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Moving to Native IPv6 with DHCPv6-PD

For the past ten years I’ve been using Hurricane Electric’s Tunnel Broker service to get IPv6 transit at home long before it was available from my ISP (Cox Communications). Today, I bit the bullet and switched to native IPv6 from my ISP. While Hurricane Electric has has been fantastic, it’s not a perfect solution for most residential users. Being a tunnel you’re force to have a lower MTU than you’d otherwise have, and streaming video providers have a propensity to block tunnels as “VPNs”.

Running Unifi Controller on a Raspberry Pi

I recently migrated my Unifi controller from a bhyve instance in Triton to an LXC container in a Raspberry Pi. I won’t go into all the reasons why here, but suffice it to say that I had made some choices about my existing network that, while they made sense at the time, didn’t really jell with the way Unifi is intended to operate. I’ve been running a controller myself for over a year, and I already have a router and several spare Raspberry Pis laying around, so getting a Cloud Key or Dream Machine wasn’t something I was willing to pay for just yet.

The CDDL is Not Incompatible With the GPL

The CDDL is not incompatible with the GPL. Anybody who says otherwise has an agenda. I’ve heard all the arguments. They’re all bullshit and FUD. I, of course, am not a lawyer. But I can read. This is written primarily to discuss the situation with the Linux kernel and ZFS. First, let’s review. The Linux kernel is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPL). The effective clause of the GPL is in section 2, as follows (emphasis added).

Creating ECDSA SSL Certificates in 3 Easy Steps

I’ve previously written about creating SSL certificates. Times have changed, and ECC is the way of the future. Today I’m going to revisit that post with creating ECDSA SSL certificates as well as how to get your certificate signed by Let’s Encrypt. Generating an ECDSA Key Since this information doesn’t seem to be readily available many places, I’m putting it here. This is the fast track to getting an ECDSA SSL certificate.