My journey in the computer world

Category Sysadmin

Let’s Encrypt with Dehydrated: DNS-01

In my previous guide on dehydrated, the bash client for let’s encrypt, I’ve only touched on the DNS-01 feature. Upon further investigation and usage of said feature I give you this guide. DNS-01 DNS-01 is another type of verification of… Continue Reading →

Dehydrated: a bash client for Let’s Encrypt

Dehydrated was firstly known as letsencrypt.sh but because letsencrypt is a trademark, they decided to rename the project, but keep the excellent features. Purpose If you’re already familiar with let’s encrypt and the ACME protocol, you can go directly to… Continue Reading →

Nginx Referrer Blacklist updated

I went through my google analytic log and updated the referrer blacklist for Nginx. As before, it’s available as a gist on GitHub.

Fail2ban + Tarpit

This website is hosted on my own dedicated server (a kimsufi) and like every server, it’s getting regularly attacked. To identify those attacks, I needed to add a layer of security to ban recurrent attempt, this layer is Fail2ban. It’s… Continue Reading →

Tutorial for OpenVPN TAP Bridge Mode

I’m using my raspberry pi as a NAS with a samba server to provide the content through my home network. I wanted to have that content directly accessible from the rest of the world but without the traffic to be… Continue Reading →

Transmission BT + Nginx as reverse proxy SSL

In the last revision of transmission, I couldn’t get the user/password for the RPC of transmission work. To resolve this problem, I decided to use Nginx as reverse proxy to provide an SSL connection and also a way to secure… Continue Reading →

Bittorrent Sync + ecryptfs + Web Interface

I just discovered lately Bittorrent Sync and found it to be an amazing way to replace dropbox or any other Cloud Storage since I’m owning a server and a raspberry pi.

Node-RED init.d script and systemd unit

I find Node-RED really amazing but the lack of being able to manage it as a daemon quite annoyed me. I created an init script and a systemd unit configuration to be able to manage Node-RED as any service on… Continue Reading →

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