Varun Priolkar

Category: Server

How to fake pings and traceroutes

I recently read Srijit Banerjee’s excellent article, which brought to light ugly things done by service providers to fool their customers who have grown accustomed to the ping google.com command to judge the…

10 Gbps network for less than $60

I needed a fast connection between my NAS and my VM server. So I set on to the mission of doing 10 Gbps network connectivity for as cheap as possible. This is mainly…

How to use AMDGPU driver for Southern Islands and Sea Islands card on Ubuntu Linux

These instructions apply only for GCN 1.0/Southern Island cards and GCN 1.1/Sea Islands cards. You can check if your card falls in this categories here. The AMDGPU driver is a newer driver for…

How to start an Internet Service Provider in India

So I was planning to start an ISP in India but a few things happened and I gave on the idea. I did however do some research which I can share with you…

Backing up LXC containers with automation

Short blog post to post a script I wrote to backup LXC containers with encryption and push notifications. 🙂 Manually backing up LXC containers was a pain and I wrote a script in…

Analysing Steam’s network in India

Excited by the prospect for Steam for Linux I fired up Steam to download some games. The problem was that finding a mirror with the best speed for seeming problematic. So I decided…

My presentation about LXC containers at GDG Devfest, ICG

Yesterday I presented a talk at GDG(Google Developer Group) Devfest about Stop using Docker! Fun with Linux containers and networking. The venue was International Centre Goa. Many people had a lot of doubts….

Awesome Piwik setup – CDN, evading adblockers, GeoIP and more

My setup guide heavily depends on Nginx so you may have to change a few things if you are using some other web server. But this should be helpful never the less. 🙂…

IPv6 should be working on this blog!

IPv6 is now enabled on this blog. Getting it to work wasn’t as straight forward as I initially thought since my hosting provider Contabo gives only a single /64 and I use many…

Getting SSL reverse proxy to work with WordPress

This is not very hard to do but I had a tough time figuring out how to get this to work. I’m just writing this down in case someone finds it helpful. In…

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