Kodachi Linux: A brief Security Review

Written by vidarlo on 20211024 in english and Linux and privacy and security with 7 comments.

I was recently made aware of Kodachi Linux, which according to it’s website has gotten critical acclaim. This is a superficial attemt to look at the distribution – if it’s even fair to call it that. Off the bat, it doesn’t start well: Confusing documentation For best security results (Email – Banking – Cryptocurrency): ISP […]

Install Apache2 on Ubuntu 16.04

Written by vidarlo on 20180226 in english and Linux and software and tutorials with no comments.

I assume that you have a running Ubuntu installation. This is written with 16.04 in mind but should work with some adaptions on other versions as well. example.org is used as an example (D’oh) in this post, and should be changed to suit your installation. Installing Apache2, PHP, MariaDB and so forth $ sudo apt […]

COAP endpoints on IKEA Trådfri

Written by vidarlo on 20170401 in english and hardware and software with 18 comments.

So, I’m talking to the Trådfri GW. It turns out that my initial research was correct. It is talking coaps. I used californium.tools/ to talk to it, requesting coaps://10.0.3.25/.well-known/core. It actually seems to implement the standard rather well 🙂 I had to use -psk and enter the security key, printed on a label under the […]

Ikea Trådfri zigbee lights

Written by vidarlo on 20170331 in english and hardware and software with one comment.

So, Ikea has released Trådfri seemingly worldwide. This is a series of Zigbee enabled lights, which looks quite neat. I bought the starter kit, with a gateway, two bulbs, and a remote control. First a couple of sentences about the remote control. It has on/off, dim up and down, and change color temperature. Nothing too […]

Installing Debian on x86 readyNAS.

Written by vidarlo on 20160307 in english and hardware and Linux and software and Uncategorized with no comments.

The Netgear readynas is essentially a x86 computer, with a handy Serial TTL interface at the back. However, it’s not entirely straight forward. Unetbootin-created usb-media did not boot, but the debian netboot iso appears to boot. However, it doesn’t support serial console out of the box. After remastering the netboot image with settings for console, […]

Raspberry Pi as cheap media player.

Written by vidarlo on 20140108 in english and hardware and Linux and software with no comments.

As you may’ve guessed from some previous blog posts, I have been expirementing with Raspberry Pi as media player. The setup was not entirely straight forward, as it was to be located at my girlfriends place, with access to the media I have at home. I was looking at OpenVPN as solution, tying the networks […]

Xbian vs. Raspbmc

Written by vidarlo on 20140104 in english and hardware and Linux and software with no comments.

I’ve recently tested Xbian and Raspbmc. Xbian seems to be based of raspbmc, with a few changes, for example a quite sleek setup plugin. Raspbmc, in turn, are based on Debian, the well known Linux-distro, with apt and all the snacks. Both are painless to setup, and works quite fine for playing media files. However, […]

Cryptocurrencies?

Written by vidarlo on 20131111 in english and privacy and rants and software with no comments.

Ok, so we have a couple of cryptocurrencies out there, bitcoin, litecoin and so on. I had a look, trying to buy some litecoins, but was utterly turned away by the hoops I have to jump…: First transfer money in EUR/USD/RUR or other national valuates. Buy the coins. Send them. In addition, the credit card […]

chdk – again.

Written by vidarlo on 20131108 in english and hardware and software with no comments.

Once again, I’ve gotten myself a Canon compact camera that can run CHDK. Apart from some minor details, it works great. One of the stupid things is that the lens does not come out automagically when turning on camera with CHDK activated. I need to do a half press of the shutter first… OK, I […]

Quick and dirty download proxy

Written by vidarlo on 20120216 in english and Linux and software with no comments.

fget is a small, quick and dirty download proxy in php and python, to be used on a webserver to allow it to download files to the webserver, and allow access to them. Written for personal use when travelling, and on various bad links. License? Buy me a beer next time you see me if […]