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by S0litaire
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: what is the best way to do offline updates?
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: what is the best way to do offline updates?

Seemed to work on the quick test on my r-pi.

What errors did you get?
by S0litaire
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: what is the best way to do offline updates?
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: what is the best way to do offline updates?

is this what your looking for? https://blog.sleeplessbeastie.eu/2014/01/30/how-to-manage-packages-on-an-off-line-debian-system/ basically: Install and run "apt-offline" on the off-line machine to generate an index of the current installed files. Install and Run the same tool on a Internet connected ...
by S0litaire
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: One large 5 volt supply?
Replies: 26
Views: 3535

Re: One large 5 volt supply?

If they are in the same location then you might be looking for something... like this : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sipolar-Real-Industrial-Class-Grade-16-Ports-USB-HUB-USB2-0-Adaptor-480Mbps/231641900159 Or this : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-Porte-USB-2-0-HUB-Dual-Adapter-Industrial-Class-Grade-Prod...
by S0litaire
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to protect the RPI against Hackers?
Replies: 10
Views: 3031

Re: How to protect the RPI against Hackers?

Just run in terminal: sudo apt-get install fail2ban That's all you need to do to secure SSH. For securing the Apache server take a read here : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-protect-an-apache-server-with-fail2ban-on-ubuntu-14-04 (i tend to post a lot of links to Digital ocea...
by S0litaire
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to protect the RPI against Hackers?
Replies: 10
Views: 3031

Re: How to protect the RPI against Hackers?

first thing is set up a good .htaccess file. its a standard way of stopping access to files and folders in the web server. a very basic one would look a bit like this : //Prevent viewing of .htaccess file <Files .htaccess> order allow,deny deny from all </Files> //Prevent directory listings Options ...
by S0litaire
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to protect the RPI against Hackers?
Replies: 10
Views: 3031

Re: How to protect the RPI against Hackers?

basic for any web facing device is "Fail2Ban" https://www.fail2ban.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page It's a program that monitors login attempts for things like "imap" "pop3" "ssh" and if they fail a certain number of times the IP address is automatically banned for a set period of time (or till the devi...
by S0litaire
Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: How do I make my website available from anywhere?
Replies: 6
Views: 1081

Re: How do I make my website available from anywhere?

*tip*
for usernames make sure they are not any of the following :
admin
administrator
user
test
<name of website>
help

i've a Wordpress site and i've logged all the attempted log-ins and the usernames used generally fall in to the list above.
by S0litaire
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi zero equivalent with Ethernet
Replies: 168
Views: 41757

Re: Raspberry pi zero equivalent with Ethernet

here's a "poop-in-bag-light-it-throw-it-in-to-the-thread" kinda thought... re-purpose a Micro USB socket as a network connector. It's small enough to fit in place of the WiFi receiver and not add to much to costs... Use 4 of the 5 Micro-USB pins for transmit + recieve (10/100 only need wires 1,2,3,6...
by S0litaire
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Storage
Replies: 11
Views: 1558

Re: Storage

Also by default most Linux partition formats have a 5% reserved disk space set aside on every partition.

This is so that even if a rouge process fills the entire drive to capacity, root will still have that 5% of the partition size to allow it to log in and operate normally.
by S0litaire
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB 3.0 Transcend SSD not detected
Replies: 13
Views: 2688

Re: USB 3.0 Transcend SSD not detected

quick test to see if things are working: Before you plug the drive in, open up a terminal window and copy the following into it and press enter: ls -hal /dev/sd* if it says something like : ls: cannot access /dev/sd*: No such file or directory then thats ok Now plug in the ssd drive and wait 60 seco...
by S0litaire
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Searching for an abbreviation....
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Searching for an abbreviation....

how about :
"Pi0w" or "P0w"

its got that snappy "punch to the face" vibe... ;) lol
by S0litaire
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Selection of network cable
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: Selection of network cable

*quick note* make sure you get good quality watertight seals on the ends of the cable. Last thing you'll want is a leak at the submerged end, and causing a "whick effect" drawing water slowly up the cable into the receiver at the top. People who have tried submerged PC cooling (submerging a PC in fi...
by S0litaire
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: File Transfer using SSH from Pi to my website
Replies: 13
Views: 2720

Re: File Transfer using SSH from Pi to my website

ok try this : what username do you log into cpanel with? (try as a quick test!) ssh cpanal-username:yourserver.com Does it ask for a password? or does it just connect? if it asks for a password use the cpanel one. if it works then change the cpanel username for the ftp username. and use the ftp pass...
by S0litaire
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Moving Mysql Database to a NAS does not work
Replies: 15
Views: 2950

Re: Moving Mysql Database to a NAS does not work

Hi there, I'm relatively new to raspbian, but in the past few days I read a lot of forums and so on, but I could not find a working solution for my problem. So, I'm using a software to connect to my wood heater wich is called "p4d" and uses a mysql database, actual on the local SD-Card. I think thi...
by S0litaire
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Moving Mysql Database to a NAS does not work
Replies: 15
Views: 2950

Re: Moving Mysql Database to a NAS does not work

when you try and run the MySql server it fails to start and it is telling you to run either one of the following commands to show you the exact error messages. So run sudo systemctl status mysql.service or sudo journalctl -xn it will tell you more about the error. If you post the outputs here we can...
by S0litaire
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: MySQL dropin replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 725

MySQL dropin replacement

Hi Just wondering if their is a less resource hungry sql engine that i could drop in in place of MySQL in my R-Pi3? I'm using it to host (among other things...) an archive of a text only php forum and the uncompressed MySQL database associated with it is just over 1gb (So i don't want to have to con...
by S0litaire
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get problrems with repos
Replies: 0
Views: 266

apt-get problrems with repos

Hi all Ignore this post.. Looks like it's sorted itself out.... Might just be my broadband or weather related. (I'm in Scotland) But has anyone had problems / slowdown when running apt-get today? Been getting this all day: <code> Err http://archive.raspberrypi.org jessie InRelease Err http://mirrord...
by S0litaire
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi (Zero) Comput Stick version.
Replies: 16
Views: 2486

Re: Pi (Zero) Comput Stick version.

can't you already to that?

Just find (or make!!) a Male mini HDMI to Male HDMI converter (don't think any exist without a few cm's of cable between each end!)

Job done ;)

lot easier than redesigning the Zero... ;)
by S0litaire
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is my RaspPi capable of being ownCloud and VPN
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Re: Is my RaspPi capable of being ownCloud and VPN

Don't see why not, unless the website is getting lots if hits. Are you running it headless or with pixel (or other desktop)? My headless pi3 is running LAMP , Plex media server, TVHeadEnd and Dovecot+sendmail and it's sitting close to idle 80% of the time. It should be able to handle a vpn connectio...
by S0litaire
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: which 4x relay board
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: which 4x relay board

Also side note their are 2 different CE markings... The Official EU "C E" marking "Conformité Européene" which literally means "European Conformity" And the Chinese "CE" (note lack of space!) marking which just means Chinese Export fees paid. In the EU mark If you turn the C into an complete circle ...
by S0litaire
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is ther a working version of FFmpeg on the Pi that can conve
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Is ther a working version of FFmpeg on the Pi that can c

Are you getting any errors when you run get_iplayer? You can get a precompiled version for the Raspberry pi here: https://squarepenguin.co.uk/forums/thread-964.html Taken from : https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer/wiki/aactomp3 To set up a "convert to mp3" option run the following: get_iplaye...
by S0litaire
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Custom MOTD - Message of the Day
Replies: 79
Views: 122047

Re: Custom MOTD - Message of the Day

Hi I've gotten around to customizing the MOTD. and here's my experience... The AccuWeather format has changed and can't get a close enough city from the old list of RSS feeds to be of any use. So as I'm in the UK, I've decided to use the BBC Weather RSS feed instead. They provide 2 free feeds : "3 d...
by S0litaire
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 3.5" drive adapters/enclosures for R-Pi NAS build
Replies: 0
Views: 713

3.5" drive adapters/enclosures for R-Pi NAS build

I've currently got a cheap/terrible D-Link DNS-320 NAS which is about to be booted out the window and smashed with extreme prejudice!! (when the controller chip in it gets too hot I loose the NFS share to it from my system causing no end of issues!) So as I've a couple of old R-Pi's laying around (f...
by S0litaire
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: "Calibre E-Book manager"
Replies: 10
Views: 6686

Re: "Calibre E-Book manager"

Ok... Trying to get it to install from source didn't go too well! to many missing dependences and version issues! Decided to try another tack, I'm upgraded to R-Pi to "wheezy" which has the latest version of Calibre in it's repo. But It's taking an age! (3h and counting!!) Looks like Wheezy does not...

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