Online.net IPv6 Setup Script

Someone on LowEndTalk recently posted a great script to automatically configure IPv6 on Online.net’s dedicated servers.  Since I’ve recently been using one of their 2EUR Kidéchire specials as a Deluge & SABnzbd box I found this quite useful.

Script Usage:

This script is designed to be run on an Online.net Dedicated Server, it has been tested on:

  • Debian 7
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • CentOS 7
  • Proxmox VE w/ OVZ (see Issue #1)
wget www.sonicboxes.com/scripts/ipv6_dhclient_online_net.sh
chmod 755 ipv6_dhclient_online_net.sh
./ipv6_dhclient_online_net.sh <interface> <address block> <subnet> <duid>

Example:

All of the required information can be found on your Online.net Network configuration page (console.online.net >> Server >> Network configuration).  It should look like this:

Online.net IPv6 Example Settings

In this example, we’ll be adding the subnet 2001:0bc7:5555:101::/64 to our dedicated server via the following command:

./ipv6-dhclient-script.sh eth0 2001:0bc7:5555:101:: 64 00:04:01:07:c7:b8:2f:13:d5:a8

Next we’ll want to add some addresses from the /64 block to the server:

/sbin/ifconfig eth0 inet6 add 2001:0bc7:5555:101::1
/sbin/ifconfig eth0 inet6 add 2001:0bc7:5555:101::2

Your server should now have outgoing IPv6 connectivity and you should be able to ping the assigned address, in this example – 2001:0bc7:5555:101::1, from an outside network.

Source: GitHub – LowEndTalk Thread

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Deluge is a BitTorrent client written in python based on libtorrent. Deluge is my favorite  BitTorrent client because it’s got some great features like:

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  • Cross-Platform Support
  • Thin Client Mode
  • Great Web-UI
  • Plugin System

Not only have I found Deluge to be faster than many of the other BitTorrent clients that I have tried but, it’s also simple to setup and reasonably lightweight in terms of resources. Packaged versions of Deluge can be a bit old and not up to snuff, so I’ve written a  simple bash script that will automatically install the latest version of Deluge from it’s source.  The entire process, on a freshly installed VPS, takes approximately 5 minutes. (more…)

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From the Official Observium Wiki

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LXDE + NoMachine Low Memory Auto-Install Script

This is a little script I’ve been tinkering with for a bit now, it installs LXDE + NoMachine for remote desktop access.  It’s a minimalist script based around low ram usage (perfect for LEBs!), it just installs a bare desktop, a web browser(iceweasel) and a means to access it, any other programs i.e. VPN, torrent client, etc.. must be installed by the user.

Update 1/05/15: An Android/iOS client is now available for NoMachine, please see the links below for the APK/iOS store link.  I’ll be adding a configuration guide for the Android client shortly.

Update 3/24/14: Fixed an issue with package and client URLs not resolving, also fixed a bug in the libcairo section of the script.  Please continue to report your feedback.

Usage:

wget http://www.sonicboxes.com/nx/autolxde.sh
chmod 755 autolxde.sh
./autolxde.sh

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