iperf3 Testing (Proxmox to FreeNAS)

I’ll add more writing later but I wanted to post the gist right way. I setup Proxmox two nights ago and have been playing around. I realized I had a Mellanox ConnectX EN 10GbE card in there and have tried for hours to get it working, finally got it! I just ran an iperf3 test between Proxmox and FreeNAS and here’s the result…

Supporting Developers

I use a browser plugin on all of my machines (3 laptops, 2 desktops) called Group Speed Dial by Fast Addons. A gentleman by the name of Juraj Mäsiar is the sole, full-time developer there, like a one-man band. I’ve been using this extension for about 2 years and couldn’t be happier.

Recently one of my laptops began to throw an error when I would open my Group Speed Dial page. I tried a number of things to alleviate the issue but to no avail. So I copy/pasted the error message into an email and sent it off. I’ve submitted error logs and diagnostic data to quite a few projects over the years, this ain’t my first rodeo, and one maaaaybe two times have I actually heard back… a week later… from some rando who may or may not be on the project and it was usually just to say they got it or are looking into it or give me some troubleshooting steps to try (all of which I’ve probably already tried). BUT this guy emailed me back about 5 hours later, thanked me for sending in the bug report and asked for more detailed info (one or two things I hadn’t even thought of yet). THAT’S CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! And I’m only using the free version BTW. So I bought him a cup of coffee; https://Ko-fi.com/home/coffeeshop?txid=a68f36ab-4e8d-4a10-ac05-cd093806ab38&mode=public&img=ogiboughtsomeone

Developers work really hard and are stressed out a lot of the time so please be kind to them and support the work they do.

SAN Pool Upgrade

Well after almost 5 years the Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD’s comprising the SAN pool in my FreeNAS server are beginning to fail. It’s been fun but so long. After much research and reflection I have decided to go for enterprise grade disks this time around. I settled on the Intel DC S3700 400 GB. Granted they’re used but I got a really good deal and they should still have plenty of mileage left (specs indicate their write endurance at 3.7 PB).

Apache Rewrites using .htaccess on FreeBSD

Edit httpd.conf and uncomment this line:

#LoadModule rewrite_module libexec/apache24/mod_rewrite.so

In the web root directory create the .htaccess file and open it with an editor:

nano /usr/local/www/apache24/data/.htaccess

Add the following to the newly created .htaccess file:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
#1) externally redirect "/file.html" to "/file"
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]{3,}\s([^.]+)\.html [NC]
RewriteRule ^ %1 [R=301,L]
#2) rewrite  "/file" back to "/file.html"
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME}.html -f
RewriteRule ^(.*?)/?$ $1.html [NC,L]

Doogie Howser, M.D.

I started watching Doogie Howser, M.D. on Hulu because nostalgia. When I was finished setting this blog up it made me think about how he writes in his journal at the end of every episode. So that’s what I’m doing now, watching Doogie Howser journal while I blog…