Web filtering / protection using a repeater bridge

Sep 14th, 2015 | By

If you are connecting machines into a repeater via cat5 the sad truth is that Content restriction settings on the repeater don’t work and in rare cases you might not have or want to turn on content restrictions on the main network that your repeater is hooked into(ie: you’re sharing a connection with your neighbours).
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Setting up my DD-RT router as a wireless repeater

Sep 14th, 2015 | By

First off, go here, https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/9177/how-use-an-old-dd-wrt-router-as-a-repeater/ – it takes you through the steps well enough or here: http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/3655041/DD-WRT-Tutorial-5-Wireless-Repeater.htm   Next you need to go into your network settings on your local machine and set your IP manually.  The network that I am bridging with has it’s router on 192.168.0.1 and so I set my IP to something
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Adding Google oAuth to Gitlab

Jun 19th, 2015 | By

Follow this tutorial here: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/master/doc/integration/google.md# Before you restart gitlab you need to reconfigure it with #/opt/gitlab/bin/gitlab-ctl reconfigure   For some reason the people at gitlab forgot this crucial step as none of your changes will take effect until that is done



Every entry I could find for your Gitlab.rb file

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

For now I’m just dumping everything I can find in here randomly, will clean it up later       By default, Unicorn listens at TCP address 127.0.0.1:8080. Nginx listens on port 80 (HTTP) and/or 443 (HTTPS) on all interfaces. The ports for Redis, PostgreSQL and Unicorn can be overriden in /etc/gitlab/gitlab.rb as follows: redis[‘port’]
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Editing Gitlab email templates to prevent them from getting caught in spam filters

Nov 5th, 2014 | By

So it looks like the default emails are getting picked up by gmail’s spam filters so I wanted to rewrite the tempaltes so they seemed a bit more natural sounding and hopefully pass the test.  To do so you need to go into :   and edit the following files: /opt/gitlab/embedded/service/gitlab-rails/app/views/notify new_user_email.text.erb new_user_email.html.haml   This will
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Automatically block aggressive IPs to prevent brute force or DDOS attacks using Bash and IPtables

Oct 11th, 2014 | By

Something I do, mainly because of my ignorance of a more elegant solution, is to manually check my logs every 4 hours and the mail server logs every 2 minutes for excessive access by individual IP’s. I run a few scripts together that: Check the access.log and list off the top 10 IP’s organized by
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How to transfer rules/filters from one zimbra account to another

May 28th, 2014 | By

Well it would appear that the vast majority of links and literature on this subject is outdated and no longer working although it’s not terribly broken it just needs a slight tweak which I’ll post below.  A big thanks to the guys over here: http://www.spheron1.co.uk/2011/06/27/zimbra-mailbox-importexport-and-migration-of-e-mail-filter-rules/ for having the only working solution i found   So first
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How to get proper wordwrap in Zimbra desktop client when composing emails

May 27th, 2014 | By

For whatever reason there was a fix pushed to the web client but no the desktop client a while back that fixed this. Anyways, if you compare the msgview.css file for both web(/opt/zimbra/jetty-distribution-7.6.12.v20130726/webapps/zimbra/css) and desktop(C:\Program Files (x86)\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop\jetty\webapps\zimbra\css) clients you’ll notice that in the web client there’s a section that looks like this: .MsgBody-text, .MsgBody-html
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How to migrate a maildir imap email (vmail/postfix/dovecot) account over to Zimbra

May 27th, 2014 | By

Compared to migrating a local pop3 account and folder structure over this one is as simple as cake.  Let’s say you have the remnants of your postfix/dovecot vmail server kicking around, you just finished setting up Zimbra and have it up and running but now you want to recreate all of your folder structure and
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Mass email migration from local pop3 (thunderbird) client to imap or exchange client (zimbra) while preserving folder structure

May 27th, 2014 | By

Well this one is a serious doozy, here’s the situation: I have been using thunderbird via pop3 and organizing all of the emails manually into folders locally over the past 3-4 years This has resulted in close to 100,000 emails(or 6.9GB) being organized and sorted manually or through filters into a local mbox folder structure
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