I don’t think everyone, but at least a lot of people have a set of dotfiles that they use to configure their environment on a personal or work machine. Many people have those dotfiles in a git repository to keep them versioned and synced between machines. But not many people make use of a bootstrap script to install those dotfiles on a new machine. I recently rewrote my Bootstrap script in Python.
iVPN is a VPN service that I’ve been using to protect my privacy online. I have it configured on my laptop and phone and it’s pretty handy, especially when I’m on public wifi. But if I want to protect my entire home network? Is it possible to configure a Mikrotik router to use iVPN? Yes, it is! I will quickly go over the steps you need to take to configure your Mikrotik to use iVPN Wireguard servers.
“I upgraded to a new Mac M1 chip and now I can’t run Winbox anymore”; “I switched from Windows or Linux to the new Macs and I cannot access my Mikrotik router using Winbox anymore”; “I’m trying to run the Winbox using wine on my Mac M1 without success”; If you find yourself in one of these situations, this simple and basic step-by-step may can help you. Since I switched to the not so new M1 chip, I couldn’t run the Winbox using Wine.
According to RFC 3442, is possible to assign static routes using DHCP option 121. This is a very useful resource in all kind of environments, but most people doesn’t know about it. Basically, using option 121 on your DHCP server, you can deliver static routes to dhcp-clients. Let’s see how to do this using Mikrotik: ip dhcp-server option add code=121 name=route_192.168.11 value=0x18c0a80ba010101 And set this option in your network config: /ip dhcp-server network add address=192.
You want to manage your FortiOS device like Fortigate using a more reliable and a “zero-touch” environment. The Fortinet’s main goal with this provider, I guess, is for those who want to fully automate their environments on AWS, Azure, GCP or another cloud provider. But you can also use this provider to maintain your Fortigate box as well in a very efficient way. Yeah, I know, Ansible. Maybe It’s a better way to do this kind of management using Ansible, but I just want to show you that it is possible to do it in a different way.