I've been running IPv6 via a Sixxs tunnel at home for several years. When I first set it up I was using an old LinkSys with alternative firmware. It worked, but it had a tendency to break randomly. After a couple of years I got a FritzBox! which "just works". Over the years the number of end user devices that support IPv6 has grown so these days the hardware is no longer the … [Read more...] about IPv6 In Ireland 2015 Edition
Force SSH over IPv4 or IPv6
I've got an IPv6 connection at home via Sixxs which works pretty well. Of course some of the time when I need to access certain machines from outside the office I'll run into issues ie. I can get in over IPv4, but not over IPv6. Other times the IPv6 connection from wherever I happen to be might not be as stable as the IPv4 one. So being able to force an SSH connection … [Read more...] about Force SSH over IPv4 or IPv6
A New Broadband Connection
Last week, while I was up in Dublin, UPC came along and hooked me up to their fibre. Yesterday I got the fixed IP details and with Paul's assistance switched the UPC box over to bridging mode, reconfigured my Fritzbox and moved my home connection into the fast lane. It's nice With the standard UPC wireless access point I could get a respectable 35 megs, but once I … [Read more...] about A New Broadband Connection
IPv6 and Dual Band Wifi On FritzBox 7390 Rocks!
I've been using a Fritz!Box 7390 for my home network for the last few months. It's not a "dirt cheap" piece of equipment, but it has a lot of very nice features which make it well worth its price tag. I originally got it, as I was looking for a DSL modem / router that would support IPv6 natively. I had been using a Linksys WRT54G with an open source firmware, but configuring … [Read more...] about IPv6 and Dual Band Wifi On FritzBox 7390 Rocks!
Labour Overlook A Basic Issue
Politicians and political parties love to throw around buzzwords. In Ireland we have got used to terms like: "digital economy" "knowledge economy" and, of course, "celtic tiger". Labour have released a document with the rather pretentious title of "Plan for Digital Ireland". Download it. Read it and try not to spill too much coffee all over yourself. Their … [Read more...] about Labour Overlook A Basic Issue