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== Eduardo Robles Site ==
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Hola Mundo 🌮

256 Color In SSH Sessions

I found myself going a bit crazy over theme rendering in my SSH sessions. Especially when I wanted to use emacs -nw in an SSH session. Recently I’ve been using GNU Screen as my terminal multiplexer and it comes with 256 color support. But you need to set it up and thanks to the Arch Wiki it’s rather easy. All you have to do is put term xterm-256color somewhere in your . Read more...

Using GNU Screen

The Problem So it all started with a simple problem. How to I connect to the console port on my Extreme Summit X440 switch? Luckily in the past I remembered that I could use minicom. It a great application to connect to console sessions. I used it way back in the day to connect to Cisco switches. If it wasn’t for the fact that I had use an actual Cisco switch for a class I would have totally forgotten about it. Read more...

Accessing my homelab with Cloudflare

Cloudflare Access for my Homelab I decided to use Cloudflare to setup a Secure Web Gateway and establish some Zero Trust access for my homelab services. Cloudflare offers a great service called “Cloudflare Access”. Basically it leverages Cloudflare’s edge network to create secure web routing. Setting up this service is just a matter of running a simple daemon. Once configured you setup Cloudflare DNS to route traffic. Let’s discuss how I setup Cloudflare Access. Read more...

Starting a Homelab with Proxmox

The Beginning So if you hadn’t heard of the idea of a “homelab”, let me give you the quick run down of what is a “homelab”. Basically, a homelab is a collection of technologies (hardware and software) that you install, maintain, and configure in your home. Imagine a datacenter in your home or an electronics lab can also be a homelab. At the heart of the homelab movement is the idea of tinkering and learning. Read more...

Installation of Fog Project 1.5.8

Hi there! Follow along with me in this video as I install Fog Server. To learn more about Fog Project check out there website https://fogproject.org/. The installation is done with a simple script that you download from the project website. For this example I used Cent OS which you can get at the website here https://centos.org. You can use a Debian based OS as well but I chose Cent OS. Read more...

SSH Port Forward a VNC Connection

Recently I wanted to access a Virtual Machine I had created on my desktop from my laptop. I had access to the desktop via SSH but I wanted access to the virtual machine. To make things more interesting I wanted to access the VM(virtual machine) via a graphical interface. So I figured out that I could use SSH to “port forward” the VNC connection from the desktop to my laptop. It’s actually very easy and only requires a few basic SSH commands. Read more...

My 2020 Ubuntu Laptop Setup

New Year, New Setup Ubuntu 19.10 Desktop I began the new year by buying a new 500GB SSD. My laptop had 2 drives: a 32GB SSD was my /root drive and a 120GB SSD was /home partition. This served me just well but obviously I would run out of space quickly if I was working with virtual machines. With a new drive I had to make the decision to start from scratch or use backups. Read more...

Fixing Grub on a Dual Boot

I recently decided to move my Ubuntu installation from my laptop to my desktop without having to reinstall. So basically all I wanted to do is move the SSD (which had Ubuntu 19.10 installed) in my laptop to my desktop. This process is not hard at all but in my case it was a little more complicated. I wanted to do a dual boot on my desktop computer with 2 different hard drives. Read more...

DuckDuckGo Mobile Browser

I blogged before about switching from Firefox Focus to DuckDuckGo mobile. Now it’s been 3 weeks since I made the switch and I wanted to do a quick post about my experience. First, it’s going great. I really like the fact that a search widget is included. I replaced the Google search with DuckDuckGo and I find myself using it a lot more. Which is great because I really like using DuckDuckGo as my default search engine. Read more...

Region One Cybersecurity Summit 2019

Region One hosted a Cybersecurity Summit for 2019 in Edinburg, TX. The event was free and I signed up to attend. It was a great event that had many great presenters. The theme of the summit was Cybersecurity on a regional level. Here are some of the talks I attended and the takeaways I got from them. Reduce Your Cybersecurity Risk and Get Complaint with SB 820 – Develop Policy: use already established policies as blueprints – Items to invest in: Malware protection/Endpoint protection, Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Spam Filtering, Log Monitoring Read more...
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