Sometimes it is required or socially expected to offer an internet connection to untrusted devices. Segmentation in a guest network keeps these away from trusted devices. Hpwever, letting untrusted devices use the Internet connection directly can have unforeseen consequences, especially for the owner of the connection. In this guide an outgoing VPN connection on the router is configured as a mandatory WAN interface for a guest network. Traffic from and to the guest network will seemingly enter and exit the Internet at the VPN server.
Official documentation only notes how to make a bootable USB medium for either legacy BIOS or UEFI systems. This guide covers how to make a single USB medium that boots on both. In addition, any leftover space on the USB medium can be used to store Clonezilla images.
Using a Flirc with a infrared remote control on an Android TV box is not hard, but requires some background research on the commands to feed to Android TV. With this guide the background research can be skipped, and the whole chain of devices will work together in no time.
The official installation instructions of Arch Linux are tightly condensed to the bare essentials. This is useful for quickly getting an Arch Linux virtual machine up and running when you start with nothing.
OpenVPN can be used with an obfuscation proxy, such as obfsproxy or obfs4, to avoid identification of VPN traffic through deep packet inspection. In this post I explain a connectivity problem that client-side OpenVPN faces when such a proxy is approached as a local SOCKS proxy by OpenVPN. A solution is provided, of course.
The Iomega ix2-200 is an old NAS based on 2008 software. In this post the aging stock software is replaced with a state-of-the-art Linux distribution that will keep the system up to date for a long time.