You can run multiple instances of Squid on the same instance and bind it to floating IPs. Just use: “squid -f /path/to/squid.conf2” to startup the process alongside “squid -f /path/to/squid.conf2 -k reconfigure” to refresh any config changes.
If you’re using a custom IP:PORT config in squid.conf*, and use a Firewall on your @Vultr instances, just add a rule to allow TCP access to it.
Looks like Optimum Online / AlticeOne decided to block entire IP-ranges preventing me from reach my Japan-based Vultr VPS. It was working for a few months. Time to switch back to Verizon FIOS.
Software like Brave and browser-based privacy plugins that block ads and trackers are wonderful – but protection is limited to your web browsing activity.
Trackers and beacons exist beyond your browsing habits. Apps on your smartphone and tablet are designed to connect persistently over HTTP and HTTPS with servers to collect analytics data. These data collection servers are hosted by companies like Akamai, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Crashlytics and many others.
How much is too much? You have to decide on that.
Do you have a vacuum at home? Do you drive a car or take the bus to work? Does your home have centralized air? There’s one thing they all have in common: AIR FILTERS
Air filters are designed to capture a certain amount of particle “pollutants & allergens” for later disposal. These particles are tangible (something you can touch, feel and see with your own eyes).
In the realm of Internet connectivity, there are virtual “pollutants & allergens” let’s call it “noise” that is a bi-product of aggressive promotional advertisements, collection of analytics / behavioral patterns / app statistics that tends to get out of control and become invasive (like popups) and add more latency (due to persistent requests among other things). As a result, you end up paying your ISP (Internet Service Provider) for more bandwidth (speed) than you really need.
Instead of solely relying on Anti-Virus/Malware developers, ISPs, VPN (virtual private network) providers and certain types of 3rd-parties to perform “content filtering” for your devices, you can do it yourself using free & open-source software.
FreeBSD and Squid are examples of free & open-source software that can be used to to leverage content filtering at a local level – within your LAN (local area network).
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Opened up a used AirPort Time Capsule 802.11n (2nd Generation) unit to discover it has shiny 1TB @westerndigital Black Caviar drive with the Apple logo. I pulled it out and Airport Utility immediately detected the anomaly of the missing drive but provided an “ignore it” option.
The Toshiba Satellite 325CDS was sold back in 1996. It sports a 233Mhz Pentium processor, PCMCIA bay (2-slots), 3.5 floppy disk drive and a CD-ROM drive that doesn’t support DVDs. I was fortunate to acquire a well kept unit for about $25 – it had Windows 2000 installed on the primary 2.5″ IDE harddrive.
Via Twitter, @sheridancompute suggested FreeBSD 7.3 would be the highest version of the operating system this Toshiba laptop would support.
So I went ahead and pulled the hard drive out and plugged it into a PATA/USB adapter cable connected to my primary FreeBSD server. I booted off a FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE disc, dumped a fresh installation on the drive and did a quick freebsd-update. Updated /etc/fstab to point from /dev/da0 (external USB) to /dev/ad0 (Toshiba) and plugged it back into the laptop. It worked like a charm. For now, no Internet connectivity until I can find a compatible PCMCIA-to-Ethernet card.