Sometimes some of my services misbehave in weird and wonderful ways.
If that happens, they can use an awful lot of bandwidth.
Whilst there is some monitoring that I can do (and do), I prefer to use
the data "closer to source".
There seems to be some data, that triggers pretty quickly and sends out
an email from "xfer a_t bitfolk.com" with the heading "Predicted to
exceed transfer quota".
However, rather than email I'd like an API, so that I can route it to
my alerting system. I do overlook emails sometimes, especially computer
My brain sometimes scans and classifies them too quickly as "deal with
it later" and incorrectly flags the email as 'not important'.
Having the information in my alerting system means I can route them so
that they remind me/trigger me again etc.
My questions are:
1. How often is that prediction calculated?
2. Is there an API I could query which gives me the data from the
2.1 I'd settle for a binary API (predicted overusage == true|false)
2.2 otherwise an api that gives me the following values:
- predicted usage in
- contracted usage in
- predicted usage out
- contracted usage out
- Actual out
- Actual in
Nothing fancy required - a simple 'get' request or so would do just
For those using CentOS 8, a reminder that it went EOL on 31 December
2021 and as of 31 January 2022 they removed all the public mirrors
as well, so you can't get updates or install anything any more.
This apparently took a number of projects by surprise… including
some Red Hat ones!
If you are using CentOS 8 I think we would recommend that you switch
it to CentOS Stream 8 at least in the short term, because that is
the only way you get security updates. I understand that there is a
simple script to do this without reinstall and at least 1 BitFolk
customer has done it.
In terms of BitFolk supporting CentOS Stream 9, we're waiting for
ELRepo to gain an EL9 kernel-ml package, then that should be viable.
I asked you all about your plans post-CentOS 8 and didn't get a huge
response. Some interest was expressed in Rocky Linux and Oracle
Linux. So, those will likely be available soon.
A customer also put together instructions for installing OpenSUSE
Leap, which I have run through and seems to work fine:
https://bitfolk.com/ -- No-nonsense VPS hosting
announce mailing list