Post tagged: network

Ad-Hoc rsync daemons

The other day I needed to copy a bunch of files between to servers in my home network. Because of the volume I wanted to copy the files without having to go through ssh's encryption overhead. So I figured I could use netcat for the data transport.

To do …

Z-Wave Associations with With Vera UI

I couldn't find any to the point documentation on how to do this, so I am writing this.

The way I understand Z-Wave associations work is that once devices are in the same Z-Wave network, a device can directly send a command to another device without intervention of the Hub …

Installing Void Linux

I made the switch to void linux. Except for compatibility issues around glibc, it works quite well. Most compatibility I have worked around with a combination of Flatpaks, chroots and namespaces.

The high lights of void linux:

  • musl build - which is very lightweigth
  • Does not depend on systemd …

Windows Account Lockouts

To prevent windows lockouts the following can be done:

  • Delete Internet Explorer browsing history
  • Run the following:
  • Open Start --> Search filed--> Type in Run --> rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr --> Delete
  • Disconnect network shares
  • Change password

using cachefiles on an Linux NFS share

If you often mount and access a remote NFS share on your system, you will probably want to know how to improve NFS file access performance. One possibility is using file caching. In Linux, there is a caching filesystem called FS-Cache which enables file caching for network file systems such …

CyberWorld 2017.1

Development - travis cordova build - travis ionic build

  • owx
  • common
    • muninlite (can it support plugins?)
    • flock, pwgen, ifstat
  • ow1
    • diags&tools: usbutils, netstat-nat
    • sniffer: tcpdump[-mini] 317K/617K, libpcap 191K
  • owX

    • FW/NAT
    • NTP server
    • Dynamic DNS updating (mushu porker)
    • NFS
    • IPv6 tunnel
    • Provisioning server: (PXE, TFTP, NFS …

Windows administration from the command line

Windows system administration is very mouse driven and to reach all tools you need to browse through Windows explorer.

If you are like me and prefer to log on a limited privilege account and use Runas to perform admin tasks, you can open these consoles with the .msc file names …

Using a NAS200 as a Print server

Last weekend I had a small weekend project to move my All-In-One Printer/Scanner from my Xen host server to a spare NAS200 I had lying around. Since the NAS200 has a i486 compatible CPU, and I had been able to run a CentOS 5 distro before, I figure it …

Enable local file caching for NFS share on Linux

In Linux, there is a caching filesystem called FS-Cache which enables file caching for network file systems such as NFS. FS-Cache is built into the Linux kernel 2.6.30 and higher. In order for FS-Cache to operate, it needs cache back-end which provides actual storage for caching. One such …

Yealink W52P

Yealink W52P


So I was looking to replace my analog cordless phones mainly because I wanted to have a centralized way to maintain phonebooks. Right now I have two cordless phone that I have to manually enter phonebook entries on the two handsets independently.

Initially I was thinking of getting …

Askozia Desktop Appliance

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So last weekend finally had some time to work with a Askozia Desktop Appliance.

It actually arrived much earlier but without a Power Supply. Initially I though, "this is strange; I didn't know this supported PoE". (Power Over Ethernet). It turns out it didn't and there was a shipping mistake …

Diskless Archlinux

I am still to test this recipe

Server Configuration

First of all, we must install the following components:

  • A DHCP server to assign IP addresses to our diskless nodes.
  • A TFTP server to transfer the boot image (a requirement of all PXE option roms).
  • A form of network storage (NFS …

ArchLinux tips

A bunch of recipes useful for an ArchLinux system environment.

Mostly around system administration.

Custom Repos and Packages

In the repo directory, put all the packages in there.

repo-add ./custom.db.tar.gz ./*

Add to pacman.conf:

SigLevel = [Package|Databse]Never|Optional|Required
Server = path-to-repo

See also repo-remove. A …

Kerberos howtos

Kerberos is a network authentication protocol which works on the basis of "tickets" to allow nodes communicating over a non-secure network to prove their identity to one another in a secure manner. (Source Kerberos_(protocol) )


Create backup:

kdb5_util dump _dump_file_

Restore from dump file:

kdb5_util load _dump_file_

Master/Slave …

Native Kerberos Authentication with SSH

This article is about integrating OpenSSH in a kerberos environment. Allthough OpenSSH can provide passwordless logins (through Public/Private keys), it is not a true SSO set-up. This article makes use of Kerberos TGT service to implement a true SSO configuration for OpenSSH.


First off, you'll need to make …