What is “Kali Linux Light”?

What is “Kali Linux Light”?

Do you know the difference between “Kali Linux 32 bit” and “Kali Linux 32 bit Light”?

There are several ISO images to choose from when it comes to downloading Kali Linux. Most of them are quite obviously named: “Kali Linux 64 bit XFCE” – no doubt about that.

But theres is no hint or easy way to find documentation about the ingredients of this considerably smaller installation variant “light”.

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Mirror Bitbucket Server to gitolite

Mirror Bitbucket Server to gitolite

This is about how to mirror git repositories from Bitbucket Server to gitolite (read only).

What’s the matter?
This setup can be tremendously helpful if your Bitbucket Server is not reachable from a node where you want to deploy code via git. Or you need some sort of redundancy.
In this case gitolite has several advantages over another Bitbucket Server instance:

  • super light weight
  • therefor, a minimal footprint in terms of hardware resources
  • easy to set up (if you know how)
  • easy to maintain, very stable
  • you don’t need a Bitbucket Data Center license

What’ required for this setup:

  • a node with gitolite3 installed and setup. For this guide we assume the hostname is ‘gitolite’
  • a node with Bitbucket Server installed and setup. We assume the hostname is ‘bitbucket’
  • the Bitbucket Server plugin “External Hooks” (it is free), install as usual
  • Bitbucket must be able to “talk to” gitolite via ssh (check your firewall)

I won’t cover the installation and the basic setup of Bitbucket, just the steps needed to establish the mirror link between Bitbucket and gitolite.

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SSH Automation with DSH

SSH Automation with DSH

dsh (aka Dancers Shell or Distributed Shell) is a very handy tool to improve your ssh automation if you have to manage more than a couple of hosts.

Homepage: http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/software/dsh.html

You should know that dsh will only be fun if you are using ssh with pulic-key authentication. Otherwise you’ll find yourself typing passwords all day.

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Why I moved from Dokuwiki to WordPress

Why I moved from Dokuwiki to WordPress

It has happend: a new engine and a new look for Tobanet.de.

After more than 10 years with Dokuwiki, I thought it was high time to move forward and try something new.

A new concept

I used my Wiki to document on the go, write down snippets and some medium sized Howtos (or articles). But a large part of the contents is outdated now and I haven’t been happy with the template for quite some time. Furthermore, I was thinking more and more about this blogging thing.

The template question

Dokuwiki is a great peace of software – but there is one major problem that has been bothering me for a long time: there isn’t a single modern, responsive template I like. I used the Arctic Template from the beginning. It was a pretty cool template back then, with a modern look and all the functionality I needed.

But sadly, the template isn’t really responsive and mobile friendly. Furthermore it is stuck in some sort of “just keep it alive” maintenance mode. I hoped for better templates, but all what is available today can’t really compete with the alternatives. But it is what it is: a wiki. And for a wiki, the templates are pretty good.

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