Patrick's Rants



11/10/2017

Home Firewall Upgrade

Filed under: Geek News and Stuff — site admin @ 3:12 pm

I popped open the side of my trusty firewall box to install a faster network card, I want a 1g connection to the modem,
Push the power button. Nothing.
That bulging capacitor is the likely suspect. I spent part of my lunch break at the campus surplus, found a machine for $30 and brought it home. I swapped over the hard drives, added as much RAM as this thing would hold and powered up. Dell always warns you when the RAM is changed by beeping and refusing to boot. I got around that by going into the computer setup. Then, I had to remove the entries in UDEV conf files that pointed to no longer existent network cards, reboot. Edit my IPTables rules, reboot again and the world was once again scrolling under my fngers.

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