This is a guide that I’ve put together using various different articles and tutorials I’ve found and put them all together in one package.
The end result is your very own private VPN server running off of your OpenWRT 15.05.01 router using RSA certificates for authentication. With a few small tweaks you can use username/password log authentication but I preferred to go the certificates route. These steps should work fine with most modern clients – I have personally tested this with Windows 10 (Version 1607 OS Build 14393.10) and on iOS 9.3.4 both with and without certificates and it works great.
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I’ve recently made the switch from using DD-WRT to OpenWRT (https://openwrt.org/) which is essentially what DD-WRT is based on. I now have a much leaner, cleaner and more control over my router.
One thing that has bugged me was that I decided to enable MiniDLNA on the router but was having issues getting it to recognize folders correctly.
The note on the miniDLNA setup screen read:
Set this to the directory you want scanned. If you want to restrict the directory to a specific content type, you can prepend the type (‘A’ for audio, ‘V’ for video, ‘P’ for images), followed by a comma, to the directory (eg. media_dir=A,/mnt/media/Music). Multiple directories can be specified.
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Just a quick post on customizing the Linux Shell. My host is in CST and I wanted to change my timezone to EST.
After some research, I found that we can make changes to the
.bashrc file to set certain environmental
settings. I also found out I could change a few other things besides the timezone, such as the default editor, colors and so on
Let take a quick look!
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I am using No Support Linux Hosting as my webhost, mostly because it’s cheap ($12/year!) and meets my needs for hosting.
One thing about my host is, well, no support! So if anything goes wrong or I have some technical questions I’m on my own. With that in mind, I wanted to implement a solution that would allow me to copy the WordPress backups generated by Softaculous in case something happens with my host.
The goal: total automation of the backup and email notification once the job was completed, and I think I’ve come up with very nice process to accomplish just that.
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