Crowdsec – Collaborative Security


Crowdsec is a relatively new tool in the security world, it’s an Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), it allow the detection of threats and the adding of necessary firewall rules if needed. Crowdsec differs from other IPS because of the collaboration aspect. It also offer an on-premise or cloud dashboard. You may have heard, or used […]

DoT on pfSense (DNS over TLS)

An other step towards internet privacy & security. Quick recap about DNS and encrypted internet traffic. Domain Name Service (DNS) acts like a phone book, but instead of linking a phone number to a person, it links an IP address to a domain name. It’s like a huge registry remembering entries for IP/domain name association. […]

Host a Tor Bridge

First, What is tor ? Tor, short for The Onion Router, is free and open-source software for enabling anonymous communication. It directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer overlay network, consisting of more than six thousand relays, for concealing a user’s location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis. Using Tor […]

Manage temperatures & fans on Linux

If you are here, you may had problems to manage your fans speed or check your temps on Linux. Fortunately there are some tools to help you with that, one of the most known is lm-sensors, it provide a tool for GNU/Linux systems to monitor and handle temperatures, tensions, fan speed & moisture levels. The […]

Faster file transfer on Windows | Robocopy

In Windows, when you want to transfer files from a place to another you usually use the standard Copy/Paste/Move process, but it comes with a downside, it only use one thread on your system which is insane on an recent operating system, now mainly used on multi-threaded systems. Depending on your system, the read/write performance […]

Nextcloud Cron Setup

You may have encountered the following warning after a Nextcloud install or you may even never seen it but Nextcloud need to execute some background tasks regularly to insure it’s good working condition. Some cleanups need to be executed on a daily basis. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, check your Nextcloud application […]

Deploy Windows updates with WSUS

In this article we are gonna setup a WSUS server to manage & accelerate the update process of Windows based computers. What is a WSUS Server ? WSUS stand for “Windows Server Update Services”, it allows the centralization of Windows updates for an organization by downloading every selected updates from Microsoft on a local server, […]

Fixing Broken Nextcloud – MariaDB 10.X Upgrade

As a classic HomeLab enjoyer I self-host most of the stuff I use daily. But few days ago while maintaining my Nextcloud instance, I updated Nextcloud & MariaDB to catch up on the latest patches. Unfortunately, my docker install was unable to start properly again and I was greeted by the following error : So […]