Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

Today I had to reinstall my gateway/firewall but I no longer had blank CD’s. I usually prefer to use a USB key but the asg-9.x.iso from Sophos has some issues with this. I fixed it in a few minutes by comparing the mounts in a VM when booting from an ISO and the mounts when […]

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 11:26 | 3 comments
Categories: Hardware, Linux, Personal

It’s been a while again! Today I will briefly talk about qemu(-kvm) and connecting to it using unix sockets with minicom. Why is this useful and cool? Well you can connect to a linux vm without running a shell and still get the full console experience! (BDS, Solaris,… all should work) I won’t dig deep […]

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 at 00:11 | 1 comment
Categories: Linux, Solaris, Technology

For work I was migrating an old undocumented reverse proxy configuration from 2.0 to 2.2. It contained some old perl scripts nobody understood and some strange bits here an there. Long story short I started from scratch. I ran into the usual problems like redirects and hyperlinks being broken if they use full self referencing […]

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 14:14 | Comments Off on Reverse Proxy and Hyperlinks

I teased you all a while ago with my XMonad configuration. My Raspberry Pi and some other personal things have occupied my free time recently so I have not done any thing worth posting. So I finally took the time to wrap and tidy it up. I decide to switch to XMonad because I recently […]

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 at 17:37 | Comments Off on XMonad
Categories: Linux, Technology

I’ve been wanting to write about this for a bit. I usually VPN (to the gateway at home) for surfing when roaming. This also gives me access to my shellbox and with my ssh key. You can usually connect to port 443 (https) on most networks, even those that force you to use a socks […]

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 16:00 | 2 comments

Someone just asked what desktop environment I use. He didn’t like the new Gnome. Those who know me well enough, will know I use a mac for my primary workstation. So I’m using aqua as my primary desktop environment. I do run a lot of linux but none have xorg installed with the exception of […]

Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 20:53 | Comments Off on What desktop environment do I use?
Categories: Linux, Personal, Technology

I’ve been on the lookout for a bash replacement for a while. After seeing a small discussion about ksh and the closed and open implementation in #illumos, my interest got reinvigorated. After playing with both csh, ksh and zsh for a while, zsh clearly won. I won’t bore you with the details of how this […]

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 05:05 | Comments Off on Z shell

Here is a short tutorial on how to setup a multi stage authentication with an Apache HTTPd 2.4 server. The first stage will do a 2-way SSL encryption, so both server and client will need to present a certificate. The second stage will be password authentication, the username has to match the username in the […]

Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 21:28 | Comments Off on multi stage authentication using Apache HTTPd 2.4

I previously mentioned rpmbuild. I wanted to write a little post on what it does and how useful it is. But I though it would be easier to just show you. So what is rpmbuild? It is a tool for building rpm packages based on a spec file. The resulting rpm should be close to […]

Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 08:48 | Comments Off on Apache HTTPd 2.4 on RPM based distributions

I have one Arch server left at home, it is behaving badly. It has some fairly new stuff on it so I can’t replace it with CentOS. I should be able to replace it with a new Fedora. So I hunted for a minimal install image… nothing! Netinstall? Ofcourse not! Fedora is a desktop OS, […]

Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at 21:03 | 1 comment
Categories: Linux, Technology