Category: FOSS

FOSS, privacy, security

Customize Firefox for privacy and security with a custom user.js

One distinctive feature of Firefox where it shines above other browsers is the amount of control the user has over the system. Even though Web Extension Add-ons are not as powerful as they used to be after the demise of XUL, and even though Mozilla has been taking some questionable decisions this past few years, …

android, FOSS, nextcloud

Stream you music with Nextcloud Music and Power Ampache

This is a little guide on how to stream music from your Nextcloud instance to a computer or Android phone. Currently there are two different music apps available in Nextcloud, and both support playing music from our browser Nextcloud Music Audio Player Of the two, I recommend Nextcloud Music because it also provides an Ampache …

FOSS, linux, OYB software, rust, shell

Analize disk usage with dutree

dutree is a command line tool to analyze disk usage. Features coloured output, according to the LS_COLORS  environment variable. display the file system tree ability to aggregate small files ability to exclude files or directories ability to compare different directories fast, written in Rust This tool is a mix between tree and durep, which we already …

ARM, FOSS, security

Security audit your ARM board with Lynis

Be it powerful production servers, or humble home hosted ARM boards, an internet facing system requires that we take security very seriously. But security is hard. No matter how much we try to secure our systems, any small detail we oversee can ruin all our efforts. In the same way that intruders make use of …

FOSS

Roads and bridges, the unseen labour behind our digital infrastructure

Today I would like to recommend a book. Roads and bridges, the unseen labour behind our digital infrastructure is a really revealing read, be it that you are interested in Free and Open Software or not. The author, Nadia Eghbal, provides a really amusing compilation of facts and anecdotes about software we all know and …

FOSS, linux, security

Sandbox your applications with Firejail

One thing I that like about the Android App security model is that for a given app, it presents the permissions to the user and the user has to accept them. This is good because the user has control over the software it runs, and is an invaluable tool to be able to use an …

FOSS, networking, nextcloud, nextcloudpi, raspberrypi, security

ModSecurity Web Application Firewall for NextCloud

There is little point in going through all the trouble of setting up and hosting your own private cloud if it is not properly protected. Running your own service means that you are the sole responsible for its management and security. Having a vulnerable setup poses the risk of your most private data being exposed …

FOSS, linux, networking, nextcloud, nextcloudpi, raspberrypi, security

Let’s Encrypt installer for Apache

This installer provides a really easy way of installing a signed certificate with Let’s Encrypt for an Apache server. Configuration Note that you need to have both ports 80 and 443 accessible for the authentication challenge to work DOMAIN is the URL to access from outside and inside your house. Use the same one you …

FOSS, linux, networking, nextcloud, nextcloudpi, raspberrypi

dnsmasq as DNS cache server for NextCloudPi and Raspbian

Alright, so you already have your own NextCloudPi server ( or any other similar service ) at home. You also registered for Dynamic DNS with no-ip.org and set it up using the installer from last post. Now you might or might not have another extra problem. You can configure your Android or laptop sync client …