Skeleton Week: Perl plugin for collectd

This is the first year that I can recall during which I have not been at $work. I like the easy commuting, empty car parks, long lunches etc. then taking leave when everyone comes back.

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Since you won't be releasing (will you), it's a great time to work on some "we really should" projects.

Enhancements to monitoring are great candidates. There is always something else that can be graphed or alerted upon.

I stumbled upon this article detailing how to create a perl plugin for collectd. The author scrapes the html from the web interface of an ADSL modem, retrieving various stats which collectd then reports.

Check it out: https://apfelboymchen.net/gnu/collectd/collectd-perl.html

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Thanks for the link, that's interesting.

But collectd has a support statsd plugin, and there are several Perl modules for sending metrics to statsd.

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