Posts in category sysadmin - page 2

14 Dec 2018

What is actually on this VPS?

Dev Kubernetes MySQL Netlify Perl SysAdmin

Every couple of years I rebuild my main development VPS for some reason or another. Months ago I realised that I had gradually worked my way up the DigitalOcean spec list but was now using a fraction of the resources. I held off rebuilding too soon though as I was relying on the IP address assigned for access to a particular work network. However, now that situation is resolved with something far less brittle it's time to get on with it.

01 Dec 2018

Bulk Updating Apache VirtualHost Ports

Dev SysAdmin

Is there a way to use variables in an Apache config file? Specifically for the port number in a `VirtualHost` block? The answer is, kind of...

07 Nov 2018

Renew LetsEncrypt Cert and Remove Unused Domains

Dev SysAdmin

Is it possible to renew a Let's Encrypt certificate and drop one or more domains at the same time? Yes it is.

02 Mar 2018

Proxy Specific Sites with PAC Files

Dev SysAdmin

Proxy auto-config files, or PAC files, are a neat way to programmatically decide whether to send requests for a website via a proxy or direct. This post is a brief introduction on how to write and install such a file.

15 Feb 2018

When does running git clone give a dirty working directory?

Dev Git SysAdmin

I started working on a new programming task and needed to make an edit to some code in one of our main repos. This was the first time I'd used the repo on this machine. This is also where things started to get strange...

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