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Old Site Redirection Fix

Fixed a redirection issue with the most recent old version of (i.e. was pointing to the wrong page on

Package Installation and Updates on an Isolated Network

For your self-hosted systems there are likely hosts you don't want exposed to the wilds of 'The Internet', even for outgoing traffic, but you still want to be able to do package updates. Here is how you do that using NGINX as a proxy on a host on an isolated network and is also on an internet connected network.


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CentOS 7 Partial Mirrors and Custom Repositories

Often you don't need a full mirror of CentOS and/or only want a small set of packages from other repositories such as EPEL, so to save bandwidth, space, and time we give a working example of a partial mirror and custom repository setup.

Self-hosted Infrastructure

Various articles and brain dumps, and general tech junkyard of information related to self-hosting various servers and services, usually for private consumption only.

Content Management

Information related to content management with or without an actual CMS (Content Management System).

Web & Mail Hosting

Articles and other documents related to self-hosting web and mail services.


Ancient HOWTO documents for the curious and/or digital historians interested on more ordinary history of the internet and computing.

News of the Dead Code

News items for the Dead Code blog by Daniel F. Dickinson. This folder is intended to declutter the Dead Code front page.

Ancient History

A collection of old articles and info written prior to reconstruction that are no longer relevant to current practice, as a nod to digital historians and other interested parties.

Dead Code

Daniel F. Dickinson's reworked and revived blog for one-off and short series technical creations.

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