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by n3tm4n
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: RPi 3b+ or RPi 4 WPA2e (WPA2 Enterprise)
Replies: 1
Views: 1410

RPi 3b+ or RPi 4 WPA2e (WPA2 Enterprise)

I've recently been asked to provide a quick How-To by a colleague trying to get WPA2 enterprise configured on a RPI4. I thought I would also post it here in case if it of any use to the wider community. This has been tested on the following releases: * Raspbian Buster with desktop and recommended so...
by n3tm4n
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: \\Raspberrypi only way to 'see' my Pi in Windows Explorer...
Replies: 7
Views: 6134

Re: \\Raspberrypi only way to 'see' my Pi in Windows Explore

I'm definately no Samba expert, but if you try setting the browseable parameter eg. browseable = yes under your main NAS share and/or the homes section to see if is then browseable on the network. You will have to restart Samba for the settings to take affect. I don't know what the default is, but t...
by n3tm4n
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Running all network traffic through Pi 2 Model B
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Re: Running all network traffic through Pi 2 Model B

A quick and very dirty way using tcpdump would be to have a look at what domain names are being resolved. You wouldn't actually be looking at the traffic itself, but it would give you an indication as to the websites being hit via their names. This wouldn't catch those using IP addresses directly in...
by n3tm4n
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Send a WOL packet and access network(LAN) files
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Send a WOL packet and access network(LAN) files

I concur regarding access, either hide it behind a VPN server of some sorts, at the very least use SSH tunnels to get home. I would recommend configuring the SSH server on a high non standard port of such. You can of course, still use FTP just do it through the SSH tunnel so there is encryption and ...
by n3tm4n
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: OpenVPN Performance
Replies: 7
Views: 6122

Re: OpenVPN Performance

I've now got it up and running - would it be helpful if I did a bit of a write up ?

It was kind of in my mind to do one anyway, but if it would be useful I'll look to get it done sooner rather than later.

Let me know...

Jon.
by n3tm4n
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: \\Raspberrypi only way to 'see' my Pi in Windows Explorer...
Replies: 7
Views: 6134

Re: \\Raspberrypi only way to 'see' my Pi in Windows Explore

Hi, Can you post the share section of the /etc/samba/smb.conf file so we can take a look. Please ensure you obscure any secret information in your post. Typically, the shares will be listed with square brackets eg. [public] With the relevant smb.conf information we may be able to suggest a solution....
by n3tm4n
Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: OpenVPN Performance
Replies: 7
Views: 6122

OpenVPN Performance

Hi,

I am considering replacing my Debian 8 Virtualbox hosted Turnkey Linux based OpenVPN server running on a with a Raspberry Pi based solution.

To that end, has anyone done any performance testing with OpenVPN server running on a Raspberry Pi ?
by n3tm4n
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Advice on remote wired switch.
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Advice on remote wired switch.

Having never heard of an Opto Isolator, I've spent some time reading up on them. :( I think it sounds a much safer way than my basic electronics approach to a simple switch on a long cable. I can see some more studying is required, but thanks for pointing me in the direction of isolating the RPi and...
by n3tm4n
Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Advice on remote wired switch.
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Advice on remote wired switch.

I am thinking about installing a switch on my garage door connected back to a raspberry Pi, so I can send a text alert when the door has been open for a number of minutes. I am OK on the programming side, no expert but can cobble enough code together. I already have the Pi set up and able to send Sm...
by n3tm4n
Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Captive portal assistant
Replies: 6
Views: 3526

Re: Captive portal assistant

I know with IOS7 Apple made some significant changes to how it determined if it had internet access, I presume IOS8 builds on that approach. This cisco document https://supportforums.cisco.com/document/11934456/captive-portal-ios7-public talks in more details although I am sure other resources are o...
by n3tm4n
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use mobile phone to sens SMS
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Re: Use mobile phone to sens SMS

Hi,

I've updated my blog with a bit more detail, hope it proves useful. I am no technical author though, so it is a bit rough around the edges.

Anyway, hope it helps.

https://abc.0x25.eu/wp/?p=119

Cheers.
by n3tm4n
Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Use mobile phone to sens SMS
Replies: 4
Views: 1830

Re: Use mobile phone to sens SMS

I can't speak with authority on the blackberry component, I use a 3g USB data stick to send sms text messages using smstools from the repository. However, I did have the same problem that the device showed up as a storage device in lsusb. I was able to use usb_modeswitch to enable the pi to see the ...
by n3tm4n
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Using Raspberry Pi as a remote support tool
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Using Raspberry Pi as a remote support tool

You can very easily set up each remote PI to build a SSH session back to a central location using autossh. The SSH session can handle a number of tunnels using different ports to connect to the remote devices as required. Autossh is a powerful tool, and has a good deal of documentation and examples ...
by n3tm4n
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Python
Topic: Run command embedded in GMail mail
Replies: 7
Views: 2305

Re: Run command embedded in GMail mail

chorlton2080 wrote: I'll post the script if anyone requests.
I would be interested, I'm currently doing something similar using SMS text messages, but using GMAIL would be easier, especially if I can reuse an existing script.

Thanks
Jon.
by n3tm4n
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5x USB 25W charger
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: 5x USB 25W charger

I've got one of the Anker units as per achrn and 2nd his recommendation. Think it's a great piece of kit, has never fails to supply enough juice for anything I've ever plugged in. Had 2 Pi's running before, though never tried 5.

HTH. Jon.
by n3tm4n
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: UPS kit for the Raspberry Pi.. what do you think?
Replies: 16
Views: 7710

Re: UPS kit for the Raspberry Pi.. what do you think?

Looks as though you have made great progress, I hadn't thought about the various options and priorities that would be possible and therefore need to be catered for.

Hope it is going well, and look forward to the next update.

Jon.
by n3tm4n
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: UPS kit for the Raspberry Pi.. what do you think?
Replies: 16
Views: 7710

Re: UPS kit for the Raspberry Pi.. what do you think?

Looks very interesting, have a Pi in the car which seams to eat SD cards due to not being always shut down correctly. Can think of a few other uses as well for remote Web cams etc. Have tried one of the other UPS options available and found that it didn't really deliver what I was expecting of it. W...
by n3tm4n
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wireless Keyboard on a Raspberry
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: Wireless Keyboard on a Raspberry

I don't know about that exact model, but I have 2 similar ones:- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rii-Mini-N7-2-4G-Wireless-Keyboard-MWK03-Touchpad-FullQwerty-Keyboard-SonyPS3-PC-/131224062095?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item1e8d90488f and http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Rii-mini-X1-2-4G-wireless-keyboard-mi...
by n3tm4n
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: My rPi is under attack
Replies: 29
Views: 13772

Re: My rPi is under attack

My Internet router is configured to log amongst other things all incoming TCP SYNs (the first step to a TCP handshake) to a syslog server. Whilst other scanning methods are available without using SYN (the RST bit for session reset for example) any TCP session handshake will contain a SYN. Anyway, w...
by n3tm4n
Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi as VPN and portable router at same time?
Replies: 1
Views: 1925

Re: Pi as VPN and portable router at same time?

Would it be possible to combine both projects into one? So I can roll with a secure router wherever I go? I imagine that it is possible but I'm just not sure how to go about it. Any suggestions? Its possible, I used to do something very similar with one of my RPi's when I first got it. I had a situ...
by n3tm4n
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: CW2 PiUSV / PiUPS Experiences
Replies: 4
Views: 5352

CW2 PiUSV / PiUPS Experiences

Hi, Just a bit of feedback to the wider community if you are reasearching and looking at the CW2 as a possible UPS device for your RPi. I bought one for an in car project, and was initially very impressed, however it appears the board has (in my view) a major flaw. From my experiences, even when the...
by n3tm4n
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi as dedicated, optimized Seedbox
Replies: 5
Views: 3881

Re: Raspberry Pi as dedicated, optimized Seedbox

I once had one running using torrent and tutorrent as the Web based gui. Worked quiet well, not the snappiest gui experience but served is purpose. Personally I would stay well away from running a desktop and then a gui on the one pi. As they say YMMV. Don't know if it is because I'm old or its my l...
by n3tm4n
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Advice on script execution triggered GPS Coordinates.
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Advice on script execution triggered GPS Coordinates.

Hi, I'm currently working on a project for a RPi in the car, I have GPS up and running, along with producing a file for import to Google Earth. I would like to have a script executed when I am in a certain position (give or take). For example, I have a home WiFi, I would like the script to bring up ...
by n3tm4n
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Raspberry Pi as VPN Wireless Password Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Raspberry Pi as VPN Wireless Password Issue

Everything seems to work fine, VPN is up and running etc. Only issue is that when I try to log on to my new VPN network I get a Network Key Mismatch error (Windows 7) or a Wrong Password Error (Android Phone). I have configured everything as per the guide so I'm really not sure what to do. I've tri...
by n3tm4n
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ethernet hub?
Replies: 10
Views: 5499

Re: Ethernet hub?

I've played with the cabled box before, but it can cause havoc with auto negotiation as a series of Fast Link Pulse which would be very confusing if multiple things responded to. The upstream port is likely to go into some error state. I would go for a powered hub, bear in mind that if there are any...

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