Friday, December 8, 2017

Sending an SNMP trap

It's been necessary from time to time for me to send a test SNMP trap to test host monitoring, fault management and alerting systems. It's always been an ad hoc affair, full of errors, as it seems it is for a lot of Admins.

This is an occasional, but common need. SNMP is complex enough that it's not simple to generate a test trap, particularly if you have no background. Even worse, all of the websites that discuss the matter want to teach you SNMP, when all you want is the command to send a test trap to someone who cares.

Tired of not understanding the process, I invested some time and effort the latest time I needed to conduct this sort of test. Then, I scripted it so I never have to get that stuff on my hands again.

The below is tested on RedHat Linux 7.2, but should work on any Linux host with net-SNMP installed. It knows how to send a linkUp linkDown, warmStart and coldStart trap.

Monday, November 7, 2016

You made a serious error Jaime

Jaime Herrera Buetler announced 2 weeks ago she was writing in Paul Ryan for President. The only reason I ever voted for you was because you were the GOP nominee. If you don't respect the GOP nominee, Jaime, I don't have to respect you either.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

on the matter of sheep

I have been asked to relay a bit of the knowledge  I accrued farming sheep for a few years. I can't claim to be an expert, but I did learn a few things.

Sheep are a nearly ideal small-farming project. They require very little care, very little upkeep, and only a moderate investment. Virtually any task required in sheep raising can be done by a confident 12-year-old girl.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Danby's Open Source Project
1) show us the code
2) you are not required to tell us anything about your race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, pastimes, hobbies, likes, dislikes, turn-ons, family or even your real name in order to contribute to this project. If you bring it up, it is presumed that you want such things to be commented on. Not all comments will be positive.
3) you are free to take offense at anything or everything anybody says. Everyone else is free to ignore you.
4) We believe in Free software, Free Speech, and Free Beer.
5) We are not here to welcome you. We are here to write good code. If you can write, document, or test code well you are most welcome. If not, your opinion is not required.
6) If you do not like how this project is run, or the people who run it, you are free to fork the code. Good Luck.

This code of conduct is released into the public domain.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Except SJWs

Nobody really cares about diversity except those who are not concerned about the goal.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rules of Engagement

Rules of engagement for the culture war. These have been culled from the tactics suggested by 4G warfare and have been found to actually work in the GamerGate and Hugo Award fracases.

1. The truth is paramount.

2. Know yourself and know your enemy.

3. Don't interrupt when the enemy is making a mistake.

4. Stand for the cause, not the people. People will always betray you.

5. Dialect for the persuadable, rhetoric for the partisans. The objective is not to win arguments, but recruits.

6. Use divide and conquer to your advantage, avoid falling prey to it. No enemies on the right, but the Left will always eat their own.

7. Strategy always beats tactics, play the long game.

8. Have FUN.

9. The enemy is always lying. find the lie, expose it and move on.

10. The enemy is always projecting. Whatever it is they are accusing you of, that is not only what they are doing, it is what they feel guilty about. Use it

11. Wrong is not Evil, but Evil is Wrong.

12. The objective is not to gain ourselves a place at the table, but to deny them theirs. They will not allow us a voice, no matter how we approach.

13. There is no compromise. There is no live-and-let-live. These people literally want you dead. They must be humiliated, driven out, and never ever allowed any authority.

14. Drive the enemy to apoplexy. Every shrieking rant from them garners us recruits. We seek not to satisfy supposedly neutral observers, but to entertain bystanders and energize our own troops. If you can make them laugh, you win.

15. Good leaders don't develop followers, they develop leaders . -- Lubavitche Rebbe 

Friday, July 31, 2015


Free trade is totally incompatible with national sovereignty, democracy, and self-determination, as well as the existence of independent nation-states with the right and ability to set their own laws according to the preferences of their nationals.

     --Vox Day

Thursday, July 30, 2015

There's no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going.
There's no knowing where we're rowing
Or which way the culture's flowing.
Is it raining?
Is it snowing?
Is a GamerGate a blowing?             --Markku

Not a speck of truth is showing
So the danger must be growing
Are the fires of Hell a-glowing
Is the grisly reaper mowing?           -- Me
Yes, the danger must be growing
Cuz the liberals just keep moaning
And they're certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing       --JDC

Free Trade is the Communism of the Right.
      --Nate Winchester

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Who's in control?

"To blame whites for everything is about the purest expression of white supremacist thinking possible."
Jim Goad

Thursday, July 16, 2015


The future is always a surprise for people for whom the past is an unsolvable mystery.
                           --Jack Amok

Monday, June 29, 2015

What is needed.

One is ashamed to say how little is needed for all men to be delivered from those calamities which now oppress them; it is only needful not to lie.
—Leo Tolstoy

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Today's 'settled science' is tomorrow's flat earth society.
     --Mark Citadel

Sunday, June 14, 2015

To the last man.

The "Long March through the institutions" has given the SJW's power in the Bureaucracies, the Judiciary, the Legislature and Academia, and they will fight to the last taxpayer to maintain their power and privilege.
                                              --Thucydides @voxpopuli

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Because 100 million murdered is not enough!