Server Migration and Wireless Fun

Having moved, the server and entire infrastructure had to be moved and adapted to the new home.

A day before we officially moved, I shutdown the server and took it to its new home, having internet service setup the week prior I connected the primary router, which had held fast the setting I had set up, connected the server and things worked. I hit the WAN IP, I saw the server, all I needed to do was update DNS and I was golden.

The new house unlike the old seems to have more of an issue with Wifi connectivity as I have a 1750AC router with 12db antennas in the basement with the server same as the old house, on the main floor though now the signal is halved what it used to be.

Nice thing is this house came pre-wired with Ethernet in nearly every room, including what the previous owners turned from a closet into a hide able computer/work desk area, this allowed me to pipe from the basement router to a converted router now access point on the main floor, also supplying a hub from the single wall jack for what ever I want to hard line.

Now I only need to put one on the third floor as it’s the same with the first two, signal on the third is strained at best.

Time will tell how many Access point I end up needing, Its been to cold to try sitting out on the back deck with a PC/Laptop.

My Pi Has an Eye


Hello once again,

As stated My Pi came has come in the mail and after (re)setting up an SD card and plugging it into the board it will take stills and video of decent size and bit rate.

Now comes the time to figure out how to either A make the camera visible/usable from another PC or see if I can host a website with the feed from the camera.

If I can in fact do both the end game would be to make it to where I can ship the video from the Pi to the web server (or call the feed from the pi to the server, either way) and display it on a webpage there by making a small cheap security camera and yes I know there are already pre-made options to do this but where is the fun in that?

If I can get both setup next would be to get a POE cable and run it to where ever I want the Pi to be and maybe make a weather proof case if its going to be outside.

This is also my protoboard Pi so maybe adding a motion sensor to capture images instead the security mentioned above.

That’s all for now.


Of Pi’s and Play

Hello Once again,

Lately I have been in a sort of Tecno slump, I havent really worked on anything Technological in a while, other than a few side projects with the Raspberry Pis, Of which I now run three, Five if you include my Fathers and Father in-laws, which I don’t as they do the same as number one.

Pi number 1 Is my Main media center PC with RaspBMC, It has been attached to my TV for over three months and only gets worked on when I blow it up, I.E. Over clocking and corrupting the SD card, Trying out and failing to get it to boot over NFS, Trying it randomly on USB.

Pi number 2 Protoboard PI, Havent worked on this one much, Runs one of the Debian Distros available, and has a protoboard attached, nothing built and no components bought besides the board and PI

Pi number 3, Kali Linux, Pentesting from a Pi, albeit slow this is actually pretty cool, Reaver runs decently, not fast by any means but I am looking for improvements, but as a dropbox this is awesome.

Both Fathers Pis are Currently Media Centers as well though My Pops may be re-purposed into a small web server as after the death and rebirth of the server I have not been able to get the three nics to coöperate nicely since..


Love Virtual Machines and Hypervisors


As anyone who checked recently knows I had a HDD failure where My servers Operating system Hard Drive Failed, The Bios would not even recognize the drive being plugged in, So I figured i would be down for a while and set up a small web server in one of my Raspberry Pi’s.

What I did not know was how cheap mechanical Hard drives had become over the last year or so, The boot drive was a 500GB and well within warranty, so I had already planned to send it back to get it repaired/replaced, on a off trip to a local computer store I checked the price for another drive($64 and change) in the mean time and bought it on sight.

Seeing as with most of my recent servers I have switched to running different services in separate VMs I.E.: This Webserver in one, The IRC server in another, etc…

So Once I had the server back up bringing the services up was cake, just load each VM from the most current backup and were back where we were.

Feels good to have a decent back up stratagy.


Saving the Prime and a Dungeon of Sorts..

Yes NVFlash to save the day not what? a week after it was achieved?, I was trying to Put Ubuntu back on my Prime and before I knew it I had thrashed everything, not only that the only help i got form the Dev lilstevie was, “fastboot flash boot boot.img” Problems he never probably thought of was I never sated i had a Back up of the boot.img, I did luckily but before i knew that i had Kill /system, /boot and others, to the point it wouldn’t boot luily the bricksafe that NVFlash created, After an hour of work and the Discovery that i indeed had a boot.img its safely working again


Now the Dungeon!


I’m taking another security class this Fall and this I would believe would entail Port scans among other things, My Idea is as such, on my phone, I have an IRC and web server that I will place on the off network of the class to be discovered (hopefully) but a few student, the Site will say something to the tune of “Keep climbing down the Rabbit hole and you may be surprised what you find” corny I know but But its the IRC i really want them to find, For I am hoping to have this set up on Day one of class and hope to see at least one other student log into the IRC before class ends,

IRC still available @

End of Line.


Tomorrow will be a day of upgrades as atleast one of the halftops moves on in lue of a quad core 3.0ghz wiith 8gb ram, this system will eventually have a raid of 1.5 tb x4 with a 500gb boot.

This is a much need upgrade over the current hardware of dual core 2.0ghz at best with 4gb ram and one hd slot of 250gb, and usb 2.0 expansion drives.

Feels like I’m upgrading from the slug all over again, my project grow bigger and bigger, but what can you expect with a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM, and Virtualization entirely.

Why this begins tomorrow the final peice arrives, the power supply! At that point hell will break loose and I will lose touch with reality for a few days, servers may go up and down etc…

P.S. YAY!!!!!


EDIT, Well First and foremost found out the server hosting this site wasn’t running and was stuck on a boot loader.. oh well.. second it seems i may have to wait longer as the system I am inheriting might be put back in use as My Pops new computer is having motherboard issues and i offered him back his old, My new, system while we get it sorted out


Wish me Luck!

Email Server

Ok First try at Email server, all in a VM as to not screw up my working enviroment and not to say it didn’t work, I got lost, I got POSTFIX setup (I think) and dovecot (I think) My problem is once I get these in and setup how to setup users and get them connected..


I know this has nothing to with my x86 Router setup but so far I haven’t gotten past the drawing board with that one Its an idea I plan to complete at some point