Not long after my last post, the PoE HAT for my Raspberry Pi died -- to be more accurate, one of the components on the board disintegrated. I don't know if this was a manufacturing defect or the result of a bad solder job related to the fan, or something else …Continue reading
I followed VMware's instructions in their "Fling-on-Raspberry-Pi" document. It's not a difficult process, but there are a few things to …Continue reading
I recently decided to upgrade my personal laptop. Until recently, I was using a 2015 MacBook Pro that I bought in 2016 after Apple announced they were bringing the butterfly keyboard to the MBP. My goal for that purchase was for it to last until Apple released a better keyboard …Continue reading
I like networking -- always have. However, today, my networking knowledge is only okay -- but I want it to be great! My goal is to achieve CCNP certification in 6 months. To help with this effort, I have added a Cisco lab to my home network. It is old equipment (2x …Continue reading
FRR is one of the things I have wanted to configure on my Raspberry Pi, specifically to enable anycast for Pi-Hole. The reason to do this is that I do not want my Raspberry Pi to be a single point of failure on the network, especially since it has been …Continue reading
In an earlier post, I mentioned the NFS automounter. I make use of the NFS automounter everywhere. And by "everywhere," I mean "nearly every Unix system I install." FreeBSD, NeXT systems, Mac OS X, Linux -- they all get the configuration.
The NFS automounter is useful because of the ease of …Continue reading
My home network has changed significantly in recent months.
First, I purchased three MikroTik devices, an RB260GS for my office and two hAP AC, one for my office and one for my garage. This allowed me to simplify my network and it provides for several changes. My network now looks …Continue reading
I was recently asked about SSH, tunnels, and reconnecting disconnected sessions. Some people use mosh, but I take a different approach, one that does not require any special server software on the target server.
I am a system engineer in the Raleigh, NC area. My main interests are Unix, VMware, and networking. More about me, and how I got started.