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The abbreviation VPN stands for Virtual Private Network which means an encrypted connection over the internet from a device to a network.

This article provides some basics about VPN connections and the privacy they cannot provide.

Beginning of April 2024 the team of PiVPN announced that they have released the final official version of PiVPN and that it is not maintained any longer.

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS - code name "Noble Numbat" - is the new Ubuntu version that provides Long Term Support and is now available as Beta version!

When we were looking at a cloud service provider for The AIRIX.NET we compared AWS Amazon Lightsail and Alibaba Cloud. Find below a summary of our findings.

More and more tech-savvy home admins want to run their own e-mail server. Although the technology needed is not very simplistic, there are some options available.

DD-WRT is an alternative router firmware that offers many advanced features not found in the original firmware of the devices. Read here what's all the fuss about.

There are many potential use cases for a home server. This article covers a selection of the best use cases and shows how these can be addressed by running your own home server.

This article gives some background information about NAT and double NAT.

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If you want to connect a Raspberry Pi running on Raspberry Pi OS (formerly called Raspbian) as a client to a Wireguard VPN server, this article is for you.

When you subscribe for Broadband from Virgin Media they provide you with one of their routers, either Hub 3, Hub 4, or Hub 5. Neither of these is capable to run the alternative router firmware DD-WRT, but you can still link your DD-WRT router to your Virgin Media Broadband. This article explains how.

This article explains how to set up a classic router cascade with a DD-WRT router together with a router of your internet service provider (ISP).

When you are connecting your router to the internet you will get in many cases a random dynamic IP address that may change any time. Read here how you can still connect from outside by using dynamic DNS.

To connect into your home network when on the road or to use a secure internet connection from an potentially non-secure connection, such as an open Wifi, you can run your own VPN on a home server. This article explains how to install a WireGuard VPN server on your home server.

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Cloud Computing is a hot and current topic discussed and used by many businesses. But with smaller offerings available now from professional cloud providers, running your own virtual private server (What is a Virtual Private Server (VPS)?) in the cloud can be something you may feel intrigued to.

Central data storage for your home with a file server or a so-called NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a real classic and currently the number one use case for most. Not only does having a file server make access and sharing much easier, but it also makes it much easier to perform backups, avoid redundancies, and to protect important files. The data can be centrally stored on the server and everyone with access can easily access the files. This article covers how to create file server functionality with Samba (SMB) on Linux Ubuntu Raspberry Pi 4.

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The Linux system and many Linux based programs write their status messages into a log file. Read here about helpful commands under Linux to view and manage these files.