Howto: Disable persistent Network Interface Names (Debian Stretch)

How to disable persistent network interface names in Debian 9 (Stretch) edit /etc/default/grub and change the following line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”net.ifnames=0 biosdevname=0″ afterwards run “update-grub“

View “raw” diff on Github

Viewing a “raw” diff in Github is easy – if you know how. If you are viewing a commit on github the URL looks something like this: https://github.com/voxpupuli/puppet-php/commit/50e1c1733a931dd3d9d21db8a4f584c9984100d1 Adding “.diff” to the URL will generate the raw diff for you …

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Quickly create a (swap)file on linux

The traditional way for creating a linux swapfile would be using dd to create an empty file e.g. A faster way is to use “fallocate” e.g. 1) http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/ubuntu-linux-create-add-swap-file/ Don’t forget the usually procedure for swapfiles: References   [ + ] 1. ↑ …

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Migration of OpenVZ Container to KVM Guest

This is a short tutorial how to migrate an OpenVZ container to a KVM Guest. Some ideas have been taken from other tutorials1) https://www.pither.com/simon/blog/2011/09/20/convert-an-openvz-vm-to-kvm 2) http://blog.smile.fr/Migrate-your-openvz-containers-to-kvm-openstack , the other half has been extracted from grml-debootstrap which can generate a KVM …

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Moving to KVM

Since our beloved OpenVZ virutalisation technology is not moving in a direction we are comfortable with, we are currently evaluation several virtualisation technologies. One the the possible options is KVM. This is not a full tutorial about KVM, there are …

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Running “backticks” commands on remote servers

Sometimes it’s necessary to run a complex command on a remote server witch also includes some “backticks”. Usually these commands are interpreted by the local shell so you need to use a little trick to force execution on the remote …

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Resetting Supermicor IPMI system

In case the IPMI system on a Supermicro system is unresponsive, but you are still able to log into the main server, you can issue the following command(s) to reset the IPMI: # load the necessary modules (optional) sudo modprobe …

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MacOSX: Manually restoring TimeMaschine Backup

In case you are a CLI junkie as myself and want to restore some files from a time maschine backup manually with the CLI (or using the finder), you will notice that the restored files cannot be changed. The restored …

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Update for the Checklist on “mailout” servers

This is an update to the checklist to create a prefect mailout server: Original Checklist Setup DMARC DNS Record to receive mail delivery reports https://www.unlocktheinbox.com/dmarcwizard/ btw: I Just started adding all those settings to my own domain too. Google DKIM …

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Cloudflare and Haproxy Lodbalancer

We are currently trying out the cloudflare service to protect one of our company service. In front of this service we are using haproxy as SSL endpoint and loadbalancer. Cloudflare adds a number of custom headers1)http://www.linuxorz.com/2014/10/cloudflare-haproxy-get-real-ip/: In order to extract …

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