM. https://rvm.beginrescueend.com/rvm/install/ http://kris.me.uk/2011/10/28/rails-rvm-passenger-capistrano-git-apache.html http://blog.bigrocksoftware.com/2011/01/07/rvm-nginx-passenger-rails-3/ I´ve put test Rai (HowTos)

passenger-memory-stats - root privilegesview story

http://serverfault.com – When I run 'passenger-memory-stats' on my ubuntu server as root I get the following error : -bash: passenger-memory-stats: command not found If I run this command as a user ('deploy' in my case) I get the passenger results but I get the following warning: *** WARNING: Please run this tool as root. (HowTos)

Ruby- why won't "if __FILE__ == $0" work?view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I'm playing around with Ruby for the first time & I just did a tutorial. I copied the script shown below. I saved it as a .rb file, then I called it in terminal. It pukes at Code: if __FILE__ == $0 When I remove that line (and the "end") the script runs fine. Can anyone tell me why the line isn't working? Here's the script. (Hardware)

ROR Server capacity [decision of processor speed]view story

http://serverfault.com – Hello gurus of serverfault. I'm asking you about help to decide which configuration of CPU I need to deploy client's project on his future dedicated server. First of all some words about project: it would be Ruby on Rails project. I've made some checks on my local laptop, while was clicking hard on this projects site. My environment, 2Gb memory, Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 @1.66Ghz. (HowTos)

[ubuntu] Beginner--Running Scripts From Desktop Launcherview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I've been searching for an hour. I've made a bash script to launch my ruby on rails environment. It work well if I open it from a terminal window, but doesn't work if I launch it from the desktop. (Hardware)