Or, how to annoy the kids by making it easy for their mum to ban them from the Wifi.
This is first post of hopefully many about my “kidnet”. The idea is to limit the kids exposure to the more “adult” side of the internet using BIND.
There has been a lot of changes in my life including a new awesome job aswell as some family stuff, hence so few updates. But now as i have a few minutes i figured id run down what i have been doing in my homelab and hopefully this will prompt me to update this blog… Read more New year, New Homelab
This website used to use Jekyll as its static site generator. I prefer working with static site generators as it means the website needs very little resources and isnt prone to as many vulnerabilities as other CMS’s. This is how i setup automated deployments of this website using Jenkins.
I have been fiddling with multiple different authentication methods to centralise the authentication across all my devices and services. Im trying to push myself to use FreeIPA more as it seems to be becoming more widley used where using Active Directory isnt suitable. It is also really easy to enable 2FA per user which i… Read more Using FreeIPA to authenticate OpenVPN Users on PfSense
Telegraf and influxdb seem to be the new craze in the time-series database world, add in Grafana and you have the basis for a very powerful graphing solution. I personally have moved all my machines away from using Collectd and Graphite to using Telegraf and influxdb
Everyone loves the Pi-Hole. It does a great job blockig ad’s across your entire network. The admin page is also really useful to see whats been going on. Unfortunately the admin interface only gives details of the last 24 hours. I love graphs and graphing things. So i wanted more data.
The reason for this build was because i wanted to use my office Active Directory users within AWS but without giving each instance direct access to the domain controller. I also wanted some kind of resilience should the VPN’s between my VPC and office went down. Also, being a linux guy, im more comfortable with… Read more Configuring 389 Directory service with Active directory bi-directional synchronisation
I have been meaning to learn how to use Elasticsearch for quite some time. I had used it in the past in an ELK stack, but never really understood it all too well. Also, it had been a few years since doing so, so my mind was a little rusty. The way i learn something… Read more Annotating Grafana panels with data from Sonarr using Elasticsearch
I have recently acquired several Gen6 HP machines (2 x DL160’s & 1 x DL180). These are pretty old pieces of kit, but are reasonably priced. Not too loud and not too power hungry, so they make pretty good homelab machines.