Archive for the ‘DevOps’ Category

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 ...

Kernel agnostic, DisplayLink Debian GNU/Linux driver installer (Debian/Ubuntu/Elementary)

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

I use DisplayLink at work for multi display setup/Ethernet/etc, all by connecting to a single USB port. Although it's a nifty little device, its software support isn't that great. Only Linux driver they have is for Ubuntu. Which is only optimized to work with 14.04, and latest kernel they support is 3.19! Their ...

Taking control over Debian and its package repositories

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

When we talk about Debian we must talk in the superlative. One of the reasons why Google and International Space Station are choosing Debian as their default Linux distribution is because it has (by far) the biggest package collection. At the time of writing this document, there are 61801 packages in ...

Automating Debian package creation and management with Maven/Ant

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Preface   This document was composed in aim to briefly reflect on Debian packaging system (dpkg) and provide information on how Debian packages are automatically created and managed (uploaded) using Maven/Ant. Scope of the document implies that the reader already has basic knowledge of Debian/dpkg and/or Maven/Ant. Even though there are concise theoretical explanation, author tried ...