Archive for the ‘Computer’ Category

FileZilla FTP Server for XBMC, virtual directories and user groups

Monday, June 29th, 2015

I have been using FileZilla FTP server for years so it came quite naturally to also build my TV / HTPC infrastructure around its file services. Some of the benefits of using FTP for serving files * low system impact * own permission system seperated from windows security system * use of file service ...

ESX5i Z77 DirectPath vt-d Asrock Z77 Pro3

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

I assembled a Z77 based system around a Asrock Z77 Pro3, which I chose for its VT-d functionality and just installed ESX5i to check if it works: Asrock Z77 Pro3 Bios v1.1 Intel i5-2400 ESX5i build 623860

Raspberry Pi, Raspbmc, NFS, MySQL

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Recently I acquired a Rasperry Pi device, mainly because I was never really satisfied with the implementations I had used before (24p stutter, problems with energy saving mode etc..). Some weeks ago a friend of mine had purchased an android-based USB stick with HDMI output, which he tried to use ...

Logitech Media Server 7.7.2 running on Windows Server 2012 Core VM

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Just wanted to state the fact of LMS (Logitech Media Server) running on virtual instances of Windows 2012 Server Core. Running LMS on 2012 Core will give you VMs with under 6GB VHD and 360MB memory footprint each. The quick steps: * Create new VM, one CPU core suffices (LMS does only ...

Windows 2012 Server Core, edit password complexity requirements in command line

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

secedit /export /cfg X:\passcomp.cfg Edit passcomp.cfg: "PasswordComplexity = 0" secedit /configure /db C:\Windows\security\new.sdb /cfg X:\passcomp.cfg /areas SECURITYPOLICY Enable Remote Management: netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)" new enable=yes netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group="remote event log management" new enable=yes

FritzBox: Monitor Traffic

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

I have been using Fritzbox devices for some time now, moving from a 7170 to a 7390. What I have always missed was an easy to set up monitoring solution for the traffic going through them, most importantly the internet interface. There are some solutions that can do that, ...

Using a Draytek Router as dedicated VPN Gateway

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

I am currently using a Fritzbox 7390 as a device for handling a 16MBit ADSL line, telephony (SIP based) and two DECT devices. I also used the 7390 as VPN endpoint for some time, dealing with Astaro UTMs as counterparts. VPN was halfways robust, some points however were unnerving: There is ...

FileZilla FTP Server with implicit TLS encryption on a ADSL line with dynamic IPs

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

FileZilla FTP Server with implicit TLS encryption on a ADSL line with dynamic IPs Create DynDNS, DtDNS, NoIP or similar account Install Filezilla Server Options, Passive Mode settings, Use custom port range e.g. 30032-30049, Use the following IP: e.g. "" SSL/TLS settings, Enable FTP over SSL/TLS, disable explicit FTP over TLS, enable Force PROT ...