While on Linux you sometimes have to pick between apples and pears (Oranges being just a bit too different). Picking an Illumos distribution is more like picking dark or brown chocolate. I’m currently using OpenIndiana and I’m overall very happy with it. However I have some issues with OI, being that KVM is more orContinue reading Which Illumos distribution do I use?
Here is a quick post on how to update a IPKG based zone on OpenIndiana and other Illumos based distributions. You cannot do this from withing the zone itself but this has to be done form the global zone. When the zone is re-attached it will be update. So the zone will be down forContinue reading Updating a IPKG Zone
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 thisContinue reading Z shell
I’ve seen anti-spoofing mentioned on #illumos and #openindiana a few times but googling it turns up little information. Although I didn’t check it out until rmustacc‘s adviced me to do so regarding a KVM IPv6 issue I’m facing. After asking around about it and and some further research it also seems to go by theContinue reading Solaris Antispoof / Link Protection
As mentioned in my previous Solaris related post, I’ve recently started using Solaris. What I didn’t mention is that I briefly use Oracle Solaris 11 11/11, but quickly went to OpenIndiana. I personally did not like the way Oracle is doing things. Plus the added benefit of KVM and some extra goodies here and there.Continue reading Quick lookup of SMF log file
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 theContinue reading 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 toContinue reading Apache HTTPd 2.4 on RPM based distributions
I was looking for a new headphones/microphone combo. I’ve got a game PC again, so I play at night from time to time and keep my mother awake due to not having a headset. I also needed something for Skype. For my Game PC I could use the on-board analog plugs. But things like watchingContinue reading Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 USB
Here is a little trick to connect to a server that requires a SSL Client certificate when your client does not support it. To make it work your client must be able to use a proxy. We will use this proxy to rewrite certain servers to a reverse proxy that injects the client certificate. LetsContinue reading SSL Client certificate injection using reverse and forward proxies
I’ve recently moved away from Linux to Solaris (OpenIndiana more specificly) for my NAS. Although I like the Linux community, the Solaris one is totally different. Note: I’m talking about the Illumos Kernel, Distro’s like SmartOS and OpenIndiana and projects OpenCSW. It’s not a huge community, to me this is part of the appeal. YouContinue reading Welcome to Solaris, have a beer.