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by misiu_mp
19 Sep 2012, 08:42
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: VPN connection from the server breaks the DNS [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: VPN connection from the server breaks the DNS

The purpose of my setup is anonymisation, so I opted for adding external dns servers to my dhcp client configuration (dhclient.conf) on the b3: prepend domain-name-servers 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4; I can confirm though that routing the access to the isp dns servers directly through my isp and outside of vpn...
by misiu_mp
16 Sep 2012, 19:51
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: VPN connection from the server breaks the DNS [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: VPN connection from the server breaks the DNS

Anybody can shed some info on whether this is common for ISPs to block dns requests in this manner? Btw, of what I can tell, the reason it worked on the laptop is that it uses the b3 as dns (local network), which in turn requests the isp dns outside of vpn (so your isp knows it's you requesting the ...
by misiu_mp
16 Sep 2012, 19:36
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: VPN connection from the server breaks the DNS [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: VPN connection from the server breaks the DNS

try 'host' and 'dig' to verify the problem is with DNS, and on which end of the DNS. it looks like I am connecting to the DNS but it 'refuses' my request. Ah, a spark of brilliance: what if my ISP dns refuses requests from outside of their networks? I added 8.8.4.4 and 8.8.8.8 (google's dns) to res...
by misiu_mp
16 Sep 2012, 19:09
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: VPN connection from the server breaks the DNS [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

Re: VPN connection from the server breaks the DNS

Thanks for your interest. I didnt expect to get a response so quick. I get unknown host from ping. The rosolv.cof is populated and the addresses are pingable. Its not changed by openvpn. This is with the vpn on: root@b3:/home/username# cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 193.150.193.150 nameserver 83.25...
by misiu_mp
16 Sep 2012, 11:27
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: VPN connection from the server breaks the DNS [solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 4310

VPN connection from the server breaks the DNS [solved]

I try to connect from the bubba 3 with an external OpenVPN server The connection is established but name resolution stops working. I can ping from the b3 to the outside using ip numbers, but the name resolution doesn't work. I did modify /etc/network/firewall.conf by adding: -A INPUT -i tun+ -j ACCE...
by misiu_mp
21 Feb 2012, 18:45
Forum: Howtos
Topic: Connect your B3 to your wireless network
Replies: 16
Views: 16603

Re: Connect your B3 to your wireless network

Make the file /etc/network/interfaces readable only by root.

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    chmod 600 /etc/network/interfaces
Why is this necessary? You put clear-text wpa passwords there. This makes the security weaker. E.g. you won't be able to make a guest account or similar without revealing the wpa secrets.
by misiu_mp
26 Jan 2012, 11:45
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: [SOLVED] [Old] WD Green Power drives may kill themselves !!
Replies: 159
Views: 104252

Re: [SOLVED] [Old] WD Green Power drives may kill themselves

So... it's an obscure custom binary blob that will run on our free and secure servers with root privileges? I still think you should change the hdd provider. At least be more careful about pushing it to the users. Run it some way to ensure it won't access anything but /dev/sda (can selinux/chroot/vi...
by misiu_mp
25 Jan 2012, 17:50
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: [SOLVED] [Old] WD Green Power drives may kill themselves !!
Replies: 159
Views: 104252

Re: [SOLVED] [Old] WD Green Power drives may kill themselves

That's great news.
Can you spare more info about that utility for WD disks?
Is it a proprietary linux arm binary version of the dos wdidle tool? If it will find its way to our servers, what freedoms will we have with it (i.e. what license will it come with)?
by misiu_mp
25 Jan 2012, 00:58
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: [SOLVED] [Old] WD Green Power drives may kill themselves !!
Replies: 159
Views: 104252

Re: [SOLVED] [Old] WD Green Power drives may kill themselves

This not at all "solved" or "old". My brand new bubba3 (january 2012) has already 40800 LoadCycles at 318 hours of PowerOn. Thats 128 cycles / hour! While the typical load cycle limit for HDs is normally 300000-600000, I found somewhere on that forum http://community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop/Green-Caviar-...