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HowTo: Updating the LiniTX Controller and Unifi Software

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The LinITX embedded controller has proven popular since its launch with many units sold. All feedback has been taken on board and alterations have been made to the embedded OS and configuration to make the controller as easy to use as possible. All new controllers purchased in 2015 will include Webmin as standard which will provide a web Gui interface to the OS settings. The controller now includes automatic tasks, the most important of which automatically reboots the controller daily at midnight which frees up resources and reduces problems with Java.
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HowTo: Adding FTP To The Ubiquiti AirCam Mini

Unfortunately the Ubiquiti AirCam Mini doesn’t, out of the box, allow you to FTP images from the camera to a remote server.

Ubiquiti AirCAM Indoor Mini IP Camera – 720p H.264

We can however fix that though in this instance we’re looking at sending single frames, not streamed video. The AirCam has something in common with many Ubiquiti products, it runs Linux. This means we can compile applications and use ssh and scp. For those that find compilation a bit daunting, at the bottom of this post, there’s a link to a tarball containing all the files you need to get this working. Just read the post so you know what’s going on.
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HowTo: Control privacy addressing for IPv6 in Linux

It seems that some people didn’t like their MAC address being magically used as part of their IPv6 address, and so some bright spark created the concept of privacy addresses – see RFC3041

However sometimes we need to be able to control the behaviour, sometimes we want to enable them and sometimes we want to disable them.

Under Linux we can do this by altering values in sysctl, these are documented in ip-sysctl.txt
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