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Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Delirium Brief (Laundry Files #8), door Charles Stross

Written on November 30, 2017 at 06:55, by

Deze keer geen scifi maar spionage-actie-fantasy. The Laundry Files is een serie over ‘The Laundry’, de bijnaam van een Britse geheime dienst belast met de bescherming van het land tegen occulte dreigingen. De publieke opinie keert zich tegen de dienst en na een reeks bezuinigingen, waardoor er al een groot tekort aan personeel is, wil […]

OpenVPN in a pfSense CARP cluster

Written on November 21, 2017 at 14:44, by

If you’ve set up a pfSense CARP cluster for high availability and you’re running OpenVPN on it there are a few tweaks you can make to improve your experience. The issues: OpenVPN client is unable to connect to WAN VIP… …and when it does, no internet connection is available via OpenVPN. You cannot reach the […]

How to set up PfSense High Availability (hardware redundancy)

Written on November 21, 2017 at 06:51, by

What is High Availability in PfSense? High Availability (HA) in PfSense comes down to hardware redundancy, essentially having a hot spare instantly taking over a router that becomes unavailable, aka failover. Instantly in this case being one or two seconds, without firewall states being broken, so your file will just continue downloading and your video […]

Our memory like dust, door Gavin Chait

Written on November 21, 2017 at 06:04, by

Het tweede boek van deze van oorsprong Zuid-Afrikaanse schrijver. Hij herhaalt zijn kunstje uit zijn debuut een beetje: een verhaal over contrasterende samenlevingen waarin griots (verhalenvertellers) folkloristische illustraties bieden bij de gebeurtenissen. Op zichzelf zou ik het verhaal een technothriller noemen: een man bouwt zonnepanelen in de Afrikaanse woestijn en wil de energie exporteren naar […]

Log in to PfSense based on Active Directory group membership

Written on November 10, 2017 at 08:30, by

You can assign an Active Directory group to log in to PfSense’s web interface. This article has a more elaborate discussion of two different methods to achieve an Active Directory link, here I’ll just describe the LDAP one. RADIUS will work as well. On your domain controller – Create a PfSense group and add users […]

Set up OpenVPN on PfSense with user certificates and Active Directory authentication

Written on November 8, 2017 at 06:58, by

This article explains how to set up PfSense as an OpenVPN server which authenticates clients based on the certificate they have and their Active Directory credentials using either RADIUS or LDAP. If you find this article helpful feel free to click some of the ads on this page. It won’t make me rich but it […]

Protect your network with domain filtering on pfSense 2.4 and pfBlockerNG

Written on November 6, 2017 at 06:50, by

PfBlockerNG on PfSense protects your network by filtering internet traffic based on lists of domains or ip addresses. The lists are usually provided by third parties. Setting up pfBlockerNG and getting it to work is relatively simple but there’s a lot of possibilities that may not seem obvious right away. If you are using Active […]

Scan your network’s internet traffic with Squid and ClamAV on PfSense 2.4

Written on November 3, 2017 at 06:34, by

This article describes how to set up a virusscanner on your PfSense router. We’ll set up the Squid proxy server and ClamAV as a virusscanner. A lot of internet sites now use TLS (https) so not scanning inside encrypted web traffic would miss a lot of data. However we cannot decrypt en re-encrypt traffic with […]

Installing Snort for IDS/IPS on PfSense 2.4

Written on November 3, 2017 at 06:19, by

This article explains how to set up an IDS/IPS system using Snort of PfSense 2.4. There are other howtos; this documentation is mainly for my own benefit. If my documentation helped you, please consider clicking some of the ads on this page. It won’t make me rich but I would know someone found it useful […]

Avengers of the Moon, door Allen Steele

Written on November 3, 2017 at 06:08, by

De gouden jaren van de science fiction: 1935~1955. De Grote Drie schreven er hun vroege werk, onder redactie van John W. Campbell. Edmon Hamilton schreef in die tijd een aantal verhalen over ene Captain Future en ene Allen Steele smulde daar later als jochie van. Steele stelde zich met Avengers of the Moon tot doel […]