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Unifi Switches connecting to Netgear smart-switches

This is a really quick post about trying to get Unifi and netgear switches to work together. I spent HOURS trying to get a LAG up between these 2 switches. For my network i...


Setting up Bind views

This is first post of hopefully many about my “kidnet”. The idea is to limit the kids exposure to the more “adult” side of the internet using BIND.


Using G-suite SAML with Splunk

Splunk isnt on the officially support list of apps that can intergrate with G-Suite SAML, but it can be manually addded. This is the process i went through just last night to intergrate G-suite...


New year, New Homelab

There has been a lot of changes in my life including a new awesome job aswell as some family stuff, hence so few updates. But now as i have a few minutes i figured...


Building a basic jekyll git and jenkins build pipeline

This website used to use Jekyll as its static site generator. I prefer working with static site generators as it means the website needs very little resources and isnt prone to as many vulnerabilities...


Routing specific traffic over a PIA VPN using PfSense

While i do somewhat trust my ISP, I certainly do not trust my government. There is some traffic going in and out of my network that i’d rather not have tied back to me...


Using FreeIPA to authenticate OpenVPN Users on PfSense

I have been fiddling with multiple different authentication methods to centralise the authentication across all my devices and services. Im trying to push myself to use FreeIPA more as it seems to be becoming...


Zen Internet, IPv6 and PfSense

Zen give out documentation for how to setup IPv6 on their own devices but i didnt find any info on setting it up on pfSense. This question also appears on /r/pfsense and /r/homelab/ occasioanlly...


Basic Telegraf, InfluxDB and Grafana setup

Telegraf and influxdb seem to be the new craze in the time-series database world, add in Grafana and you have the basis for a very powerful graphing solution. I personally have moved all my...