tag: linux

Using DNSOverTLS With Unbound

10 Jul, 2019 - 4 minutes
Firstly, DNS is how web addresses are looked up to find their location in terms of IP addresses. So it is actually surprising that this lookup has always been unencrypted. The issue has become mainstream of sorts when UK’s Internet Service Provider’s Association nominated Firefox as an internet villain for enabling DNSOverHTTPS (DoH). This allowed people to bypass DNS based blocking performed by ISPs which further cemented the idea that one needs encrypted DNS to avoid being censored or worse MITMed by an authoritarian government by using domain level blocking.

Ansible 101 by trishnag

6 Feb, 2019 - 1 minutes
We had an introductory session on Ansible in #dgplug and these are some notes from the class. Learned about hosts file to create an inventory, https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/user_guide/intro_inventory.html#hosts-and-groups Different connections (ssh and local for now). I had also tested it against a server running CentOS. We then went on to create an ansible.cfg file in the demo directory which takes precedence over the global configuration. Learned to write a basic playbook which is a YAML file.

New Templates in Dolphin

23 Oct, 2018 - 2 minutes
I was using kio-gdrive to access my Google drive account using Dolphin (file manager). Since these are mounted as a virtual filesystem, I was not able to save files in them directly from libreoffice or any external program. So I thought creating a new document from dolphin and then editing an empty document would be easier to use. But information was scant regarding how to put together. I knew we needed a template which is just an empty file but I didn’t know how to put all this together to make it show up in Dolphin’s “Create New” context menu.