Author Archives: Kodiak

Let’s Encrypt on VestaCP with CentOS 6

As promised a couple weeks ago, I’ve created a tutorial for automatically installing Let’s Encrypt certificates on Vesta-hosted sites. As you’ll recall, Let’s Encrypt is a new certificate authority that issues free domain validated (DV) certificates to virtually anyone in an effort to make the web more secure. Let’s Encrypt tries to be fully automated, […]

Let’s Encrypt Enters Public Beta

There’s a new certificate authority in town, and it seeks to change the way we think about web security.  Let’s Encrypt, run by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), a partnership of a number of Internet-focused organizations like the EFF, Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, and now Facebook, entered it’s public beta period this week and is […]

Using Mailman with Vesta on CentOS 6

About a year and a half ago I moved several of my websites to a server running the VestaCP control panel. At the time I posted an extensive review of the software, including a footnote that I found a way to get Mailman working with it. Apparently this is something a lot of people want […]

Remote Access on a Raspberry Pi

OK, so you have a Raspberry Pi running heedlessly (no keyboard or screen) on your network and you want to do something with it. What do you do? Well, there’s SSH, of course, but what if you want to play with any of the Pi’s graphical tools? The Raspbian OS (as well as most of […]

Dead Simple Dynamic DNS Updater

I run a VPN on my home network which lets me access my systems and files remotely and gives me a secure route to the Internet when I have to use questionable networks. Since my Internet provider does not give me a static IP address, I rely on dynamic DNS services to keep my IP […]