Category Archives: Networking

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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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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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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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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Extend snmpd to add detailed CPU statistics, per cpu

I needed to export detailed CPU statistics from Linux servers using SNMP. While UCD-SNMP-MIB export some detailed stats, it only does it for the whole system. I may have missed something easier though :-) So here is a BASH script, … Continue reading

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Unetlab: create a QEMU image

So you have your Unified Networking Lab (UNL) server running and you want to use arbitrary QEMU images with it. Here is how to create one. All UNL data is stored under /opt/unetlab , images are stored under /opt/unetlab/addons and … Continue reading

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Cisco IOS PPTP server : PPP: Packet throttled, Dropping packet

If you get the following message on your Cisco router when you connect a VPN client using PPTP *Mar 17 16:43:02.371: Vi5 PPP: Control packet rate limit 10 reached *Mar 17 16:43:02.371: Vi5 PPP: Entering block state for 30 seconds … Continue reading

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Microsoft Windows 7 PPTP issues: spurious ICMP protocol-unreachable sent

I was recently confronted to a strange issue with a PPTP VPN connection to a central site. Some users could connect and some others could not. They all used Windows 7 with SP1, configured the same way, and all computers … Continue reading

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Update GNS3 server on GNS3 IOU VM

GNS3 Sourceforge account provides an OVA image ready to run gns3-server for those who want to use Cisco IOS on Unix images . However, at the time of this writing, the gns3-server version is outdated (1.3.3). The client must have … Continue reading

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