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double speed Internet Part 6 - Hetzner Edition

[NOTE] This part 6 in a series of posts. The rest can be found here. Its been a while, since I posted, and there are some, well, pretty major changes since the last time… Lets start are the beginning. Last time I was using Digital Ocean for my hosting provider. I was using their $20 a month server (2 cores, 2GB RAM, 40GB SSD, 3TB transfer), and it was all good… But I noticed that every now and again I would need to reboot the box.

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Useful Web and Desktop Apps 2016 edition

by . Tags: Guide , Tips , Linux , HowTo , Windows .

I have decided to do a post on some of my favourite tools to use for development, administration, etc. It’s kind of like Hanselman’s Ultimate Tools list, but not as popular and about 2 years newer… Anyway, the list is available here, and will be updated over time, much like my Daily Carry and Computers pages. If you are interested, you add links though GitHub by editing the toolslist.yml data file.

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(Mad) Max Speed - The Road Warrior (Internet connection) (double speed internet Part 5)

[NOTE] This part 5 in a series of posts. The rest can be found here. This post is going to be an update and theoretical post. probably very little “new” stuff going on here, mostly updates, and what I am planning on doing later on. This week, I have been OOF sick, so I have not done much work, but I have been surfing the web, watching videos, downloading stuff, etc.

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2 Cable Modems = Double Speed? Part 4

[NOTE] This part 4 in a series of posts. The rest can be found here. So, this week I went in a completely different direction that I have been thinking recently… So, the basic theory is as follows: I am still using MPTCP kernels on both upstream and local machine now have 2 P2P UDP OpenVPN tunnels between house and cloud. Example config is here all TCP traffic (bar port 80) that hits the router in house is redirected to RedSocks RedSocks uses a socks server, Dante, as an upstream server on the cloud box since the socks traffic is over TCP (inside the UDP OpenVPN tunnel) it uses MPTCP having socks running, gives me quite the download speed, turning it off does not, hence the following tweet Hmmmm.

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Installing Jekyll on Bash On Ubuntu on Windows

by . Tags: Jekyll , HowTo , Code , Blogging .

At the 2016 Build conference, Microsoft announced that Bash on Ubuntu on Windows was coming. Well, it came out last week, and I installed it as soon as I could! My next challenge was to get Jekyll to run and install on it, so I can build and preview this site on my Surface Book. So, first, I needed to install version 2.0 of Ruby. There is a bit of messing involved for this, but first

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2 Cable modems = Double speed? Part 3

[NOTE] This part 3 in a series of posts. The rest can be found here. In Part 1 of this series I explained the why and what I wanted to do for this “project”. In Part 2 I did some basic testing of both MPTCP and MLVPN. I also mentioned trying MMPPP using vtund but it has been a while since I did that testing, and it had not been on bare metal.

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Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

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Microsoft Build 2016 is on this week, and there were a lot of interesting developments yesterday, but the one that interested me the most is Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Dustin from Ubuntu has a more details, and Scott Hanselman has posted a technical video about this. This is very interesting, and I CANT WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON IT! But, I do have some questions, which I thought I would put down in blog format:

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MPTCP, SSH, Squid, OpenVPN (and 2 Cable modems) = Double Speed? Not quite… Part 2

[NOTE] This part 2 in a series of posts. The rest can be found here. In my previous post I explained what i was trying to do… This post explains what i have been working on recently, and performance results… So, first, what have i tried… There are 3 different things i have tried, and here are some of their details. Some will need to be updated (other parts of this series), and others i will try get back to eventually.

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Continuous Integration and Blogging

by . Tags: Blogging , Announcements , Jekyll .

Back in August of 2012, I started this site using Git and Jekyll. I hosted most of it at home, pushing to a server in house. Then, a few years back, I moved to pushing the files to Amazon S3 and had Cloud Front doing distribution. The last moved had me hosting the files in NearlyFreeSpeech.NET and Cloud Flare doing the content distribution… Well, that changed over the last few days… again…

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2 Cable modems = Double Internet Speed? Well… not really… Part 1

by . Tags: Networking , Projects , IPv6 , Double_Internet .

[NOTE] This part 1 in a series of posts. The rest can be found here. First, a bit of background, and then I will explain what I am currently running in Part 2… For the last 15 or so years, I have had at least 2 internet connections in to the house… 2 of them have always been Cable Modems from NTL, which became UPC, and now is Virgin Media. When I started, i think the modems where 150/50kbit/s and 600/150kb/s, and have steadily increased in speed, currently at 360/36Mbit/s each… But they have always been somewhat separate, and single thread downloads have always been limited to 1 of the connections… I have been looking for ways around this for years…

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