Uptrendhits review

Not really a review, just a statement that I am unlikely to do business with companies that send unsolicited email to my work address, especially if I appear to be subscribed to their "newsletter." Like Uptrendhits did. I also take off a reputation point for each use of multiple exclamation marks!!!


Effects of Changing vfs.ufs.dirhash_maxmem in FreeBSD

I have a busy web frontend server many files in a single directory. The server is running FreeBSD 8 amd64. Here is the result of changing the sysctl vfs.ufs.dirhash_maxmem to 67108864. Note the change in system (red) area. The vertical arrow shows when the change was made:

Setting Up GeoIP Lookup in awstats on RHEL5

I assume awstats (and awstats-selinux) are already installed.

Step 1: Install the most excellent GeoLite data from MaxMind

mkdir /usr/local/share/GeoIP
cd /usr/local/share/GeoIP
gunzip *gz

Step 2: Install the GeoIP C API

There will be a dependency on zlib so make sure zlib-devel is installed:

yum install zlib-devel

Now download and compile:

tar xvzf GeoIP-1.4.6.tar.gz
cd GeoIP-1.4.6
make check
sudo make install

Make it possible to link against the geoip library:

sudo echo '/usr/local/lib' > /etc/
sudo ldconfig

Step 3: Install the Geo::IP Perl Module

cd ~
tar xzvf Geo-IP-1.38.tar.gz
cd Geo-IP-1.38
perl Makefile.PL LIBS='-L/usr/local/lib'
make test
sudo make install

Step 4: Enable the GeoIP Plugin

Edit /etc/awstats/awstats.yourdomain.conf to add these lines:

LoadPlugin="geoip GEOIP_STANDARD /usr/local/share/GeoIP/GeoIP.dat"
LoadPlugin="geoip_city_maxmind GEOIP_STANDARD /usr/local/share/GeoIP/GeoLiteCity.dat"
LoadPlugin="geoip_org_maxmind GEOIP_STANDARD /usr/local/share/GeoIP/GeoIPASNum.dat"

Reference: GeoIP Information for AWStats
Speedup Awstats by using GeoIP instead of DNS Lookups

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