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Planet HantsLUG - Sat, 27/08/2016 - 19:30
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Planet HantsLUG - Fri, 26/08/2016 - 19:30
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Planet HantsLUG - Thu, 25/08/2016 - 19:30
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Planet HantsLUG - Wed, 24/08/2016 - 19:30
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Planet HantsLUG - Tue, 23/08/2016 - 19:30
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Anton Piatek: Now with added SSL from letsencrypt

Planet HantsLUG - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 19:51

I’ve had SSL available on my site for some time using startssl, but as the certificate was expiring and requires manual renewal, I though it was time to try out letsencrypt. I’m a huge fan of the idea of letsencrypt, which is trying to bring free SSL encryption to the whole of the internet, in particular all the smaller sites who might not have the expertise to roll out SSL or where a cost might be restrictive.

There are a lot of scripts for powering letsencrypt, but getssl looked the best fit for my use case as I just wanted a simple script to generate certificates, not manage apache configs or anything else. It seems to do a pretty good job so far. I swapped over the certificates to the newly generated ones and it seems pretty smooth sailing.

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Now with added SSL from letsencrypt

Planet SurreyLUG - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 19:51

I’ve had SSL available on my site for some time using startssl, but as the certificate was expiring and requires manual renewal, I though it was time to try out letsencrypt. I’m a huge fan of the idea of letsencrypt, which is trying to bring free SSL encryption to the whole of the internet, in particular all the smaller sites who might not have the expertise to roll out SSL or where a cost might be restrictive.

There are a lot of scripts for powering letsencrypt, but getssl looked the best fit for my use case as I just wanted a simple script to generate certificates, not manage apache configs or anything else. It seems to do a pretty good job so far. I swapped over the certificates to the newly generated ones and it seems pretty smooth sailing.

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Planet HantsLUG - Mon, 22/08/2016 - 19:30
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Planet HantsLUG - Sun, 21/08/2016 - 19:30
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Planet HantsLUG - Sat, 20/08/2016 - 19:30
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Planet HantsLUG - Fri, 19/08/2016 - 19:30
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Planet HantsLUG - Thu, 18/08/2016 - 19:30
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Planet HantsLUG - Wed, 17/08/2016 - 19:30
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Planet HantsLUG - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 19:30
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Debian Bits: Debian turns 23!

Planet HantsLUG - Tue, 16/08/2016 - 13:30

Today is Debian's 23rd anniversary. If you are close to any of the cities celebrating Debian Day 2016, you're very welcome to join the party!

If not, there's still time for you to organize a little celebration or contribution to Debian. For example, you can have a look at the Debian timeline and learn about the history of the project. If you notice that some piece of information is still missing, feel free to add it to the timeline.

Or you can scratch your creative itch and suggest a wallpaper to be part of the artwork for the next release.

Our favorite operating system is the result of all the work we have done together. Thanks to everybody who has contributed in these 23 years, and happy birthday Debian!

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Planet HantsLUG - Mon, 15/08/2016 - 19:30
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Chris Lamb: try.diffoscope.org CLI client

Planet ALUG - Sun, 14/08/2016 - 19:43

One criminally-unknown new UNIX tool is diffoscope, a diff "on steroids" that will not only recursively unpack archives but will transform binary formats into human-readable forms in order to compare them instead of simply showing the raw difference in hexadecimal.

In an attempt to remedy its underuse, in December 2015 I created the try.diffoscope.org service so that I—and hopefully others—could use diffoscope without necessarily installing the multitude of third-party tools that using it can require. It also enables trivial sharing of the HTML reports in bugs or on IRC.

To make this even easier, I've now introduced a command-line client to the web service:

$ apt-get install trydiffoscope [..] Setting up trydiffoscope (57) ... $ trydiffoscope /etc/hosts.allow /etc/hosts.deny --- a/hosts.allow +++ b/hosts.deny │ @@ -1,10 +1,17 @@ │ -# /etc/hosts.allow: list of hosts that are allowed to access the system. │ -# See the manual pages hosts_access(5) and hosts_options(5). │ +# /etc/hosts.deny: list of hosts that are _not_ allowed to access the system. │ +# See the manual pages hosts_access(5) and hosts_options(5).

You can also install it from PyPI with:

$ pip install trydiffoscope

Mirroring the original diffoscope command, you can save the output locally in an even more-readable HTML report format by appending "--html output.html".

In addition, if you specify the --webbrowser (or -w) argument:

$ trydiffoscope -w /etc/hosts.allow /etc/hosts.deny https://try.diffoscope.org/gaauupyapzkb

... this will automatically open your default browser to view the results.

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Steve Kemp: This blog has moved

Planet HantsLUG - Sun, 14/08/2016 - 19:30
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Planet HantsLUG - Sat, 13/08/2016 - 19:30
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