Posts about networking

7
Apr
2017

Collecting Unifi controller data with collectd

As you can tell from the last few posts, I've been having a lot of fun withcollectd and instrumenting my systems. But I had one glaring hole untilrecently: my Ubiquti...
5
Apr
2017

Options Have Meanings, or, How I Made an rsync Seven Times Faster

Warning: Doing this is making a clear tradeoff between security and speed.Do not do this on the public Internet or across a network you do not trust.rsync is one of...
28
Mar
2017

More collectd and pfSense Fun!

Extending my post from last year,here's some additional data I'm grabbing from pfSense and stuffing into collectdvia a script. I'm now grabbing:DHCP LeasesCPU TemperatureThermal Zone TemperatureSSD Drive TemperatureUPS information (via...
27
Aug
2016

Collecting Data From pfSense Using collectd

So I've recently been on a graphing thing, wanting to collect all kind of datafrom my home network. And collectd seems to be a good candidate for doing that.With a...
18
Jan
2016

Pretty URLs - Serving Plex from behind a proxy using mod_proxy and Apache

I'm obsessed with pretty URLs. I admit it. I love looking at a properly formattedURL that just looks nice.I'm slowly converting our internal media library over to Plex now that...
13
Apr
2015

Scheduled Throttling with pfSense

Apple has launched a new Photos App for OS X, along with the ability to upload your entire library to iCloud. And with prices that are so cheap, there's almost...
16
Mar
2015

Installing the Ubiquiti UniFi Controller Software on pfSense 2.2

Note: I am leaving this here for the reference and posterity, but for a variety of reasons,I no longer recommend doing this. It is a neat hack, but tends to...
15
Feb
2015

Switching to pfSense

So after several years of successfully using DD-WRT, I finally decided to move to pfSense. There are a multitude of reasons for this move, but I'll try to enumerate some...
12
Dec
2011

The Stupid Simple Guide to Setting Up Your Own DNS Server

I'm a developer, first and foremost. I like writing code. To me, maintaining servers, configuring things, troubleshooting network issues and the like -  these are things I do to support...
27
Oct
2010

Automatically Provisioning Polycom Phones

The goal of this project were twofold:To completely eliminate the need for me to touch the phone to provision it. I want to be able to create a profile for...
5
Oct
2010

Google Chrome, Mac OS X and Self-Signed SSL Certificates

I've been using Google Chrome as my primary browser for the last few months. Sorry, Firefox, but with all the stuff I need to work installed, you're so slow as...
10
May
2010

DD-WRT Hacks, Part 2 - Setting up an OpenVPN Server

In my previous entry, I wrote about how awesome DD-WRT is, and how it had replaced a number of network devices allowing me to reduce the number of machines at...
6
May
2010

DD-WRT Hacks, Part 1 - Setting up a PPTP VPN Endpoint

To celebrate the re-launch of my "blog," I'm going to do a multi-part entry about DD-WRT. But, first, a little history.For the first time in 10 years, I have no servers...