Theming Monit with Apache ProxyPass

And suddenly, I felt like Monit Web interface was using too many pastel colors… Looking at the manpage, the HTML source and the source code, it was clear that it couldn’t be themed without a source modification and compilation ; and that’s not fun. But what’s fun is to rewrite the CSS on the fly so that stock-Monit just looks much better, to my eyes.

My Monit runs on localhost and is published by an Apache ProxyPass directive ; which supports live substitution. This is what I needed to replace the CSS.

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Setting Synology DSM permissions using the console

After migrating my users from local DSM base to Directory Server, I ended with shares full of inconsistent permissions and ownership. Rather than clicking 10 000 times in DSM, I decided to do the stuff via SSH using syno console tools.

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LDAP replication and CRYPT userPassword

I have just discovered some issues with my previous article on OpenLDAP replication between Synology DSM and OpenBSD OpenLDAP.

In the end, it is not possible to log-in on the OpenBSD LDAP instance using the original userPassword. Short story: CRYPT seem to not be various-platform-compatible.

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LDAP replication between Synology DSM and OpenBSD

I want my OpenBSD 6.4 services to authenticate users from a remote LDAP server ; namely a Synology Directory Server (DSM 6.2.x). It turns out that this a standard OpenLDAP 2.4.x configured to accept replication¬†refreshAndPersist mode. So let’s configure a Master / Slave Replication system between Synology and OpenBSD.

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Upgrade to OpenSMTPD 6.4.0

It’s no secret that configuration for OpenSMTPD changed a lot with version 6.4.0. Despite the fact that changes were announced long time ago and that many configuration examples have popped-up, my particular usage wasn’t covered(1). Namely: using OpenSMTPD with Dovecot and Rspamd as chained MTA.

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