Add a verified website to the Mastodon profile

After Elon Musk bought Twitter, many are looking for alternatives. One of them is the decentralized social network Mastodon. You can even run your own mastodon server, instructions for this can be found here. After you have registered on a Mastodon server, it is advisable to complete your profile first. You can also specify websites in the profile, for example to link to your blog. Mastodon offers the possibility to verify these linked websites....

November 20, 2022 · 2 min · Samuel Kron

Channel logos in Kodi with Tvheadend

To get the channel logos displayed in Kodi, set them up under Tvheadend. This tutorial describes the necessary steps. Used versions LibreELEC - Version 10.0.3 / KODI - Version 19.4 Matrix Tvheadend - Version 4.2.8 on extern Server with Gentoo Preperation First you get the necessary channel logos, also called picons. Download this free of charge from Github at the following address There are various designs and sizes to choose from here....

November 6, 2022 · 2 min · Samuel Kron

Create SSH Tunnel

An SSH tunnel is used to enable encrypted access to network services on a server. A port is made available on the server and on the client side for this purpose. Access to the client is then as if the tunneled service were running locally. This tutorial describes all the necessary steps to set up such an SSH tunnel. I did all the steps in this tutorial on two Gentoo systems....

November 20, 2022 · 4 min · Samuel Kron

Setup Mosquitto MQTT broker on gentoo

Mosquitto is an open source MQTT broker. The broker can then be used, to use Owntracks with Home Assistant. This tutorial describes how to set up a Mosquitto server on Gentoo. Installation At the time of writing this tutorial, Mosquitto version 2.0.15 was available in Portage. We install Mosquitto: emerge -a app-misc/mosquitto Create Mosquitto user To connect to the Mosquitto Broker you have to create a user and create a password file....

November 20, 2022 · 3 min · Samuel Kron

SSH login with Nitrokey Pro 2 on Linux

In this tutorial, I will describe how you can get an SSH login with the Nitrokey Pro 2. The prerequisite is that you have already generated OpenPGP keys on the Nitrokey Pro 2. I set it up on a desktop / server with Gentoo Linux. In principle, the whole thing should work with any distribution. Voraussetzungen Nitrokey Pro 2 setup OpenPGP Key on Nitrokey Pro 2 GnuPG Version => 2.2.15 Setup OpenPGP key as SSH key If the OpenPGP keys are set up on the Nitrokey Pro 2, you have to add the key to SSH in the console (user / client)....

November 20, 2022 · 3 min · Samuel Kron