Category Archives: Linux


I decided to move my smart home devices to Hubitat from SmartThings. The hub is small about two by two inches and half an inch thick. It uses an external Z-wave/Zigbee stick. About Half the size of my SmartThings hub. … Continue reading

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Garage Door Opener with WiFi

I bought this switch from Amazon its listed as the wireless garage door opener remote WiFi switch universal. I connected terminals L and N to 110 volt AC power I connected this to twelve volts DC on the red and black … Continue reading

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Cable Modem Woes

I’ve since returned this modem and have basic modem with one ethernet port and phone jacks. I was using an Arris cable modem which is proving to be garbage. System: ARRIS DOCSIS 3.0 / PacketCable 2.0 Touchstone Telephony Gateway HW_REV: … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi email IP at boot

I found a bunch of what seem complicated answers for how to do this. I made my own eventually just using bash and adding it to /etc/rc.local, turns out I didn’t need to have it in rc.local either, if I … Continue reading

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Network testing

A handy refresher for using iperf to test network throughput or generate traffic.Hard coding interfces bad. Add dig to Windows 7 CLI.AD tools from for linux.

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RANCID on Ubuntu setup

Best Tools for Monitoring and Administering your LAN/WAN network better!!!: How to setup and configure Rancid integrated with …: They covered almost everything there correctly for me but I did run into a few things I had to change..apt-get install … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 11.10 upgrade from 11.04

After the upgrade I ran into a few problems during boot up. The first one was an error during boot regarding vga=733 and gfxpayload. To fix this I changed a line in /etc/default/grub.#GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”#GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=” splash vga=640″GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768x24,1024×768GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”” I suppose I … Continue reading

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NSLU2 replacement

I’m looking for a possible replacement should my NSLU2 die off suddenly. I found Raspberry PI today and thought it might be a good deal if it is ever released for sale.Twenty five bucks for the A series but I … Continue reading

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Install likewise-open on Ubuntu

apt-get install likewise-openUser that can join AD should be an EID. The –ou option can also be used to place this in a Organizational Unit.domainjoin-cli join UserThatCanJoinADdomainjoin-cli join –ou path/organizationalUnitName domainName joinAccount To remove the computer from the domain … Continue reading

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Ubuntu and UFW

Blocking traffic using UFW a lot of this is available elsewhere and better explained. I did have some problems finding correct information on blocking out bound traffic though. So I’m putting it here for my own notes.First the basics. UFW … Continue reading

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