My Plex Server

My Plex Server 1

Not only have I been a long time Plex user, but I have built a few Plex servers of the years and I wanted to outline my newest setup. It is quite a beast, especially compared to the previous server which was a 2012 Mac Mini which I only used out of simplicity but in the end it was not powerful enough to handle my needs. The form factor was great but when it came to having to transcode anything, it simply failed.

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Pi-Hole with DNS-Over-HTTPS via Cloudflare

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I was using Pi-Hole on my local network for some time on a VirtualBox VM that I had set up but recently removed it from my network as it was acting up and causing another possible fail point on my network that I just didn’t feel like troubleshooting at the time.

However with the release of the new CloudFlare 1.1.1.1 DNS, I thought I would revisit my Pi-Hole setup, this time actually running it on one of the many RaspberryPi’s that I have sitting around collecting dust.

Setting up Pi-Hole on a RaspberryPi is very easy, and there are already lots of how-tos out there on doing just that, but simply put you run the following command on your already setup RaspberryPi

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Installing sshpass on OS X

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I recently came across ansible and decided to give it a go, actually kind of upset that I never came across it before as I can already imagine quite a few cases when it could have come in handy and saved me a lot of time when it came to running the same command across multiple servers.

I went about installing ansible by using Homebrew which I have installed on my MacBook Air but soon noticed that I was not able to run commands against all the servers since sshpass was not installed on my machine. I figured the easy route would be to use Homebrew and just install it, but just searching for sshpass with Homebrew I was presented with the following error message.

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