Free Ghost and WordPress Blog Platform hosting at CagedMonster. 9th August 2017

Ghost is a wonderful blog platform, easy to use, very beautiful, with a lot of features. But… It can be very difficult to find a free hosting. « – We already know that ! Let’s get to the point ! » « – Ok…. ok ! » CagedMonster is now fully able to host fast […]

Easy system monitoring with Cacti under OpenBSD and nginx 4th August 2017

Cacti is a great monitoring tool based on RRDTool and SNMP, I use this solution for more than 10 years, the project is very active, easy to manage and to maintain. But… when you want to run it under OpenBSD with a chrooted httpd it can be very painfull to setup and it will make […]

Build a fake SSH server under OpenBSD with PacketFilter and sshesame 3rd August 2017

Introduction : If you host a public server with a SSH daemon, you should be familiar with bruteforce attacks… $ cat /var/log/authlog Aug 3 12:00:47 blog sshd[25418]: Failed password for root from 1.164.135.169 port 35320 ssh2 Aug 3 12:00:51 blog sshd[25418]: error: maximum authentication attempts exceeded for root from 1.164.135.169 port 35320 ssh2 [preauth] Aug […]

Setup a complete FreeBSD server environment on your Raspberry PI 20th July 2017

Disclaimer : The Raspberry PI is a such a great device. You can do a really huge amount of fun things with this little board… The goal of this paper is to show how you can build a full personnal server on your Raspberry PI, using FreeBSD and it’s packages. Of course, this paper is […]

OpenSMTPD and Dovecot under OpenBSD with MySQL support and SPAMD 13th July 2017

This article is the continuation of my previous tutorial OpenSMTPD under OpenBSD with SSL/VirtualUsers/Dovecot. We’ll use the same configuration and add some features so we can : Use our domains, aliases, virtual users with a MySQL database (MariaDB under OpenBSD). Deploy SPAMD with OpenSMTPD for a strong antispam solution. Jump in!

OpenSMTPD under OpenBSD with SSL/VirtualUsers/Dovecot 13th July 2017

This article is the translation of my previous paper in French. During the 2013 AsiaBSDCon, the team of OpenBSD presented its mail solution named OpenSMTPD. Developped by the OpenBSD team, we find the so much appreciated philosophy of its developpers : security, simplicity / clarity and advanced features. Security : The daemon runs unprivileged and […]

Deploy Ghost under Raspbian with MySQL / nginx / Let’s Encrypt / strong SSL 12th July 2017

Introduction Ghost is a wonderful blogging platform developped with node.js. It’s easy to use, fast (You mean, like DC COMICS Flash ? Yeah dude ! Superpowers !) it manages SEO, mardown, and the default theme : Casper is sooooooo beautiful. So now, we’ll learn how to setup Ghost on your Raspberry PI, with Raspbian (of […]

Stargate episodes timeline 5th July 2017

As a big fan of the Stargate movies and series, I decided to start watching them again, but this time in the order of the timeline, so I did some researchs, you’ll find the list here :

OpenBSD’s httpd(8) server with PHP/MYSQL/SSL and PacketFilter firewalling 28th June 2017

Since the version 5.7, OpenBSD integrates its own http server named httpd(8). We’ll see how to deploy / configure / secure it.

Avoid OS detection on OpenBSD 26th June 2017

You know what we say about OpenBSD : Free, Functional, and… Secure. Hosting a public server can lead to many different attacks. Mostly random attacks, but you may be targeted by a “real attacker” who, at first, will gather informations such as the kind of operating system you are running. Actually, finding what system runs […]