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/2017/01/08/a-self-hosted-free-opensource-cloud/
If you need to access some files on a partition that was formatted with LVM, you can follow this procedure: Continue reading
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 firefox plugin for the ease of use
Xpenology is an incredible project allowing to turn an old computer into a “Synology” NAS in order to test it. I say “test” because the legality around the project is unclear: while synology publishes its source code (http://sourceforge.net/projects/dsgpl/), not everything is considered as “open”, and officials at Synology considers that it goes against their copyright… (see, in French).
I currently test it on an old netbook, and beside the obvious disk space limitation (one small hard drive on it), it works perfectly. Continue reading
I have a SIP account (SIP is a protocol for voice-over-internet-protocol – VoIP) at OVH (a web hosting provider). I could choose, when creating the line, between various “national” numbers (France, Belgium, etc). I choose a french number (even though I live in Belgium), since nowadays most internet providers in France provide, through their “box”, free and unlimited calls to french landlines, which therefore allows my friends and family to reach me at zero costs.
The line is activated through a Cisco SPA-112 phone adapter, a two port “ATA” (Analog Telephone Adapter) that allows the use of basic analog phones. Currently a simple DECT phone is connected to this adapter.
You can also activate the line through a software (softphone), such as Twinkle for KDE users.
My final setup involve an Android phone, the SIP softphone “CSIPsimple” (downloaded from F-Droid), which allows me to place calls through this account whenever I have a data access. Of course, as soon as you register you line with the softphone, the incoming calls are redirect to it.
These notes explain how to install “XPEnology” (a project porting Synology’s NAS software on other platforms) as a virtual machine (with virtualbox), in headless mode (SSH) on a debian server (which happens to be an old netbook – but this part failed because of the proc type of the netbook). Continue reading