It's time to refresh one of my Minikube installations- I'd like to play around with Cilium some more and Minikube is the most direct route to a functioning test cluster. The last time I set up a Minikube/Cilium was back in 2018 and I hope the installation is more streamlined now.
My purpose in this is to minimize what is installed to my host workstation. I prefer a greater degree of isolation between my host and experiments.
While upgrading my home network's Unifi server installation I found that the upgrade hung for an abnormally long time and after it 'finished' the web console would not load. Investigating further it appears that somehow the port configuration for Mongo changed in this (or a prior?) version of the Unifi software which lead to it not being able to communicate with the Mongo Server. When addressing this configuration issue I found I had a disk space issue to contend with, so it's been a 'fun' morning.
We encountered an issue where a developer was trying to use Docker Desktop for Windows and kept getting a message about being unable to share their local volume. Company security policy disabled File and Printer Sharing at the firewall level which left us with some trouble for people trying to develop in docker on Windows Desktop.
To see the helper script, head over to the github repo
I had an issue where WiFi auto-connect could not be disabled for a corporate WPA2-E network ("Connect automatically when in range" setting was not persisted). This can be an issue if you want to minimize your exposure to WiFi phishing attacks a-la WiFi Pineapple. Searching around I found a way that seems to let me disable the auto-connect.
Sometimes I forget to set the
--restart=always on docker containers that should be persistent. Fortunately for me the creators of docker anticipated my use case and provide a quick way for me to rectify the issue.
VMWare Workstation 14 does a poor job of handling High DPI screens. Linux VMs running on a laptop with a HiDPI screen don't display at the expected full-size. One way to work around this is using xrandr and display scaling from within the Virtual machine.
We setup an 'internal only' Fargate task the other day that locked down all outbound egress traffic. This required more effort than anticipated and I want to have some reference I can look back on in case I run into this issue again.
Updated: September 2019 to include notes on how other VPC Endpoints can impact Fargate tasks
We ran out of disk space on an old Dell Latitude E5530 and wanted to upgrade without reinstalling Windows and applications. Clonezilla and an external SATA/USB drive enclosure were used to duplicate the disk.
Once the new disk was installed we had an issue where windows would not boot without validating the bitlocker encryption key. Unfortunately for us we hadn't backed up the recovery key. Fortunately, we were able to get around this issue.
I rarely need to configure a wireless connection from the CLI, but when I do it seems like I can't find a concise set of notes on how to it. This page shows some notes I've found on how to successfully configure wifi using the linux CLI.
Troubleshooting Graphics Issues with Kali Linux 2019.2 on an Inspiron 11 3180 (AMD A6-9220e Radeon R4)
It's time to refresh Kali on the systems I take down to DEF CON each year and I was surprised to see Kali didn't "just work" out of the box on my inspiron 3180 like it has in the past. In troubleshooting the issue it appears that there is kernel issue that can cause graphical issues like freezing, flickering and black screen in Linux kernel 4.19 (used by Kali 2019.2).