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FRITZ!Box VPN to FreeBSD

I recently acquired a FRITZ!Box 7272 with the aim to replace my m0nowall firewall and ADSL router. The original idea was to simplify and hence improve my IPv6 connection to Internode and use the FRITZ!Box’s phone and Fax services on my fixed line. The catch is that I run a permanent LAN to LAN VPN connection between my house and the farm … and the FRITZ!Box was going to have to do this. Read More...

Internet Woes: Delivering the mail in spite of the weather

My ADSL connection is having difficulties at home ... one of the few services I really care about is getting email ... and without a working externally accessible IP address it is hard to deliver mail to your mail server. Many large telcos’ NAT mechanisms make it extremely difficult to connect to services behind their 3G dongles; fortunately with the help of ssh, inetd and socket a solution can be temporarily cobbled together. Read More...

IPv6 on Internode using Monowall (Update)

In my previous article on using Monowall to connect to Intenode I made an observation that turning router advertisements on on the WAN interface was necessary. Further experimentation showed that this was not the case. Read More...

IPv6 on Internode using Monowall

As a previously happy SixXS (https://www.sixxs.net) user with a Monowall firewall (http://m0n0.ch/wall/) I thought that I would move one of my IPv6 services to something a little more local than England. Internode (http://www.internode.on.net) have an IPv6 over PPPOA / PPPOE ADSL2+ service so after much trying I persuaded Monowall to provide access to Internode’s IPv6 service. Read More...