Archive for the 'Networking' Category


SSH, Proxies (Proxy’s?), Tor and Web Browsing

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

For quite some time I’ve been making use of a dd-wrt modified linksys box on my home network as an openvpn endpoint so that when I’m out and about in the world, I connect the vpn, switch firefox to route through a squid proxy server on the home network and I’ve got a nice fairly [...]

The Linksys WRT54GL and DD-WRT firmware

Monday, May 5th, 2008

I’ve had a couple of small wireless projects lately and have really been having a great time playing around with the Linksys-Cisco WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router and one of the many GREAT 3rd party firmwares dd-wrt. I know, for a couple years I’ve meant to get a hold of one of these little linksys boxes [...]

AT&T rbl block inquiry site

Monday, January 21st, 2008

First, I guess I should give a primer, what’s an RBL? RBL stands for Realtime Black List (or Realtime Block List depending on who you talk to.) The idea is there are machines that either 1) have no business DIRECTLY trying to deliver a mail message to a legitimate mail server or 2) are known [...]

Wiring

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

I’ve got a home project to run more network cable here lately and found techtoolsupply to be an interesting resource for network and other cabling supplies. I don’t recall who I ordered from last time, it’s been several years (and those big spools of cable last for years unless you do a LOT of cabling.) [...]

Custom livecd’s, virtualbox, seamlessrdp and sata dvd burners…

Monday, September 24th, 2007

I thought this writeup was interesting on the idea of using a web interface to customize a livecd. I’ve built a couple livecd’s (that I still use) for tech support, but I’m always thinking of one more tool that I’d like to have. After looking through their wizard it seems a bit limited in the [...]

Web translation

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

I found this link of plugins for wordpress to aid in multilingual site building. I’ve been experimenting with English/Spanish designs of one site I maintain using plain html (index.html.en index.html.es and the server gives the correct page depending on the browser localization. It seems as though there was an .htaccess change that I had to [...]

Stopping email hoaxes and chain emails…

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

How many times have I seen the same chain email about who knows what… it always ends in something along the lines of “I don’t know if this is true, but I figure I don’t have anything to lose, so pass it along and let’s see what happens.” Computers were supposed to improve productivity, sometimes [...]

Residential VOIP

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Of course, we’ve heard of skype, vonage, and our dsl/cable providers hawking VOIP. I thought I’d make a note of this one though as the name is a bit more obscure… packet8    Send article as PDF   

Bellsouth/ AT&T mail problems

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

I would dare say there are more than a couple people “out there” right now that are puzzled as to WHY some of their mail is bouncing back to them as being rejected. Right now I’m talking about Bellsouth / AT&T mail users…. it appears that this week AT&T is in the process of transitioning [...]

Why? (Why couldn’t AT&T make sure their mail servers weren’t using old dialup IPs that are blacklisted….)

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Why do I always wind up being the one to discover problems? …. Today in checking mail I found a mail that had bounced back from one of my clients that uses bellsouth… Now bellsouth has recently been bought by AT&T and it appeared as though the mail had been rejected because the mailserver trying [...]

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