Posts published by: Chris Glass

Setting up a ZNC bouncer on OpenBSD 6.4

The latest version of OpenBSD contains everything you might need to create a really powerful (SSL) ZNC bouncer in just a few simple steps, fully secured by you very own letsencrypt certificate.

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Create an OpenBSD machine

Nothing could be more simple using Exoscale's "exo" command line client.

Firewall considerations

We'll …

Serving a static blog from a Snap

Out of curiosity, I decided to try and package this blog as a snap package, and it turns out to be an extremely easy and convenient way to deploy a static blog!

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There are several advantages that the snappy packaging format bring to the table as far as applications …

Running an Ubuntu mirror with Juju!

Running a mirror for your favorite distribution is much easier than it sounds when leveraging the right tools (and the work of others, including yours truly).

You might be interested to see what we (the Public Cloud team and Web Operations team at Canonical) developed over the years to mirror …

Building a very simple debian package

I sometimes read "building packages X is much easier than building .debs".

While it is probably true that building a debian package is a little more involved than other systems, the debian packaging system adds a lot of value for end users, and properly packaged applications is what makes the …

Switching themes, and Disqus

Theme change

As you can see, I switched themes!

It's based on fle's very nice pelican theme, "pelican-sober". I finally admitted to myself that maintaining a pelican theme was not a good use of my time, nor did my blog look exceptionally nice.

I think this is a major …

Monitoring Apache2 with Landscape

It is important for most sysadmins to have a clear view of the overall trend in their production system.

Since I work on the Landscape project, I wanted to use it's nifty custom graphing feature to get an understanding of the general trends of apache connections for this blog.

Enter …

Making LXC (and Juju) fly on Ubuntu

If like me you use LXC containers a lot, and are often on the road, you might have also been frustrated about how network-hungry LXC is, in particular when used with Juju. I will show you how to make it automagically use a deb packages cache, to drastically speed up subsequent downloads and installations.