Category Archives: Computer

CentOS 8 End of Life: upgrade to CentOS Stream

CentOS 8 End of Life has been effective since January 31 2021, official mirrors do not provide any packages anymore. Here is how to upgrade to latest release of CentOS 8 and switch to Stream. As always, prior to any … Continue reading

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Elasticsearch in Docker: threat intelligence with filebeat

Goals: collect observables from supported feeds collect observables from unsupported feeds with elastic-tip

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Elasticsearch in Docker: quick notes

Goals: single node elasticsearch single node kibana password for all accounts https between all components behind traefik future post: collect network logs (routers) future post: collect application logs (web servers, dns servers, docker) future post: collect application metrics future post: … Continue reading

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Traefik reverse-proxy with ModSecurity

Traefik itself does not include WAF capabilities. If you want to add this capability, you can opt to replace Traefik with Apache httpd or nginx coupled with ModSecurity, however you loose the autoconfiguration of Traefik. Fortunately, Alexis Couvreur has developed … Continue reading

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Backup gitea container

Gitea is great when you want a fast, light and yet user-friendly git repositories. Alternatives would be Gogs, Gitlab or even Github. Gitea documentation tells you to use docker exec to perform a backup. However, this prevents you from using … Continue reading

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Applying Audit Policies

If like me, you are trying to enable Audit Policies on Windows computers in a domain using Local Policies > Audit Policy, and it does not work, then you came to the right place. The reason is: that is the … Continue reading

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A Raspberry Pi, a UPS and a couple of ESXi servers walk into a bar

If you have the power of multiple servers connected to a UPS, you probably need to shut them down when the power goes down and before the UPS runs out of juice. Unless your UPS can be connected to the … Continue reading

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Running a PKI using Smallstep certificates with Docker

Recently, I had to set up a new PKI. I was going to go with the good old OpenSSL but it’s 2021, there must be a more userfriendly and, more importantly, automated approach. There are many open-source possibilities: EJBCA, cfssl, … Continue reading

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Computer case: Antex NX800 mounting tips

If you plan to buy the Antec NX800 for your new build, you should be aware of a couple of things. First, it is one of the cheap-ish cases that support a 280mm radiator at the top. This is the … Continue reading

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Tango Luxembourg using private IP addresses for Fiber internet access

When I moved in Luxembourg, I subscribed to Tango Luxembourg Fiber internet access. Back then, I got the usual dynamic public IP address “for free”. It was changing every 36 hours but at least it was a public one. Recently, … Continue reading

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