UniFi Controller Setup on Ubuntu 20.04LTS

Header image. UniFi settings page

Ubiquiti’s UniFi product lineup has seen enormous growth in popularity due to its range of high quality access points. While you will usually find professional grade access points in businesses instead of homes, they provide a benefit in any building. This is especially true for large homes or older buildings with thick walls where a … Read more

Block Malicious IPs in pfSense

Blocking unnecessary traffic on your network is a great way to improve performance, security and privacy. Reducing the amount of traffic leaves more bandwidth available for the traffic you actually want and blocking malicious sites reduces the risk that you will download something potentially dangerous onto your computer. It also means that if you do … Read more

Manage Users and Permissions Across Multiple Linux Hosts

As the number of Linux systems you want to manage increases, you will begin to see a need for more integrated host and user management. This allows for single sign on so you don’t need to maintain credentials for every system and simplifies creating service users to perform tasks across the whole domain such as … Read more

Updating Nextcloud to 17.0.2

Last week Nextcloud released version 17.0.2. While the X.0.2 release doesn’t have as many flashy new features as the first couple of releases in a major version it typically marks the point at which the Nextcloud team consider the release stable for production. For that reason it is sensible to hold off on feature updates … Read more

Upgrade your network with a pfSense firewall

Typical ISP-provided home router/firewall products offer only the most basic of functionality. Most will include port forwarding, basic DHCP and some ability to customise firewall rules. However, if you’re looking to play with more advanced features such as static routes, advanced DHCP options, vlans, VPNs or advanced network filtering and monitoring these products come up … Read more