OpenBSD tuning with Samba and NTFS to allow 1 Gbit/s tranfert. 1st August 2018

When it comes to mount an USB3 NTFS disk, performances can be quite low, if you add a Samba sharing directory it can be even worse. We’ll see how we can do some sysctl and configuration adjustements to greatly boost our speed transfert rate. OpenBSD NTFS support OpenBSD sysctl tuning OpenBSD network tuning Samba setup […]

Configure OpenSMTPd under OpenBSD with MySQL / SSL / Postfixadmin / Amavis / Clamav / SpamAssassin / Packet Filter / DKIM / DMARC 1st August 2018

As you can see, this article is really big, it took me a lot of time to write it, and I tried to be very precise, especially with detailed schemas. The goal of this article is to explain how to make the most complete SMTP server configuration with OpenSMTPd : OpenSMTPd with MySQL and SSL […]

Integrate CryptoMining on websites for a better world ? 28th July 2018

Since the creation of Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency is everywhere, and a lot of new currencies are emerging : Ether Ripper Litecoin Monero…

CagedMonster hits 500 active members and goes fully private. 23rd October 2017

The CagedMonster’s adventure begun 2 years ago with the goal of making a private community sharing knowledge, datas, IT services (shells, cloud, mails, hosting, etc)… Also, we created a public blog aimed to share our knowledge. Today it’s a median of 950 unique users who visit the blog every day. We started with a single […]

Step-by-Step FreeBSD installation with ZFS and Full Disk Encryption 22nd September 2017

Introduction : This paper has been written for non-expert users looking for an easy way to install FreeBSD. We’ll use detailed screenshots to help you setup FreeBSD 11.1 with full disk encryption using ZFS. If you need help to configure your machine after the installation, you can consult this tutorial made for Raspberry PI but […]

Setup a desktop environment under OpenBSD with XFCE 19th September 2017

How many times I’ve heard : « OpenBSD is a system made for servers not desktops » Well… that’s so wrong ! This paper is not aiming to be very technical as the setup is really easy, its goal is to help you see OpenBSD as a system you can use everyday for almost everything […]

Setup OpenBSD 6.3 with Full Disk Encryption 19th September 2017

This article has been updated for the OpenBSD 6.3 release. Here is a quick way to setup (in 7 steps) OpenBSD 6.3 with the encryption of the filesystem.

Easy way to migrate your blog from Ghost to WordPress 12th September 2017

Ghost is a wonderful blog engine I’m now using for almost one year, and I’m not planning to use something else. But, recently, I had to work on a personnal project based on WordPress and I told myself : « It’s so easy to migrate from WordPress to Ghost… but if I need/want to migrate […]

Secure your SSH server with blacklistd and PacketFilter under FreeBSD 8th September 2017

Many of us know and use Fail2ban, a very powerfull log parser able to block everything you want if you create the good rules for your services. But, when it comes to just secure our SSHd, it can be a little… overkill ! So, a daemon named blacklistd(8) showed up few months ago on the […]

Quick and secure Samba setup under FreeBSD 16th August 2017

Many of us may not be Windows enthusiasts but sometimes it may be worthwhile to benefit from a file sharing service allowing Windows clients to connect. You’ll tell me : « To share your files you can use SSHFS, FTP, etc…» Short answer : And it’s true ! But when it comes to watch movies […]