Archive for the ‘Firewalls’ Category

pfSense 1.2.3 vs Vyatta 6.1

December 27th, 2010 1 comment

I have been a long time pfSense user starting back in 2006. Recently I switched my main firewall from pfSense to Vyatta. It was a tough choice as both platforms have their advantages and disadvantages. Read more…

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Configuring Vyatta with an IPv6 Tunnel Broker

October 9th, 2010 4 comments

One way to get connected to the IPv6 network is by using a tunnel broker. The broker provides an IPv4 endpoint to send IPv6 encapsulated packets. This works best if you have a static IPv4 address. The tunnel broker needs to be configured to send packets for your IPv6 address range to your IPv4 address. I choose to use Hurricane Electric as my tunnel broker. Read more…

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Hot Adding a SCSI Device

July 11th, 2008 No comments

When hot adding a SCSI device, such as a hard drive, you might have noticed that it doesn’t show in /dev. You can either reboot, which defeats the purpose of hot adding the device, or notify Linux to rescan the SCSI bus. Read more…

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Rolling Out pfSense Embedded

October 13th, 2006 No comments

Since the 1.0 relase is hot on the mirrors now is the perfect time to discuss this. As most of you know each time a new version is released you have to backup your config, flash the new image, setup the minimal amount to bring up the webgui so you can restore your config. Well with the help of a few scripts I wrote you can put all that in the past. Read more…

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