Creating an OpenStack FreeBSD image

Cyso’s new OpenStack platform (called Fuga.io) is currently undergoing rigorous beta testing by an ever-increasing amount of users. To facilitate them, we’re constantly adding images and operating systems to our library in Horizon. We’ve just released a new beta image for FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE. To give you an understanding in what went into creating this image, […]

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Daemonizing and Upstart

When creating command-line applications, the user is usually present at the terminal to provide commands to the application and read its output. This is called interactive mode. But sometimes, you want to start a long-running program in the background, so it runs while you’re not present. This is called daemon mode, and the programs themselves […]

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SSLv3 and Apache/Nginx

Seeing as there is a minor shitstorm going on about the newly found RC4 and SSLv3 compromise. It has been known that SSLv3 was not secure, but now it seems the time to completely disable it. There are a multitude of ways to disable SSLv3 for Apache and Nginx, but I’ve opted to disable them […]

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Google Drive for Linux – Insync

Recently, my Dropbox has begun to fill up completely, which kind of sucks. Over the years, I’ve taken a liking to using Cloud Storage for various things, even though I was initially quite skeptical and opposed to the concept. As my main OS of choice is Linux nowadays, and Dropbox has had good Linux support […]

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Java and Debian packaging

Debian packaging is something that is both simple and elegant, and hard to get into. There is a huge amount of information about it available online, a lot of it on Debian’s own wiki. Ubuntu, being a Debian derivative, also uses Debian packaging. Their Launchpad website offers automatic building of packages, and providing a so […]

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