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Solved: unable to send mail after upgrading to Roundcube 1.3.4

Written on February 19, 2018 at 15:19, by

Apparently the smtp user and password were missing from the config.inc.php file in Roundcube 1.3.4, resulting in a when trying to send mail from Roundcube. Adding to config/config.inc.php solved the problem.

How to install VLC 3 on Debian 9 (Stretch)

Written on February 12, 2018 at 06:54, by

Here’s one way to install the new VLC 3 (Vetinary) on Debian 9.3 (Stretch). Note that because I’m pulling the software from the Unstable (Sid) repository this method is not suitable for production machines. It may break dependencies of other packages. 1. Add Sid to /etc/apt/sources.list: 2. Update the repositories list: 3. Install VLC: The […]

Getting Shared Folders working properly in Debian 9 in VirtualBox

Written on February 12, 2018 at 06:39, by

Running Debian 9 in VirtualBox is easy but figuring out how to get Shared Folders working properly can be a hassle. Here’s how to do it. Assumptions: – You have a VirtualBox VM set up with Debian 9.3 and nothing more. – The user who’s running the X sessions is called Vorkbaard. – The Windows […]

How to set up a VirtualBox server in Debian 9: web interface, autostart, backup

Written on February 9, 2018 at 06:16, by

This article describes how to set up a VirtualBox server in Debian 9 (Stretch): Installing VirtualBox VirtualBox web interface: phpVirtualBox Set up and use VMs Automatically start PhpVirtualBox on boot Automatically pause VMs on reboot/shutdown and resume them on boot Set up a backup system Troubleshooting If this article has helped you please let me […]

List AD group members in PowerShell

Written on January 11, 2018 at 08:56, by

Here’s how to list AD group members in PowerShell: Breakdown: Get-ADGroupMember gets all group members. My group is called ‘ALLOW USB DATA’ (it is connected to a group policy that allows or denies users data access to usb devices based on this group membership). -Recursive lists nested group members instead of nested group names. select […]

Automatically create Nextcloud links for attachments in Thunderbird

Written on December 11, 2017 at 06:27, by

Thunderbird can be set up to automatically use Nextcloud to send large attachments. This is convenient because not all mailservers have the same maximum attachment size. I’m mostly documenting this because I keep forgetting about it. If this article has helped you, feel free to click some of the ads on this page. It won’t […]

How to set up OpenVPN with Google Authenticator on pfSense

Written on December 4, 2017 at 06:29, by

This article explains how to set up OpenVPN with Google Authenticator on pfSense. I’m using pfSense 2.4.2 but the method shouldn’t change much. If you follow along you’ll end up with a VPN server that asks for the user’s username, a pre-set PIN (4-8 numbers) and a one-time generated code from Google Authenticator on your […]

OpenVPN in a pfSense CARP cluster

Written on November 21, 2017 at 14:44, by

If you’ve set up a pfSense CARP cluster for high availability and you’re running OpenVPN on it there are a few tweaks you can make to improve your experience. The issues: OpenVPN client is unable to connect to WAN VIP… …and when it does, no internet connection is available via OpenVPN. You cannot reach the […]

How to set up PfSense High Availability (hardware redundancy)

Written on November 21, 2017 at 06:51, by

What is High Availability in PfSense? High Availability (HA) in PfSense comes down to hardware redundancy, essentially having a hot spare instantly taking over a router that becomes unavailable, aka failover. Instantly in this case being one or two seconds, without firewall states being broken, so your file will just continue downloading and your video […]

Log in to PfSense based on Active Directory group membership

Written on November 10, 2017 at 08:30, by

You can assign an Active Directory group to log in to PfSense’s web interface. This article has a more elaborate discussion of two different methods to achieve an Active Directory link, here I’ll just describe the LDAP one. RADIUS will work as well. On your domain controller – Create a PfSense group and add users […]