Network and Security consultant with over 20 years experience. Mainly project based designing / testing and implementing large enterprise level networks for both the private and public sector. Focusing on security devices but also highly experienced in routing and switching technologies.
In preparation for watching Star Wars The Last Jedi I’ve begun watching episodes 4-7 (I have little interest in watching 1-3). Whilst watching Episode 4 – A New Hope C3PO asks Luke: “Sir, If you’ll not be needing me I’ll close down for a while”. December is the time of year I ensure to take time off
This post details my observations and experiences Implementing Ubiquiti Unifi into the home network. If you intend to use Unifi devices exclusively then the kit will work straight out the box with little configuration required, no point in reading this post TL;DR. On the other hand if you have a fairly elaborate home network which
Some downtime between contracts provided me an opportunity to continue with some home renovations. Specifically, replacing all ten of our internal doors. This was not a small task as our house is 40+ years old each door required a fair amount of trimming to fit properly. The best advice I was given was start each
I’ve just replaced the certificate on my Unifi controller due to the Google Chrome warnings about certificates with no subject alternative name extensions. I had to use my strongest Google-Fu and search for “Unifi Controller Import Externally Generated Certificate”. It was pretty hard finding all the details I needed so this is my gift to
It can be tricky finding a reliable USB to serial adaptor. I’ve recently brought a new as I’ve replaced my laptop and my old adaptor was not compatible with Windows 10. Fortunately I found one that works on my first purchase, the StarTech USB to serial Adaptor. The Adaptor was recognised by Windows 10 with
This post details how I’ve been using OpenSSL to generate CSR’s with Subject Alternative Name Extensions. You may have noticed that since Chrome 58, certificates that do not have Subject Alternative name extensions will show as invalid. Amazing, I must have missed the memo on that. Most of the certificates I use in my home
This post details a Lenovo TS140 VMware ESXi 6.5 Storage Driver Issue. This issue is not limited to the TS140’s as I discovered during my research to the problem that a number of other servers are also affected. My TS140’s originally had ESXi 6.0 installed on HDD’s. I was experiencing IO issues so opted to