Synapse Instance

//synapse// Reminder: Only the Wiki has the latest changes, so for complex live instance, visit the source wiki for the latest updates/corrections/changes. This tutorial is for users of Debian GNU/Linux who want to create their own synapse/matrix instance. The [[https://matrix-org.github.io/synapse/latest/setup/installation.html|official documentation]] was solid and the [[https://docs.hackliberty.org/books/self-hosted-services/page/how-to-install-matrix-synapse-on-debian-11|Hack Liberty]] tutorial had many great insights. I have everything…

Mastodon Instance

mastodon Jonathan Haack Haack’s Networking webmaster@haacksnetworking.org //mastodon// This tutorial is for users of Debian GNU/Linux who want to set up a mastodon instance. This particular instance runs in a VM (4-core / 16GB RAM / 1TB) for which the underlying host OS setup and hardware is outlined here: https://wiki.haacksnetworking.org/doku.php?id=computing:vmserver . I used Mastodon’s official docs…

Restarting AirSonic After Reboot or Crash

airsonic (restart script update) Jonathan Haack Haack’s Networking webmaster@haacksnetworking.org //airsonic (restart script update)// Have an AirSonic instance? If so, you need to reboot at times and/or it may crash. If so, here’s a simple script I run to monitor whether it is up or not, and start it if not and/or write a log entry…

Working around the HP Plugin Checksum Issue

hp-plugin Jonathan Haack Haack’s Networking webmaster@haacksnetworking.org //hp-plugin// Sourceforge hp-plugin website has been down for some time. So, to install the plug-in manually, download the plugin and the signature to the same directory as follows: wget https://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/auxfiles/HP/plugins/hplip-3.21.12-plugin.run|hplip-3.21.12-plugin.run wget https://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/auxfiles/HP/plugins/hplip-3.21.12-plugin.run.asc|hplip-3.21.12-plugin.run.asc Make sure both of the files are executable by the system once you got them downloaded as…

Installing Windows 11 in virt-manager on a Debian-based machine

windows11-vm Jonathan Haack Haack’s Networking webmaster@haacksnetworking.org //windows11-vm// Alright, so to make Windows 11 work on a GNU/Linux VM with virt-manager you need UEFI-based secure boot and a TPM module. Here’s what I did after searching online for a few days. First, set up a TPM module on your host OS: sudo apt -y install dpkg-dev…

Migrating from a VPS to a Data Center

vmserver Jonathan Haack Haack’s Networking netcmnd@jonathanhaack.com What? I put a large physical host at a data center in Northern New Mexico. I purchased a few blocks of ip4 addresses, and set up virt-manager to run guest OSs for my business and other projects. Put simply, I was creating virtualized infrastructure on a physical host I…

Pihole on the Beagle Bone Black

piholeonblack Jonathan Haack Haack’s Networking netcmnd@jonathanhaack.com //piholeonblack// This tutorial instructs users on how to get a vanilla pihole instance functioning on the Beagle Bone Black. Please remember that my blog posts age, but my original Wiki post for this will receive updates as software/distributions/configurations change etc. Also, I don’t cover why to install a DNS…

NM Fight Club

Okay … so, yes, taking a break from formal IT work for the dissertation, but I have a lot of work to do – and relaxation is required. To relax, I often play Pokémon Go. Although Pokémon Go is not Free Software, it is a very fun game.. Moreover, the surrounding community is steeped in…

Business Activities

I am temporarily ceasing business activities for Haack’s Networking while I complete my Ed.D. at University of New Mexico in Educational Leadership. Feel free to email me if you have questions, but I will not be accepting orders/clients at this time. When I resume activities after I defend, I will post an announcement here. Thanks…

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