Been a while

Well,
It has been a while since my last update. Been busy with life. Wife and I are expecting another baby December 27th. Found out not to long ago that it will be a boy and his name will be Leighton Thomas McCloud. Can’t tell if Lucas is excited or not yet, only time will tell. I do know the wife and I are planning on getting a hotel the night before delivery (scheduled C-section) so we don’t have to get up quite as early in the morning (as of right now, she has to be there at 7am which means we have to leave no later than 6am and get up no later than 5am)……. Soon we will have to have Lucas do his first overnight away from us, this will be hard for both my wife and I. Although it will be harder for her since she has yet to spend a night away from him while I have.

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Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day is coming July 12th. If you do not have Prime, it is a great time to sign up. My wife and I have it and in addition to the free 2 day shipping, we stream a lot of video and our son loves his Free Time ūüôā


Android Development

Well,
I have decided to do some Android development for the fun of it again. So far its going well, even have Jenkins setup to build automagically for me (just because I can). Working on a project for my wife and so far its turning out very well, couple more things I need to worry about doing but I think she will be happy with the end result.

SSL Fun

Well,

I’m working on setting up two subdomains using Let’s Encrypt for SSL certificates. ¬†I managed to really mess something up in regards to forcing people to use SSL for them, so much so that I had to delete them and will try again in the future (they aren’t super important, just for my use mostly).

Meh

Well, MN law states that heat doesn’t have to be turned on before October 15th. ¬†That means since it is getting down to the high 20s at night it gets very cold in my apartment. ¬†Wife and I have resorted to using a space heater to keep our son’s room warm enough so he will sleep through the night.

Computer Rebuild

Well,

I rebuilt my dad’s computer over the weekend. ¬†He went from an AMD Phenom II X2 550BE (running as an X4) to an Intel Haswell Pentium dual core, AsRock B85 Pro4 motherboard, 4x2GB DDR3 DIMMs, Intel 530 240GB SSD round out the new parts. ¬†I think I did pretty good on cable management considering his case doesn’t have anything for cable management in it.

World of Warships

I have been playing the World of Warships¬†beta. ¬†It is a blast although I was kind of upset when I upgraded from the starter US Navy ship (the Erie) to the level 2 USN ship (Chester). ¬†I went from being able to bring 4 guns to bear when firing a broadside to being able to bring 3 guns to bear when firing a broadside. ¬†I know it has more health, armor, better guns etc, but it just doesn’t seem right. ¬†I’m hoping the hull upgrade for it actually mounts more guns….

EdgeOS HE.net IPv6 Tunnel

So, I decided to finally get my EdgeOS HE.net IPv6 tunnel howto done, although it should work in VyOS or Vyatta as well. ¬†This is how I have it setup and it is working for me, there are probably other ways to set it up that will work. ¬†They may also be more efficient too, but I don’t want to break a working setup.

Easiest way to do this is to SSH into your EdgeOS device.  Then type the following commands to setup your firewall.  Change WAN_LOCAL to your IPv4 local firewall rule, and change rule 15 to place the new HE.net IPv4 firewall rule as the second in your list.

Now we create the tunnel to HE.net.  Replace 2001:470:xxxx:482::2/64 with your Client IPv6 address, 184.105.253.14 with your Server IPv4 address.

Next, we need to assign an IPv6 to our internal interface. ¬†On my EdgeRouter X, this is switch0. ¬†Other devices could be eth1, eth2, etc… ¬†Don’t forget to change¬†2001:470:xxxx:482::1/64 to an IP in your Routed /64 IPv6 Prefix, and¬†2001:470:xxxx:482::/64 to your Router /64 IPv6 Prefix.

Next we set the IPv6 next hop. ¬†Again, don’t forget to change¬†2001:470:xxxx:482:: for your Routed /64 Prefix.

Now, we setup the DHCPv6 server. ¬†Again, don’t forget to change¬†2001:470:xxxx:482:: for your Routed /64 Prefix.

Finally, we set the EdgeOS device to update DNS-O-Matic.  I use this to allow me to update my OpenDNS & HE.net tunnel info at the same time.

Now commit and save your configuration, and issue a ping6 google.com. ¬†You should see valid results, no reboot your client and ping Google’s IPv6 address (this will vary based on your OS, Windows is ping -6 google.com).