Category Archives: Free Software

Trip Report: UW signing-party

Dear Debian Users, I met last night with a friend from many years ago and a number of students of cryptography. I was disappointed to see the prevalence of black hat, anti-government hackers at the event. I was hoping that … Continue reading

Posted in 19.34 RCW, amateur, cryptography, debian, Free Software, freenode, government, gpl, irc, LD43, linux, microsoft, military, Networking, NIST, nsa, open source, OSX, pgp, politics, PRCCDC, production, security, SELinux, Software, tls, ubuntu, washington, Washington State Ubuntu LoCo, Windows, x509 | 12 Comments

A harowing upgrade

I just dist-upgraded the blog server to jessie. A couple of errors from code with checks for which modules are enabled from .htaccess (deprecated and now obsolete behavior). Nothing all that rocky. Go team Debian!

Posted in blog, colliertech, customer experience, debian, Free Software, investment, jessie, kvm, linux, MariaDB, open source, production, Software, syndication, Twitter, virtualization, web 2.0, work | 2 Comments

MySQL Meet-up 20141208

I had an enjoyable time last night at Twitter with local MySQL DBAs and developers. We had an attendee who has no experience with SQL or programming at all. She is interested in organizing her collection of recipes and had … Continue reading

Posted in amazon, C.J. Insider, CentOS, Databases, debian, Free Software, freenode, friends, irc, jessie, kvm, MariaDB, mysql, security, Software, sun, Twitter, virtualization, washington, xen | 4 Comments

Long Term Stable – 2014.04 @ 20141204T080801

It’s been one of those nights: cjac@ubuntu0:/data/apps/prod$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done Calculating upgrade… Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. cjac@ubuntu0:/data/apps/prod$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade … Continue reading

Posted in 2014, Chronological, Free Software, gpl, linux, pgp, Software, ubuntu, VBox | Leave a comment

Juniper Olive VM XML

For use with http://web.dit.upm.es/vnxwiki/index.php/Vnx-rootfsolive and http://blog.gns3.net/2009/10/olive-juniper/2/ $ cd /var/lib/libvirt/images $ sudo qemu-img create -f qcow2 vnx_rootfs_olive.qcow2 7G $ sudo wget ftp://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/4.11/4.11-RELEASE-i386-miniinst.iso $ sudo brctl addbr testnet $ sudo ip addr add 172.18.36.2/24 dev testnet $ sudo ip link set up … Continue reading

Posted in debian, freebsd, kvm, libvirt, linux, Networking, qemu, virtualization, wheezy | Comments Off on Juniper Olive VM XML

Configuring voice service on a Cisco 2801 Integrated Services Router via Asterisk

So I’ve configured voice service a number of times, but never using Cisco equipment. There’s a business starting up here on Orcas Island and they need a number of lines voice and fax service. I had a spare 2801 router … Continue reading

Posted in asterisk, cisco, colliertech, debian, Hardware, linux, Networking, Telephony, wheezy | Leave a comment

I just realized how old these name servers are

I guess I’ve had them around for a while… Maybe I should clean these up… cjac@ns1:~$ ls /lib/modules/ 2.6.18-4-xen-amd64colliertech.fw+0 2.6.32-5-amd64 2.6.24-19-xen 3.2.0-4-amd64 cjac@ns2:~$ ls /lib/modules/ 2.6.18-4-xen-amd64colliertech.fw+0 2.6.24-19-xen 2.6.32-5-amd64 cjac@ns2:~$ sudo rsync -aue ssh ns1:/lib/modules/`uname -r` /lib/modules I remember editing the … Continue reading

Posted in colliertech, debian, dns, etch, kvm, lenny, linux, Networking, production, sarge, squeeze, virtualization, xen | 2 Comments

Debian on PowerPC successful

The NVidia card being unable to drive two monitors is a little annoying, and the lack of support for skype and chrome is a bother, but I think I can build chrome… There’ll probably be no flash, I imagine.

Posted in debian, Graphics, linux, video, wheezy, xorg | 7 Comments

In case you were curious

It doesn’t look like the Debian PowerPC bootloader, yaboot can deal with the root filesystem on an lvm on a raid. *sigh* There goes six hours of my life.

Posted in debian, Hardware, linux, Software, wheezy | 4 Comments

Bringing the VMs back online

okay. New hypervisor hardware. Switching from xen to KVM. I took a snapshot of the xen partitions and moved them to a holding location during migration. I am now imaging these partitions to the LVM block devices: calcifer:/home/cjac# for guest … Continue reading

Posted in debian, kvm, lvm, Networking, proliant, virtualization | 6 Comments