Always use the ‘.home.arpa’ top-level domain (RFC 8375), and don’t use the special-purpose ‘.local,’ or made-up undelegated domain names like ‘.lan’ or ‘.home.’
The RB750Gr3 is an inexpensive Gigabit router with advanced network management capabilities for just €50/$60. It’s highly configurable with a steep learning curve.
How to get Windows Delivery Optimization to download updates from PCs on your LAN network (or the internet). Reduce internet data/bandwidth usage with LAN P2P.
The tale of my bad experiences with consumer-grade Realtek networking equipment over the last decade. Intel has always had to come in to save the day.
The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Pro has intermittently stopped working. (Likely a Broadcom driver issue). Here’s how I turned a simple workaround into a more permanent fix.
The Jellyfin media server can enrich your media collection with metadata from online sources. The price may be free, but the cost is metadata for metadata.
How to restrict Linux services’ network traffic with per-service systemd firewall rules. Enhance security by only allowing required network access.
MikroTik’s DHCP lease scripts don’t execute on DHCP renewals, causing issues with DNS registrations when devices suspend and rejoin the network later.
Network routers are neither appliances nor magic; they’re computers and computers require ongoing maintenance and security patching. But whose job is that?
Websites are port-scanning your localhost. Here’s how to stop random websites from knowing what services are running on your device.
Peer-to-peer apps forget the IP addresses it communicated with in the last session and rely on peer-discovery all the time. Caching can make them more robust.
A quick tutorial for migrating from FirewallD and getting started with the Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW). Both are front ends for Linux’s iptables firewall.
VPS service providers have data centers located all over the world. You need managed anycast IP-addresses to direct users to the nearest VPS location.
Tutorial for quieting Multicast DNS using various firewall front-ends for Linux’s iptables firewall such as FirewallD and Ubuntu’s UFW.
Russia to test disconnecting from the global Internet. Peer-to-peer distributed internet alternatives won’t survive after the Runet cutoff.
Two competing proxy-anonymity proxy services — e.g. Tor Onion and I2P — can be used at the same time when set up with a PAC file.
An over-aggressive power-savings system causes Android devices configured with a PAC proxy configuration file to lose networking.
Ctrl blog was inaccessible in Turkey for five days as the country inadvertently blocked the BunnyCDN content delivery network.
InvizBox wants some of that sweet VPN subscription service revenue. Abandons Tor Onion network anonymity in favor of a more lucrative venture.
The French VPS provider Scaleway doesn’t deliver promised features like IPv6, reverse DNS, or Linux distribution availability.