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  • I really like PFSense, and it runs awesome on an old watchguard 5-series =)

    https://www.pfsense.org/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLEXbYbDTjo

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  • questbahlin wrote:

    I really like PFSense, and it runs awesome on an old watchguard 5-series =)

    https://www.pfsense.org/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLEXbYbDTjo

    Heard about this one a couple years ago. A buddy was able to put a new SSD in the watchguard to increase the speeds and storage. works really well if your organization moves from watchguard to another platform and they have a couple going in the trash.
    EDIT: did some looking into this and deffinetly setting this up on a spare PC laying around. Really cool project.
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  • This is an AWESOME piece of software.  I have it running on a Dell Poweredge r210 (which its honestly perfect for).  It's obviously a Firewall but so SO much more.  It can run a VPN server, DHCP, DNS, create VLANS (and route between them), can do IDS/IPS, block ads at the network level, geo-block IP's, etc. In fact its so versatile I am disappointed it can't tie my shoes for me LOL.

    Honestly - it replaced my residential grade router years ago...its so much more stable.

    CK

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  • PLUS 100 for pfsense!!!

    I have had fun playing with home automation using HomeSeer and/or Home Assistant.

    If you have cameras/NVR that supports JPG output i suggest giving Deepstack a try for detection/alerts.

    I am in process of setting up a new(to me) PC with NextCloud or ownCloud,  

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  • EdfishC wrote:

    I am in process of setting up a new(to me) PC with NextCloud or ownCloud,  

    I'm considering similarly with a clear preference for an actual version of Nextcloud 9​.

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  • OpenHAB - DIY Home Smartification

    ZoneMinder - OpenSource home security stuff

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  • I tend to try and find free or open source products for home use. Here are some I find useful.

    • EFA (Email Filter Appliance), soon to be replaced by a postfix docker container for internal email relaying/filtering. EFA is a spam filter.
    • Pfsense - Firewall/routing.
    • Graylog - for log analysis and reporting.
    • Kali - for pen-testing and security.
    • GVM (formerly OpenVAS) for vulnerability scanning.
    • DynDNS - There are many out there.
    • Acme certificate management (part of Pfsense for Lets encrypt certificates).
    • Omada - docker container for managing TP-Link SDN products.
    • SnipeIT - docker container for maintaining a list of IT kit I own (I also add other devices so I have a complete audit).
    • Nextcloud - docker container for collaboration. 
    • LibreOffice - docker container, usable via a web-browser.
    • Leantime - docker container, project management.
    • Ghost - docker container, blogging platform.
    • Boxafe - QNAP application for backup of 365 products (exchange online, SharePoint online, Teams).
    • Hyper Data Protector - QNAP application for backing up ESXi or Hyper-V VMs, it does have it's limitations, but fine for home use.
    • InvoiceNinja - for invoices, I am hoping to move this to a container at some point.
    • OTRS - helpdesk/ticketing system, just to play with.

    I'm sure I use other applications, but these are the ones that come to memory at present.

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