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
It has been a while since I did much of interest in the home lab, but that is changing this week.
I am starting to rework lots of things:
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 recently got a new MacBook Pro, and as I was setting up the mail configuration on that laptop, I found that I was unable to send mail through my mail server. I use Apple Mail, and usually it works great for me, but in this case it was not …Continue reading
I own a CanoScan LiDE 30. This scanner is about 15 years old, and back when I got it new, it was supported on Mac OS X. Canon stopped updating the drivers a couple years later, so I switched to TWAIN-SANE.
When I did that, I wrote a "scan" shell …Continue reading
Like most people in my industry, I use multiple email addresses at multiple providers. Used to be, I could configure all of my email addresses in my mail client and just send through my mail server and -- voila -- my email would go out as whatever address I wanted to use …Continue reading
I have a 3-story house, and my office is on the third floor. Wifi connectivity in the bonus room over the garage was terrible, so I brainstormed ideas with coworkers and friends about how to fix this. As a temporary measure I ran a long ethernet cable from the office …Continue reading
Last week, I needed to make some changes to my employer's production website, but before I made those changes in production, I wanted to test them. Unfortunately for me, our dev server is unreachable by Qualys, so I had to come up with another way to test those changes.
Enter …Continue reading
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.