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Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

Some links I’ll need for monit one day

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/17

Getting monit to run on opensuse isn’t a feat.

I might try again one day with these links:


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Casting the audio of application on your Linux machine via Chrome to a ChromeCast

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/06

Hopefully by now mkchromecast [WayBack] works on more Linux versions (and maybe even Mac OS X is better supported [WayBack]), but back then it was only available for Ubuntu 16.10 and up:

Do you want to stream the audio from Rhythmbox, VLC or another Linux app to your TV through Chromecast? Well, we’ve found a nifty little Linux tool that lets you do just that.

Source: How to Send Your Linux Desktop Audio to a Chromecast – OMG! Ubuntu!

The tool is at github: Linux · muammar/mkchromecast Wiki  [WayBack]: mkchromecast – Cast macOS, or Linux Audio to your Google Cast Devices



Posted in *nix, Chrome, Chromecast, Google, Linux, Power User, Ubunto | Leave a Comment »

How to Build Your Own Penetration Testing Drop Box – Black Hills Information Security

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/02/03


At testing time, the Hardkernel’s ODROID-C2 absolutely destroyed the competition in this space, so buy this:

Hardware Shopping List (links current as of 8/2/2016)

After that continue the article and start with the Initial Setup of the Kali Image

Source: How to Build Your Own Penetration Testing Drop Box – Black Hills Information Security


via: Joe C. Hecht originally shared to Single Board Computers and Virtual Private Servers (Hardware).

Posted in *nix, Kali Linux, Linux, Pen Testing, Power User, Security | Leave a Comment »

pi-hole/pi-hole: A black hole for Internet advertisements (designed for Raspberry Pi)

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/31

pi-hole – A black hole for Internet advertisements (designed for Raspberry Pi)

Works on most Debian distributions as well. Hopefully on opensuse one day as well.

Source: pi-hole/pi-hole: A black hole for Internet advertisements (designed for Raspberry Pi)

Not exactly the nicest way of installing though:

curl -L | bash

Source: Pi-Hole: A Black Hole For Internet Advertisements

Source: In the past year, a similar threat has begun to emerge on mobile devices:…

Note that any ad-block mechanism needs curation to white/black list some stuff. But: who does that and who watches the curators?

Source: In the past year, a similar threat has begun to emerge on mobile devices: So-called overlay malware that impersonates login pages from popular apps and… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+


Some more links for when you get this going:

Changing hostname

As all raspbian hosts advertise their hostname as raspberrypi it is confusing to set them apart, so I changed the hostname in these files:


Then rebooted (probably could have done sudo /etc/init.d/ to force the new hostname to be used everywhere.

DHCP versus static IP

Note that pi-hole by default converts the DHCP assigned address on eth0 to a static one. This makes it harder to use pi-hole in these situations:

  • preparing a pi-hole on network A and deploying it on network B
  • using pi-hole on a DHCP based network where the DHCP server hands out fixed IP addresses based on MAC

To get going I:

  1. filed an issue Work with DHCP address instead of static IP address configuration. · Issue #629 · pi-hole/pi-hole
  2. plugged in the Edimax EW-7811Un 150Mbps 11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter  which appeared as wlan0 in the ifconfig list
  3. failed in getting wicd-curses to work: it would only detect half of the WiFi networks that iwlist wlan0 scan detects.
  4. used the steps at Setting WiFi up via the command line – Raspberry Pi Documentation to get WLAN going:
    1. perform sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | grep ESSID scan to get a list of networks and their (E)SSID names
    2. append the below fragment to the end of /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and correct the value for ssid to the ESSID (keep the double quotes around it) and psk to the password for that ESSID (also keep the double quotes around it)
    3. performed sudo ifdown wlan0  and sudo fup wlan0 to force a WiFi connection refresh
    4. waited 30 seconds for a DHCP address to appear in ifconfig for wlan0




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Posted in *nix, bash, Development, Linux, openSuSE, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, SuSE Linux, Tumbleweed | Leave a Comment »

Linux Storage Stack Diagram – Thomas-Krenn-Wiki

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/20

There are lots of old copies floating around from the Linux Storage Stack Diagram – Thomas-Krenn-Wiki.

The above link has the up-to-date version and larger versions in PNG, SVG and PDF so be sure to check it out.

The old URL was – it now redirects to the above one.

Some older copies that got me looking for the new one:



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