• My first homelab...

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Tue Aug 25 18:18:41 2020
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    http://realitycheckbbs.org/images/homelab.jpg

    I picked up an old Thinkpad as-is, mostly working but with bum keys - most likely the victim of a liquid spill. Put my biggest SATA drive in it, scrounged another memory stick from the BBS (it's running 32-bit Windows and couldn't even see the added RAM)

    I loaded Proxmox on it, loaded a couple of VMs on it, and it's running nicely. Did a little poking around and replaced the self-signed cert with a LetsEncrypt cert, using a domain name I keep around for testing. I've got a USB ethernet cable as a secondary NIC and an external DVD-R I've had laying around for years.

    The router on top of it is running DD-WRT, it's sharing a USB 3.0 2TB drive as a CIFS share. With a little work, I can get it to work as an NFS server, so it'll serve the guest VMs via NFS and backup my desktop via CIFS. The router is already doing DNS, DHCP, and NAT, I'm going to play with QoS and then get onto my next project, getting OpenVPN working on the router to selected IPs. I want to be able to route to locast via whatever VPN endpoint I choose and sent the rest out the usual way.

    I've been interested in setting up Docker, it might be a good excuse to set up an ad-blocking DNS server in a container.

    This'll keep me busy for a while.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Aug 25 19:31:28 2020
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    Re: My first homelab...
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Tue Aug 25 2020 06:18 pm

    http://realitycheckbbs.org/images/homelab.jpg

    The router on top of it is running DD-WRT, it's sharing a USB 3.0 2TB

    I just recently bought a Netgear router that looks similar to that and put DD-WRT on it. It replaced my previous router that was about 8 years old..

    When I had my previous router (an Asus RT-N66U), I initially planned to put DD-WRT on it, but at the time I heard it was having trouble supporting DD-WRT. So I found that Tomato could install on it, so I used Tomato. I got to like Tomato, but just recently heard that DD-WRT can work on that router now. I ended up selling it after I bought my new router though.

    Nightfox

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Nightfox on Wed Aug 26 02:43:30 2020
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    Re: My first homelab...
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Tue Aug 25 2020 07:31 pm

    Re: My first homelab...
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Tue Aug 25 2020 06:18 pm

    http://realitycheckbbs.org/images/homelab.jpg

    The router on top of it is running DD-WRT, it's sharing a USB 3.0 2TB

    I just recently bought a Netgear router that looks similar to that and put DD-WRT on it. It replaced my previous router that was about 8 years old..

    When I had my previous router (an Asus RT-N66U), I initially planned to put DD-WRT on it, but at the time I heard it was having trouble supporting DD-WRT. So I found
    that Tomato could install on it, so I used Tomato. I got to like Tomato, but just recently heard that DD-WRT can work on that router now. I ended up selling it afte
    bought my new router though.

    Nightfox


    I am using Mikrotik routers for nearly everything SOHO. The low end models are basically consumer grade hardware running enterprise firmware. You can bolt ad blocking,
    REAL QoS and complex firewall and routing logic into them. You are not running a data center with the low end ones but they beat the life out of your typical consumer
    grade system. Unless it is a customized, reflashed consumer grade system :-P

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