Category Archives: Computing

Computers and Related Subjects

DD-WRT Powers the Home Network

I wrote about how I use pfSense as my home gateway system but that is no longer true. I have replaced pfSense with DD-WRT which uses iptables rules customized for DD-WRT and my own personal choices of configuration options which suit my home … Continue reading

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Home Network Features

I wrote about my home network and the DMZ setup I chose to use a few months ago. Many of you may wonder why I need such a setup and you will probably not be surprised to know that tinkering … Continue reading

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Cloud Devices Wish List

I decided to get a color inkjet printer after I grew tired of griping about how much I hate them. The world looks much better in color regardless of how much I gripe about inkjet printers. Printing out grayscale maps and … Continue reading

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Comfortable X Windows

I see many people using with UNIX/Linux systems with the usual black 80×25 text box.  Many people like it this way, but I find others miss the desktop interface common on other platforms.  This post is for users who miss … Continue reading

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The Onion Router Does Much More

I use The Onion Router (Tor) as a backup VPN and as a way to test my DMZ. I’ve come across free Wi-Fi hotspots that don’t allow connections to known home network segments or they block VPN access.  There are lists … Continue reading

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Home Network With DMZ

Virtualized DMZ Opening TCP port 80 and port 443, the web and secure web ports respectively, can enable home based services. I run my own web server at home in its own demilitarized zone (DMZ). I would like to share … Continue reading

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