Jul 8 2014

Check domain NS glue records with ‘dig’

A glue record is the IP address of a NameServer held at the Domain Name registry.
Glue records are required when it is needed to point name servers of a domain-name to a host-name under the domain name itself.

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Mar 14 2014

ProxmoxVE: Proxy PVE GUI with NigNX configuring HTTPS on Standard port.

With the release of PVE 3.0, the Proxmox VE Web-Interface does no longer require Apache.
Instead using a standard WebServer, Proxmox team is now proud to use a new event-driven API-Server called ‘pveproxy’ listening on TCP Port 8006 and delivering contents via HTTPS using a self-signed certificate.

Proxying pveproxy behind NgiNX will prevent direct access to the event-driven API-Server, let the administrator to (optionally) add a second layer HTTP authentication, to configure a standard HTTPS TCP port to reach the admin panel and to use his own SSL certificates.
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Feb 4 2014

Proxmox VE Software RAID (MDRAID) Installation.

Proxmox VE installation can’t be done from scratch to a Software-RAID Device (MD RAID).

Here is a simple guide covering this kind of setup, doing some post-install work.

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Feb 1 2014

Install NFSEN on Ubuntu, the easiest way.

NFSen (NetFlow SENsor) is a Web-Based Front-End for the nfdump netflow tools.

NfSen is very useful and allows network administrators to:
Display netflow data: Flows, Packets and Bytes using RRD (Round Robin Database).
Easily navigate through the netflow data.
Process the netflow data within the specified time span.
Create history as well as continuous profiles.
Set alerts, based on various conditions.
Customize and Create plugins to process netflow data on a regular interval.

The installation on Linux can be tricky, here I’ll show my way (using, where possibole, distribution supported apt packages) in Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS.

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