• Block Admin Area of your Website with Cloudflare

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Sep 28, 2021

    Today more than ever you need to lock down your Website, including the Admin area. If you were to take a look at the access to your Admin Area you would be astonished at the attempts of hackers trying to access and compromise your website. This blog article and video, will show you how to lock this section and even any section of your website. It's simple and free!

  • Checking your Domain Reputation

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Marketing, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Aug 31, 2021

    At one time most organizations hosted their own mail server and had somewhat control over how they sent email, and usually checked whether they were listed on a RBL (Realtime Blackhole List) or not. Now most organizations have moved their mail servers offsite and now have their email hosted with Google Workspace, Microsoft 365 or some other hosting platform. Your Domain's Reputation is still very important as you are now sending email over an IP shared with other senders. Now that we see greater implementation of IPv6, we are seeing an even greater shift in how email reputation by various mail servers is calculated.

  • Netgear GS308E Managed Switch Review

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Product Reviews, Tech How To on Aug 25, 2021

    The Netgear GS308E - 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch is a lower end managed switch. It does not compare with fully managed switch link a Cisco Catalyst or some other High End Switch, but for a SOHO or small office environment it may be the thing you are looking for.

  • Full Duplex vs Half Duplex and Video Conferences

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To, ZOOM Meeting Tips on Aug 20, 2021

    We have all seen the choppy and laggy video and audio in our Zoom and Video conferences. Even which watching a TV program or News Report you will see an interview where someone obviously has connection issues. I can honestly say that almost all of them are not because of having a poor internet connection, but rather from using WIFI to connect to thier router vs using an Ethernet Connection, that is causing the issues.

  • Keep Your Data in Canada

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Aug 18, 2021

    With so many security breaches that are prevelant today, A lot of Canadians are thinking twice about where there cloud services and data in general are hosted. If your data is hosted in a foreign country and gets compromised, good luck trying to take legal action against a foreign corporation. If you keep your data located in Canada you not only feel a bit more secure,but also you know that you can talk to someone not too far away.

  • Essential Command-Line Utilities for Linux

    Posted in Linux Desktop Tips, Linux Network Admin Tips, Tech How To on Jul 06, 2021

    Every Linux user needs to know to use a few command line tools. Most linux's have quite a few internal commands installed by default, but sometimes there are some tools that you probably need to install that can be very useful. These are a few that we at Clustered Networks use on a regular basis that we fine helpful in Linux desktop and Server Administration.

  • WD My Book Live Security Fix

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips on Jun 30, 2021

    If you own a WD My Book Live NAS you may have received an email from WD asking you to disconnect it from the Internet. By performing these changes to the settings in your WD My Book Live NAS, it will effectively disable internet access and still give your NAS a static IP on your network. This will allow you to access and use the files ONLY from inside your Home or Office Network with no access from outside of your firewall. The only way a hacker could gain access to the NAS would be to gain access to the inside of your network, which you should be protected via your firewall.

  • Check your External IP Address from Command Line

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Tech How To on Jun 23, 2021

    Every so often you need to check your external IP address from the command line or terminal in Linux. If you work a lot with VPN's these tools can be very useful. The three basic tools you can use to get your external IP address are DIG, cURL, and WGET. Either one of these tools will do the job. Once you get your IP, you can use the tools to add the content into a bash script you are writing, or whatever else you may need to use it for.

  • Install Syncthing to run as a service on Ubuntu or Debian

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Jun 22, 2021

    Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone, and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it's transmitted over the internet. Syncthing is great for small businesses and Home office networks.

  • Automate OctoberCMS Updates with a Script

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Jun 18, 2021

    This tutorial will show you how to backup multiple OctoberCMS Sites on a server with an automated bash / shell script. October CMS is one of the best CMS's on the market today as it is based on PHP and Laravel. If you are a web designer and host your sites on a VPS server such as AWS, Digital Ocean, Vultr, or Linode this script will make your life much easier.