Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “Linux”
Running the UniFi Controller under LXD
A while back I bought some UniFi access points. I hadn’t gotten round to setting up the Network Controller software to properly manage them though, so thought I’d dig into setting that up.
Building IoT projects with Ubuntu Core talk
Last week I gave a talk at Perth Linux Users Group about building IoT projects using Ubuntu Core and Snapcraft. The video is now available online. Unfortunately there were some problems with the audio setup leading to some background noise in the video, but it is still intelligible: The slides used in the talk can be found here. The talk was focused on how Ubuntu Core could be used to help with the ongoing security and maintenance of IoT projects.
Performing mounts securely on user owned directories
While working on a feature for snapd, we had a need to perform a "secure bind mount". In this context, "secure" meant: The source and/or target of the mount is owned by a less privileged user. User processes will continue to run while we're performing the mount (so solutions that involve suspending all user processes are out). While we can't prevent the user from moving the mount point, they should not be able to trick us into mounting to locations they don't control (e.
ThinkPad Infrared Camera
One of the options available when configuring the my ThinkPad was an Infrared camera. The main selling point being "Windows Hello" facial recognition based login. While I wasn't planning on keeping Windows on the system, I was curious to see what I could do with it under Linux. Hopefully this is of use to anyone else trying to get it to work. The camera is manufactured by Chicony Electronics (probably a CKFGE03 or similar), and shows up as two USB devices: