28 February, 2021

Putty doesn’t recognize numeric keypad

I love Putty¬†, its my go-to ssh client emulator on Windows, recently I got this problem that it would not accept my keyboard’s numeric keypad.¬† I have a pretty cheap remote keyboard, but it works nicely so why is Putty pestering me ? Turns out Putty has a special Application Keypad mode, in which the […]

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02 February, 2021

Centos 8 : setup auto updates

A quick howto install automatic updates on Centos 8 using the new dnf command; Install : dnf install dnf-automatic -y Config : nano /etc/dnf/automatic.conf from apply_updates = no to apply_updates = yes Add to systemd : systemctl enable –now dnf-automatic.timer Check / verify : $ cat /etc/systemd/system/timers.target.wants/dnf-automatic.timer $ systemctl list-timers dnf-* | grep automatic

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07 September, 2020

Centos 8 (Proxmox) + Active Directory authorization

So, after my rage post a few weeks back, I finally managed to let Centos 8 talk to AD server for authentication and authorization. (there is a difference); I have in the past “always” relied on legacy systems I did not fully understand; I set up samba shares using a windows domain before, but found […]

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19 August, 2020

Centos 8 + Windows domain authentication

How complex is joining a windows domain to authenticate on a Centos 8 server? very freaking hard. Welcome in 2020, everything is on fire and we are still locked up. This is a collection of debug attempts to get my Proxmox container, test Centos 8 server authenticate against a domain. For ssh access.   kinit […]

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