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Jim Becher

PPtP VPN macOS Sierra – Gone Missing

Number of Views : 1409My title may be a little misleading. After updating my Mac to the new macOS Sierra I realized that my favorite security tool pptp vpn was removed. You can read about it here on apple’s support site – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206844 I realize that the pptp vpn protocol …

Dynamic DNS – Dyndns alternatives

Number of Views : 2100Dynamic DNS for Custom Domains I have been using dynamic dns for many years.  My preferred provider was always dyndns.org.  In early 2014 Dyndns (or Dyn.com) stopped offering a free Dynamic Dns solution.  You can read about their decision to stop providing this service (here).  NOTE: …

Lenovo ix2-dl NAS – Home Backup

Number of Views : 10087Home Backup History Every year I spend the holidays making sure that our home computers and items are backed up.  I have a mixture of systems and media that need to be backed up.   For the past few years I have used a combination of external …

iPfire vs PFsense – Firewall Review

Number of Views : 23827I have posted in the past about all the great things you can do with DDWRT or with PFsense.   After a few years with PFsense I have changed to iPfire.  If you have not heard of iPfire I would suggest reading about this awesome firewall platform.  The …

iPfire – ClamAV and Customization

Number of Views : 13928I have been very happy with my current Firewall setup of iPfire (ipfire.org).  The system has done a great job of performance and security.  I use many features from Squid, Snort, openVpn, and others.  I even tried the TOR proxy routing. This weekend with lots of …

Change WordPress Theme from Database

Number of Views : 1451I recently had an issue with a theme when updating wordpress.  After the upgrade I was unable to get into the site or the admin.  What I discovered was the Theme was causing the issue.   I needed a way to change the theme outside of …

What are you reading?

Number of Views : 1466I read a few blogs but recently have been so busy at work have not really kept up with any technical blogs or news. I find that HackerNews keeps me up-to-date as much as possible.   If you don’t subscribe to the newsletter I would recommend …