TAKING A LOOK BACK @ 2022

2022 - When it Rains it Pours 2022 has been one hell of a year for me. I pretty much ceased to function after the passing of my dog Foxy in April - coupled with the loss of my job and things have been incredibly trying.

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MY MICROK8S BASED KUBERNETES HOME LAB

I have a couple old laptops laying around and figured they would make for a decent kubernetes cluster. Initially I had planned to use kubeadm and set up the cluster somewhat manually - but I had ran into some issues.

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BACKPACK V0.0.4 - AN ENTIRE REWRITE

Backpack v0.0.4 - An Entire Rewrite I started learning how to code in Python. Lately I’ve been coding in Go and it’s not only been fun but I’ve learned a lot. There are some practices learned in Go that I’ve been waiting to try out in some Python code.

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SUPER SIMPLE CLOUD STORAGE USING MINIO

I’m in love with my Swissmade.host server, the resource to price is outstanding. For roughly $17 CAD a month I get 4GB ram, 2CPU, 60GB NVME and, 4TB bandwidth… How could you not pick up a swissmade.

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A TOOL TO CREATE NGINX PROXIES SUPER EASILY

I find proxies to be the heart of any server I’m setting up. Most services I deploy aren’t exposed via the internet connected interface - usually they’re exposed to localhost only. The need for a reverse proxy (cluster ingress) happens more often now that I’m using docker / kubernetes clusters.

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CREATING SSH TUNNELS EASILY WITH PROXYCOMMAND USING NETCAT AND, SSH'S BUILT-IN JUMPHOST OPTION.

Creating an SSH Tunnel I wanted to add a bit of security when connecting to my main server. Currently my security consists of an uncommon port, no root access and, key only access. I tend to rotate my device’ IP addresses which as ruled out a UFW rule - with this I’d be content under normal circumstances.

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NGINX REVERSE PROXY FOR COCKPIT WITH LET'S ENCRYPT

Part of my setup includes installing cockpit on my remote servers, below is a screenshot of the Cockpit features. By default Cockpit runs on localhost port 9090 this post will go over setting up a nginx reverse proxy with a subdomain for cockpit.

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BASH SCRIPT FOR RSYNC BACKUPS

One thing Arch Linux teaches every n00b is the importance of routine backups. Growing tired of running the same commands manually each backup I wrote a little shell script to automate the process. #! /bin/sh # # backup2desktop.

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DORKSCAN - AUTOMATING DORKED SEARCH QUERIES

With DorkScan being my first distributed project it’s time I set up continuous integration. Seeing as how my code is hosted on GitLab Ill be using their CI. DorkScan GitLab Pipeline Summary of My Initial CI Pipeline My initial pipeline is simple.

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DORKSCAN - AUTOMATING DORKED SEARCH QUERIES

DorkScan - Automate Scraping Dorked Search Queries DorkScan, a project I’ve been working on for the past couple of weeks after contributing to a friends (original) project. DorkScan automates the dorked query and scraping of search engine result pages to find links that include query parameters.

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