Monitoring SSL certificate expiration with ssl-cert-check

I was about to write a script using OpenSSL to monitor the SSL certificate expiration dates for a few servers when it dawned on me that someone had probably done this already.

The ssl-cert-check shell script takes a list of hosts/ports and prints out the expiration date (and how many days away that date is). It can also be configured to email a message for any certificates expiring in less than N days for easy cronibility (?). Seems lovely!

Migrating RT from mysql to postgresql.

So I wanted to move our old RT 3.6 system to a new VM running a clean CentOS 5.3 x86 install and RT 3.8. I got RT installed but the 3.6 system was running on MySQL, which sucks (still), and I wanted to move it to Postgres, which rules (more and more each day). So Googling for “migrate rt from mysql to postgresql” brought me here. I tried the procedure listed there but it wasn’t quite working for me. and mysql2postgresql.perl both caused segfaults when I tried to run them. I realized I was on my own, and it wasn’t really that bad.

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