Category: Linux

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Resizing an AWS EBS volume

The Problem… I was working on the Chef AMI on AWS, there is a problem in that the version of OpenSSL that comes embedded is vulnerable to CVE-2016-2107. Even though this CVE is quite...

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Setting up FreeIPA Centos 7

As per wikipedia, FreeIPA is an open-source project sponsored by Red Hat – which aims to provide an easily managed Identity, Policy, and Audit (IPA) suite primarily targeted towards networks of Linux and Unix...

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Interface bonding Centos 7

I run my media downloading stack on a Gen 8 HP Microserver. This comes with 2 builtin 1Gbps ports (as well as the dedicated ilo port). As this machine is used for downloading and...

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AWS VPC VPN and a Centos EndPoint

I didnt find much concrete information on terminating an AWS VPN on a Centos 6 box, so figured id write it up here, for my own reference as we as others.

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Automated speedtests using speedtest-cli

Due to issues with my ISP, i wrote a really quick automated speedtest using speedtest-cli which sends the output to graphite.

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Encrypting a USB Flash drive with LUKS

Here is a quick run through on how to encrypt a USB flash drive using Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS).

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Allowing server-status on an apache proxy

For my new graphing machine (graphite, grafana, collectd) i wanted to be able to view the Apache server-status of a couple of my reverse proxy’s. This is the directive i had to add.

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Setup crashplan on a remote headless host

I needed to setup Crashplan on my local linux server which is acting as an NFS and SMB server for all my media. As this is a headless server and the CrashPlan app doesnt...

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Scaling up your Acestream Proxy AKA aceproxy

To test my Aceproxy, i posted the link to a particular subreddit to get some traffic generated. One of the main issues i saw with the proxy (excluding being reliant on the acestream source)...

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Setting up an Acestream Proxy

Acestream seem to provide the best quality online streams, but as its essentially video over bittorrent, its not really the kind of traffic i want on my home network. This is a rundown on...