Firefox vs. Ubuntu Snap

As anyone who has upgraded to Ubuntu 22+ will know, they have deprecated and removed the traditional firefox package, and only the snap version is available and supported. And this is fine for anyone running the desktop. But for those of us who use the server version of Ubuntu, and often need to use a … Read more

Blocking pizzaseo querying clients

While I was updating some settings with my bind server on Ubuntu 20, I noticed a lot of queries for “pizzaseo.com”, which appears to be some kind of marketing company trying to scrape for data. On reading out in forums about it, apparently they’re looking for vulnerable pi-hole servers that are exposed to the internet. … Read more

Site-to-Site VPN From Linux to UDM Pro (work in progress)

Finding good documents on how to set up a site-to-site VPN with a Ubiquiti UDM to a non-Ubiquiti node (i.e. linux) has been a challenge. The documents on Ubiquiti’s site are laughably incomplete (and generally way out of date). So I am working through each of the steps and trying to shoe horn in a … Read more