Allwinner A10 based home server

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 by Bolshevik in General | Comments

This post is late by about 7 months. But still it is an interesting topic. Allwinner A10 is an ARM system on chip that integrates a 1GHz ARMv7 CPU, Mali400 video accelerator and the CedarX video decoder. It also has support for USB 2.0, Ethernet and SATA, HDMI and ...

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Debian based server using Saltstack

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 by Bolshevik in General | Comments

Saltstack is a great automation software written in Python and promoting state-based configuration of the system. It is an alternative to Chef and Puppet. Saltstack requires a person to write YAML configuration files that describe some state of the system, for example a file, a package installed or a service ...

Tagged as: python puppet chef provision

Don't mess with WinSxS

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

There is a usefull utility WinsxsLite that worked fine for my laptop and Windows 7 x86 before I installed Ubuntu. But unfortunately the program failed on other PC having Windows x64 installed and broke the folder. After a small diagnosis I found that only .Net framework installations were broken and ...

Tagged as: windows 7 winsxs

Crossplatform Dropbox encryption

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

For a long time I have been using TrueCrypt containers to store really private data in DropBox or Google drive. Today I have discovered that it is possible to have encfs base storage and access it from Linux, Windows, iOS and Android devices.

Using encfs saves used space and doesn ...

Tagged as: AES dropbox EncFS security

IPTV conflicts with VirtualBox NIC

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

Once again I had encountered problem watching IPTV at home. After spending a lot of time again I finally found the solution. Again the problem laid in LAN interface conflicting the virtual NIC interface created by VirtualBox. IPTV is served using IGMP protocol and UDP. TV channel addresses look like ...

Tagged as: igmp iptv virtualbox nic

IPv6 with Teredo tunnel

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

Setting up IPv6 tunneling with Teredo is a default tunneling implementation available in Windows OSes. It is used when one would like to access IPv6 enabled internet resources but doesn't have native IPv6 connectivity.

To enable tunneling in Ubuntu one needs to install miredo package:

>sudo apt-get install miredo ...
Tagged as: ipv6 teredo

Compiling Python extensions on Windows

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 by Bolshevik in python | Comments

Some python extensions e.g. pycrypto are distributed as a source code and require compilation. It is a big problem to build them on Windows. There are two options to do this. It is better to use MinGW to build extensions which are very UNIX-tight. But to build 64-bit code ...

Tagged as: python windows extensions pycrypto

Multiple partitions on a USB stick

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

I've finally got my new USB stick SunDisk Extreme I wasn't able to find in my home city and had to order on eBay. Of course I wanted to move all the functionality mentioned here and have a new multi-tool bootable flash drive. Additionally it would be great ...

Tagged as: USB stick windows freedos linux

The Amnestic Incognito Live System

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

Recently I've found an interesting Debian distributive claiming to provide secure way to access the Internet from any place. It is called Tails.

It pays attention to one's privacy and anonymity by not storing any information on the computer without explicit command, the Internet is browsed using Tor ...

Tagged as: debian paranoid conspiracy tails

FreeDOS + USB + NTFS + TCPIP = <3

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 by Bolshevik in os | Comments

Universal boot USB stick recently failed to help me flashing BIOS ROM update. This happened due to lack of USB or NTFS drivers in the FreeDOS floppy drive image included into SystemRescueCD. I would like to share VirtualBox HDD image containing FreeDOS, CD-ROM drivers, Volkov Commander, Panasonic USB drivers, Paragon ...

Tagged as: FreeDOS USB NTFS tcp/ip happiness virtualbox


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