August 31, 2021

Build a Raspberry Pi 4 Docker Swarm Cluster with four nodes and deploy Traefik with Portainer

I decided to run all of my supporting homelab services in a more flexible setup, making it easy to deploy and test new features, while also ensuring that already running and needed tasks are stable and constant available. Therefore I decided to create a four node Docker Swarm cluster with four Raspberry Pis 4 8GB […]

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August 23, 2020

Install pihole on a ProxMox LXC ubuntu container and setup as Primary DNS for a Unifi Network

Today we install the famous DNS advertisment blocker pihole in a LXC container on a Proxmox server, and set this as our network wide primary DNS server on the Unifi controller. The cool thing is that even as pihole was born as a Raspberry Pi project, it can easily run on most other Debian-based operating […]

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May 31, 2020

Setup secure SSH to key only access with custom user/port on Raspbian/Ubuntu

This quick guide shows my standard routine for setting up secure SSH on new fresh installs of Raspbian or Ubuntu VMs. First if you are still using any system default user like "pi" or "root" or "admin", change this and create your own, custom user. Lets start in this example with our new user name […]

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