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Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Private_Ale, May 28, 2012.

  1. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

  2. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

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    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    New pfSense 2.2 VM! Still need to set up Lan2, but mostly done.

  4. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Please excuse the horrid pictures, apparently the signal isn't the only thing on my phone degrading. :p

    So I cleaned up my mini-rack. The switch, cable shroud, and Ripto + Ripto's shelf have been removed. The other two shelves have been moved down. The large switch has been replaced with a little 5-port gigabit switch which is attached to the side of the rack, conveniently right next to Geneva. I have a new toy that's sitting on the top shelf: a dual band access point! D-Link DAP-1650. It's been sitting in it's box since forever, now I have room for it.

    You'll also notice there's a fire extinguisher attached to the rack. I've been attaching everything to the rack lately.


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    screenshot.906.png Tomorrow I'll set up Lan2 which will connect Vonage & the CCTV DVR.

    Fun facts:
    • Geneva now has 7 active NICs.
    • During this renovation, I only had to rebuild 1 existing orange cable (split into two!).
    • During this renovation, I only had one orange cable left over.
    • The slowest part of my network is now the modem.
  5. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    I need another NIC. :p
  6. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    What's really neat about pfSense is that you do not need public DNS like provided by your ISP or Google. It acts as it's own DNS and queries root servers.
  7. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    pfSense DNS Resolver options:

  8. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    1TB in.

    I use too much interbuttz

  9. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Soon to be new firewall / router. It's the little MITX!

    Just replaced the GT 730 with my i350-T4 and added a mini pcie ssd. Total draw should be no more than 15 watts, much better than Ripto's 65 watts.

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  10. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    I think I'm going to try OPNsense on the MITX instead of pfSense.
  11. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    I now install boots on my custom cables, giving them a nice look.

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  12. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    So I'm officially going to begin disassembling the mini-rack and box up the servers. I just received what I intend to replace the firewall with, so now everything on the rack has been obsoleted.

    Going to take some bits and pieces of the mini-rack and build and even smaller desktop 2U rack. lols.
  13. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Ended up just getting a cheap little plastic shelf.

  14. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    It might be smaller, but I still have my blinkenlights! :D

  15. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    The EdgeOS firmware is pretty nice. It's a fork of Vyatta, so even though it's still immature, a lot of existing documentation applies to it.

    Not as thorough as pfSense, but considering it's size, price, and it's full wire-speed gigabit routing, it's pretty nice.

  16. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale King Neckbeard

    Even though I've long since cut back on my home network, I decided to keep the rack and turn it into a shelf and end table. :p

    Of course, it's still a rack so to not completely castrate it I put together a totally kawaii patch panel. :cat:


    It's just a blank patch panel with some keystone Cat5e couplers and fillers for the rest. That way every time I want to fuck with the physical layer I do not have to actually touch the router. Plus we all know I'm a sucker for overkill.

    It used the standard port colors: Green - Trusted, Local; Blue - Wireless, Segregated; Red - Untrusted, Internet. Omitted is Orange since I won't be doing any DMZ.