This is basically just a note for myself. There are times when you simply don’t need fancy “new” things like NFS v4, and v3 will do just fine. So why allow access via v4 then? Here’s how to set it up on Debian 7 (Wheezy), including some simple firewalling.
I got myself a new mainboard and stuff, and I wanted to try it out. But instead of that ordinary procedure of temporarily placing the mainboard on top of the mainboard paper box and so on, why not something a bit more permanent?
While playing around with a small and customized Debian based system, I noticed that the following log message was seen every time a user logged on via SSH: WARNING: /etc/ssh/moduli does not exist, using fixed modulus So what is this moduli file and why should you keep one of those around?
Just a quick note: Have you just removed a logical volume and forgot to remove its auto-mounting entry from fstab? Don’t reboot just yet then, because otherwise systemd will enter into its emergency mode instead of just trying to skip that mount at boot time. Probably not that big of a deal since the emergency […]
I’ve spent quite some time on trying out systemd recently. Here are some thoughts.
We all know rc.local. It’s always been the easiest way of adding something to the end of the init procedure. Oh, but not with systemd, the unstoppable bloatware init system, of course. Something like rc.local could be quite useful though, especially with Qubes OS.
I’m trying to find some nice tool to easily access and manage my directory of authentication details, passwords, etc. I set up KeePassX which seems to be the most recommended password management tool (on Linux systems that is). But is it really that awesome? I’m not sure.
It’s pretty common to install different server applications on different machines, be it physical or virtual ones. There’s several reasons for doing such; performance, uptime, security by isolation, etc. Doing this with database servers in shared web hosting environments might be a bit of a hassle though…
For the past month I’ve been using a Xen/Linux distro called Qubes OS as my main desktop OS. It’s a really techy OS that enforces you to adapt new ways of computer desktoping security.
urxvt (rxvt-unicode) is the terminal emulator I tend to use with X. Since I’m really used to be working with shells through the Windows program PuTTY, I try to get urxvt to resemble PuTTY as much as possible.