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bears repeating

Mon 14 June 2021


what software does a firewall run, anyway?

Fri 11 September 2020


secure-ish DNS for small environments

Thu 12 March 2020


low power cpus

Wed 15 May 2019


advice on buying firewall hardware

Mon 22 October 2018

Several people have asked me recently what hardware I would buy today for use as a home firewall.

  • Partaker N3050 B5

    • $121
    • N3050 CPU
    • no RAM (1 slot DDR3L up to 8GB)
    • no SSD (room for mSATA + 2.5" SATA disk)
    • 2 x gigE + wifi 802.11 b/g/n …

FIOS one year later

Sat 20 October 2018


why computer security is terrible, a partial explanation

Fri 21 September 2018


wireguard setup

Sun 12 November 2017

Wireguard is a new open source VPN system being initially developed on Linux. I have two major use cases for such a thing: site-to-site protection, and backhauling traffic from a laptop or phone to my house.

Wireguard's differentiators:

  • Small codebase, because there are very few options. For example, there is …


towards a sustainable software policy

Sun 11 June 2017


monocultures are efficient and fragile

Mon 15 May 2017


tracing calls

Tue 28 February 2017


slapping at gnats

Sun 22 January 2017


revisiting a new firewall

Fri 13 January 2017

A few years ago I wrote about my new firewall Let's look at what I've learned since then.

First, you should know that I'm very pleased with the firewall. It continues to function smoothly. Debian upgraded from 7 to 8 without a hitch. I added a few new software features …


Nintendo's contactless brushpass and dead drops

Wed 30 November 2016


IOT security: the key and the castle

Tue 22 November 2016

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