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Real Rack!

In my previous posts, I noted that my homebuilt rack worked well execpt for two issues: (1) I was silly and went with telco threaded rails and (2) I neglected to add the 1/8th inch (3.2mm) thickness of each rail … Continue reading

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Network Upgrade Complete (For now…)

My netwok upgrade is not complete. The last two pieces were to replace the 1GigE switch in the TV room and the 10/100 Mbit/s switch in my son’s gaming room. A few months ago, my son questioned why his gaming … Continue reading

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Had A Question on IGMP Proxy and pimd

I had a question in the comments on the firewall rules and IGMP Proxy and pimd based upon the post DLNA: pfSense and IGMP Proxy – nope, use pimd. Unfortunately, I deleted that comment when cleaning out the spam (imagine … Continue reading

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Network Upgrade 99% Complete (For Now)

I received my second UniFi AP Lite yesterday. The plan was to have two APs in the house – one on each floor – from the beginning. The first AP was mounted in the basement ceiling which provided good coverage … Continue reading

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Core Network Upgrade: Completed – Almost

Well, I’m just about finished my core network upgrade that I started, really, last winter. Here’s what has transpired since Christmas (links to posts, etc. in line): Santa bought me a TP-Link TL-SG1024DE. It gave me the VLANs I was looking … Continue reading

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Fixing error: environment block too small

A quick post on fixing error: environment block too small I updated my Linux Mint 19.2 which included an updated kernel and this error started occurring at boot before the grub menu. You have to “hit any key to continue” … Continue reading

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FreeNAS Update

I forgot to put in the obligatory logo 🙂 I’m well on my way through my FreeNAS build. For my boot drive I picked up two Kingston 120GB A400 SSDs on Amazon for CDN$25 each. That is only slightly more … Continue reading

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DLNA: pfSense and IGMP Proxy – nope, use pimd

This is more of a note to myself than a real post… If you have different subnets and want to use a DLNA-based media server it will not work. This is correct by design! DNLA is a local network, broadcast … Continue reading

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Summer Project

Well, adding the door to the rack has taken the back burner. Not quite as interesting as I want. However, I think I will need to replace the rack posts with the “square hole” type. I thought that having the … Continue reading

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Homemade Server Rack – Work-in-Progress: Update 1

A very quick update: I have the facing completed now. I added back the TP-Link TP-SG1024DE into the rack for some reason… Maybe to fill up space? I might use it for the DMZ instead of the 5-port unmanaged switch. … Continue reading

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