Ultimate OpenVPN setup – inter-connecting, connecting to multiple sites at once

By | 21st May 2018

I had multiple networks scattered around different places and needed a way to link all of them together. They were as follows: Work related VPNs. There were multiple VPNs, including https://internetprivatsphare.de/,  to access different parts of the internal networks. Handling multiple VPN files was very cumbersome. For convinience let’s assume we have a single network… Read More »

Free wildcard certs with Let’s Encrypt & DNS auth ft. Route 53

By | 17th May 2018

Everyone’s favorite SSL certificate authority Let’s Encrypt recently announced support for wildcard SSL certificates on their forum here using the ACMEv2 API. Wildcard SSL certificates still cost as much as $150-300/yr on the market. Getting them for free is a huge bonus. Install Certbot Grab the Certbot tool for issuing Let’s Encrypt signed SSL certificates.… Read More »

How to fake pings and traceroutes

By | 21st April 2017

I recently read Srijit Banerjee’s excellent article, which brought to light ugly things done by service providers to fool their customers who have grown accustomed to the ping google.com command to judge the quality of the internet. While he has strayed away from how this is done, I feel that educating people on how this… Read More »