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Netgear WNDR4300 with DD-WRT

Netgear WNDR4300 with DD-WRT

Yesterday I decided to update my netgear router with dd-wrt software/firmware. The main reason I wanted to experiment with dd-wrt is that it has so much more options and controls then the stock firmware netgear offers. While the original firmware is very good, using something as syslogging to an external device and wallwatcher is not possible. So I headed to the dd-wrt site: http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index And search for my router: http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database> wndr4300 and found it was supported. I downloaded the img…

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SNI not working in IE

SNI not working in IE

We have a setup of an Nginx + Apache based web server, that uses SNI (Server Name Indication) to determine the website certificate to use. Now I knew that SNI doesn’t work on windows XP, but today it failed on Windows 7 using IE 10. Turns out that anti virus software such as McAffee can turn off some settings in IE. The settings in question to tackle this problem are under Internet options >> Advanced >> Scroll down to security…

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Boinc on Linux Mint

Boinc on Linux Mint

First of all what is BOINC? Boinc is an acronym for “Berkeley Open-Infrastructure for Network Computing”. A broadĀ term, but what it boils down to is a program that launches when the computer is idle. When it starts it uses theseĀ lost CPU cycles to execute jobs. These jobs are usually big calculations that if one would try them on a single computer would take decades to complete. There are a wide variety of projects you can join, some well know are…

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