Category Archives: Linux

Cloudflared DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and Pi-Hole

(Using the new WordPress Editor and I am not sure I like it – in fact I hate it.  Gone back via the ‘Classic Editor’ plugin) Background I have been following Troy Hunt and Scott Hulme, 2 well known security … Continue reading

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Pi-Hole and Disabling dnsmaq

Pi-Hole no longer uses the dnsmasq DNS proxy directly. However, existing installations will still have it installed and the service will still attempt to run and fail (as it should). I was keen to get rid of it as I’m … Continue reading

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Systemd Timer and monit

Why is it that, so often, a key bit of information is assumed by documentation writers? I’ve had an issue for a while where monit will fail to start properly on boot.  The issue is that with DietPi, it seems … Continue reading

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Adding a DietPi VM to an EXSi Host

This blog very much falls into the ‘how in the hell did I do that’ category. A bit of background.  I have had an HP MicroServer for a number of years just sitting there not doing a lot except running … Continue reading

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Forcing npm to Update Packages to Latest

I have had a problem getting npm to update packages to the latest version.  The packages involved are packages that have been installed directly and have no dependencies.  It it is down to the use of semantic versioning in npm … Continue reading

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Using a Small TFT with a Raspberry Pi

Introduction As I have said before part of the point of this blog is so I have a record of how I did things and this definitely fits into that category.  If others find it useful, that is a bonus. … Continue reading

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Bash History

On several occasions, I have lost some of my bash history, as the ssh session has not been exited cleanly. This annoyed me as I use the history as a means to remember what I have done.  It prompted me … Continue reading

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Node-RED, npm, sudo and permissions

I ran into a problem on my Pi yesterday; I could not update any npm installed packages.  If I did try, it simply failed, quietly.  Some searching led me to believe that it was because I had installed npm using … Continue reading

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Monitoring Processes using Monit

Monit and it’s big (paid for) brother M/Monit are great tools for monitoring processes on your Raspberry Pi (or any Linux based system).  The first thing to note though is that Monit cannot be used to monitor processes started using … Continue reading

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