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Monthly Archives February 2023

Day 48 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 48 of and I have been out of commission for the last couple of days… Havnt been well… cold and flu-like symptoms, but luckily, not Covid… Haven’t done a major amount, so it’s mostly links for today, but I did try a few projects and installed them. Links for those are below.

Day 47 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 47 of and i have missed a few days due to, well, a mix of laziness and being busy… I was working from my new home office today… still need to get some cabling and other stuff sorted, but we are getting close… nearly a year since it was installed! More on that at a later stage… for today, some links.

Day 46 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 46 of and I haven’t had much time to work on the homelab this weekend, but have had some time using it, somewhat indirectly… Plex, Netflix and Disney Plus streaming, etc. Internet is more stable (but not 100%… more messing on that part soon) and the RB5009 is definitely more stable (IPv6 BGP is currently off, and only using 5 of my 14ish BGP sessions I could use… I think 1Gb RAM is struggling, or my filters are wrong… Hopefully, it’s a filter thing, that way I can sort it out without new hardware.

day 45 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 45 (little late) of , and still quite busy with $DayJob stuff… Mostly monitoring of the network and the like… Some links are below:

day 44 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 44 of and still quite busy with $DayJob… so some links below. 

Also, I have been fiddling with some JQ and Zerotier-CLI commands… Not finished, but working on trying to get some data out of the CLI… I have a GitHub Gist with some details… I plan on adding to it over time.

Day 43 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 43 of and I missed yesterday, but instead of skipping numbers, I am just not… I have been up to my eyes with $DayJob so not a major amount of work… But a couple of links for the day:

That is it for today… 

Day 42 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 42 of and I spent way too many hours last night messing with MAAS. It all started with a Techno Tim Video I posted back on Day 25. I started messing with it last night around 11 pm or so, and then I realized it was 4 AM this morning… So, link drop for today:

Day 41 of #100daysofhomelab

Going to be a very quick update here. Things are a little more stable at the moment. I figured out why my FTTH connection was acting up… the VM I moved it too had the default free 1Mb/s license for RouterOS… After moving my unlimited CHR license over, things have gotten better. screenshots over on my mastodon instance:

So, today, not doing much other than monitoring… I am taking a day of rest and will be back tomorrow…

Day 40 of #100daysofhomelab

Day 40 of #100daysofhomelab and the internet is a little more stable… Still not 100%, but “stable”.  Speed test results have dropped, as you can see in the graph below, but weirdly, ping times are a little better…


Download speeds. The swap over happened around the 8th Feb, 9th was pretty much a wash, 10th things got a bit better…


Upload Speeds. less spikey upload speeds, but also less upload speed…


ping times went from around 38-40ms to around 28-30ms… 

I currently have Observium watching the traffic on the routers, and all logs are being written to an ELK stack. Not correctly (links below on how it *should* work, but I don’t have it fully working… yet) but they are being logged nonetheless.


Day 38 and 39 of #100daysofhomelab

this post is for day 38 and 39 of #100daysofhomelab… and i have finally moved over to my #RB5009… and, well, it has not gone so well… It has rebooted a few times due to memory issues (too many BGP tables being held, so I shut a few down to start with… some cleanup needed there), then the internet connections are a little unstable, and, well, in the last 48 hours, I have spent more time on LTE than on proper internet… It does seem to be working (ish…) now, but not as fast as it was. I am just using the #Zerotier link, so the #Wireguard links are currently off… Anyway, below are some links… I hope to make things work better tomorrow… And i also hope to have a better write up soon too…