sometimes I need a quick and dirty speed test of an internet connection. Speedtest.net Mini allows just that, but I did not want random surfers to eat my bandwith. So here’s how to set up your own.
for paid accounts (DynDNS Pro and Dyn Standard DNS), one can do the updates with TSIG.
This allows us to not use ddclient, thus not having our DynDNS.com password in a config file on disk. Obviously, if the key is leaked, an attacker can still wreak havoc with your DynDNS zone configurations, but at least they will not be able to log onto the web interface of DynDNS under your name.
In the olden days, one would have to manually calculate to get a file system (FS), in a logical volume (LV) that was part of a volume group (VG) living on a software RAID, properly aligned. I would get this calculation wrong in about 10% of the cases.