Installing HAProxy on pfSense

HAProxy and pfSense are both wonderful solutions on their own. This post explains three solutions to integrate them. These solutions range from a typical testing scenarios to a more maintainable, secure, full featured, flexible and viable solution for critical production environments.

Setting Up ezJail and Ports Collection on pfSense – Part 2

In Part 1 we installed ezJail in pfSense, created a new jail, and then made that jail to start automatically with pfSense. In this part we will setup Ports Collection on pfSense so that we can install ports inside our jail. This Ports Collection can also be shared with more than one jail on pfSense. ezJail installs […]

Setting Up ezJail and Ports Collection on pfSense – Part 1

ezJail is a jail administration framework for FreeBSD jails. It makes jail administration very easy. ezJail on pfSense can enable us to integrate applications like HAProxy with pfSense in a way which is safe and sound for production environment. So let’s get started. Part 1 will cover setting up of ezJail on pfSense. Part 2 will […]

Allow Non-Admin User to Control Start-Stop of Windows Service

Don’t you think that it’s not a good idea to give admin rights to a non-admin user or a Junior System Administrator, just so that he can start, stop or pause a windows service? And it is worse if this needs to be done on multiple servers. Especially when you know that people often represent […]

Configuring COLLABNET Subversion with Active Directory

If you need to host Subversion in a Windows Server environment, it is always desirable to integrate subversion with Active Directory. For Windows Administrators it is better to use COLLABNET Subversion Edge as it comes with all-in-one installer including Apache, Subversion and a beautiful web console which simplifies tasks like managing repositories, users and SVN […]

Preparing Locked-Down Active Directory for LDAP Authentication

Configuring LDAP authentication in a firewall, UTM, Subversion Server, etc, generally only requires a valid Active Directory User. This is because by default “Authenticated Users” special group has Read and List Content permissions on almost all Active Directory Containers. However, In a locked-down Active Directory, authenticated user ACEs are removed from the default Active Directory […]