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Invoking logrotate manually

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To invoke logrotate manually to debug configuration settings, there is a builtin debug flag: To force a log file rotation, regardless of the specified criteria (such as age, minsize, etc.), run: Keep in mind, that you can use individual logrotate configuration files from /etc/logrotate.d/ but settings are inherited from the global logrotate config /etc/logrotate.conf. For a comprehensive list of options,… Read more »

Instaling ownCloud with nginx and php-fpm

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Setting up an ownCloud instance is rather straight forward. OwnCloud6 rpm packages for recent Fedora versions (20+) already exist and can be easily installed with yum. Unfortunately, ownCloud’s storage mechanism is rather slow compared to other private cloud solution like Seafile or SparkleShare. However the overall speed can be improved greatly by switching from the most obvious and most popular… Read more »

Revoking an OpenVPN certificate

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One of the great advantages of using OpenVPN with RSA keys instaed of static keys is the fact that you can easily disable access to the server for a specific client without the need to re-create keys for any other client. This is called revoking of client certificates. Since every single client’s certificate is verified against a Certificate Revoking List… Read more »

How to set up a basic OpenVPN bridging server

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Beside the official OpenVPN documentation there’s a vast number of howtos and guides out there, that’ll tell you how to set up an OpenVPN server. Unfortunately, most of these use a tunneling setup including some sort of router and packet filter. If you want to transport non-IP based traffic and can accept the increased broadcast overhead and poor scalability, you… Read more »

sshuttle error: File “ssubprocess.py”, line 1117, in _execute_child

If you run into this error: the culprit is simply the missing netstat program on the target host. sshuttle tries to fork a netstat process without checking if netstat is installed on the target host in the first place. On a Fedora host netstat comes with the net-tools package:

Installing EagleCad 6.5 on Fedora 19

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Installing the latest EagleCAD on Fedora 19 is a bit tricky. The Linux version requires libssl and libcrypto (which is thankfully mentioned right on the download page), unfortunately an older version which is no longer shipped by Fedora (Version 1.0.1 of openssl was released in March 2012). As a (very dirty) workaround, you can just create a symlink to the… Read more »