Proof of Concept: Use Ansible to manage the Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE)

This is the follow-up article to my Introduction to the Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment (AIDE). It presents a Proof of Concept (PoC) that shows how AIDE can be remotely controlled using an Ansible role. Knowledge of the introductory article is assumed. Basic Ansible knowledge, such as the use of Ansible roles and the execution of […]

The state of Gaming on Linux

The state of Gaming on Linux is great and way better than a couple of years ago. This is largely due to the power of Open Source. But why ? Let’s dig into this a bit. History In the past, there were just a few games available as native Linux binaries. The majority of games […]

How often do you patch ?

Historically, there have been two schools of thought about patching: Patch as soon as a patch is available to eliminate security risks versus testing the patch extensively before it is applied to production systems ( aka “Never change a running system” ). One of the main reasons why you might feel the need to patch […]

Installing and running Eclipse Kura on a Raspberry Pi B (Model 1)

Now that I have a running Kapua instance, its time to look at the network edge to gateways and devices. Eclipse Kura is a Java/OSGi-based framework for IoT gateways. A gateway is a devices that is distributed at the network edges and communicates with sensor or steering devices using cables, Bluetooth or other private networks. Sins […]

Creating a standalone instance of Eclipse Kapua using Docker containers

Today I start with taking a deeper look at Eclipse Kapua. It is a modular IoT cloud platform to manage and integrate devices and their data. My goal for the next weeks will be to demonstrate a multi-tenant capable installation of Eclipse Kapua on OpenShift, connecting several IoT devices and gateways to it. As a […]

An Internet of Threads or will there also be Something in Open Source?

Currently I play with IoT devices and connected “things”, and as much they fascinate me, mostly they are quite locked and when the vendor loses interest, money or disappears from the market, these things mutate to ubiquitous threads and begin to scare me. Sure, most of the stuff is built on Linux, but passwords or […]

Setting up an Enterprise OpenShift 3.5 Platform on macOS with VirtualBox

I am a middleware guy. I am one of those guys who love to think about solving implementation problems. I am not necessarily one of those guys who love to dig into the infrastructure part too much. Typically, required things should be there so that I can use them for my work. But since some […]

How to trace IPTables in RHEL7 / CENTOS7

If you are debugging IPTables, it is handy to be able to trace the packets while it traverses the various chains. I was trying to find out why port forwarding from the external NIC to a virtual machine attached to a virtual bridge device was not working. You need to perform the following preparations: Load […]

IoT – Smart Gateway with Intel Edison & TI Sensortag – Part 1

A dear colleague of mine provided me with a Texas Instruments Sensortag Unfortunately this present was connected with the request to get it running with my Intel Edison and the Smart Gateway. This blog will be part one of my endeavor. Update the Intel Edison My Intel Edison still runs the old firmware, so the […]


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