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Plug Meeting - February - Home networking woes.
« on: February 03, 2019, 02:01:13 pm »
Outbreak is over and we are on for Monday

To continue the home networking series we'll be showing how a raspberry pi is a terrible choice for a router, and using commodity hardware with an actual network adapter is the key to a secure and stable network. I will be demoing OPNSense rather than PFSense and highlighting the differences between both, as well as showing off what a raspberry pi CAN be used for to help secure your network.

Date: Monday, Feburary 4th 2019 - 7 PM
Location: Applewood Manor
1500 Lansdowne Street West, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
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Re: Plug Meeting - February - Home networking woes.
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 03:04:44 pm »
Awesome, Brian! Looking forward to it.
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Re: Plug Meeting - February - Home networking woes.
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 08:02:00 pm »
Good evening.  Just saw the notice for the meeting on Monday and we will be traveling to Peterborough to attend.  Weather looks fairly good also. Thanks.
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Re: Plug Meeting - February - Home networking woes.
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 08:43:55 pm »
The roads should hopefully clear up it's been pretty dicey and the sidewalks are still treacherous. I a few hours mid day until 4pm running the roads and survived however.
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Re: Plug Meeting - February - Home networking woes.
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 01:57:39 pm »
I was talking to Trevor in Metro about his experiences in the north, and his present work - fascinating.

He may be joining us, which would be great. 
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Re: Plug Meeting - February - Home networking woes.
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 07:20:25 pm »
We are here,  nor presenter.

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Re: Plug Meeting - February - Home networking woes.
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 01:04:45 am »
Thanks for an interesting and useful presentation, Brian!

I don't know that I need all the cabilities that OPNsense has but it's cool to know the option is there. I think if I was running a local media server or other features than just using it as a router, I'd probably go for it. I'm definitely going to try out as a VM to find out the extent of its capabilities.
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