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Kevin Wisher: Nagios on a Pi3 (https://category5.tv/shows/technology/episode/478/)

Kevin Wisher: Netgate SG-1000 microFirewall (https://netgate.com/products/sg-1000.html)

Rick Slone: Pi-hole is now at version 2 (https://pi-hole.net/)

Ron Houk: Disabling touchpad (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Using_syndaemon)

Richard Kline: USB to 2.1mm barrel jack power (posted for the wrong show?) http://www.banggood.com/USB-Port-to-5_5mm-2_1mm-5V-DC-Barrel-Jack-Power-Cable-Connector-p-997025.html?rmmds=search

Show Topics

1. rfkill – Diagnose why your laptop’s WiFi may be turned off.  http://askubuntu.com/questions/62166/siocsifflags-operation-not-possible-due-to-rf-kill

2. RPi image to quickly get Nagios Server up and running http://www.baldnerd.com/nems/ Finally, one that works.

3. Added a USB Ethernet NIC to my pfSense box to segregate IoT devices from my regular network.  “OPT1” seems to be configured identically to “LAN” (except for address range), but it can’t “see” the Internet but I can ping from one LAN to the other (just the opposite of what I wanted).

4. Since the pfSense box has no WiFi (well it does, but pfSense doesn’t recognize it),  I’ve been using the cheaper of my factory routers as a WAP (the other is in reserve, configured in case I break pfSense).  The AP keeps dropping my ChromeCasts, so I was looking into turning one of my Orange Pi Zeros into a simple AP.  Installed Armbian (can’t say enough good things).  Linux has a “bridge” command that creates a virtual interface between network interfaces, but it is meant as a bridge between networks, not an AP.  The MAC address of every device connecting to the WiFi must be enumerated.  After Googling for an easy way to accomplish my goal, at length I found a PPA  here:  http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/how-to-set-up-wireless-hotspot-access.html  Unfortunately, I’d installed Armbian Debian, went back and downloaded Armbian Ubuntu.  Then, the script the article talks about must be deprecated in the current PPA.  Went through the manual setup, but neither the OPi’s onboard WAN or a USB adapter I bought for my hotel router project seem supported.  This shouldn’t be this difficult, I hope a listener can point me in the right direction.

1. I did some hasty editing Thursday night.  I saw a discounted TP-Link switch on NewEgg (which I plan to use for the IoT guest network)., but when I went to order it, I saw it was available in a combo with a Sonic Wall AP, which I confused with a Ubiquiti AP’s.  The difference is that Sonic Walls require a dedicated hardware controller (from Dell) and the Ubiquiti is managed in cross platform software.  Since I probably will have to send the whole thing back, I am officially an idiot (which will come as no surprise to regular listeners).  I’ve had good success setting up Ubiquitis for customers, and Tom Lawrence has talked about them several times on his YouTube channel.

2. RoxTerm, multi tab terminal emulator for SolusOS, Sunflower, multi tab file manager.

3. SolusOS doesn’t think ssh-copy-id is secure: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/29386/how-do-you-copy-the-public-key-to-a-ssh-server

4. Started working on my NanoPiNeo server for the my alumni association:                Next Cloud: https://www.linux.com/learn/how-install-nextcloud-server-ubuntu%20%20

           Etherpad: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Etherpad-liteInstallation Mattermost: https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/how-to-install-mattermost-with-postgresql-and-nginx-on-ubuntu-16-04/
1. Reglue is holding a fundraiser: http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2017/01/well-its-one-for-money-two-for-show.html

2. Jonathan Nadeau is raising funds to publish his book, Vision: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vision-inspirational/x/2452202#/

3. Parts I’m planning to order for projects, travel router and digital assistant (i.e. Echo clone)

1. RPi 3 kit

2. Olympus mic

3. USB Sound card

4. Used PC speakers

5. 3.5” TFT display & RPi case

6. Extra RPi power adapters

7. And because it would be cool:

1. Battery pack expansion for RPi

2. Twin micro SD adapter (i.e., slide a switch to dual boot)

3. Digital assistant FOSS software links: http://www.theadrianproject.com/  https://fossbytes.com/virtual-personal-assistant-alternatives-to-the-amazon-echo/ (i.e., alternatives to Echo/Alexa, Google Home, Mycroft)  http://lucida.ai/

Small poll regarding a website for my podcast (and related projects): https://goo.gl/forms/6xU9P3weofmTGeJo1

SyncStop (formerly the USB Condom): http://syncstop.com


Next recording date: Jan. 20, 2017