The guide or steps used in this tutorial can be found in the YouTube description section of the video guide.
As requested by one of our subscribers. We put together this guide on : – How to attach then format an external USB disk. – Install the samba server role and create a network file share that supports Apple Time Machine backups on IPFire. This enables users on the network / VPN to use Apple Time Machine with the share on IPFire as the destination disk. Removing the reliance on USB drives for backups. This will be the last guide regarding Samba and Time Machine as we have covered it per subscriber requests in other guides also.
Got a request from “dedu mihail” & “Amandeep Singh” on how to block https sites. In this quick walk-through we show how to use the proxy with manual settings which is needed to block https urls / sites. It does not work via transparent mode. (We could not find a simple way to make it work via transparent mode).
1. Configure the end user machine to use the proxy.
2. Configure the proxy on IPFire to use the url filter capability.
3. Configure the url filter to block the https url 4. Configure the url filter to allow restriction bypass for listed IP’s.
Ever been away from home or office and wanted to use a VPN securing your network connection. (You should always use a VPN when on un-trusted networks!) You also never sure what the “Free” VPN providers are doing with your logs. Why not setup your own VPN, that you have full control off. In this how to guide we will go through the installation of IPFire with OpenVPN and the relevant configurations. This will enable you to make use of your own private VPN when away from home or the office.
IPFire is a hardened open source Linux distribution that primarily performs as a router and a firewall. It’s a standalone firewall system with a web-based management console for configuration.
In short a Good Open-source firewall /proxy that can be used at home. Easy 2 install & Easy 2 use?
There are many open-source distros available today that could serve as a proxy or firewall. We are not saying IPFire is the only firewall/proxy distro. However, if you looking for an easy install system with many add-ons for home or small office use look no further. In this walk though will show you how to install the IPFire Open Source Firewall. Use it as your personal firewall gateway and proxy server.
For more information on IPFire visit https://www.ipfire.org
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