Apr 012018

I don’t normally offer guest posts here, but on this rare occasion I couldn’t say no. Here’s a guest post from Michael W Lucas. What one of us finds delightful, another person might find loathsome. That’s human nature. I keep reminding myself of this every time people start babbling about the virtues of something I […]

Mar 192018

I am adding IPv6 addresses to each of my servers. This post assumes the server is up and running FreeBSD 11.1 and you already have an IPv6 address block. This does not cover the creation of an IPv6 tunnel, such as that provided by HE.net. This assumes native IPv6. In this post, I am using […]

Mar 192018

You have an old DNS server: tallboy.example.org You have a new DNS server: ns1.example.org You have a domain, example.com, for which you want to swap the old DNS server with the new DNS using nsupdate. NOTE: the domain is example.com The NS servers are in example.org (different domains). These are the commands you issue: update […]

Feb 242018

Let’s Encrypt is an easy way to get free SSL certificates in an automated manner. You may never have to manually do another cert renewal again. Last night, I received this email: From: Cron Daemon To: dan@langille.org Subject: Cron /usr/local/bin/cert-puller Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:57:00 +0000 (UTC) /etc/rc.conf: 3: not found /etc/rc.conf: yr: not […]

Jan 292018

I have several old devices. Upgrading them is either impossible, they are unsupported, or I can’t be bothered upgrading the. Access is only via a dedicated VLAN within my home network. When stuck, I posted to Twitter and that led me to OpenSSH Legacy Options. This page describes what to do when OpenSSH refuses to […]