Virgo Upstart config on Ubuntu 10.4

Posted in Linux Corner on January 23rd, 2012 by Friedrich Schäuffelhut – 1 Comment

Today I finally got sick of starting virgo on my Ubuntu 10.4 servers manually (using screen), being forced to check after each reboot for application servers waiting to be started. So I did my homework and wrote an upstart configuration. It turns out it isn’t that hard at all. … Continue Reading

Nexus One: tun.ko

Posted in General on December 25th, 2011 by Friedrich Schäuffelhut – 2 Comments

Since I could not find the tun.ko module for my Nexus One I built it myself. Here is the download link: tun.ko for Nexus One, Kernel Version 2.6.35.7-59465-g42bad32.

sha1: f62236f4e1c2ee411c2c155379c86277618a7b6a
md5: f7cb1ea9f8b12afa3b94333d174fb55c

How to compile step by step:

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Getting root access on a Nexus One

Posted in General on December 23rd, 2011 by Friedrich Schäuffelhut – Be the first to comment

I’m the happy owner of a Nexus One, which I purchased a while ago through my Android Developer Account. After nearly a year of abstinence I’d like to get back to some projects I started for rooted android phones (mainly OpenVPN). But to do so I first need get root access which is not to hard to do on the Nexus One. One needs to … Continue Reading

Why You Should Write Your Tests First

Posted in General on September 3rd, 2011 by Friedrich Schäuffelhut – Be the first to comment

A few weeks ago a copy of ‘Clean Code’ feel into my hands. Actually it was literally falling of the desk of a colleague where it was starting to collect some dust. So I borrowed it and read through it during a couple of nights. This eventually got me started on a few other books which have been on my wishlist for quite a while now:
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Setting up a Mercurial Server using SSH

Posted in Linux Corner on March 18th, 2010 by Friedrich Schäuffelhut – Be the first to comment

Mercurial is a great version control system, go check it out if you haven’t so far. Besides the features of the version control system itself, there is one thing that is very important to me. Multiple developers must be able to access a single shared repository in a simple and secure way. I very much like to use SSH as the underlying protocol. But how do you really setup a mercurial repository shared via SSH?
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OpenSSH Public Key Authentication

Posted in Linux Corner on March 16th, 2010 by Friedrich Schäuffelhut – Be the first to comment

I use ssh since the mid 90ies when I first heard of it, dumping rsh and friends. Public key authentication feels natural to me and I use it on every machine I have access to. But I’m always amazed how many people do not know how to deal with ssh public key authentication. But hey it is simple, so don’t be scared!
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Forwarding a TCP Port using xinetd

Posted in Linux Corner on March 12th, 2010 by Friedrich Schäuffelhut – 2 Comments

Ever needed to forward a TCP port from one host to an other? Then xinetd is your friend!
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PPP over SSH

Posted in Linux Corner on March 12th, 2010 by Friedrich Schäuffelhut – Be the first to comment

Ever thought of tunneling PPP through SSH? It’s not that hard at all. I’ve been running it for years now.
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