Category: raspberrypi

raspberrypi

What’s wrong with the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is an incredibly popular device that has a well deserved fame for its affordability, versatility, possibilities and vibrant community. It is easy to find fan projects and publications praising it, but most people are not aware of its weak points until they suffer them and come across the information on the forums. …

nextcloudpi, raspberrypi

Let’s Design a Case for NextcloudPi

These instructions are for Raspberry Pi 2 – 3 B+.  Feel free to re-design for your device! After discovering the NextcloudPi project back on the release of Version 12, I realized one thing was still missing… a case!  Thankfully I have a background working with vector graphics and a lasercutter at my local hackerspace, Noisebridge.  …

git, raspberrypi

Host your own git repository at home

While Github is a great way of sharing your project and cooperating with others, often times you would like to have stuff such as your code or configuration files under version control. You can setup a Gitlab service at home if you want to be in control of your central repository, but unless you are …

docker, nextcloud, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi docker for Raspberry Pi

Note: some of this information is outdated, check a newer release here I would like to introduce my NextCloud ARM container for the Raspberry Pi. It only weights 475 MB, and it is shares codebase with NextCloudPi, so it has the same features: Raspbian 9 Jessie Nextcloud 13.0.1 Apache 2.4.25, with HTTP2 enabled PHP 7.0 …

nextcloud, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi becomes official

I am proud to announce that NextCloudPi is now officially affiliated to the NextCloud project. I would like to recommend users to ask questions and participate in the official forums, as it is generally much more convenient than using the NextCloudPi post’s comments. Finally, please report any issues, technical questions or enhancement suggestions to the …

linux, networking, nextcloud, raspberrypi

Different ways to access your Nextcloud files

So, you have your Nextcloud instance up and running, maybe NextCloudPi. You are now in control of your privacy, and you can access your files through the web interface. In this post, we will explore other options to access our files, in order to make the most of our setup. WebDAV WebDAV is an extension …

linux, networking, nextcloud, raspberrypi

Share your files in your LAN with NFS

This post focuses on setting up a NFS server for the NextCloudPi, but attempts to be a general introduction to NFS as most things apply to any setup. The Network File System, or NFS is an ancient remote file system originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1984. It is a simple way to share a …

debian, linux, raspberrypi, shell

Customize your MOTD login message in Debian and Ubuntu

This is a little guide to display dynamic login messages on a Debian system. This is one of those things where the internet has plenty of resources, but they are mostly outdated and contradictory. Even typing man motd in Debian is a sad experience. It is not a difficult thing to do but it can be …

debian, linux, nextcloud, raspberrypi, security

Automatic security updates on a Debian system

Computer security is an issue of paramount importance. More even so whenever we are running services exposed to the internet. Much more even so when those services can compromise sensitive data. The first piece of advice you will always get is “keep your system up to date with the latest security patches”, and my favourite …

debian, linux, raspberrypi

Generic software installer for Raspbian

I wrote this little tool to facilitate the installation of software for my NextCloudPi, but it can be used for any Raspbian installation. With this, I can automate the process of installing new services to my running Raspberry Pis through SSH adding new services to my Raspbian images and generating an image that can be …