Category Archives: Computer

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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Deprecation of apt-key in Debian-based distributions

I recently installed an Ubuntu 21.04 and when I wanted to install Atom editor, I was given the following warning about apt-key being deprecated: After a bit of Googling around, I stumbled on this post on askubuntu.com explaining why apt-key … Continue reading

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Gitlab-runner and docker behind a proxy

After reading many articles and trying many things, this is how I solved it. For docker daemon itself to use a proxy, configure environment variables using systemd file /etc/systemd/system/docker.service.d/http-proxy.conf : For gitlab-runner daemon itself to use a proxy, configure environment … Continue reading

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IPsec tunnel between Ubuntu 20.04 and Mikrotik router using strongSwan

Here is how to establish an IPsec tunnel between an Ubuntu 20.04 host and a Mikrotik router using IKEv2. The 2 endpoints of the tunnel are: ubuntu.xentoo.info : the Ubuntu server. This server has a local private subnet 10.0.0.0/24 and … Continue reading

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Install Firely III on Ubuntu 19.04

“Firefly III” is a (self-hosted) manager for your personal finances. You can find more about it on the following sites: github.com/firefly-iii/firefly-iii docs.firefly-iii.org/ Install prerequisites Let’s first install the requirements to run Firefly. Firefly documentation says it runs on PHP 7.2 … Continue reading

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Using a Mikrotik router with Tango Fiber (Luxembourg)

Hi guys, I moved to Luxembourg and I have opted for Tango Fiber. Their router is a Fritz!box which I do not like at all. I have a spare Mikrotik router, so here is how to configure. Tango Fiber uses … Continue reading

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Compile pjsip with pjsua on Ubuntu 16.04

As a personal note to myself :-) apt-get install make gcc pkg-config libasound2-dev wget www.pjsip.org/release/2.6/pjproject-2.6.tar.bz2 tar -xjf pjproject-2.6.tar.bz2 cd pjproject ./configure && make dep && make sudo make install sudo cp pjsip-apps/bin/pjsua-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu /usr/local/bin/pjsua That’s it!

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Extend snmpd to add detailed CPU statistics, per CPU (again)

For easier use with Cacti, it is easier to group statistics per type instead of per CPU. So you would have a parent OID for CPU time spent by user with many values (one per CPU). Put the following in … Continue reading

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