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As someone has already mentioned, it'd be helpful to have some sort of an introductory section saying what cacti is. You know, even one or two sentences will do.
Marcin Herda 2012/09/12 12:01

I figure that the only people who would read this article are people who know what cacti is and are looking for instructions. Please add to the HowTo if you want. - arfon 20120912 2:13pm

Well… Could you please reconsider? The goal of setting up this project is to try to be more an information resource for every Slackware user out there - and not so much a digital scrapbook for people who already “been there, done that”.
For the sake of argument, let's suppose you are looking for a monitoring solution, and you heard about stuff like nagios, cacti, and such. Would you not be interested in something more elaborate than merely a recipe to get the program working? It does not add knowledge, it is a form of spoon feeding. You'll activate software which may be used to break into your box if you are unaware of the risks of running it in its default configuration. A bit of background and some notes about the security considerations is highly desired in an article about monitoring software.
Eric Hameleers 2012/09/12 12:16

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