Securing phpMyAdmin in a WordPress Jail

This post assumes you’ve run at least version 1.3.0 of the Scripted WordPress Installation. In the post WordPress Script: Post-Installation Tasks, I suggest that a way of securing phpMyAdmin in a WordPress jail is to disable it when not in use. One way to disable phpMyAdmin is to unlink it in the jail rm /usr/local/www/wordpress/phpmyadmin. This …
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DNSMasq in a FreeNAS Jail – A better approach

Intended Audience This post will be of interest if you use DNSMasq in FreeNAS and would like to keep the configuration file outside the jail. Background  The main issue of building a standard DNSMasq installation in a FreeNAS jail or using the DNSMasq community plugin, is that the configuration file /usr/local/etc/dnsmas.conf is stored within the …
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Caddy TLS Reverse Proxy in a FreeNAS Jail

Intended Audience This post will be of interest if you want to access private network resources securely using subdomains (e.g. https://subdomain.mydomain.com.au) or subdirectories (e.g. https://mydomain.com.au/subdirectory) rather than with IP addresses and port numbers. Assumptions You use a Fritz!Box for internet access. Your ISP supplies you with a dynamic IPv4 address. You are not in a …
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FreeNAS 11.3 + Transmission Jail + OpenVPN + AirVPN + IPFW Killswitch

Intended Audience This post may be of interest if you are setting up Transmission, not using the supplied plugin, but in a jail under FreeNAS 11.3. Assumptions The reader has a working knowledge of FreeNAS. AirVPN is the reader’s VPN service provider. Background There are several limitations of setting up Transmission using the plugin: Plugin …
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FreeNAS 11.3 + Transmission plugin + OpenVPN + AirVPN + IPFW Killswitch

Intended Audience This post may be of interest if you are setting up the Transmission plugin under FreeNAS 11.3. If you’re still on FreeNAS 11.2 refer to the post here instead. Edit (22/03/2020): There are a number of advantages to installing Transmission in and iocage jail rather than use a plugin. To find out more, …
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FreeNAS 11.2 + Transmission plugin + OpenVPN + AirVPN + IPFW Killswitch

Intended Audience This post may be of interest if you are setting up the Transmission plugin for the first time under FreeNAS 11.2, or, you are switching from using Transmission under legacy versions of FreeNAS (version 11.1 or earlier). If you are on FreeNAS 11.3, refer to the post here instead. Assumptions The reader has …
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FreeNAS and Samba Standalone DFS

Intended Audience This post may be of interest if you’re interested in accessing SMB shares hosted on different servers on your network through a single namespace. Assumptions The guide is suitable for a small business or home network that doesn’t use a domain controller for authenticated access. Windows PCs are predominantly in use on the …
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Robust Home Security using a CADVR-1004WD-M DVR

intended Audience This post may be of interest to you if you have a CADVR-1004WD-M (or CADVR-1008WD-M) DVR at the heart of your home or small business security system. I’ve documented my experience largely to help me remember how I went about assembling the security system, which in many areas isn’t immediately obvious. The notes may provide …
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Windows Browser Compatibility Matrix

Intended Audience This post will be relevant to you if you’re looking for a browser for a legacy Windows operating system (OS). While there are many browsers, only the popular browsers, arguably the juggernauts in their time, are covered in this post. Background On reflection, after having built a whole bunch of legacy Windows systems in VMs, …
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DHCP/DNS Server on FreeNAS

Intended Audience This post will be of interest to you if you require more comprehensive and flexible DHCP and local DNS services than might be available through your DSL router, and you have a FreeNAS server on your network. On the network I am working with, there is a Fritz!Box providing a basic DHCP/DNS service to …
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