Tagged: linux

Automated speedtests using speedtest-cli 1

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.

Encrypting a USB Flash drive with LUKS 0

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).

Allowing server-status on an apache proxy 0

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.

Setup crashplan on a remote headless host 0

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...

Scaling up your Acestream Proxy AKA aceproxy 0

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)...

Setting up an Acestream Proxy 0

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...

Script to back up pfSense config 0

Script to back up pfSense config

Continuing the theme of keeping everything backed up, i realised i wasnt backing up my pfSense configs. You can do this automatically with pfSense gold. Id highly recommend getting it, even if its just...

Blocking ads by DNS using BIND 0

Blocking ads by DNS using BIND

Something i have recently setup on my home network is the ability to blacklist domains and ads by DNS. Instead of giving the correct address for the requested ad, my DNS server points the...

Debian and UEFI problems. 0

Debian and UEFI problems.

UEFI is a strange beast to me but recently bought myself a new laptop, a Lenovo Y50-70. After getting dual-boot working fine for a few days, Debian disappeared from the EFI boot menu and...

Stop snmpd spamming messages in centos 7 0

Stop snmpd spamming messages in centos 7

SNMPD spamming /var/log/messages is a pet hate of mine. It causes so much rubbish to be sat in the logs. I had a hard time looking for how to do this on centos 7....