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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.

for a total of $176, including shipping. Links were accurate as of October 22, 2018.

This gets you a tiny box, similar in size to random commercial house router/firewall/wifi access points, which can run a standard Linux operating system with a complex firewall running at 1 Gb/s in and out, more RAM than strictly necessary, and an SSD which is both very large (and therefore can last a very long time) and boot the system quickly enough that you can do a reboot without losing TCP sessions.

I would also recommend a medium-sized USB thumb drive to set up as an emergency booting and backup device. Call it another $15 or so.

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

infosec is simple

Thu 29 September 2016

trusted, not necessarily trustworthy

Tue 30 August 2016

security strategies

Tue 07 June 2016

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