A new more act for the planet !

Event though I make some little efforts as lot of humans for the planet, I am searching for a long time a way to do more and more efficient. I hope I have found this way. I have bought Time For The Planet‘s share company. The aim of it, it is found raising 1 billion euros and be able to invest in 100 companies. Ok you will tell me you have made capitallistic investment ?! No, it is where I found it awesome, these companies must and will create innovation in global warming reserach. AND these results will be publically share into Open Source fashion so that it wan be use by humanity. I am in this OpenSource manner from 1997, where I installed my first Slackware-3.3 (https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware-3.3/). So I am really sensible to this way to share with others.

Do it now !

FreeBSD, xrdp and Lumina-desktop

Hey girls and guys,

A little post to give you some news about my fails and tries with FreeBSD. I have had tried to install a little FreeBSD-13, xrdp and Lumina-desktop on my proxmox to test.

As done for other things installed :

pkg install xrdp lumina

It was so easy and quick …

FRR Routing v8.0 is out and happy to see SR


For (perhaps) futur projet I read different documentations around Bird, FRR Routing, … and I am really happy to see in FRR Routing v8.0 the new ‘pathd‘ daemon, which implement SR (Segment Routing). It is really cool to see this.

There is others new feature which have been implemented in this release and are major IMHO.

  • TI-LFA for OSPF and IS-IS (great too for SR) ;
  • VRF for OSPFv3 ;
  • EVPN full-implementation.

It is really great work !!!

More information there : https://frrouting.org/release/8.0/

See you soon 🙂

NextCloud and Memcached-APCu

For those of you which update your personal cloud to the lastest stable version of Nextcloud due to CVE (https://www.cert.ssi.gouv.fr/avis/CERTFR-2021-AVI-543/), you could encountered this error :

An unhandled exception has been thrown:
OC\HintException: [0]: Memcache \OC\Memcache\APCu not available for local cache (Is the matching PHP module installed and enabled?)

You could solve the issue :

echo 'apc.enable_cli=1' >> /etc/php/7.x/mods-available/apcu.ini

Have fun.

FreeBSD and fail2ban


To go on configuring my FreeBSD server, I install my traditionnal package : “fail2ban”. By the way with Linux distro, apt install fail2ban is enough.

Not now 😀

You must add :

root@pluton:/usr/local/etc/fail2ban/jail.d# cat ssh-ipfw.local 
enabled = true
filter = sshd
action = ipfw[name=SSH, port=ssh, protocol=tcp]
logpath = /var/log/auth.log
findtime = 600
maxretry = 3
bantime = 3600

And edit action file so that “localhost” is your public IP :

root@pluton:/usr/local/etc/fail2ban/action.d# cat ipfw.conf 
# Fail2Ban configuration file
# Author: Nick Munger
# Modified by: Cyril Jaquier
# Option:  localhost
# Notes.:  the local IP address of the network interface
# Values:  IP

# Option:  blocktype
# Notes.:  How to block the traffic. Use a action from man 5 ipfw
#          Common values: deny, unreach port, reset
# Values:  STRING
blocktype = unreach port

Blog, bsd, apache2, certbot and fun

It was long time ago I used a FreeBSD system. I was really impressed by the way it great evolved. It is easy to add package due to “pkg” tool and “portsnap”.

After :

pkg install apache24 mysql57-server mod_php73 php73-mysqli php73-xml php73-hash php73-gd php73-curl php73-tokenizer php73-zlib php73-zip

I have a really fast install of an HTTP server as I can do with “apt-get”.

I have needed to load some modules by editiing /usr/local/etc/apache24/httpd.conf such as : 

LoadModule rewrite_module libexec/apache24/mod_rewrite.so
LoadModule php7_module libexec/apache24/libphp7.so
LoadModule ssl_module libexec/apache24/mod_ssl.so

Some more work width certbot for Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate :

root@ns326804:/usr/ports/security/py-certbot # make install clean
root@ns326804:/usr/ports/security/py-certbot-apache # make install clean
root@ns326804:/usr/ports/security/py-certbot # rehash

I can now install my SSL certificates with :

certbot --apache -d clucas.fr
certbot install --cert-name www.clucas.fr
certbot install --cert-name blog.clucas.fr

I have moved my SQL data to my fresh FreeBSD install and try yo access my blog (it is using wordpress)… It was a FAIL. It lacks some PHP module : 

pkg install php73-json php73-filter php73-ctype

It was some tips. I have not listed all the tasks I have done but only the one I think which can give you some information. By the way I was really pleased to move some of my contents on this fresh-installed FreeBSD server. Lot of fun to do this.

And Voilà you can read this blog’s post now 🙂

July 15, 2021 01:35pm :

Update : Don’t forget to add AllowOverride on your data directory so that mod_rewrite can do his job correctly such as :

    <Directory "/usr/local/www/apache24/data/blog.clucas.fr">
        AllowOverride All