For quiet some time I have had a couple of Guruplugs sitting on my desk. Recently I had the chance to have a play with them and decided to put Fedora on an SD card however ran into a few issues with an old version of uBoot. I decided to update uBoot and was then required to update the kernel version as well to get it to boot.
We recently had the need to configure a Linux box to be used as a RAS. It allows for external users to create a PPTP VPN to it. It is configured on Centos 5.5 and can use Radius or Active Directory/LDAP to authenticate however in this instance we are using a local users list.Continue reading
I was always surprised when working for an ISP clients would ring and ask why they have gone over their quota. These aren’t home users many of these were major corporations spanning several sites with equipment several of our datacentres. Even in small networks it is important to know what data is traversing your network even if it is just to know who is running bit torrent and slowing everyone’s internet down. But it also has many more uses then that. It is a great way to detect anomalies in your network which most often are caused by Virus/Malware/Trogens all the fun stuff.