UniFi Guest Network with pfSense

A starter’s guide to getting UniFi’s guest network functional with a pfSense installation. pfSense in its own regard is an amazing piece of software that works just about on any combination of hardware… only just that its WiFi support (as of June 2019) is rather limited. Which is where Ubiquiti’s UniFi software and line of hardware come into the mix. This article assumes that you… Have full admin rights to both pfSense and UniFi GUI panels. Amazingly, no need for a terminal window! Know your way around both pfSense and UniFi’s control panels. Dedicated running UniFi machine/instance for the UniFi […]

Blue Iris & nginx reverse proxy

Blue Iris… for the uninitialized is a CCTV viewing, recording, nearly-do-everything-CCTV application for analog, IP/digital, and usb based cameras. It sports a trendy web UI for viewing of the cameras added to the Blue Iris application. In this blog, will lay out the process to ensure nginx and BI plays (mostly) nice with Blue Iris web server. This article assumes the following… You have a wildcard based SSL certificate created and in-use/active for the reverse proxy access domain name. You are configuring this as a sub-domain (e.g.; SomeSubDomain.potatoforinter.net) and not as a file path (e.g.; potatoforinter.net/blueiris/) to a domain. You’re […]

Hiding bind / named DNS version

Short blog post, nothing too fancy here! Over the past few months, to appease DNS testers (DNSStuff, among others) in obscuring version data to the world wide web, it always said to remove the version data from being shown. Fast forward to tonight I went ahead and did just that. For BIND / Named, it’s fairly straight forward. Granted, I wish there was a better method to doing this (as in actually not responding to version requests!) The following is the little configuration line that fits into the options {} block. This will be where-ever you have named.conf (or one […]