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Network Wide Ad & Malicious Website Blocking | Pi-Hole

For a few months now I have used the software package named Pi-Hole as an internal network DNS server to prevent ad sites in addition to malicious websites from being accessible form compute resources on my home network. Pi-Hole is a small install that can be installed on any Linux system and it works like […]

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How-To Software Technical

Retrieve MX records using nslookup

One of my new kids on the block asked me a question tonight; “Jermal, how do I get the mx record of a domain?” To retrieve mx record information we need to use a tool called nslookup which is available in Windows and Linux The quick syntax use is nslookup [-option] [hostname] [server]   Example of […]

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Over 300,000 hit by Internet blackout

According to the FBI, on Monday July 9th over 300,000 computers will no longer be able to access the internet due to a malware infection known as “DNS Changer Trojan”. The internet outage for these computers is due to the FBI shutting down the ring of cyber-criminals responsible for creating the Trojan late last year […]

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Tunneling Firefox traffic over SSH

Paranoia, Security or Privacy Issues; All are reasons why I tunnel my web traffic though a SSH Tunnel via a remote machine.  In most cases I do this because I do not trust the network I’m on and don’t want to send unencrypted traffic through it.  In some cases firewalls or local network DNS prevent […]

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Vyatta Network Stats (NTOP) Install

I don’t have much to say here, other than I wanted to see something real time or close to it about how the traffic is flowing on my Vyatta Router so I looked for some info and found it.  I am sharing it here for others and future reference on my own part. The first […]