Restart HomeBridge via SSH

Restarting HomeBridge can be sometimes handy when in testing mode. Here is the command to restart HomeBridge (to be used via SSH for example on your Linux system): The command will give no output, but HB should now be restarted. Restart HomeBridge via SSH was last modified: August 18th, 2019 by Thomas

 

Guide: Update HomeBridge plugins

If you previously have been installing HomeBridge (let’s say, on a Raspberry Pi), you know it’s a neat little piece of software. Thanks to HB, many non-smart or non-HomeKit enabled devices can be controlled via your iPhone or iPad using the Home app. A community of developers has created HomeBridge – HomeKit support for the Keep reading →

 

Linux SSH update issue: Errno 12 and Errno 256 error message

Today I tried to update my Linux operating system via SSH using the command sudo yum update (sudo apt-get update may be working too, depending on the Linux distrubtion). Most updates worked fine, except for one, where I received this error: http://mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/centos/6/updates/x86_64/Packages/libssh2-1.4.2-3.el6_10.1.i686.rpm: [Errno 12] Timeout on http://mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/centos/6/updates/x86_64/Packages/libssh2-1.4.2-3.el6_10.1.i686.rpm: (28, ‘Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec Keep reading →

 

DirectAdmin: “Error Loading ssl_cipher”

When I could no longer connect to my server on port 2222, I knew something was up with Direct Admin. I received the error Stopping Direct Admin Failed. I checked the error logs and the error was as follows; There appears to be something wrong with loading the ssl cipher for the Direct Admin service. Keep reading →

 

Solve: “Stopping DirectAdmin: [FAILED]”

When you have made changes to the Direct Admin or you simply have to restart the DirectAdmin service, you can restart the DirectAdmin service manually. In my case, I was no longer able to connect to my server (by default, the server is accessible by going to serverip:2222 in your browser). Use one of these Keep reading →

 

Test your VPS server speed

A VPS can be bought for a cheap price these days and many hosting providers have various plans to choose from, ranging from a few hundred MB of RAM and a single core CPU, to virtual private servers with lots of RAM and speedy Gigabit connections. Mostly, a Linux server doesn’t need that much resources Keep reading →