Import GPG-Keys on Fedora

Fix the permissions of the enclosing directory ~/.gnupg because an attacker with enough rights on the folder could manipulate folder contents. Make sure, the folder+contents belong to you: Correct access rights for .gnupg and subfolders: finally import your keys with your user (not sudo/root)

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Autostart OpenVPN

Requirements for OpenVPN autostart on systemd Linux Before you begin setting up OpenVPN to autostart on systemd Linux, you’ll need a few prerequisites: OpenVPN A VPN provider A Linux distribution (distro) with systemd Configure OpenVPN for systemd Linux Now, let’s configure OpenVPN to autostart for systemd Linux. First open a terminal. We need to change the default behavior of OpenVPN. With the editor Nano, run the command: Remove the ‘#’ infront of ‘AUTOSTART=”all”‘ so that OpenVpn allows to start the .conf files. After that press “Ctrl X” to exit Nano and answer “Y” to save the file. configure openvpn to...

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Citrix on Fedora32

In case you need to get Citrix working under Fedora these are the steps that worked for me: First of all download the client from https://www.citrix.com/de-de/downloads/citrix-receiver/linux/receiver-for-linux-latest.html and make sure you download the WebReceiverOnly package as the Selfservice-Package needs webkitgtk to work which is not provided by the Fedora32 repository. Install client and crypto-libs Update libcrypto reference in desktop file Extract system ca-certificates and install in the Citrix cacerts directory Citrix Receiver expects libidn.so.11 so you need to link it to 12.6: Then start your Citrix application via the downloaded ica-file

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monitoring Jitsi with Zabbix

If you want to monitor your Jitsi Server (number of logged on user, running sessions, etc.) with Zabbix you first have to enable Colibri Stats on your Jitsi server secondly import a monitoring Template to your zabbix server Enable stats on Jitsi Server edit /etc/jitsi/videobridge/sip-communicator.properties and add/alter the lines: then add in /etc/jitsi/videobridge/config : And restart with Then check if port 8080 is open with: check if data gets delivered via json-file: Trying to open the page with your browser might not work as the statistics are not available through https but your http-header forces a ssl-redirect (depending on you...

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Critical Mass

I am not an environmentalist in its radical sense (unlike the folks from Extinction Rebellion). That means that I do not refuse to drive a car or ‘waste’ electricity for my servers. But if I have the choice between a common and an environmental friendly approach to problem solution I prefer the latter. This is especially true for transport and traveling. Most of the time I take the train for mid- to long distance travel. I love to read, take a nap or gaze out of the window while being transported with “Ecolictricity” 😉 For short distances I take my...

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