Category: linux

  • Microsoft ACS announcement

    So it seems that Microsoft has developed an embedded device OS distribution called ACS and that this OS is based on the Linux kernel. http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/tag/azure-cloud-switch/ That’s kind of neat.  They’ve been consuming Linux for quite some time.  It’s nice to see that they’re producing some, too.  Thank you for being productive members of this community, […]

  • 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 civilized humanity had come to agree that using cryptography for deception, harm to others and […]

  • 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!

  • 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 Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done Calculating upgrade… Done 0 […]

  • 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 dev testnet $ wget -O /tmp/olive.xml https://wp.colliertech.org/cj/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/olive.xml $ sudo virsh define /tmp/olive.xml $ sudo virsh […]

  • 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 laying around and heard that it’s possible to provision voice service using these machines. So […]

  • 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 .config file for that kernel and building it on my first ever 64-bit system back […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • I think perhaps they mean “could join x86 in the server room”

    As much as I love PowerPC, and as great as it is that they’re doing this OpenPower thing, I don’t think that the first step should be to eliminate the competition. Perhaps they should put some effort in to taking back a large part of the market. Didn’t these guys read The Art of War? […]