Kirk's blog

All about me, and the things I'm interested in.

Reworking the site

I'm reworking my site. Here's why.

Building an OpenVPN Server with OPNSense

I recently converted my home firewall from pfSense to OPNSense. The reasons for the change are pretty much all outlined in the reasons why OPNSense forked. Those are some pretty solid reasons, in my opinion. A VPN allows us to connect to our private home network from anywhere on the Internet.

Building an OpenVPN server inside a FreeNAS jail

Old version of setting up OpenVPN in FreeNAS 9.3 Jail

Locking It Down

In my previous post about keeping unsavory things off of your network, I made an analogy between DNS and the Contacts database on your mobile phone. As I was explaining this to someone the other day, I used the analogy of a phone book.

Keeping it clean

There is some conventional wisdom out there that would have everyone believe that the younger generations are inherently better at protecting themselves online than the older generations. The logic goes that since these younger people have grown up with computers, they are inherently more savvy...

About Me

This blog is about my interests. It is a work in progress, but I really only work on it when I am bored. Switching it to Django gives me something to do.

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