I’ve done a little tuning to my WordPress setup. To keep up to date, I’ve switched from the Ubuntu installation to a downloaded installation under /opt/wordpress. This is owned by my user and served by Apache running as www-data. Updates are done using the SFTP method.
Category: System Administration
Posts related to system administration. Mostly applicable to Linux distributions, mostly Ubuntu/Debian and OpenWrt; see tags.
Tuning Linux CPU Performance
A recent kernel change broke my CPU performance tuning. I have an AMD processor that presents 4 cores to the kernel. The process in this article should work for Intel processors although the governors and CPU settings tree may be different. Different kernels may also have different settings. The current kernel allows setting the governor per… Continue reading Tuning Linux CPU Performance
Adding SHA-2 to tinyca
Google has announced a sunset for SHA-1 certificate signatures in Chrome. SHA-2 (aka SHA-256, SHA-384, and SHA-512) is the remaining option for certificate signatures. I decided to upgrade my certificates to SHA-2 (256 bits). However, when I tried to use tinyca2 to generate a SHA-2 certificate, I found it was not supported. As tinyca2 is… Continue reading Adding SHA-2 to tinyca
Providing IPv6 DNS resolver data with radvd
How to provide DNS server addresses to IPv6 clients using Router Announcements.
Setting Up BackupPC on Windows
Back up Windows PCs and Laptops using BackuPC. Includes installing rsycnd on Windows.
Setting Up BackupPC on Ubuntu
Set up a BackupPC Server on Ubuntu. Includes configuration of Linux and OpenWrt clients using rsyncd.
Implementing IPv6 Part 2
Replacing 6to4 tunnel with 6in4. IPv6 enabling Bind, Exim, SPF, Squid, and updating Databases containing IP addresses.
Transparent Squid Proxy
Over the holidays, I had a user experience and attempted browser hijacking. It appeared to have bypassed my squid proxy. My updated configuration now sends all web access via squid. The old firewall rules, that allowed direct access to the Internet, have been replaced with a transparent Squid proxy. This runs on my existing Squid Proxy using another port.
Manual networking for KVM
I found the networking configured by libvirt (KVM) did not allow me to firewall the network as I desired. I use Shorewall for firewalling, and DNSMasq for internal DNS and DHCP. After a little experimentation, I found that I could configure Ubuntu to create the network. This allows me to get a reliable firewall configuration with a… Continue reading Manual networking for KVM
Remote Desktops with VNC and RDP
I find it useful to have a remote desktop to my Ubuntu systems. On secure connections, I have been using VNC via xinetd. Connections with xrdp where possible, but it wasn’t launching the desktop for the connection. For secure terminal connections, I stick with ssh. All these connections have a login at the start of the… Continue reading Remote Desktops with VNC and RDP