Install RDP on Debian 10 (Buster)

Start off with a freshly updated system and install the requirements:

apt update
apt upgrade
apt install -y xrdp xfce4 xfce4-terminal gnome-icon-theme-full tango-icon-theme

Make xfce4 our default xsession:

echo xfce4-session >~/.xsession

Make xfce4 the default for by editting the following file: :::bash nano /etc/xrdp/

Replace what is in there with this:


if [ -r /etc/default/locale ]; then
  . /etc/default/locale


Restart xrdp for changes to be made effective.

service xrdp restart
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GPG random-entropy

This is was the workaround that I had to do to get gpg keys to be generated on a kvm debian machine. After doing it several times and having to hunt to figure out how I got it working the first time I decided I should write it down.....

sudo apt-get install rng-tools
sudo rngd -r /dev/urandom
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Road Warrior VPN

This is a dead simple way to get an OpenVPN server up and going with individual client certificates.

wget -O && bash
# Copyright (c) 2013 Nyr. Released under the MIT License.

# Detect Debian users running the script with "sh" instead of bash
if readlink /proc/$$/exe | grep -q "dash"; then
    echo 'This installer needs to be run with "bash", not "sh".'

# Discard stdin. Needed when running from an one-liner which includes a newline
read -N 999999 -t 0.001

# Detect OpenVZ 6
if [[ $(uname …
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Mesowx Real Time Weather Graphing

To start off this tutorial it is assumed that you have Weewx completely set up on another server with the weather station properly connected and reporting. This tutorial will be using a Master / Slave MYSQL database that is configured like my previous blog entry.

The purpose adding Mesowx into the mix was not to add another layer of complication into the mix, but to be able to dynamically display a dataset and to have the ability to focus in on a specific type of data or date. Mesowx allows for multiple ways to access the data and even a way …

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MYSQL Master Slave Replication over SSH tunnel

The purpose of running having a master / slave relationship between your databases is that the slave database will be an exact replica of the specified master database. The purpose of running the connection through a SSH tunnel is to ensure:

  1. Connection is encrypted
  2. MYSQL server will only connect to the localhost
  3. Minimal ports need to be opened at the firewall.

If you are unfamiliar with the SSH protocol or how to forward local ports, now is a great time to learn about it or to brush up on it from the Offical Website.

On Both Servers

On both the master …

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