The team at Brave have done an amazing job with the release of their Chrome-based browser, Brave. The browser can be used on all operating systems, and don’t forget to install on your mobile devices – since the bandwidth saving ad-block features really shine on cellular connections.
A common error with 10.03-10.05 of FreeNAS Corral is “scanning for existing boot pools” which occurs during installation. The easiest way around this is to use 10.0.2 and then update.
This adblock script for the Ubiquiti ERL3 router has been updated to include some of the largest adblock lists around.
I have updated the original file recommended by Ubiquiti to contain more lists. See Pi-Hole.
Login to your ERL3 and edit /config/user-data/update-adblock-dnsmasq.sh
If you encounter errors restarting DNSMasq – check
tail -f messages -n1000
Receive Side Scaling in UNRAID is currently not possible. This may be a determining factor when considering this for your NAS. Samba 3 supports Multi Channel which allows you to use multiple gigabit Ethernet adapters from mixed manufactures to blast out the stream. You will need RSS support on your adapter to support this, which unfortunately UNRAID does not support, and clearly…should. If you can run RSS between Linux and Windows, then why can’t the Lime guys figure it out too?
Firewall / Router :
1. OpnSense (IPv6 Support – also uses latest Unbound DNS)
2. Untangle (dismal IPv6 support but gets the job done)
3. ClearOS (lacking good IPv6 support)
1. Linkys Velop
2. Orbi – highest throughput
Cisco SG200-08 8-port Gigabit Smart Switch (SLM2008T-NA) – supports 802.3ad which enables Link Aggregation with LACP (automatically!)
Plex Media Server – Recommended a specific machine for this transcoder!
PiHole Server – Block Ads and use as DNS Server (override DNS from ISP always with this box)
Backup Server/NAS Solution/Off-Site rsync
Switching from the DNS forwarder to the Unbound resolver has many benefits for your OpnSense system. The main one is that Unbound can also use DNSSEC for validating requests.
To switch, simply follow the steps.
Step 1. Have an OpnSense installation up and running
Step 2. Login to https://192.168.1.1
Step 3. Select Services > DNS Forwarder and disable it
Step 4. Select Services > DNS Resolver > General and enable it, also enable DNSSEC (if your DNS servers support it) and “Enable Forwarding Mode” should be turned on.
Step 5. Save and Reboot for some piece of mind, and enjoy!
Here is what you need to do to configure IPv6 with a fresh OpnSense Installation.
Step 1: Download and Install OpnSense – here are the USB instructions
Step 2: Access your new install at https://192.168.1.1 the default login is root and password is : opnsense
Step 3: Go through default config wizard, selecting DHCP for your WAN connection
Step 4: Select Interfaces > WAN > and set IPv6 Configuration Type to DHCPv6
Step 5: Check that LAN > IPv6 Configuration Type is now automatically set to Track Interface
Step 6: Restart your OpnSense box – you should now see an IPv6 address for both your WAN and LAN interface on the system dashboard.
Gateways should show WAN_DHCP with your IP and WAN_DHCP6 dynamic
These same basic instructions work for pFsense as well although the menu names may be different. My testing showed pFsense detected the IPv6 address automatically and setup everything without intervention on Webpass.