Alt255 Blog

February 20, 2019


Intro I’ve been using the restic backup system for a bit over a year now. It seems to be working well, was easy to configure, and is speedy. ... Read more

December 17, 2017

Forwarding GPG over SSH

Here’s a guide to forwarding GPG over SSH. This is helpful to not only assist with remote GPG operations, but will also work to forward SSH credentials which were loaded via gpg-agent. ... Read more

June 29, 2017


Today I discovered a terrific website for checking an SSH server’s configuration: sshcheck. Point sshcheck at an SSH server and it will produce a report about the server’s key exchange, encryption, and MAC algorithms, indicating if any are considered insecure. ... Read more

May 28, 2017

mosh is amazaballs

I finally got around to trying out mosh, a “replacement for SSH”. Mosh is pretty darned amazing as well as easy to setup. ... Read more

February 5, 2017

Posix ACLs (on ZFS)

This started out with having installed several programs within a LXC container, all running under separate user accounts that need to access a shared data pool. Growing tired of manually flipping permission bit so that the programs could all work together, I wanted a way to ensure that files created by one program could both be renamed and moved by another program (running as a different user). ... Read more