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Raspi-config's mostly undocumented non-interactive mode

Introduction If you’ve ever used a Raspberry Pi, you’ve probably used the raspi-config configuration tool. This text-based user interface (TUI) is great for changing 99% of basic settings on the Raspberry Pi, such as the hostname, WiFi country, locale, memory split, etc… However, if you’re managing a fleet of Raspberry Pi devices, or just really like configuration management tools, you’re probably looking for a way to automate setting these items from the command line....

2021-07-22 · 3 min · Logan Marchione
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Always-on Grafana dashboard using Raspberry Pi touchscreen

Introduction I have a small homelab in my home that runs pfSense, Proxmox, Docker, a Synology NAS, UniFi wireless, etc… I already monitor my pfSense firewall logs using Graylog, but I was looking for a solution to monitor hardware (e.g., CPU usage, RAM usage, etc…) as well as software processes (e.g., containers using network, current download/upload speed, etc…). I stumbled upon two separate software stacks for this. First is the TICK stack, which is composed of open-source products from InfluxData:...

2020-05-17 · 7 min · Logan Marchione
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Celebrating 1000 comments by giving away a Raspberry Pi 3!

Winners An update: Comments are locked as-of 12:05pm Eastern time. I received 363 comments, but 4 were mine, so 359 comments gives you a 1-in-359 chance of winning (.27%). Congrats to the two winners, Dan and Michael! I’ll be emailing you shortly! -Logan Introduction Since 2014, I’ve been blogging about security, open source, Linux, and routers. Since then, I’ve hit the 1000 comment mark (although technically, some comments are my own replies to your comments)....

2017-12-05 · 4 min · Logan Marchione
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Raspberry Pi UPS monitor (with Nginx web monitoring)

Introduction With the winter weather, we’ve been having brownouts and power losses more frequently. I wanted to purchase a UPS to protect my equipment from this, but I also wanted to receive alerts when the power goes out, and possibly shutdown equipment. For this, I need an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and a computer to monitor it with. Hardware As you guessed by now, I’m going to be using my Raspberry Pi to monitor the UPS....

2017-02-24 · 10 min · Logan Marchione
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Ubiquiti UniFi controller setup on Raspberry Pi 3

Hey! Listen! This post is part of a series on the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite. Check them all out! Date URL Part 2019-06-28 Migrating away from the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite Migrated to a Netgate SG-1100 2019-02-03 EdgeRouter CNAME records Setup CNAME records 2017-10-03 Dyn DDNS on EdgeRouter Setup DynDNS 2017-04-25 DuckDNS on EdgeRouter Setup DuckDNS 2017-01-08 Ubiquiti EdgeRouter serial console settings Serial console settings 2016-11-29 Ubiquiti UniFi controller setup on Raspberry Pi 3 Install UniFi Controller 2016-08-30 EdgeRouter Lite Dnsmasq setup Setup dnsmasq 2016-06-13 EdgeRouter Lite software upgrade Firmware upgrade 2016-05-12 EdgeRouter Lite OpenVPN setup OpenVPN server setup 2016-04-29 Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite setup Initial setup Introduction As you know, I love my Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite....

2016-11-29 · 6 min · Logan Marchione