Lets Encrypt is a new Certificate Authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). At the time of writing it’s currently in Beta and is due to go public in December 2015. Update: Lets Encrypt went into public -beta on December 3 2015. I have updated this article with […]Read more "Centralizing Certificate Management of LetsEncrypt with a Raspberry PI"
One problem with mobile data here in the UK is that everything is NATed to death. Most consumer mobile data connections do not support static IP‘s and those that do are expensive. Also, the UK is lagging behind most of the world in providing access to the IPv6 internet. It’s not that IPv6 is new […]Read more "Getting IPv6 working on the UK Mobile Network"
As the Raspberry PI uses an SD Card for it’s boot device there are times when you need either more space than is available on that device or a device that’s faster – writing to flash is slow and flash cards do have a limited number of writes that can be made to them. Now […]Read more "Using NFS to provide extra disk to a Raspberry PI"
I’ve spent a large amount of time today trying to get cloning working within Virtual Box with a copy of Ubuntu 12.04 server with limited success. Now by default a VM is set to use NAT for it’s network interfaces but I needed bridging and this causes a problem – when the clone starts it […]Read more "Getting a ubuntu clone in VirtualBox to connect to the network"
By default the sshd service is not installed in the debian distrubution used on the Raspberry PI. For most uses this isn’t really necessary but if you are intending to use the pi without a screen then you need some way to get into it over the network. All you need to do is to […]Read more "Getting SSHD to run on boot"
Keys are the basis of public key algorithms and PKI. Keys usually come in pairs, with one half being the public key and the other half being the private key. With OpenSSL, the private key contains the public key information as well, so a public key doesn’t need to be generated separately. Public keys come in several […]Read more "Generating private keys with openssl"
Universal Broadband by 2015 – will Radio Frequencies auction affect it? Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport whether he has assessed the potential effects on the Government’s commitment to provide universal broadband coverage by 2015 if the auction of the 800MHz and 2,600MHz spectrum does not take […]Read more "Universal Broadband by 2015 – will Radio"