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dozzie's code

xmlrpcd v1.0.1

New version of xmlrpcd is out. This version contains bug fixes for running xmlrpcd and xmlrpcaller under newer Debians and Red Hats/CentOSes.

new application: yumbootstrap

New application has arrived. yumbootstrap is a chroot installer for distributions that use Yum as their package manager. As the name suggests, it's a RPM clone for debootstrap.

new sections: my modules

I have added new sections to this page that provide links to modules (for Perl, Python and Ruby) I have written. There's no Python modules yet, but this should change in the future.

new application: DashWiki

New application became mature enough to be published: DashWiki. This is a wiki engine focused on defining dashboards.

flowmon rewrite

New version of flowmon is out. It's an almost complete rewrite, now with way better internal architecture. flowmon is now usable with monitoring systems, not only an interactive tool.

cfgen v1.1

New version of cfgen is out. Added possibility of defining variables for all hosts and command line option for parameters inspection.

cfauditdump v0.9

Home page for new tool was added: cfauditdump.

Welcome to the page dedicated to tools written by dozzie (GPG public key).

Most (all?) of these tools are written with system administrator's tasks in mind, so they address specific needs encountered by sysadmin (by me, in this case).

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All the projects can be found here: Some may also be published on GitHub. Perl modules are certainly pushed to CPAN.

The projects are managed in git version control system, so you'll need to learn it a bit if you want to access the code (though each tool has a short how-to-get instructions provided). History can be viewed on local gitweb instance.

No tarballs with code are provided, at least for now.

Tools descriptions


Tool that dumps audit database coming from cfengine 2.x (3.x in BerkeleyDB format works as well) in YAML format.

Tool's page


Config generator that uses templates (Template::Toolkit) parametrized with YAML files filled with values for each host.

Tool's page


Tool that pulls sources from one repository, builds them using supplied command and pushes changes to another repository.

Not a difficult thing, but constant rewritting scripts (to keep silence when no changes were made) is annoying when it comes to details.

Tool's page


Wiki engine for dashboards. DashWiki integrates data from different sources (through XML-RPC, HTTP and such) and allows easy creation of dashboards, releasing sysadmin from necessity of writing web applications over and over again.

Tool's page


Network flow monitor. Displays traffic summaries for flows, which are defined by BPF filters.

You can think of this being similar iftop.

Tool's page


Netcat multiplexer.

TODO: be more specific about munc.

Tool's page

SSL-enabled rsync

The Right Way(tm) of doing rsync over SSL. Uses stunnel 4.x.

Tool's page


pwgen is a password generator producing passwords that are easy to remember.

This is translation original pwgen tool (well, at least a generation algorithm) to Perl and Python languages.

Tool's page


Remember scponly, a shell providing copy-only access to users?

Want to close them in chroot() environment?

Don't want to bother with creating full-blown chroot() or even small /dev contents?

This is the (my) way to go.

sftponly doesn't need any files -- especially device files -- in user's home directory, so it's quite easy to manage multiple copy-only accounts. Your users will not be able to break their environment anymore.

Tool's page

XML-RPC daemon

Daemon and shell client utility, both using XML-RPC protocol wrapped in SSL and provided with HTTP authentication.

Daemon is just a trivial HTTP server, that passes XML-RPC calls to appropriate Perl scripts. It's just simpler to configure such a small daemon than Apache, lighttpd or nginx.

Tool's page


Chroot installer for distributions that use Yum (mainly Red Hat, CentOS and Fedora). As the name suggests, it's a RPM clone for debootstrap.

Tool's page

Perl modules


Module aiming at keeping configuration coming from different sources: configuration files and command line. API influenced by Log::Log4perl.

Module's CPAN page


Module for structured logging. Log::Message::JSON is basically a hash(ref) that magically stringifies to JSON when necessary.

Module's CPAN page


Module for structured logging. It's a Log::Log4perl appender that submits data to Fluentd. It works with plain strings, but when passed Log::Message::JSON or Log::Message::Structured, it passes full structure.

Module's CPAN page


Perl clone of Facter, compatible with pfacter.

Module's CPAN page

Python modules

Nothing published yet

Ruby modules


Simple test framework for Ruby. Mimics excellent Test::More module and is a TAP producer.

Module's page

Erlang applications


Helper library making starting Erlang code as a daemon way easier.

Application's page


XML-RPC client and server library.

Application's page


Simple XML-RPC daemon in Erlang.

Application's page


INI-like file loader library.

Application's page


Simple test library for Erlang. Mimics excellent Test::More module and is a TAP producer.

Module's page


SOCK_STREAM-type sockets acceptor library.

Application's page


Low-dependency Server-Sent Events server side implementation.

Application's page

Quick build how-to

Many of the tools (especially recent ones) are prepared to make a package (DEB and RPM).

  1. Clone the repository:
    git clone
  2. Install tools for building packages
    • for Debian: packages dpkg-dev, fakeroot, build-essential
    • for Red Hat/CentOS: packages make, rpm-build

And possibly compilers (gcc, g++).

  1. Build a package:
    • for Debian:
      dpkg-buildpackage -b -uc
    • for Red Hat/CentOS:
      make srpm
      rpmbuild --rebuild *.src.rpm

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