I like fresh, reproducible installs when a new version of your preferred Linux distro (in my case openSUSE) comes out. Ensuring the perceived (!) feeling that a system is a “clean” state is hard enough during its lifecycle already and ensuring it is so after doing an upgrade installation is even harder. That’s why I… Continue reading Introducing a custom Yast module for importing libvirt configuration files from existing installations
Bringing OpenWrt to the Mikrotik hAP lite (RB941-2nD-TC)
In a previous post I described the Mikrotik hAP lite (RB941-2nD-TC) and its RouterOS and already suggested that I prefer to run OpenWrt on it. Because Mikrotik routers behave a bit different than the usual TP-Link, GL.iNet etc. devices and because there were some pitfalls I had to master myself, here’s some advice to keep… Continue reading Bringing OpenWrt to the Mikrotik hAP lite (RB941-2nD-TC)
An updated configuration file structure diagram for rspamd 1.9.0
In a small series on rspamd configuration I did back in August last year I had a diagram illustrating the configuration file structure of the then-current rspamd version.
The GL.iNet GL-AR150 (POE) router
More than once, a device rushed through my timeline that advertised itself through its minimal dimensions, its price and its OpenWrt capability: the GL.iNet AR-150. I now finally got around to have a use case, so I ordered one and had a closer look.
An overview of GL.iNet’s router offering
So far I’ve been an avid user of TP-Link gear when it comes to routers, for their price and feature set (e.g. USB ports) but most of all because you can rather easily run OpenWrt on them. A few times, however, GL.iNet has been rushing through my timeline.
Custom ZDDX device description files and flowchart for Philio 4-in-1 PST02-A and Qubino DIN dimmer ZWave devices
If you’re like me experimenting with home automation you’ll certainly have come across Philio’s 4-in-1 Multisensor PST02-A/B/C devices. They unite multiple functions:
Maintaining home network access from the outside with a network-controllable power plug, OpenWrt/LEDE and a 4G LTE stick
Internet routers are supposed to operate in a stable fashion. Except they don’t (FritzBox *cough*) – especially when you’re away from home and need access to your home resources. Having to call someone related to go and reset the thing tends to get awkward. If you encounter this often enough, you begin looking for a… Continue reading Maintaining home network access from the outside with a network-controllable power plug, OpenWrt/LEDE and a 4G LTE stick
Using your Raspberry Pi Zero’s USB wifi adapter as both Wifi client and access point
The Raspberry Pi Zero captivates with its small dimensions. This comes at a cost, however, with only one micro USB port available for peripherals of any kind. In this scenario you’ll probably think twice about what you connect to that port. “A USB hub” may sound like a natural choice but if you’re like me,… Continue reading Using your Raspberry Pi Zero’s USB wifi adapter as both Wifi client and access point
My SOHO network layer model
In my eyes, it makes sense to divide the elements that are part of a SOHO (small office/home office) network into one of two layers:
Why Puppet should ship with official modules
Much has certainly already been said about Puppetforge. A year ago, we were promised at Puppetcamp Nuremburg that Puppetforge was likely to improve to a more usable level. But as of now, Puppetforge is much like Github: unless you already know where to look, what to take, you’re pretty much left to your own, to… Continue reading Why Puppet should ship with official modules