Remotely install OmniOS on a Dell R620

       1581 words, 8 minutes

I rent a Dell R620 in a colo and decided I would install and run OmniOS on it. But it is hosted in a remote country and I can’t simply plug the install media in the DVD or USB port. So let’s go for a remote installation.

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Installing Slackware Linux from SSH

       101 words, 1 minutes

Using a french keyboard, it can be complicated having to type in US layout through the VNC connections of Cloud VM providers or a virtualisation software console. Here’re a couple of shell commands that permit installing Slackware Linux using the SSH daemon that ships on the installer image.

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Using KeePassXC with SSH-Agent on OpenBSD

       365 words, 2 minutes

I’m using KeePassXC to manage my secrets. But when I log into my OpenBSD laptop, I’m still asked to enter my SSH passphrase to fill-in ssh-agent(1). Somehow, it’s great ; maybe other system don’t even propose that feature out of the box. But what if KeePassXC could know about my passphrase(s) and interact with ssh-agent(1). Well, it can.

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Enable sFTP on Synology DS409slim

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Synology is kind enough to allow remote SSH connection to their NAS. I have enabled it on my DS409slim. But there is just one little missing feature: sFTP ; that is transfer file via SSH. To enable sFTP with DSM 4.0, log on the Synology using SSH, manually enable the sftp subsystem and restart the SSH dæmon: # vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config (...) Subsystem sftp internal-sftp -f DAEMON -l VERBOSE (...) # /usr/syno/etc/rc.

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Install FreeBSD from remote SSH session

       198 words, 1 minutes

I’m actually playing with a FreeBSD virtual instance on ESXi. I’m accessing the console from VMware vSphere client, running in a remote Windows XP instance that I access using TSE from my MacBook… A nice feature I saw on Debian is SSH remote installation. Here’s how to install FreeBSD using a remote SSH connection.

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