New FreeBSD Screencast Episode about CARP

Today I’ve tried out CARP, the Common Address Redundancy Protocol, which allows you to easily set up automatic failover for machines which usually become single points of failure in your infrastructure like loadbalancers, firewalls and routers. It was so easy and quick that I made a short video demonstrating it: Commands # Machine 1 ifconfig […]

FreeBSD: Authentication Error when fetching ports from github

For people who have the same problem: I have tried to install a port that fetches its source from github and it failed to fetch it. When I tried the fetch command manually for the given URL I saw the following error: fetch https://github.com/nicolargo/glances/archive/v1.7.3.tar.gz Certificate verification failed for /C=US/O=DigiCert Inc/OU=www.digicert.com/CN=DigiCert High Assurance EV CA-1 34380826280:error:14090086:SSL […]

Evaluating Online Backup Services

Backups, the everlasting topic. Years after several hard drive crashes, after manual backups and semi automatic backups I’m still thinking about the right solution. Current Setup Currently I’m using an USB / SATA adaptor to connect various hard drives without enclosure to my computer to run Time Machine semi automatic backups. With OS X 10.7 […]