Static Routing on Vyos Router

Static Routing on Vyos Router

The primary function of routers in a network is to carry out routing functions. In case you were wondering, routing is a way to move packets from one point to a destination. Routers determine the path a packet must take from a source to its desired destination. This path can be the path to the next router that has the destination ip address in its routing table. These paths can be determined using various routing protocols, some of which are dynamic and others static.

This guide, “Static Routing on Vyos Router”, will discuss the static way of doing routing. Note that this type of routes must be applied manually onto the router and it cannot be updated. Meaning that, if a link fails, the router has no way of knowing how to reach the destination since the failed link will be removed from the routing information base. Generally, this type of routes are used in very small networks where it is easy to manage manually, your routing entries.

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Home Folder on Samba4

access samba share from mmc
The home folder is generally a users default directory which contains his or her personal files, programs, e.t.c whenever he/she logs in to the network. It is sometimes called the login directory. In this guide, “Home Folder on Samba4 “, we will follow best practice and avoid using the samba built-in [homes] section that dynamically shares the home directory to all users. According to samba documentation, https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/User_Home_Folders, using the home section, will involve some workaround and we may have to create each users home directory manually. Also, the [home] feature is currently not supported in the samba4 active directory domain controller.

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System Configuration for Vyos Router

System Configuration for Vyos Router

By saying, System Configuration for Vyos Router, we mean giving access to users on the vyos router system to carry out admin and operator duties. The admin duties on the vyos system includes been able to do everything that the vyos router has to offer, from viewing all show commands to configuring ssh, dhcp, vpn and so on.
The operator, however, is only able to view some show commands. However, the vyos documentation states that the operator level is insecure and as such, it is recommended that no one uses it.

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Dynamic DNS Configuration On IPFire Firewall

dynamic dns configuration on ipfire firewall
We have recently discussed in details the benefits of using dynamic dns for an environment where the IP address changes frequently as with the use of dsl modems, and the likes.

This guide, discusses how to configure dynamic dns on pfsense router, another popular open source unified threat management gateway solution.

In this guide, ”Dynamic DNS Configuration On IPFire Firewall”, we will not go into discussing the benefits and use of dynamic dns, but we will simply implement it in IPFire and test it out with a practical use case.

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Web Proxy and Url Filtering on IPFire

Web Proxy and Url Filtering on IPFire

Web proxy is a topic that has been discussed thoroughly on topnetworkguide.com website. This is because most of the threats that you will come across during your career, will come through internet activities, most from your clients who innocently surf and download contents from the web.

If you would like to get up to date on web proxy and url filtering using other open source products, then you can visit https://topnetworkguide.com/web-proxy-and-filtering-on-vyos-router/

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IPFIRE FIREWALL RULE CONFIGURATION GUIDE

 ipfire firewall rule configuration guide

The core of a firewall are the rulesets. These rules allow or deny access to hosts and entire networks. IPFire claims to come with a feature called groups that helps in maintaining a very complex ruleset.

If you are new to ipfire, why not use this guides to get yourself up and running.

https://topnetworkguide.com/how-to-install-ipfire-router-and-firewall

https://topnetworkguide.com/complete-squid-proxy-configuration-guide-on-ipfire-firewall/

IPFire firewall is easy to manage as you will soon discover, it packs in several features like NATing wherein you can easily accomplish port-forwarding- more on this later, it also has an intelligent intrusion detection system and the

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