UNIX, Security, and Privacy

Rancid and Git

https://cryptomonkeys.com/2016/11/rancid-git/ 2016-11-12

One of the thing that was a mild irritation was that Rancid didn’t work with git.

FreeBSD, Soekris, and GPS/NTP

https://cryptomonkeys.com/2016/10/freebsd-soekris-gps-ntp/ 2016-10-19
Overview This is partly a continuation of the Raspberry Pi article, and partly a pivot. Finding a GPS that supports PPS capability and connects via USB is not always easy. They make hats for RPi, but they frequently don’t support PPS either. Finding one that supports the Soekris took about 10m. Part of the advantage (to me) with the Soekris is that it already has a case with room in it so I don’t have anything sticking out.

h2o, PHP, phpPgAdmin, PostfixAdmin

https://cryptomonkeys.com/2016/09/building-a-mailserver-part3/ 2016-09-10

This covers the setup of h2o, PHP, phpPgAdmin, and PostfixAdmin.


https://cryptomonkeys.com/2016/08/esxi-nas-commands/ 2016-08-30

Miscelaneous ESXi commands I need when dealing with storage from time to time.

(Computer) Networking thoughts

https://cryptomonkeys.com/2016/08/networking-thoughts/ 2016-08-21

A few months ago, a friend asked me for feedback on what kinds of network technologies should be taught in school (college level).

SSL, PostgreSQL

https://cryptomonkeys.com/2016/08/building-a-mailserver-part2/ 2016-08-16

This covers the setup of SSL (CA, keys, and certs) for the services we will run, and also the PostgreSQL database.

Building a Mailserver

https://cryptomonkeys.com/2016/08/building-a-mailserver/ 2016-08-01

This is a multi-part article. There are too many components to fit all of them into a single writeup. The first part will cover the FreeBSD install and initial setup of the OS.