This article demonstrates how to extent a LUKS encrypted volume. We’re using Ubuntu 22.04 and the volume is non-root. Although you could probably do the same on the root volume (partition). This is risky and you should not do this without a backup and understanding the likelihood of failure. ThisRead more
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This article discussed the differences between a single volume (/boot + /) and a multi-volume (/boot + / + /var + …). Or to put it another way, one volume with everything on it versus several volumes for different directories. There’s plenty of arguments for both sides. We’re basing ourRead more
This article explains how to mount a Luks volume (encrypted) on boot. You’ll be asked for a password. There’s plenty of articles explaining how to do this with a crypt-key available, so I need not repeat their work. Here’s our scenario. Remember, this process is destructive. Follow this only inRead more
This article demonstrates how to join/bind a Redhat/CentOS or Ubuntu Linux system to an Active Directory domain, and auto creating user’s home directories as they login for the first time. Prepare and Join Linux to a Windows Domain Set the Hostname Check the hostname. This is the name that willRead more
This article guides you through the process of installing Terraform, and running Terraform on your AWS environment for the first time. There’s plenty you need to know to prevent destroying your (or someone else’s) network and resources. I’ve added those issues and solutions to the bottom of this article. InstallRead more
This article holds my notes from when I recently tested the Redhat Ansible Automation Platform. I’ve included answers to the questions I had at the start and during my effort to install the system. You need to install this on a Redhat Enterprise Linux v8.4 server, or newer. You don’tRead more
I’ve resized plenty of EC2 disks in my time, but the most recent one was a little different. Most of the disks I resize are on Ubuntu or CentOS, but the most recent one was a Redhat disk. Call me crazy but it’s strangely different. The disks layout looks likeRead more
This article shows how to implement a small Node.js application that pulls data from a local MySQL server. We’re doing this on a CentOS server but that’s not important – any Linux will do. But if you’re using Windows, the installation process will differ. yum install nodejs npm install mysqlRead more
Sometimes we don’t want the public knowing the versions of Apache and PHP running on our servers. This article shows how to hide that information. We’re using CentOS 7 for this example but the only difference really is the location of the configuration file for the Vhosts. Hide the ApacheRead more
If you want to create a customised password list for a specific target (client, I hope), this article is for you. It’s basically just a re-write of “https://karimlalji.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/password-guessing-mangle-a-custom-wordlist-with-cewl-and-hashcat/” which I’ll probably forget later so I’m documenting here. We don’t just want a list of passwords, we want a list ofRead more