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Ferm - IPtables The Right Way

This is a small post but totally worth it. Just wanted to point out I've finally found the ultimate meta language for managing iptables: ferm.

To keep this brief let's say Ferm is to IPtables as C is ...

Debian Repo - Minimal Edition

Usually a Debian software repository is around 50 GB, it contains lots of software, documentation and debug packages, unless you are providing services to a wide range of clients then is likely you only need a fraction of those packages ...

Running The Latest Debmirror On CentOS 5

To sync a deb repo

So, today at work we had to download the brand new Ubuntu 14.04, there are two options to do it: apt-mirror and debmirror.

The advantage of apt-mirror is the ability to download a repo ...

Stripping Down Centos

Why Strip?

If you have some legacy CentOS server and performance is an issue, chances are someone installed the vanilla way, then configured the needed services and not even tuned it a little. You can get some performance by disabling ...

Cron Scheduling For The Fancy

Cron is a powerful tool for a sysadmin, the fact that you are able to run tasks at any time, any day, is amazing.

The regular cron is ok for like 99% of the needs, there's no need for ...

Porting TwentyTwelve

I'm working on a port of the TwentyTwelve Wordpress theme for Pelican, right now is in alpha state but progressing incrementally. Despite the amount of work and responsabilities I have at the moment, this little project is a stress ...

Fast Git Clone

Lots of tutorials nowadays recommend using git clone to get a project's source code, that's fine for little projects but for the big ones is a waste of bandwith, space, and more importantly, of your precious time.

Whenever ...

New Admin In Town

Two months ago I took a new position at work: network admin, so had to dive deeper into the great world of security, scalability, connectivity, backups... everyday I learn new network concepts or some cool hardware for a specific task ...

Serving Static Folder with NGINX

At work we install Lubuntu workstations very often, we have a custom install script for performance tuning and many others details, the problem is we all don't have the latest script version in our thumb drives (sometimes we change ...

Bash Rolodex

There's been a while since I have a rolodex.txt in my ideas_for_projects directory, although there are several options out there, this is the kind of program nobody resists to reimplement, so here I go.

My first idea was ...