Unattended upgrades in Debian

We use Debian for our systems. Not only because we love it, but also because you can harden and secure it very well. One of the many security precausions for Debian-based Linux distributions are unattended upgrades.

Mastering Vim: Motions and marks

This time I’d like to talk about some some useful tips how to move through a file. Vim motions and marks cannot only be helpful to jump to a specific location, but also to select, copy-paste and delete text passages.

Mastering Vim: Opening files

I think every *NIX admin knows this little gem – the Vi or Vim (Vi Improved) text editor. While the origin vi was written by Billy Joy, vim was cloned, improved and released in 1991 by Bram Moolenaar. In the blog series Mastering Vim, I’d like to show you some tips & tricks.

SSL Certificate with SubjectAlternativeName (SAN)

If you want to create an SSL certificate for multiple subdomains, you could either use a wildcard certificate like *.example.com or you could use an SSL certificate with SubjectAlternativeName (SAN). For example, if you create an SSL certificate with SubjectAlternativeName (SAN) like this: CN: gitlab.example.com SAN: registry.example.com, mattermost.example.com In my understanding it was one main […]

How Git’s reflog can save your ass

I think we all know, and hopefully love Git. Git is very powerful and even so, a lot of people (including myself) haven’t experienced the full power of Git. I for myself haven’t used reflog or even heard about it for a long time. However, reflogs can probably become really important.

Sending signals to a Docker container

We all know Docker, right? Running processes in Docker containers is nice and we can easily stop, start or restart the container with simple commands. However, you probably don’t want to “fully restart” a container all the time so sending signals to a Docker container becomes important.