2020

Today I faced the first consequences of my TXT & Let’s Encrypt strict policy

Today I faced the first implications of deciding to tightly restrict the use of nsupdate keys for modifying TXT records for dns-01 challenges with Let’s Encrypt. Context This section should be on news.freshports.org and you can skip it to get to the real stuff. Today I’m working on a mostly automated FreshPorts node deployment. A …

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Creating a very specific TXT only nsupdate connection for Let’s Encrypt

In the interests of maintaining Michael W Lucas in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed, I am creating this blog post. Although Mr Lucas was the first to post, he is not solely to blame for my burdensome workload. Jan-Piet Mens and Evan Hunt also have much to answer for. Their misdeeds include …

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Replacing a failing drive in a ZFS zpool

In this post I will replace a working, but suspect, drive with another drive. No down time. The server is knew. In this post: FreeBSD 12.2 ZFS TOSHIBA MD04ACA500 5TB drive – the suspect drive: da17 TOSHIBA HDWE150 5TB drive – the replacement: da22 None of these drives are under warranty What drives are in …

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smartctl output TOSHIBA MD04ACA500 653AK2MXFS9A

It is time to replace /dev/da17 in knew. The replacement drive is also documented. The replacement procedure has also been documented. An upcoming blog post will document the replacement. I’m seeing these messages: Dec 12 09:23:03 knew smartd[2124]: Device: /dev/da17 [SAT], 40 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors Dec 12 09:53:04 knew syslogd: last message repeated 1 …

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Missing dependencies from mail/mailman3

This started off as a migration. It went down a rabbit hole of incorrect and undeclared dependencies. I’m going to post this as documentation for the required ports update. I’m migrating from Mailman 2.1 to Mailman 3 not because I want to but because Python 2.7 is deprecated. I’m sick of seeing these monitoring messages: …

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Hosting multiple web servers behind a single IP address

Virtual hosts for a website are a thing. One webserver can host multiple websites. They can all be on the same IP address, different IP addresses, different ports, etc. This post is about using a proxy service. Before I started with this solution, at home I hosted every website on the same server. My firewall …

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