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Monitor sites for exploits

We dislike dealing with exploited websites. A common cause is "the long forgotten outdated install from a web developer who left years ago. hoping works forever". Public facing services need to be kept updated in order to remain secure, so … Continue reading

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Tomcat 7 released, installer updated

Tomcat is one the most popular Java servlet/JSP containers. Tomcat 6 has been out since 2006 and the Tomcat team has just announced the first stable release of Tomcat 7. At the time of writing version 7.06 is the latest … Continue reading

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Setting up Monit + with tomcat

We get asked a lot by customers to install and setup monit. Its not an overly hard task, in fact its pretty darned easy. Monit is brilliant for monitoring and restarting services when they are down, it can alert you … Continue reading

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One Java init script to rule them all

Need an init script for a Java service? Like tomcat, liferay, or jboss?

Regular Linux init scripts often don't work so well. e.g. Java apps typically want to be run by a particular user (e.g. tomcat or liferay). e.g. They may require a 'special' shutdown mechanism (e.g. with Tomcat sending a signal to a particular port).

So over the years I have had a handy-dandy script that can control most of my most commonly used Java apps (liferay, tomcat, jboss).

It does things like start up the app as a particular user. Checks to ensure the app is responding on a URL before saying it is stared. Waits for the app to shutdown gracefully, else forces it to quit. And provides kill and killstart commands when you're developing and just want the thing restarted!

This morning I updated it to use the lsb logging methods. So the output is a bit prettier than the 'old' echo's we used to use.

The current version of the file will live at http://proj.ri.mu/javainitscript

To use it wget that to the /etc/init.d directory on your server. Then rename (or symlink) it to the service you want to control. Currently the tomcat, liferay and jboss names are supported.

Some excerpts from the script follow... Continue reading

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