Luigi Iotti

Operating Systems, Network, Security consultant. After graduating cum laude in 1992 at 23, started working as a computer systems engineer in companies in Reggio Emilia; in 2000 founded Lux Servizi.

New Asterisk and FreePBX packages

The Asterisk and FreePBX packages used on the current version of Casa (and on some of my Linux servers) have undergone a major upgrade. They are available in the Lux repository for CentOS 8 (Almalinux 9 is coming soon).
These packages are one of the central components that characterize Casa.

Please note
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In-place upgrade from CentOS 8 Stream to Almalinux 9

Today I’m trying to switch a server system (dns, mail, web and other fairly generic services) from CentOS 8 Stream to Alma 9 doing an in-place upgrade. The objective of this activity is not making an upgrade while maintaining business continuity (although if you are in a virtual environment and/or can clone your server, the
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(Italiano) Sfiatare i termosifoni con la Legge dei Gas Perfetti

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

Frank 8: SaMBa rpm packages with AD DC support

I had to upgrade some old CentOS 6 servers with even older SaMBa NT4 DC on it. I went to CentOS 8.
Since AD DC functionality is not included in the C8 rpms, I recompiled the SaMBa rpm packages from Rawhide. All went smooth. I did the upgrade and after some trial/error/google cases (it
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Cloning an Atmosphere microSD using basic Linux tools

This time something completely different!

Cloning my Atmosphere-NX SD with one emuMMC partition on it to a larger one. Obviously with simple, cli linux tools.

First insert the old SD. In my case it is 200GB large. In the log I find:

Dec 20 16:02:43 casa kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg4 type 0
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Atahualpa lives!

The blog you are reading is (was, until yesterday) based on the popular Wordpress CMS. The theme is Atahualpa. Given my inexpertise in the field, I don’t even know why I chose it about ten years ago. But over time I realized that for me it is a gem.
Unfortunately for some years now,
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Casa on CentOS8

Read about Casa, my little appliance for my house.
Reimplemented for the occasion in CentOS8.

The Casa page

RP-PPPoE on CentOS 8

As part of the new implementation of Casa, I needed RP-PPPoE for CentOS 8. As it is no longer, or still, available in Epel, I recompiled the RPM. You can find it in my Lux repo, along with my version of PPP with the network-scripts-ppp package re-enabled. Nice for people like me who
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Accessing a Dell DRAC5 from Windows 10

The DRAC5 is an old remote access card, found on servers such as the PowerEdge 300, 2950, 1950 etc. I have one built in about 2007.
Trying to use it today with modern browsers and JREs will lead to errors, mainly due to added security improvements/checks which have been implemented since then.

Fortunately, there
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Placing a SIP call on a Xiaomi MI9T with MIUI 11

It seems there is some lack of info on the net about placing a SIP call with this device. I would like to use the native Android SIP stack and not another app which would remain running and drain some battery.

First, configure the SIP account. Go to phone app->setting->advanced setting->SIP settings->Add account. By checking
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