Haproxy with ACME Certs and Cloudflare

By thunderwood

One of the biggest parts of a self hosted environment is your reverse proxies. Services that you host typically are on random ports, like Sonarr on 8989, or Plex on 32400. This is no bueno, and plus you wan’t protection for the servers these services are running off of. That is where a reverse proxy…

Automated Torrenting

By thunderwood

The current problem I find myself in is being stuck downloading torrents the old fashioned way. I start up the VPN (I use IPvanish), go to a torrent website, download the file I want, plug it into uTorrent, then save it to my media server. This can be tedious when you want to download multiple…

Getting Started w/ Portainer

By thunderwood

Portainer is a GUI for adding and managing docker containers with the option to run Windows containers too. This feature-rich application includes automated startup and recovery, App templates, custom image formatting, and much more. Here, I will guide you through setting up your Portainer instance. To start, spin up a Ubuntu VM, preferably Ubuntu Server…

Networking Protocols

By thunderwood

The following are links pertaining to network protocols including cheat sheets and general information. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication_protocol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_protocol_suite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPv6_packet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Control_Message_Protocol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Control_Message_Protocol_version_6 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmission_Control_Protocol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_Datagram_Protocol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Network_Management_Protocol http://packetlife.net/library/cheat-sheets/ (helpful reference cheat sheets)

General InfoSec Links

By thunderwood

The following are some links I compiled regarding general InfoSec topics. Your 5 Year Path: Success in Infosec: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv-AfK7PkxU https://vimeo.com/103717886 (Introduction to Linux video) https://www.google.com/search?q=linux+cheat+sheets (Linux cheat sheets) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56846 (Windows command line reference) https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-home/alg-intro-to-algebra/algebra-alternate-number-bases/v/number-systems-introduction (Introduction to number systems and binary) https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-home/alg-intro-to-algebra/algebra-alternate-number-bases/v/hexadecimal-number-system (Hexadecimal number system) https://cloud-platform-assets.azurewebsites.net/anatomy-of-a-breach/ https://www.nist.gov/topics/cybersecurity https://measurablesecurity.mitre.org/ https://www.nist.gov/topics/cybersecurity https://www.cisecurity.org/ https://www.cisecurity.org/controls/ https://www.cisecurity.org/cis-benchmarks/ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-ds/plan/security-best-practices/best-practices-for-securing-active-directory (Excellent recommendations for…