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Tag: Ubuntu
How to run OpenVPN in LXC Proxmox

I run a number of small Proxmox installations on a mixture of old and new PC hardware at various location and I needed a secure way to access them and transfer data between VM’s and containers which run on them. Given the limited resources on some, I wanted to run OpenVPN in LXC rather than […]

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Enabling Ubuntu automatic security updates

My estate of servers consisting of VM’s, LXC containers and of course Raspberry Pi’s has grown over the years, but has now grown to a point (especially over the COVID-19 lockdowns) where it takes a significant amount of time to go around and preform manual security and recommended updates to them all. This has prompted […]

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Configuring MFA SSH on Linux using Google Authenticator

I find it very useful to have Raspberry Pi’s at mine and other family members house (different ISP’s) to preform various traceroute, latency and iperf tests. Rather than running full OpenVPN clients, I opted for exposing them using port-forwarding to the internet. This poses a significant security issue as SSH is a port which can […]

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How to remove Azure “reddog” DNS suffix

I recently noticed that the three VM’s I run in Azure (courtesy of my VSE subscription) had picked up a new DNS suffix. You can find out more information about the DNS Suffix below: Why is there a “reddog” DNS Suffix for my VM’s? Page 1 of 0 | cloudelicious IP address assignment in […]

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