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.

(Italiano) Sfiatare i termosifoni con la Legge dei Gas Perfetti

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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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29144 error upgrading VmWare Workstation

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I tried to upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10 from 15.5.0 to 15.5.1. As usual, the installer first removed the older version, and then installed the newer one. But it stopped with error code 29144 and rolled back the installation process. Which resulted in no Workstation version installed.

I tried the method I found
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(Italiano) Manuale centrale d’allarme Security Cà 085/8 Senior

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