Archive for the ‘HowTo’ Category

Secure traffic to ZNC on Synology with Let’s Encrypt

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

I've been using IRC since late 1990's, and I continue to do so to this day due to it (still) being one of the driving development forces in various open source communities. Especially in Linux development ... and some of my acquintances I can only get in touch with via ...

Automagically deploy & run containerized WordPress (PHP7 FPM, Nginx, MariaDB) using Ansible + Docker on AWS

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

In this blog post, I've described what started as simple migration of WordPress blog to AWS, ended up as automation project consisting of publishing multiple Ansible roles deploying and running multiple Docker images. If you're not interested in reading about my entire journey, cognition gains and how this process came to be, please ...

Secure (HTTPS) public access to Synology NAS using Let’s Encrypt (free) SSL certificate

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Secure public access to your Synology? Every time I'm outside of my home network, and I need to get something from my Synology NAS, I'm facing the same dillema. Who's sniffing the network I'm on, and who will I hand over my credentials in plain text using HTTP. Of course, you can ...

anon-hotspot: On demand Debian Linux (Tor) Hotspot setup tool

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Today it's not easy to anonymize internet traffic and protect our online privacy. From advertisers to various other parties, everyone seems to be interested in what we're doing online, and it's our traffic that allows them to track our behaviour and interests. To make our internet traffic anonymous we could turn to ...

Juniper/Pulse Secure VPN on Linux (2015 edition)

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Prelude Some time ago, Juniper Networks sold their beloved Junos Pulse SSL VPN, and thus new company called Pulse Secure was created. Which resulted in Pulse Secure client, which is used to establish secure authentication to the (VPN) tunnel. Since Juniper never supported Linux, it comes as no surprise that successor company ...