Artikel in Kategorie "Administration"

Basic Example for Response-Policy-Zones with BIND

I would like to emulate a public DNS entry that does not exist yet, while i am developing the service that will use this name on an intranet server. Let a public domain name i develop the service for be When working in my intranet, i want to override whatever public DNS resolves […]

Providing XDG Runtime Directories

Introduction The intended audience for this document are application programmers and providers of init-systems for managing features of installations of the GNU/Linux operating system and POSIX-compliant operating systems in general, who are concerned with per-user temporary file management based on the XDG Base Directory Specification, [XDG]. Many applications that follow XDG guidelines and specifications expect […]

„nodm“: Improved „restart“ behavior

I currently maintain an experimental spin-off of the „nodm“ minimal display manager written by Mr. Enrico Zini: Spin-Off project site: As has been reported, in recent installations of „nodm“ from Debian packages up to version 0.11.1-3 (Debian unstable), the „restart“ action of the sysvinit-script does not reliably restart „nodm“. This is due to the […]

Ad-Blocking with BIND9 and NGINX

In my intranet, where hosts are in a subnet and domain names in a domain mydomain, I use BIND9 as DNS, running on host intradns.mydomain , and NGINX as a webserver running on intraweb.mydomain. I would like to rewrite all subdomains of certain public domains (spammers and trackers) using my intranet DNS to a […]

A Linux Desktop With Devuan GNU/Linux

Overview I have now installed Devuan GNU/Linux, release „stable“ (which still is alpha) on an amd64 workstation. On Devuan in general, see also my earlier statement.

RDP With Copy&Paste From Windows to xrdp on Debian

The package of xrdp (Version 6.1.2) that is available in Debian does lack support for Copy&Paste. The „master“ branch of xrdp on github provides this feature but is not packaged for Debian at the moment. To have it available, I built it manually on my Debian server. The procedure took about 1 hour, most of […]

Umstellung auf „All-IP“ Anschluss durchgeführt

Übersicht Wie ich bereits im früheren Artikel Umstellung des Telekom-Anschlusses auf “All-IP” beschrieben habe, wurde unser Anschluss nun auf All-IP (DSL Annex J mit Telefonie über Telekom-SIP) umgestellt. Hier ein paar Eindrücke. Zuerstmal Status und Kurzzusammenfassung: Internet und ausgehende Telefonie standen sofort nach der Umstellung zur Verfügung, eingehende Telefonie mit ca. 4 Stunden Verzögerung. Faxempfang- […]

Ubuntu 14.10 cryptswap1 With LVM Stops Working After Reboot

Today I rebooted an Ubuntu 14.10 that was set up with LVM and encryption. It was unable to use the encrypted swapspace cryptswap1, which ultimately halted the boot procedure with a prompt (S for skip and M for manual resolution, i.e. single-user-mode prompt). The problem appears to be that the UUID (blkid) of the designated […]