Every time I peek into the webserver logfiles, I find quite a few 404 requests trying to figure out if certain exploits exist on this server. Now I get that these are automated attempts, and the number of requests coming from one IP show that they try several different exploits and path names. Nevertheless I thought that I don’t need this in my log, and on my webserver. fail2ban for the rescue.
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After setting up Huginn, and implementing the actions on my todo list, I had a look at the available agents and started thinking what else they can be useful for.
One of the ideas I came up with is monitoring if a website is available, or has some trouble. I already have a monitoring system in place, but it's a nice exercise to learn more about the other agents.
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The openHAB Raspberry image, by default, listens on port 8080. After using the image for a while, it became quite boring to always add the port to the URL. Quickly I decided to redirect port 80 to port 8080, and make my life easier.
Not sure how much work that is in the openHAB settings, I settled with redirecting or forwarding the port 80 to port 8080.
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