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Raspberry PI 4, Debian 12 Bookworm, and Unifi 8.x

I enjoy using Raspberry PI devices as nice little Unifi servers along with my Homebridge setup. They aren’t busy 99% of the time unless you are managing it or have firmware updates running to devices. That said, with UniFi depending on MongoDB, we’ve got problems now… Until Unifi decides for other reasons to move off

Working BIND9 config with DNS Over TLS

One weekend project I had was to force my network traffic to use DNS over TLS to help provide a little more privacy for me and my family when using the Internet.  I found this article, but found it had some minor issues in it because the config is right, but with TLS 1.2 being

Zimbra Open Source Backup to Amazon Glacier

Working with a client the other day, they setup a Zimbra Open Source server for their team and for hosting other domains. With Zimbra Open Source, there is no formal way to backup mailboxes like their very nice Network Edition offers or through Zimbra Modules.  The script found on my GitHub site will provide you a

Fedora and Vivaldi with Flash and ffmpeg support

So if you haven’t tried it yet, I strongly suggest giving Vivaldi a try.  It combines the base code of Chromium without the Chrome features you may not want with an interesting user interface.  To me, this is the best setup: Chrome/Chromium underpinnings, so you don’t have website compatibility issues (Think Opera, a good browser, but

VMWare Workstation for Linux and Windows guests have poor sound

So I run Fedora 23 at home and one of my VMs was running Windows 10, but the sound was awful.  The sound would have a horrible echo and “scratchy” sound, sometimes after it would play for a bit, it would “fix itself”.  I tried the following: Different drivers in the .vmx file including sb16

Directadmin AWS setup

So Amazon requires their EC2 machines to use private IPs, regardless if you have an elastic IP.  The guys at Directadmin have a nice guide to help you setup, but making it work on CentOS requires a little help that I found on the amazon forums, but in case it goes away   $ cat

Migration Zimbra Network edition RHEL to CentOS on AWS

So following this guide from the folks at Zimbra, it has most of what you need to migrate, I’m going to add some extra steps that I found to be helpful during the migration as it was botched in testing a couple times.  Migrating to AWS adds a few surprises to the migration Absolutely obsess

Watchguard SSL-VPN for Linux

Borrowing a lot from this site, I wanted to update the process on using Mobile VPN with SSL Watchguard. Here’s what you need to do: Do not download from the sslvpn.html page of your VPN appliance, it won’t have all the steps for the Linux side of the house. Do download the CRT, PEM, and