FreeBSD, Network Architecture, Server and OS

FRR Patched And Working

This entry will be another fairly quick one.  In the previous entry regarding the server, routing, etc, I described how I had to work around the fact that FRR didn’t honor FreeBSD’s assigning and deletion of IP addresses from interfaces.  Specifically: I had the line redistribute connected in the server’s BGP configuration.  That means any of the server’s interfaces with…

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FreeBSD, Network Architecture, Server and OS

Server Merge, ZFS Fun, and BGP Routing For Jails

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Introduction About five years ago, I built two new servers in my basement, as outlined here and here.  One server was my general login/mail/web/DNS/etc server, and the other my home NAS.  This entry will document and detail my merging of the two servers into one, and the associated challenges that brought with it.  I also took this opportunity to…

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Mac Stuff

Integrating The New Mac Pro

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Introduction In my previous entry, I went through the new Mac Pro 7,1 that I just purchased.  The intent of this post is to go over how I integrated the new machine in my office.  Specifically how I fit it into my existing peripherals, displays, the mouse and keyboard, etc.  I don’t expect this to be a long entry…

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Mac Stuff, PC Gaming

Mac Pro 2019

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Introduction For the last almost seven years, I’ve been doing my amateur-hour level video editing and publishing on my PC.  That wasn’t always the case though; prior to 2013 I was editing on a Mac Pro 5,1 model, that I’d heavily modified.  Unfortunately with the launch of the Mac Pro 6,1, also known as the “trash can”, Apple pushed…

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Random Brain Oozings

I Love My Job!

It’s been a bit of time since I’ve last written.  The primary reason for that is that I’m just too busy at work.  And I love it!  Recall back at the end of May, I wrote this piece about good technical interviews.  That interview was with IBM and it was for a network architecture role in the cloud side of…

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Random Brain Oozings

Good Tech Interviews

I had a fantastic interview today. I don’t yet know if I’ll get the role, but I’m feeling pretty confident about it. Even if I don’t, the interview itself went very well. Here’s why: The questions they asked. It’s really simple, actually. The three interviewers had scoured my resume and asked me questions that went along the lines of, “tell…

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