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How to harden SSH access to a FreeBSD 11.2 box

Recently I was requested to suggest some hardening advices about SSH access to *nix boxes. Now, I like to write down a short guide on this topic. Let’s take a fresh installed FreeBSD server (11.2-RELEASE-p7…

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How to setup a DNSViz looking glass on FreeBSD 10.2

I’m sure you already know what DNSViz is, but for those two or three of you over there who still don’t, here is a summary: “DNSViz is a tool for visualizing the status of a…

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How to install KEA on FreeBSD 10.1

KEA is a new open source DHCPv4/DHCPv6 server being developed by Internet Systems Consortium. It’s supposed to become a very high-performance, extensible DHCP server engine for use by enterprises and service providers. Why a new…

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How to run master NSD on FreeBSD 10.0

[Some of you asked for an updated version of the NSD how to. Here it is, enjoy.] NSD  is  a  complete  implementation of an authoritative DNS nameserver written and maintained by NLnet Labs. Authoritative and not…

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How to install and configure Diaspora* 0.2.0.0 on FreeBSD 9.2

Distributed social network: Diaspora*. It’s a group of nodes (called pods) independently owned which interoperate to form a network. The project is based upon the free Diaspora software. Diaspora* can interact with other Social networks like Facebook,…

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How to run Apache Cassandra database on a two nodes FreeBSD 9.0 cluster

Scalability and high availability are key features of Apache Cassandra database. It supports replicas across multiple datacenters so there are no single points of failure and no network bottlenecks. I’m going to show you how…

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How to run Postfix with OpenDKIM on FreeBSD 9.0

OpenDKIM is an open source implementation of the DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Mail) sender authentication system proposed by the E-mail Signing Technology Group (ESTG), now standardized by the IETF (RFC 6376). It also includes implementations…

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How to install and configure rsnapshot on OpenBSD 5.0

rsnapshot can back-up automatically a filesystem, local or remote, just making snapshots. It uses rsync and hard links and keeps multiple, full backups instantly available. The disk space required is just a little more than…

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How to configure Unbound with DNSSEC validation on FreeBSD 9.0

Unbound is an implementation of a DNS resolver that does caching and DNSSEC validation. It’is written and maintained by NLnet Labs. It’s recursive and caching so if you need an authoritative DNS nameserver please consider using NSD and…

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How to run master and slave YADIFA on FreeBSD 9.0

YADIFA is a nameserver implemented by EURid and is a clean implementation to serve as an alternate domain name server for TLD operators and ISPs alike. Actually it’s at an early stage of development: the…

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