Segmented Home Network

I remember my first home network. I was living in my parents home and ran a null modem cable between two computers with a LapLink Cable. After that, my home network evolved to thinnet, 10BASE-T and then 100BASE-T. I was the envy of my friends when I purchased a network switch — at the time everyone else used network hubs. My first router was a home built Linux server on the 2.0.x kernel with ipfwadm at the core with an always connected 28.8kbps modem for connectivity.

Read More

Ubuntu 18.04 Initial Setup

On my vSphere 6.7 host, I frequently need to setup a new VM for various projects — some long term, some short term. Since this doesn’t happen too often, I tend to need to lookup a few configuration steps every time. List Available Timezones: timedatectl list-timezones Set Timezone to PT sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/Los_Angeles Update system packages: sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Read More

Synology SSD Cache on External Devices – Part 2 – Forced Failure

After the write up on using external drives for the SSD cache, I shared the article with the wonderful community on Reddit for feedback. As a point of order, the intention of this research is to enable the support of an SSD cache. While this does also enable the ability to extend the volume with external drives, that is out of scope for this topic. That may be explored at a later date. Huge shoutout to those who responded, especially Ben_77, Zbig_Leboski, and EEvilCorp who provided some well written thoughts…

Read More