Category: Networks

  • IKEv2 VPN on macOS and iOS

    I have been working on an improved and more stable VPN option for macOS users since the demise of PPtP. My personal preference is for an improved firewall experience using UTM appliances like FortiGate and then leveraging SSLVPN, as it seems to work from a large majority of locations and internet connection types. However, the […]

  • MacRansom: ransomware as a service

    From Fortinet’s recent blog post: Many Mac OS users might assume that their computer is exempt from things like ransomware attacks and think that their system is somehow essentially “secure.” It is true that it’s less likely for a Mac OS user to be attacked or infected by malware than a Windows user, but this has nothing to […]

  • MikroTik Certifications

    I have just completed a week long course with Tridigital and DuxTel on MikroTik routers, and have now completed the MTCNA and MTCRE certifications. #1407NA348 #1407RE077  

  • OpenVPN 2 Cookbook: a book from Packt Publishing

    From the Packt website: OpenVPN 2 Cookbook provides solutions to common OpenVPN problems. The book covers everything a system administrator needs to manage and run an OpenVPN network, from point to point networks to troubleshooting. OpenVPN 2 Cookbook offers all the information you need to successfully manage your network. Covering all the common networks, including […]

  • Fortinet IPv6 Tunnel with

    After spending some time working on IPv6 using the MikroTik, I thought I would expand my horizons and suss out other networking devices that might lend themselves to IPv6 connectivity… initially with tunnels, but then also as a directly connected device. A FortiGate 60B looked like a good place to start. There is a lot […]

  • IPv6 Readiness

    Well… it’s official… the AANDCP IT Solutions home office is now connected to the Internet via IPv6 using Hurricane Electric’s TunnelBroker solution. It works great… have carried out some basic testing with Google, FaceBook, and a handful of IPv6 only websites. The MikroTik routers that I use proved to be especially easy to get going!

  • MikroTik

    MikroTik has been developing, installing and selling wireless routers since 1995. MikroTik’s current software product, MikroTik RouterOS v4, is a software router system which makes it easy for any VAR, ISP, or network admin to make a PC router for wireless, wide area, or local area networks. RouterOS 5 is available now, although not for […]