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Adding OVH fail-over IPs to our pfSense 2.X configuration

This follow the article about the configuration of a pfSense 2.0 firewall here

This last one explains how to include IPs fail-over in the configuration.

Setup a pfSense 2.0 firewall when default gateway is on a different subnet

I have written a better article, using the firewall in transparent mode here .

This article has been updated for pfSense 2.0. The original article about pfSense 1.2.X has moved here.

pfsense : configure the keymap

To change the keymap of your keyboard you can use :

kbdcontrol -l be.iso.kbd

For a list of all keymap, look inside directory /usr/share/syscons/keymaps, here are some:

  • be.iso.kb
  • fr.iso.kbd
  • uk.iso.kbd
  • us.iso.kbd
  • german.iso.kbd

IPv6, the switch: When ? (or a world without IPv4)

The number of IPv4 addresses used on the Internet is limited, IANA the organization in charge of the addresses allocation has assigned the last ones during the beginning of 2011.

Connect Linux to the internet using wvdial and a UMTS modem

I run a Fedora 12 and want to connect to Internet using the UMTS modem provided by Belgian ISP Mobistar.

UMTSMon is nice tools, but it requires QT3, not installed on all Linux. wvdial is a more common command line tools.

 

The struggle against SPAM is a political problem more than a technical one

I thing SPAM is more a political problem than a technical one !
A lot of smart technical solutions exist for a long time now but SPAM remains a problem.
Main mail service providers like Google and Hotmail could choose and impose new rules in mail exchange to the community, by rejecting mails from servers not following them. Then I thing SPAM would be reduced to the minimum.

My solution below is deliberately superficial because a real solution would require long debate of mail gurus to avoid any weakness. I'm only one and maybe not a guru :-)

Run rsync in server mode on VMware ESXi 4.0

This procedure has been tested on ESXi 4.0 only

First I was unable to upload files through rsync running in server mode !!! Only downloads are working ! rsync can also be started using a remote shell like ssh using -e option. Used this way, rsync can be used to download and upload. Anyway the use of the ssh layer and its encryption increase CPU load.

Adding OVH fail-over IPs to our pfSense 1.2.X configuration

This follow the article about the configuration of a pfSense 1.2.X firewall here

This last one explains how to include IPs fail-over in the configuration.

DMZ are often misunderstood

From the LAN side, DMZ is as dangerous as the Internet itself !

Setup a pfSense 1.2.X firewall when default gateway is on a different subnet

In this article I explain how to configure a pfSense firewall version 1.2.3 when the default gateway is on a different subnet as the block of IP you get from your ISP or hosting provider. pfSense i s a free firewall solution.
Here is another solution for a pfSense 2.0.

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