Linux Bootable Backup

When I set up this new server, one of the things I really wanted to have was a way to make sure that everything was regularly backed up in the event of some system issue, a hardware failure, something I broke accidentally, etc. My old Mac based system used an excellent tool called Carbon Copy […]

Linux NAT Firewall Setup

A NAT Firewall is needed in many situations to allow a private network to communicate with the larger world, the most common example of this would be a home WiFi router that provides a private network space and then links to a WAN connection provided by an ISP. I was recently setting up such a […]

Linux rp_filter on multihomed system

I was recently working on a Linux system that was providing a NAT service for an environment. Initially, everything seemed to be working fine, but after some additional testing problems were discovered… What was happening was that network traffic was coming into one interface, but this interface didn’t have a route back to the source […]

Blog Reset/Resurrection

After taking a few years off with nothing much to blog about, I’ve decided to jump back into this, mainly as a place to keep some notes on things I’m working on, which, among other things, includes the email/web server I run at home that hosts this site. Gone is the old Mac Mini that […]

Shuffle Raid wrapup

This looks to be my final wrapup on the iPod Shuffle RAID article I wrote a few weeks back that drew so much attention. Included are some final notes on installing OS X to a Shuffle, USB hub observations, and some USB 2.0 PCI card notes.

iPod Shuffle RAID

So, what do you do when you and some friends are all getting iPod Shuffles? You make a RAID array out of them, of course! Follow along as we explore new depths of geekery…Special thanks to Justin, Melissa, and Shanea for the use of their iPod Shuffles. 😉 So, here we have our iPod Shuffles, […]