To me, SSL certificates are something so easy to understand yet so hard to remember. Even though I know the mechanism on how they work, I still forget the commands on how to create them.
So here’s what you need to create your basic SSL certificate plus the CA.
I know, I know.. You have already gone the whole internet and still haven’t found those few steps that helps you build a correct certificate to use for your own Webserver.
You reached the right place! I show you how to setup a certificate with a strong encryption and how to import it in your Apache2’s vHost’s conf. file.
Suppose that you are both using Windows and Unix systems.
You will have notice that when you create a file on Linux, Windows will open it as a text file in a single line.
Viceversa, creating a file on Windows and sending it to Linux will result that the file will contain strange characters, ^M.
Here, on Linux, how to replace the ^M with Linux’s Carriage Return and Line Feed. Continue reading
This title is pretty long, uh? So, I recently worked on installing this tool (which actually does not need an installation, whatever..) and set it up without its demo database, using therefore a different database: PostgreSQL. Check it out ;). Continue reading
This website was born to keep track of my projects, I tend to forget how to setup something if I’m not doing it daily. I have a collection of text file in my computer and this new one is about installing the OpenVPN application on a Ubuntu server. I made the configuration easy, removing the unnecessary. I suggest to read the OpenVPN manual to adapt the configuration for a specific use. Continue reading
To install a fileserver and having shared folders is common practice both in a office or at home. One may prefer the Windows way for setting these shares up, but I’m using Samba for quite a few years now and talking of shares… here it is my configuration! I applied a “hack” on the Windows eth card too, you will read why Continue reading
I am not going deep into “how to install fail2ban”, there are many tutorials around and it all is reduced to a simple apt-get install fail2ban.
Let’s get straight to have our SSH and Postfix server protected! Continue reading
MDADM is the software used on various Linux distribution capable of managing a raid. it is not important if the raid was setup during the operative system installation or later, the raid on MDADM can be seen as follows. UPDATE: Check out the PDF version at the bottom of this post ;) Continue reading
Once again, I needed a plugin for Nagios that tells me, using error codes, when a script for backups fails or succeeds, based on its log file.
I wrote this plugin because when the mailbox is full, emails won’t arrive.
Business speaking, this is a huge problem! If you, just like me, don’t want to sometimes check your mailbox size manually, this script is ideal! Continue reading