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Fedora 24 and weexd Weather software

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

I recently upgraded to Fedora 24 Workstation.   I typically start my Linux builds with a ‘live’ image and then add what I need/want, including things that you might normally only run on a ‘pure’ server.  Note that I do NOT suggest doing this for any system that is ‘on the Internet’…. 🙂  Among the issues I encountered were getting the Continue reading →

Linux (Fedora), pywws and WS-1090 Ambient Weather Station

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Configuring USB weather hardware (Ambient Weather WS-1090) with Fedora (Redhat Linux, FC13 at this time.) I did my initial HW testing with a Windows system.  While there is software to create nicely formatted weather web pages I would prefer an all Linux solution so I start hunting and locate pywws (Python software for USB Wireless Continue reading →

Linux iptables xtables-addons GeoIP examples

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Some simple examples using xtables-addons GeoIP rules.  See other firewall-related posts for iptables background information and additional examples using custom chains with iptables.  The examples below require that iptables and  xtables-addons be installed and you must generate the ‘packed’ lookup-tables from GeoIP data-sets.  These rules were tested using Fedora 13 (Red Hat Linux) with xtables-addons Continue reading →

Linux GeoIP Firewall via iptables (xtables-addons)

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Getting xtables-addons  with GeoIP working under Fedora (Red Hat) Linux was a bit of a hassle…  Note – xtables-addons is NOT standard (yet) for Linux iptables; it is considered to be experimental so installing it on a production system may not be appropriate.  I  hope that the GeoIP addon will soon become a standard feature. Continue reading →

VirtualBox – Security Tools – running Live CDs

Friday, March 12th, 2010

VirtualBox Security Tools – testing or installing Live CD images as virtual machines I noted that this seems to be a popular approach for VMWare images and decided to try a few tools out using VirtualBox.   As with any such ‘security solution’ you should carefully evaluate the tools that you allow (or the OS builds that Continue reading →

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