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I recently put up a post noting that I had acquired an android phone. I have been taking things slow for a Linux guy and learning my way around before I get too carried away with things. Being a long time Linux user and android being a Linux based platform Read more…


Recently I had an idea to replace my temporary firewall with a Nokia IP-650. I had read many posts on the internet of people using a Nokia IP-330 with Endian or other *nix based firewall distributions. Since an IP-330 is a bit low powered for me I looked for e Read more…


bit-barrier is online and working fine. It took me a bit to get all of the network segments set up. Specially when I failed to remember that I had staticaly assigned eegors network data. I had to go back through all of it by hand and change things to the Read more…


Well the hardware is assembled and running. I will let it run and burn in for the next week before putting it into full service between my network and the rest of the internet. All I can say right now is “bit-barrier lives!!”


I have been working on acquiring the hardware to build a new firewall for my home network. Recently I was given an AMD board along with an Athlon 2000+ CPU and video card. Go figure almost right after I find a computer sitting next to the trash drop point in Read more…


Slackware httpd with SSL is rather easy to set up. It is not however an automatic process. Note that this will not give you official certs. These are not good for things like banking and such. The steps below will however give you a set of unique self-signed certs that Read more…


Just thought I would pass on a bit of data. There are several firewall distributions out there in the net. Many of them are really good. Some are better than others. One that you I have not seen much of is actually my current favorite. Endian Firewall. This is a Read more…


To start things off I will touch on something that often gets over looked. Services. Both modern Windows machines and Linux machines have services of some sort that get started with the machine. Unless you have changed or disabled the ones you do not use you are taking an unnecessary Read more…

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