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by webtest
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???

Good thought SurferTim ... the modem keeps it's own time and I scrape it from there ... it either does it's own NAT or it gets updated by the ISP. Thank you!
by webtest
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???

SurferTim wrote: If you want to block all outgoing requests except to your router (don't know why you would want to do this), The Pi box is a "DSL Usage" appliance. Once operational, it's ONLY function is to act as a client to the modem fetching Date/Time and DSL Status information for presentation ...
by webtest
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???

Hi SurferTim ... I entered the sudo commands exactly as you listed them, and once you set " default allow outgoing " you might as well not bother with " allow from 192.168.0.1 " - however, I only know how to test OUTGOING connections ... connections requested from the Pi browser ... not INCOMING con...
by webtest
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???

Well, I've dumped a whole day on this with little to no success ... I did learn that changing the default rules IS DYNAMIC ... setting: . . ufw default deny outgoing . . ufw default deny incoming IMMEDIATELY kills ALL internet access. I started looking at IPTABLES , which are quite daunting, but I f...
by webtest
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???

You are a very gracious and patient mentor, SurferTim ... Thank you very much! I did find a good 1-page article: How to Configure a Firewall with UFW . It is a good starting point for understanding some of the complexity of this. I guess I'll start (as sudo ) with: ufw allow proto tcp from 192.168.0...
by webtest
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???

Thanks again, SurferTim ... When I was thinking about trying your " default " suggestions, I suddenly realized that the Pi probably (?) has to be able to negotiate DHCP with the network firewall router (NOT the DSL modem) in order to get an IP address so that it can access the modem via the network....
by webtest
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???

SurferTim: Thank you for your suggestion. In researching gufw I also discovered ufw . Since I will be writing scripts for most everything, I think ufw without the GUI is just fine ... IF I can get it to work. I installed ufw and tried the following lines thinking that it would limit access to only ...
by webtest
Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

HowTo? Limit Pi2 connection to router IP address only ???

Esteemed Forum Participants & Lurkers: (Using recent Raspbian distros) I'm working on a box using a Pi2 to monitor my DSL usage. I have all the pieces nearly completed, including "scraping" the DSL status information from the modem (Python Requests), but I came up with a new requirement that I woul...
by webtest
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pine64+ a good deal?
Replies: 191
Views: 55362

Re: Pine64+ a good deal?

fruitoftheloom: My comment about liking "Linux" better than Android is pretty much referencing any Distro with a windows manager ... Mint Gnome, Mint Mate, Mint Cinnamon, Puppy Linux, Korora, Ubuntu, etc. Android is thoroughly "camouflaged" in my opinion, and quite alien to me. I can get around a bi...
by webtest
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:59 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pine64+ a good deal?
Replies: 191
Views: 55362

Re: Pine64+ a good deal?

Esteemed Forum Participants and Lurkers: =================================== Just got a Pine 64 on Sat (04/09) and have played with it a bit. The software is in a messy state of disarray, so it will be really confusing for newbies. The Pi has had pretty decent software support all along. After wadin...
by webtest
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Howto: Flash support for most browsers (RPi 2/3)
Replies: 126
Views: 200526

Re: Howto: Flash Player for Chromium on Raspbian with RPi2

For anyone who wants to install "armv7" raspberry pi 2 chromium go here http://blog.valitov.me/2014/06/installing-google-chromium-on-arm.html?m=1 :mrgreen: As of this morning, APR 3, this link shows a blank screen, but pops up another blank window. Clicking on "Home" redirects to http://www.dillo.o...
by webtest
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi2: New to Pi, my 1st PC was a VACUUM TUBE G15!
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Re: Pi2: New to Pi, my 1st PC was a VACUUM TUBE G15!

"Personal Computer" is the operative description. It was located in the engineering computer laboratory at UCLA in 1962 and I had free access to it. In the semester that I used it, I put over 100 hours on it (machine time, excluding programming time), and "all others" combined used it a total of 8 h...
by webtest
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How To: Eject/Safely Remove USB drive???
Replies: 13
Views: 41152

How To: Eject/Safely Remove USB drive???

Esteemed Forum Participants and Lurkers: ========================== RPi2 Raspbian Newbie Alert! I am using several USB flash drives for my Pi projects. I haven't figured out how to "eject"/"Safely Remove" a drive when I want to change from one drive to another. Every other system I have used has som...
by webtest
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: best wifi dongle, wifi thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 4393

Re: best wifi dongle, wifi thing?

I just got my Pi2 a week ago. I bought the CanaKit Intermediate kit, and the WiFi dongle that came with the kit works just fine. [www.canakit.com] I didn't have to do anything to use it in Raspbian ... it found my router right away and I was able to connect instantly. I'm not sure it connects effort...
by webtest
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: DVD or CD and a few Linux questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: DVD or CD

I run mostly Linux Mint LiveMedia, which I put on locked SD cards or locked USB flash drives (Kanguru - has a positive lock switch!). I archive all of the iso files on a 500 GB hard drive, which resides in a Kingwin Drive Drawer, which is normally removed from the system. Blessings in abundance, all...
by webtest
Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Pi2: New to Pi, my 1st PC was a VACUUM TUBE G15!
Replies: 3
Views: 819

Pi2: New to Pi, my 1st PC was a VACUUM TUBE G15!

Esteemed Forum Participants and Lurkers: ======================================== Pi2 Raspbian Mostly this is just to get my 1st post approved. I've worked with computers since 1960, and was an interface hadware design engineer for about 40 years, so I know my way around. I just got my Pi2 a week ag...

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