Stargate Logo  Secured by phpPhobos

Shadow Family   
  Login  - No Account?  Create One   
Wednesday, 28 July 2021  -
News FeedRSS Feed
rss rdf  
    Site Documentation 
    About me 
  Legal Notice 
    Web Links 
    RC Models 
    RC Batteries 
    Build blogs 
    DNS Blacklist 
 Registered Bloggers 
  Blog de Maiwenn 
  Blog de Morgane 
  Joerg's Blog 
 Gallery [Listing]
  > Diving 
  > Martinique 
  > Steampunk 
  > RC Planes 
  > FPV Drones 
  > Indy travels 
  > Budapest 
 FAQ  [ Topics  ]
 Common Linux problem... 
 Routerboard RBxxxAH 
 Apple Mac-mini 
 PHP Phobos 
 Stargate's Backup sc... 
 eBook Reader / PRS-5... 
 RC Models 
 Server in SolLan 
 System Stats [ Index ]
  > Gateway 
  > Stargate 
  > Halley 
  > RemPi 
 Weather Station
  > WeatherPI 

Welcome to Stargate !!!

You accessed a private site - and all data found on it is not to be used for any purpose - except if explicitly stated (Software packages under GPL). Spammers and Similar - please "GO AWAY" and leave us alone and do not dare using any information found on these pages for your unethical actions !
This site looks strange using Internet Explorer ? Check this.

Note: In case your OS/Browser mentions an non-trusted site-certificate or simply data error, you are probably missing the root-certificate from letsencrypt. Download it from here. Direct download for Old android and cyanogenmod - for Linux.

DISCLAIMER: The owner of this site takes no responsibility for the content of external site links presented on these pages
->  Web-Harvesters trap active ! 
New ISP using FTTH  
Posted by admin on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 22:58  GMT
spacer line
Linux Hardware

 Having had the possibility to order FTTH (Fiber to the Home) for half the price of what our current provider charged us for ADSL v2, we decided to give it a try.
After some hickups (fiber could not pass due to the sheath stuck outside of our property under the road), I had to make it pass through the neighbors connection point. That being done, we finally have the FTTH connected to our MPOE, and after having removed the ADSL limitations to keep interactive connections interactive, we now ha...  

 Read more...   |  
View DetailsView details
Print ViewPrint view
spacer line
UPS added to MPOE  
Posted by admin on Saturday, 14 January 2017 - 12:57  GMT
spacer line

 As the current stormy weather caused quite lots of power interruptions, I wondered if the lower internet connectivity quality in the last months was not due to the fact that the MPOE had no UPS backup.
Checking this on my logs, a correlation on poor internet connectivity and ADSL Modem moved to the MPOE, existed. Knowing this, I finally got a UPS and connected the MPOE's power supply to this UPS. The fact that many people in france actually use electric heating reduces the voltage of the cur...  

 Read more...   |  
View DetailsView details
Print ViewPrint view
spacer line
NAS (OMV) Has been upgraded  
Posted by admin on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 20:47  GMT
spacer line
Linux Hardware

 to Debian Jessie (8.x), and OMV to v3.x. The main issue was that in the move from Debian Wheezy to Jessie, the init-system was moved from SystemV Init to SystemD - with all the changes this implies. Also - quite some quircks needed to be fixed on the Docker-Containers (Before the upgrade, I made the mistake to Apply ACL's to all directories - including the docker-container directory). The Apple netatalk failed, as did the SMB configuration when upgrading OMV 2.x to 3.x. Also, some configuration ...  

 Read more...   |  
View DetailsView details
Print ViewPrint view
spacer line
Servers and NAS moved to basement  
Posted by admin on Sunday, 2 October 2016 - 23:15  GMT
spacer line
FW Nas Small

 It was a long Weekend, but I finally managed to move the Servers out of the office into the Basement. That is, Web/Mail Server and UPS went into one 10" rack, while the NAS and a new firewall based on Shorewall went into a Smaller 10"rack.

As a new MPOE was also setup some weeks ago, 8x1Gbps Cat6a SFP cables were set over to the server racks. The NAS is now connected using 2x1Gbps bonding. The max-speed per channel may only be 1Gbps, however 2 systems can s...  

 Read more...   |  
View DetailsView details
Print ViewPrint view
spacer line
New MPOE for home network  
Posted by admin on Monday, 12 September 2016 - 22:41  GMT
spacer line
MPOE Small

 After some thinking, a new Main Point Of Entry MPOE setup has been installed in the basement. The idea is to put Cat6 cabling into the entire house (actually, using the old phone-line conduits havong unshielded cheap cables), and the central hub of all the conduits was the basement.

The MPOE was chosen to be large enough to also host the first point of contact with the local Telco. In the current case ADSL, while end of the year fiber is planned. Note that moving the ADSL Modem i...  

 Read more...   |  
View DetailsView details
Print ViewPrint view
spacer line
ISP instability  
Posted by smurphy on Sunday, 11 October 2015 - 12:54  GMT
spacer line
Linux Hardware

 Seems that our ADSL 2+ line has become unstable - for whatever reason. After some investigation, I found out that all existing connections can still go through, however any new initiated connection fails. Also a ping.
I however also noticed that restarting the ADSL Modem forced the remote end to sync, and work again. So - wrote a little script that will monitor the connection to the ISP's gateway, and in case that one is not reachable, the ADSL Modem will be restarted. 

View DetailsView details
Print ViewPrint view
spacer line
New NAS installed  
Posted by admin on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 - 21:54  GMT
spacer line

 As the CPU of the old NAS was really a limit to many things - a NAS found a new home - using a 2.2Ghz Xeon CPU, 16GB Ram, and the storage has been expanded to 8 usable TB (that can be expanded to 12. Currently Raid 5 + 1 with 4 disks).
Added a 120GB SSD drive for the OS, and a PCIe eSATA Card to attache the external monthly backup drive. This new NAS is based on a HP Microserver gen8.
The only bad thing about this is that they use ILO internally (As a kind of BIOS replacement), and it...  

 Read more...   |  
View DetailsView details
Print ViewPrint view
spacer line
New server online  
Posted by smurphy on Monday, 10 February 2014 - 23:34  GMT
spacer line

 Stargate has been cross-migrated to a new and faster hardware. In the same process, the OS has been updated and the software used to deliver mail changed from cyrus to dovecot. As a goodie, all security protocols have been enhanced again, and dynamic blacklisting is even more sensitive than it was before - as SMTP auth probing is now taken into account.
The hardware specs are as follow:

  • CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770T CPU @ 2.50GHz
  • 16GB Ram
  • 1x60GB SSD for the ...  

 Read more...   |  
View DetailsView details
Print ViewPrint view
spacer line
Raspberry PI active  
Posted by smurphy on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 - 21:58  GMT
spacer line
Linux Hardware

 Had always wanted to have a remote site I can do tests with. This whish has been granted by EDIS.
It took a little bit, as I had sent the package in just before the Christmas holidays - but it is up and running now. Even the Monitoring is now active - Monitored from this own site: RemPI Monitoring.

UPDATE: Not 24 Hours only,...  

 Read more...   |  
View DetailsView details
Print ViewPrint view
spacer line
Amazingly bad Apple support  
Posted by smurphy on Sunday, 20 January 2013 - 12:46  GMT
spacer line
iPod Touch 4G

 Apple support, IOS 6, and knowledge ...
Last Week-End, I thought that I could finally upgrate my iPod 4G to IOS 6.0.1, thinking that most bugs, network WiFi etc. had been finally fixed.
Doing the upgrade, everything worked fine. Everything synced as planned, iPod restarted and - No network ! I had the network Sign up in the left corner, but no possibility to actually connect to the IP on the iPod or do any test from the iPod to another device.
Calling Apple support because they do...  

 Read more...   |  
View DetailsView details
Print ViewPrint view
spacer line
spacer line
      Total of 22 entries found       12 more Next   
[  Current weather  ]

Weather @ 00:27 on Wed, Jul 28 2021 UTC
Location: Clermont de l'Oise
  > Temperature: 16.4 °C
  > Atmospheric Pressure: 1,003.36 hPa
  > Humidity: 98.60 %
  > Precipitation: 22.07 mm
  > Wind speed: 5.36 Kph
  > Wind Gust: 15.76 Kph
  > Wind Direction: 270° W
  > Air Quality: 0 µg/m³
  > Lightning counter: 61
  > Light: 0Lux
 Recent links [ Index ]
  > Digital Attack Map 
  > Password Meter 
  > Mini Case 
  > ArduPilot Planes 
  > INAV 
  > Shortcut 
  > Lakemont Editions 
  > What Kind of Etherne... 
  > PitLab 
 > Site Hits: 11.688.295
   - Linux: 37,78%
   - Windows: 44,23%
   - Macintosh: 5,07%
   - Other: 12,92%
 Download [ Index ]
  > lircd file for OSMC/... 
  > goscan 
  > pcap analysis script 
  > WinSCP 
  > Backuper 
  > Applesmc fan control... 
  > cryptsetup wrapper s... 
  > Cryptsetup Static Bi... 
  > Atmel at76c503 rfmd ... 
  > Atmel at76c503 rfmd ... 
 [ Past announcements 

 Wednesday, 29 August 2012 
 > NAS now has iTunes
 runninv in VM. 

 Thursday, 12 April 2012 
 > New home for server/NAS 

 Saturday, 28 January 2012 
 > Network connection flaky 

 Wednesday, 22 June 2011 
 > outages on router ...

 Wednesday, 19 January 2011 
 > Routerboard replaced

 Friday, 14 January 2011 
 > Nasty router issue 

 Saturday, 24 April 2010 
 > Harddisk replaced 

 Sunday, 18 April 2010 
 > Harddisk starts to fail

 Sunday, 07 February 2010 
 > Servers in place  

 Thursday, 04 February 2010 
 > Hardware moved to new
Problems to  root(-AT-)solsys(-DOT-)org  - best viewed @ 1920bpp
This site is powered by phpPhobos v2.0b446
© J. Mertin smurphy(-AT-)solsys(-DOT-)org 
Icons - Copyright Breeze artists GPL 2+