Installing Owncloud 9 on Debian 8 (with Apache2 & MySQL)

This is a memo on how to install Owncloud 9 in Debian 8. Since the latest version of owncloud’s fork, nextcloud, is available, you may look at it as an alternative. I prefered to go with Owncloud since they provide Debian packages. Note: Since the initial writing of this memo …

Self-hosted FOSS cloud step 1.2: Server post-install

This is the step 1.2 of: http://julien.coubronne.net/a-self-hosted-free-opensource-cloud Inspired by My First 10 Minutes On a Server, I decided to do the following steps: SSH auth by key only Add user to sudo group Install Fail2ban The steps I’m thinking to do but not quite sure: Firewall? (not sure yet) Logwatch SSH …

Installing Keepass2, keefox, keecloud on (K)Ubuntu 16.04

The objective of this post is to install keepass2, keefox, keecloud on Kubuntu 16.04. Install keepass2 sudo aptitude install keepass2 Install keefox Just after the installation, keefox will provide a link to a local file (KeePassRPC.plgx) that needs to be copied into the “plugins” directory of the keepass2 installation. Furthermore, …

Self-hosted FOSS cloud step 5.1: Transmission bittorrent client (headless mode) and its web GUI on Debian

A short memo on how to install the Transmission bittorent client and control it from a web GUI, both of them running on a headless server. The aim is to replace the “download station” bundled in the Synology NAS software (DSM), see http://julien.coubronne.net/a-self-hosted-fr…opensource-cloud/ Install Transmission sudo aptitude install transmission transmission-deamon …

Backing up data from an LVM partition

If you need to access some files on a partition that was formatted with LVM, you can follow this procedure: 1. Get a live CD and boot from it. Here I’m using a Kubuntu live CD, which means all my commands will be done with sudo. Otherwise run from root. …

Debian: find the fastest mirror

Ok, so most of the information here comes from this useful post. Install netselect-apt sudo apt-get install netselect-ap And run it. sudo netselect-apt Note that the fastest mirror may not be the one providing the best bandwith. You can have the same approach but for your DNS with namebench.  

DynDNS with OVH on Debian

I have a dynamic DNS provided by OVH, called “DynHost”. To update my IP address to the service, I used the linux client ddclient. I followed the following tutorial (in French). I reproduce here the key steps: 1. Create your DynHost account. Take note of your login, sub-domain and password. …

Password management… cross platform and in the cloud

The objective of this post is the following: set a system to ensure strong passwords, which is robust and easy to use. This solution uses the following: Keepass, a password manager A cloud space, in this case Dropbox Keecloud, the Keepass2 plugin that will link the two above Keefox, a …