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Why You Should Keep Your Old Ethernet Switches

You have way too much IT equipment as it is – time to throw out that crufty old 10/100 switch, right? Hold on a second – you might want to hold on to it after all! Old ethernet switches are pretty basic, and were churned out cheaply by the thousands in the mid-late 90s internet … Continue reading Why You Should Keep Your Old Ethernet Switches

PF and Proxies

Pliny and my main web server share the same subnet, and each device has only one NIC. My router forwards all relevant ports down to the main server, and the main server proxies requests to Pliny. This setup allows me to avoid messing with my gateway router (which serves my whole home, see below) whenever I need to change … Continue reading PF and Proxies