moodle and ssl proxy server

How to configure moodle with a frontend ssl ?

VM1: (nginx + letsencrypt)  ——>VM2: apache2 with moodle


Setting up your moodle

On a basic moodle site, it will be simple to set up https. Simply edit config.php and change http:// to https:// in $CFG->wwwroot.

However if you are using a proxy or load balancer, depending on your setup you may need to set $CFG->sslproxy to 1, and not use SSL on the moodle server. Then the load balancer or proxy server can communicate directly to your moodle site, but serve to the clients over SSL.


$CFG->sslproxy  = 1;

systemctl restart apache2

Per esempio:

how to use sensu-install -p


io ho capito solo adesso come usare

sensu-install -p   nome-plugin

ora mi chiedevo dove li trovo ??? Poi mi sono accorto che sul sito <<>> i nomi sono del tipo




bene non ci crederete ma basta eseguire

sensu-install -p elasticsearch

sensu-install -p memory-checks

ed ecco il nostro plugin verrà messo in /opt/sensu/embedded/bin

fine dei giochi

.. meglio tardi che mai 🙂

my network on Hetzner

QoS and smb protocol

A long …short story :

SMB (tcp/445)  doesn’t work with QoS.

rabbimq-server on lx branded zone

I’m playing with Sensu in SmartOS LX zone

imgadm avail | grep 23ee2dbc-c155-11e6-ab6d-bf5689f582fd

23ee2dbc-c155-11e6-ab6d-bf5689f582fd centos-7 20161213 linux lx-dataset 2016-12-13
root@d8-cb-8a-bf-92-f0 ~ # imgadm info 23ee2dbc-c155-11e6-ab6d-bf5689f582fd
“manifest”: {
“v”: 2,
“uuid”: “23ee2dbc-c155-11e6-ab6d-bf5689f582fd”,
“owner”: “00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000”,
“name”: “centos-7”,
“version”: “20161213”,
“state”: “active”,
“disabled”: false,
“public”: true,
“published_at”: “2016-12-13T16:56:50Z”,
“type”: “lx-dataset”,
“os”: “linux”,
“files”: [

“sha1”: “57e381704ced765d7ed19ad11efc04d521f608ed”,
“size”: 261271891,
“compression”: “gzip”
“description”: “Container-native CentOS 7.3 64-bit image. Built to run on containers with bare metal speed, while offering all the services of a typical unix host.”,
“homepage”: “”,
“requirements”: {
“networks”: [
“name”: “net0”,
“description”: “public”
“min_platform”: {
“7.0”: “20160317T000105Z”
“brand”: “lx”
“tags”: {
“role”: “os”,
“kernel_version”: “3.10.0”
“zpool”: “zones”,
“source”: “”

The  Sensu documentation  tell us how to install rabbitmq-server  and all is working as expect. I was in trouble just with
systemctl restart rabbitmq-server
The command after a lot of time answer me with error 🙁     After google-ing I have to use my resource.

Systemd call rabbitmq-server.service ?

[root@sensu01 ~]# systemctl status rabbitmq-server -l
● rabbitmq-server.service – RabbitMQ broker
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/rabbitmq-server.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (running) since Thu 2017-04-20 17:39:51 UTC; 2min 51s ago
Process: 6672 ExecStop=/usr/sbin/rabbitmqctl stop (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
Main PID: 7131 (rabbitmq-server)
CGroup: /system.slice/rabbitmq-server.service
├─7131 /bin/sh -e /usr/lib/rabbitmq/bin/rabbitmq-server
├─7361 /usr/lib64/erlang/erts-8.3/bin/beam.smp -W w -A 128 -P 1048576 -t 5000000 -stbt db -zdbbl 32000 -K true -B i — -root /usr/lib64/erlang -progname erl — -home /var/lib/rabbitmq — -pa /usr/lib/rabbitmq/lib/rabbitmq_server-3.6.9/ebin -noshell -noinput -s rabbit boot -sname rabbit@sensu01 -boot start_sasl -config /etc/rabbitmq/rabbitmq -kernel inet_default_connect_options [{nodelay,true}] -sasl errlog_type error -sasl sasl_error_logger false -rabbit error_logger {file,”/var/log/rabbitmq/rabbit@sensu01.log”} -rabbit sasl_error_logger {file,”/var/log/rabbitmq/rabbit@sensu01-sasl.log”} -rabbit enabled_plugins_file “/etc/rabbitmq/enabled_plugins” -rabbit plugins_dir “/usr/lib/rabbitmq/plugins:/usr/lib/rabbitmq/lib/rabbitmq_server-3.6.9/plugins” -rabbit plugins_expand_dir “/var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia/rabbit@sensu01-plugins-expand” -os_mon start_cpu_sup false -os_mon start_disksup false -os_mon start_memsup false -mnesia dir “/var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia/rabbit@sensu01” -kernel inet_dist_listen_min 25672 -kernel inet_dist_listen_max 25672
├─7537 erl_child_setup 65536
├─7625 inet_gethost 4
└─7626 inet_gethost 4
‣ 7131 /bin/sh -e /usr/lib/rabbitmq/bin/rabbitmq-server

So first I check if  /usr/lib/rabbitmq/bin/rabbitmq-server is working on CLI and yes it works.
What’s in /usr/lib/systemd/system/rabbitmq-server.service
[root@sensu01 ~]# cat /usr/lib/systemd/system/rabbitmq-server.service
Description=RabbitMQ broker
ExecStop=/usr/sbin/rabbitmqctl stop

And I found that Type=notify

<<Behavior of notify is similar to simple; however, it is expected that the daemon sends a notification message via sd_notify(3) or an equivalent call when it has finished starting up. systemd will proceed with starting follow-up units after this notification message has been sent. If this option is used, NotifyAccess= (see below) should be set to open access to the notification socket provided by systemd. IfNotifyAccess= is missing or set to none, it will be forcibly set to main. Note that currently Type=notify will not work if used in combination with PrivateNetwork=yes.>>

But we are inside a lx smartos zone so can be some mismatching  between system call  – in this case I’d like to know dtrace, but not until at the moment-

I change the  Unit section in rabbitmq-server.service





In the end systemctl restart rabbitmq-server is working as expect

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Il QoS di ZeroShell mediante il generatore di traffico Ostinato


 Analisi del QoS di ZeroShell mediante il generatore di traffico Ostinato


si accettano suggerimenti e correzioni.


Devo ringraziare  il Network Traffic Generator and Analyzer Ostinato che mi ha dato la possibilità di comprendere meglio il QoS.

Di seguito riporto lo schema hw per i test.


upgrade the 64-bit tools set (SamrtOS GZ) 2016Q3


if you need to update pkgsrc on GZ

  1. read the documentation

but today (10 october) I found some error on my global zone “Live Image”: “20160929T025934Z”,


root@d8-cb-8a-bf-92-f0 ~ # pkg_add -U pkgin
SSL support disabled
pkg_add: Can't process*: Not owner
pkg_add: no pkg found for 'pkgin', sorry.
pkg_add: 1 package addition failed


  1.  wget --no-check-certificate
  2.  wget --no-check-certificate
  3.  pkg_add -u ./libarchive-3.2.1nb2.tgz
  4.  pkg_add -u ./pkgin-0.9.4nb3.tgz
  5.  pkgin update
  6.  pkgin full-upgrade


now I can install software into Global Zone 😉



SmartDataCenter and coal-setup


“Cloud on a Laptop”  in progress 🙂  I’d like to check  so my  “man is” :




Link Status Monitor ….a tribute

LSM – Link Status Monitor

LSM è un “Link Status Monitor” che può essere usato per controllare ad esempio  la connettività di un router/firewall Linux  e se accade di avere delle connessione multiple, LSM  può  cambiare il routing a seguito di un evento up/down mediante uno script esterno.

Quando un segnale  SIGUSR1 è ricevuto lo stato attuale della connessione è inviata al syslog.

Questo software è fortemente influenzato da fping e da iputils  arping. Un grande riconoscimento gli va dato per i loro lavoro.


GPLv2, tu sarai in grado di trovare la  GNU Public License 2.0 in


Nella vesione 0.27 di lsm , l’algoritmo di  “detection” lavora in questo modo:

LSM tiente traccia di

1) il risultato dei più recenti ping ( sino a 100).

2) il numero di consecutivi ping persi .

3) il numero consecutivo di ping ricevuti .

Sia  A == al numero di ping recentemente persi

Sia  B == al numero di ping consecutivi persi

Sia C == al numero di ping consecutivi ricevuti

 Se la connessione ( o il gruppo di connessioni) è UP

AND ( (A >= max_packet_loss) OR (B >= max_successive_pkts_lost) allora cambio la connessione ( o il gruppo di connessioni) in down .

Altrimenti se la connessione (o il gruppo di connessioni) è DOWN

AND ( (A <= min_packet_loss) AND (C > min_successive_pkts_rcved) ) allora cambio la connessione ( o il gruppo di connessioni) in up.

Nota: LSM assume che ogni connessione è in uno stato iniziale “sconosciuto”.


Mika Ilmaranta <ilmis at>


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