Debian webserver I: basic configuration

October 6, 2020 - Reading time: 6 minutes

This tutorial, part of a series that will guide you in making a Debian webserver, will show you how to prepare your fresh Debian server installation. The tutorials work on Debian 10 (Buster) but will probably work on older versions and newer versions to come. Let's start with some basic configuration: SSH, setting up an admin account, a firewall and fail2ban.

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Bufferbloat solution for pfSense

September 29, 2020 - Reading time: 10 minutes

Everybody experienced ‘slow internet’ while someone was download on the same internet connection. This is due to something called ‘Bufferbloat’. The DNS response is slow, games lagg and other services as VoIP en SIP are easily affected too. This latency occurs because routers and other network equipment buffer too much data. Ironically, buffering was a solution to speed up the internet some decades ago. The scheduling algorithm CoDel (controlled delay) is the best solution we have for this problem. Luckily, the guys from pfSense implemented this protocol in there Traffic Shaper! Read more

Setting up SpamAssassin

June 9, 2020 - Reading time: 10 minutes

Setting up SpamAssassin is fairly easy. It is a free and open-source SPAM filter written in Perl from the same makers as Apache. This tutorial was made for Ubuntu 18.04 but should work on all (not too old) Ubuntu and Debian versions. Read more

Install Arch Linux with luks

May 4, 2020 - Reading time: 18 minutes

Install ARCH Linux with encrypted file-system and UEFI

The official installation guide can be found here: Read more

Virtualmin & LAMP stack setup

July 17, 2019 - Reading time: 3 minutes

Virtualmin together with LAMP is a great setup for basic server needs. This tutorial is meant for Ubuntu and Debian. Read more