How to install CoreOS on an OVH Kimsufi low-end dedicated server

Wouldn’t it be cool to build a bare-metal high availability cluster using CoreOS and a handful of DDoS-protected, €5/month Kimsufi servers from OVH? Here’s how to install CoreOS on a Kimsufi server. At the time of this writing, OVH is not providing a CoreOS installation template for the Kimsufi servers. Since there is no virtual KVM console available for …

strongSwan 5 based IPSec VPN, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and PSK/XAUTH

I prefer strongSwan over Openswan because it’s still in active development, easier to setup and doesn’t require a L2TP daemon. I prefer a simple IKEv1 setup using PSK and XAUTH over certificates. If you plan to share your VPN server with your friends it’s also a lot easier to setup for them without certificates. I …

LXC 1.0 Web Panel for Ubuntu 14.04

LXC is awesome! You can create and start your own virtual container with just 3 commands in Ubuntu 14.04. apt-get install lxc debootstrap lxc-templates lxc-create -t ubuntu -n demo lxc-start -n demo -d It doesn’t get any easier than this. There’s even a Boostrap-based fronted available: LXC Web Panel. Unfortunately, LXC Web Panel doesn’t work …

DNS unblocking setup tester

This may help setting up your own DNS unblocking solution: https://trick77.com/dns-unblocking-setup-tester/ Once everything has been set up properly, all ticks should be green like in this screenshot: I just pushed another update to GitHub, please make sure to use a configuration generated with the latest generator version or the tester will fail. My main motivation …