Installing Linux on T480

My setup I prefer a really minimal desktop setup. This give me the possibilty to understand most of my enviorment and in case of problem I can fast find and solve the problem. Antoher advantage is that I have more RAM free for caches and buffers, this makes the system even faster. I don’t use a display manager. I just use i3 as my Window Manager. To manage my network connections I use NetworkManager. [Read More]

Time for a new Laptop

After over 8 years of use it is time to send my old MacBook Pro(2010) in pension. At time to have a look on the new notebooks on the market. After some month of research I have finial my new Desktop Setup and I go with Linux on the Desktop. New desktop setup My new laptop is a Thinkpad T480 with Debian running on it. There a some facts over the laptop: * Intel i5 8250U (8 cores) * 16 GB of RAM * 512 GB of NVME Storage * Intel Graphics 620 [Read More]

Howto setup a IPSec VPN connection to a edgerouter

VPN setup I setup an VPN with PSK for host authentication. set vpn l2tp remote-access ipsec-settings authentication mode pre-shared-secret set vpn l2tp remote-access ipsec-settings authentication pre-shared-secret PSK Configure a network range remote clients. set vpn l2tp remote-access client-ip-pool start 192.168.200.100 set vpn l2tp remote-access client-ip-pool stop 192.168.200.199 I have a PPPOE internet connection so my IP changes sometimes, because of the I configured the IPSec Interface listen to all IPs. [Read More]

how to setup dynDNS on a edgerouter with cloudflare

I use the free cloudflare DNS service for my private domain. I also want to use this for my dynDNS setup. I the last year ubnt have updated the ddclient on the edgeOS for the cloudflareV4 API. Now the setup work easy out of the box. Just you the following snippet: set service dns dynamic interface pppoe0 service custom-cloudflare protocol cloudflare set service dns dynamic interface pppoe0 service custom-cloudflare host-name FQDN_to_update set service dns dynamic interface pppoe0 service custom-cloudflare login CLOUDFLARE_USER set service dns dynamic interface pppoe0 service custom-cloudflare password API_KEY set service dns dynamic interface pppoe0 service custom-cloudflare options "zone=YOUR_ZONE use=web ssl=yes" At the end save the configuration and you are done. [Read More]

how to base setup a edgerouter

I use since some year the edgerouter lite from ubnt. I am total happy with this device it have a solid performace and is really feature rich. The core OS is OpenSource. Today I will you some of the basic configuration for an edgerouter. I did my configuration mostly over the CLI. So simple login to your router via ssh. To go in the configuration mode you need to typ: [Read More]