Tagged: linux


Using FreeIPA to authenticate OpenVPN Users on PfSense

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...


Basic Telegraf, InfluxDB and Grafana setup

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...


Graphing Pi-Hole stats with Graphite and Grafana

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...


Graphing the metrics from HP ilo2

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,...


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...


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...


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...


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.