How-to Boot Linux VMs using UEFI (Freenas)

There have been a number of threads were people have failed to boot a Linux VM after the installation phase using the webUI of FreeNAS 11 nightly, finding themselves stuck in the EFI shell and not knowing how to proceed nor how to avoid this happening each time their VM is started. It has been sugested elsewhere that this is due a grub error, or a grubx64.efi file which is missing or in the wrong […]

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How To Set Up an NFS Mount on Ubuntu 16.04

Introduction NFS, or Network File System, is a distributed file system protocol that allows you to mount remote directories on your server. This lets you manage storage space in a different location and write to that space from multiple clients. NFS provides a relatively quick and easy way to access remote systems over a network and works well in situations where the shared resources will be accessed regularly. In this guide, we’ll cover how to […]

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GeoBlocking, the good and the bad.

Geoblocking is the process of limiting user access to the internet based on their physical location. It is typically implemented by telecommunications companies, websites and other content providers and intellectual proprietors, often for the sake of copyright restrictions. Databases that map out IP addresses’ physical locations are often used to manage and enforce geoblocks. The Bad, Imagine you are traveling in Europe and you got some downtime and want to watch NetFlix. Chances are you […]

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Stop Internet ads at home using Pi-hole and a Raspberry Pi

What Is Pi-Hole? Pi-hole is a network-wide ad blocker. Instead of installing adblockers on every device and every browser, you can install Pi-hole once on your network, and it will protect all of your devices. Because it works differently than a browser-based ad-blocker, Pi-hole also block ads in non-traditional places, such as in games and on smart TVs What is a Raspberry Pi? A Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer originally designed for education, […]

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