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[SysAdmin] Create isolated WiFi network on OPNSense with local wireless interface

During the last months I am using OPNSense as my firewall (moving away from PFSense). At the very beginning I was using it on an apu2d board but then I decide to try running it in a kind of NFV way. Now I am indeed running OPNSense as a virtual machine (with KVM as hypervisor […]

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Configure OpenVSwitch and libvirt to enable trunking (802.1q) between KVM Guests

The goal of this article is to cover a complete configuration of OpenVSwitch and KVM networking to have ports of the virtual switch allowing trunking toward the KVM guests. The reason to do that is to give the opportunity to arrange topologies between routers running as KVM guests connected using trunks instead of physical (virtual) […]

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[Linux server] How to update DNS entries from DHCP to BIND9

After talking about this topic with a friend during last week, I decided to start running a local DNS server in my home network. The goals of the server are: first, have my own local domain and, second, use it as DNS cache. In this ways I can recall my local servers/devices using their assigned […]

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Debian GNU/Linux on FireFly Rk3288

Some weeks ago I decided to build a small server for home as I did alreadyyears ago and documented in this Blog. After a small research on the web I decided to buy a low power consumption device based on ARM architecture and I ended up buying a brand new Firefly RK3288 that is using […]

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Evoluent mouse 4 with Fedora 21 (and other distros)

I recently bought a vertical mouse to take care of my health, considering how many hours I spend each day clicking and using the mouse on PCs. Moreover I started a completely new experience in the GNU/Linux world using a RedHat like distribution: Fedora. This doesn’t mean I will not use anymore my beloved Debian, […]

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Cloud Computing con Owncload: installazione con supporto SSL

AGGIORNAMENTO DEL 5.11.2012: Aggiunti i video che mostrano il contenuto della guida.

I servizi di Cloud Computing hanno ormai preso il sopravvento. Sono molto utili e se ne trovano decine in giro per il web. Oguno con le sue peculiarità, i suoi punti di forza ed i suoi punti deboli. Tra questi ultimi v’è senza dubbio la sicurezza. Di fatto noi spostiamo i nostri dati personali su una nuvola che non sempre sappiamo esattamente dove sia fisicamente allocata (in quali Stati, per intenderci) e dobbiamo necessariamente fidarci del gestore del servizio. Non a caso le condizioni d’uso di questi servizi sono spesso improntate a spiegare come e perchè i nostri dati siano al sicuro. Ma accade spesso, tuttavia, di leggere notizie riguardanti la violazione di password o l’accesso abusivo a dati dei clienti. Dunque, perchè non provare ad utilizzare un sistema di cloud computing fatto in casa? Oggi vedremo come installare OwnCloud su un server Debian abilitando la crittografia automatica delle pagine web di accesso ai dati.

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