So, Just a quick note. I bought an Asus O!Play in the store because I needed a new media client/player as the one inside my TV is simply too limited. The O!play had everything I needed and it supposed to implement nfs shares from the unix/linux world. Its supposed to be based on linux. Well …

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Updating Gentoo

Today, I started the task of updating my home_network gentoo hosts since its been a while. What a mess I have run into, baselayout2+openrc has been marked stable, luckily I caught the newsitem not to reboot before fixing the /etc/init.d directory with etc-update or similar tools. Next up, I have tons of broken packages and …

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SSH Ignore (un)known host keys

Sometimes, you wish that SSH would just connect without asking questions. For instance if you are on a trusted net where you do not need to worry about man-in-the-middle attacks. You can realise that wish with the following settings. Onetime setting as commandline argument: $ ssh -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null  -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no user@ Warning: Permanently added ‘’ …

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Linux Administration for larger companies

Foreword Index Intended Audience Before we begin … Corporate prerequisites Choices to make Standards Policies Automation Users Software Service Level Agreements Applications Real world example case Choices Made Standards chosen Policies to implement Automated parts of the system Users