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/
LoadModule php7_module libexec/apache24/
LoadModule ssl_module libexec/apache24/

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
certbot install --cert-name
certbot install --cert-name

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 VoilĂ  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/">
        AllowOverride All

06/06/19 – D-Day

In memory of all the soldiers who paid with their life the cost to peace and democracy in Europe. Please read these words and keep it in mind.

If I 'd been born in 1917 in Leidenstadt
On top of ruins, in a battlefield
Would I have behaved better of worse than those people
If I'd been German?
Born into humiliation, hatred and ignorance
Fed on dreams of revenge
Would I have been one of those unlikely beings with a conscience
Like some teardrops in the midst of a flood?
If I'd grown up in the docklands of Belfast
Soldier of a faith, of a class
Would I have had the strength to withstand and fight against my Own kind: to betray, to hold out a hand in friendship?
If I'd been born white and rich in Johannesburg
Between the power and the fear
Would I have heard the cries carried by the wind?
Nothing will be like it was before.
One never knows what one really has in one's guts,
Hidden behind our appearances
The soul of a brave man, an accomplice, an executioner?
The worst or the best?
Would we be one of those who resist or just those who follow like sheep
If it was a question of more than just words?
If I 'd been born in 1917 in Leidenstadt
On top of ruins in a battlefield
Would I have behaved better of worse than those
If I'd been German?

R.I.P Jieff

You will be for me the guy who wrote this kind of post and talk technology with Remy Card (ext2).

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Yves Arrouye ( ecrit:

> Tu vas peut-etre pouvoir m'aider : je veux mettre un 3e disque (sur un 2e
> controleur). Mon 2e controleur ne tourne que sur irq 14, mais on peut changer
> les adresses des disques (il en a deux plages). Je n'arrive pas a ce que le
> patch reconnaisse gentiment mon 3e disque, quelque soit la config. Au secours
> ! Help !

	Chez moi, le deuxieme controleur n'a ete bien reconnu qu'a partir
du moment ou j'ai pris le fer a souder et devie la piste IRQ 14 -> IRQ 15,
comme explique dans la doc de l'archive atdisk2-0.9.tgz (ancien patch pour
gerer deux cartes controleur IDE). Je crois que cette doc n'est plus
fournie avec les patches ide-x.x*. Je peux te l'envoyer si tu ne trouves
pas l'archive atdisk. Car, meme avec deux adresses I/O differentes pour les
cartes, l'utilisation de la meme IRQ avec plus de 2 disques peut poser des

> (Linux 1.1.64 + ide-2.5.patch-64+)

	Je tourne en 1.1.61 + ide-2.01.patch.61+.gz et ca roule sans pbs pour
Marouchka - 76 Rouen

And a great linux kernel programmer (Telsat Turbo), rock’n roll & Nina Hagen fan.

Have fun with luxman…

++Jieff :-/


Les grandes grandes vacances : enfin un vrai dessin animĂ© pour nos enfants…

Désolé pour les lecteurs anglophones, cela sera un article pour une fois en français et loin des sphères concernant Cisco et la certification CCIE.

Les grandes grandes vacances” est un dessin animĂ© rĂ©alisĂ© par la maison de production “Les armateurs“.

Cette série animée traite de la seconde guerre mondiale et de la résistance française. Le fait que les évènements se passent près de Dieppe en Normandie, rajoute à mon intérêt.

Je suis tombĂ© dessus avec mes enfants. Ils sont encore petits et ne comprennent pas tout ce qu’implique ce dessin animĂ©. Mais ce dernier est vraiment de qualitĂ© et permet je l’espère aux enfants d’aujourd’hui de comprendre l’Ă©poque Ă©voquĂ©, soit la seconde guerre mondiale, la rĂ©sistance, et la libertĂ©.

Cette Ă©poque rĂ©sonne particulièrement en moi et je voulais partager cet extraordinaire travail et j’espère que ce dessin animĂ© sera utilisĂ© afin d’Ă©duquer nos enfants et donc que cette pĂ©riode de notre histoire reste toujours ancrĂ© en nous. Ceci est nĂ©cessaire. Vu l’Ă©poque difficile oĂą la nous vivons, cette piqure de rappel est vraiment importante.



During these holidays on this beginning of may has been used for work at home and in our garden. Nevertheless, some work has been done on OSPF during these last two weeks. CCIE studies has been indeed slower than in April. It will be at 100% in beginning of the next week.

Holidays !

It was holidays with family for two weeks. It was really peaceful.

Come back to CCIE studies and some blog posts begin of september.

Hope to see you soon on this blog.

Pancakes’s HOWTO for newbies

Dear readers,

It is not usual to have a cook blog post here. I am not aware of cooking things, but to please my daughter I test this one and it was a success.

Here it is a HOWTO to make pancakes. I am a newbie in cooking, so it is easy.

Recipe for 6-8 pancakes
Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Total time of the recipe : 30 minutes


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 packet baking powder
  • 200 g flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 50 g butter (not that it attaches ) so it equals to 3 x 1/2 tablespoons
  • 15 cl of milk
  • 3 soup spoons of oil (sunflower-type)
  • 1 teaspoon salt



  • Beat eggs
  • Mix the milk with the eggs
  • Add sugar
  • In a bowl, put the yeast , flour , cinnamon and salt
  • Add the eggs with the milk and sugar
  • Add oil
  • mix
  • Heat a frying pan (for induction cooking : level 5)
  • Put a little butter
  • Once the simmering butter, pour a ladle of batter
  • When you see small bubbles up over the entire surface of the pancake : turn
  • Let the other side cook for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Well put butter between each pancake