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Oct/14

Install HA Proxy 1.5 On Ubuntu

Overview Apache’s HAProxy is a proxy software but it can also load balance between servers. The significance of version 1.5 is it’s ability to handle SSL connections where as before you needed to off load the connection to a different … Continue reading

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Oct/14

Managing Servers On The Go With Android

Overview Since the ye ol’ days I have been self hosting one thing or another at first from a repurposed family computer to now using cloud infrastructure like Linode and Digital Ocean. I’m not a sys admin by day (and … Continue reading

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Oct/14

BitTorrent Sync On Ubuntu

Overview BitTorrent Sync or BT Sync uses BitTorrent technology to facilitate peer to peer file synchronization. It allows almost true peer to peer setup without a central server (except for a tracker). Clients can come on and offline as an … Continue reading

29

Sep/14

MySQL Server 5.6 512MB RAM

Overview Ubuntu 14.04 added MySQL 5.6 to the official repository but it turns out installing it on anything less than 1GB RAM is pretty difficult. Disable Service Startup It is necessary to disable service startup after an install to prevent … Continue reading

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Sep/14

Removing Passphrase From SSL Key

It’s good practice to password protect any encryption keys but it’s not always practicle to do so. So in doing this it degrades security for convenience. Create a copy to backup the key in case something goes wrong: cp my.key … Continue reading

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Sep/14

Ubuntu 14.04: add-apt-repository – command not found

The tradational command to a PPA repository was to use add-apt-repository but in 14.04 the command is not always part of the default OS install. To fix this just install software-properties-common python-software-properties sudo apt-get install software-properties-common python-software-properties add-apt-repository not found

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Sep/14

Installing Latest Docker Server On Ubuntu 14.04

Overview Docker is becoming a very popular software container for Linux based deployments. It allows software to be wrapped into containers and deployed onto the server. The container is “jailed” so that it’s processes cannot interfer with others (a sandboxing … Continue reading

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Sep/14

Chef Dependency Hell

I’ve been playing around with Chef in conjunction with Vagrant and it’s become very obvious the lack of dependency management. Chef cookbooks has a metadata.rb which has a dependency directive to allow users to see what the cookbook relies on. … Continue reading