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HOWTO: Fix Slow 10Gigabit Ethernet On Windows with Intel X550 Network Interface Card (NIC)

I was running into what I would consider poor performance on my 10Gigabit network. I was using Windows 10 with an Intel X550 NIC. In my case it is the dual X550 built in to the Asus Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Make iPhone / iPad (IOS) Use Your Own DNS Server or DNSBL Like Pi-Hole, void-zones-tools, or pfBlockerNG by ByPassing iCloud Private Relay for DNS

So you want to use your own DNS server on your iPhone or iPad. Maybe your dns server is also a dnsbl (DNS Blocklist or DNS Blacklist) that you use to block unwanted ads, telemetry and malware. This might be … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Setup void-zones-tools dnsbl DNS Blocklist (like Pi-Hole) on OpenBSD

I like to use DNS blocklists to block ads, telemetry, and potential malware. Things like Pi-Hole have been popular for a while. If you search you can also find lists to block “offensive” website domains as well, such as adult … Continue reading

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HOWTO Fix Artificially High Load Average on FreeBSD Running on Oracle Cloud

I noticed that my amd64 VPSes on Oracle Cloud all had load averages over 1.0. These are the free tier VM.Standard.E2.1.Micro instances. # w 6:11PM up 5 days, 1 hr, 2 users, load averages: 1.39, 1.62, 1.41 This was with … Continue reading

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HOWTO Fix Slow Networking with a WireGuard server in a FreeBSD Jail on a VPS, and Slow Downloads in a Jail on a VPS

I was setting up WireGuard server on a FreeBSD machine (13.0) on a VPS. In this case the VPS was a Contabo VPS which uses KVM. (Edit: I just encountered the same issue with an Oracle Cloud VM Instance as … Continue reading

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HOWTO Fix obhttpd[1234]: parent: send server: Protocol not supported on FreeBSD

I was putting OpenBSD Httpd (obhttpd as it is known on FreeBSD) in a jail on FreeBSD 13.0. When I fired up the webserver I got the following error in the logs: obhttpd[1234]: parent: send server: Protocol not supported The … Continue reading

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