Month: August 2019

School Environment

I have been working on a private school project, I haven’t finalized any solutions yet but i hope my notes will guide others in similar predicaments. Server: A Synology NAS makes a good turn-key file server that is easy to use, supports add-in software, supports cloud sync. Alternates are OpenMediaVault running on Rock64, NextCloud running …

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WPAD Disable

WPAD is an old method Windows uses to automatically configure a proxy server in a corporate environment. Recently it has been exploited to spy on traffic in-flight, it can bypass encryption. I recommend disabling it on your personal computer. If you are concerned about a work computer you might just forward this article to your …

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Disk Space Cleanup

Empty recycle bin, after backup of course Verify De-duplication stats; PowerShell as AdminGet-DedupStatus c: | flpay attention to LastOptimizationTime : 5/13/2020 12:45:07 PM Manually run the Deduplication garbage collection in case the scheduled task has stopped: Start-DedupJob -Type GarbageCollection -Priority High -Volume “c:” Get-DedupJob -Volume “c:” Download Mass Image Compressor (req DotNet) and run it. …

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PfSense/OpnSense Firewall Hardware

NewEgg has Protectli hardware $250ca, fanless, 4x Gig eth ports, 0 Ram, 0 HDD. USB Wifi is an option. May have a free m.2 socket onboard. https://www.newegg.ca/p/2DS-001U-00002?Description=2%20nics&cm_re=2_nics–9SIA6XD5UV1629–Product Pfsense does sell official hardware the Netgate SG-3100 (1000 series is not recommended) $350us. 6x Gbe, 2x Arm Cpu cores, 2Gb Ram, 8Gb Ssd, pfsense pre-installed, 1x USB3 …

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