Linux Firewall Options in 2013

I’m a bit security conscious with my network at home. I run a perimeter firewall sat directly behind the DSL Modem which then feeds multiple internal networks. Since 2003 I have been running Smoothwall Express for this purpose. It has performed well in this role, the main concern I have is that development support from Smoothwall Ltd seems to have stalled. The last major release was in 2006, there have been some service packs. The environment Smoothwall is in is moving faster than development is. Continue reading Linux Firewall Options in 2013

Get_iplayer under Debian Squeeze

Since I’ve been using my tablet on commutes to catch up on Have I Got News For You and Jools Holland, I’ve needed a way to download from iPlayer. I happened across get_iplayer via a bit of Googling. All looked relatively straightforward to set-up. However I did find some codec issues, as the BBC do like to move the goalposts somewhat. As you’re going to be doing quite a bit of privileged commands I’ll leave it up to you as to how you want to get round this with a sudo -s or fully blown root session. It’s your call. Have a look after the jump for the full destructions to get up and running. Continue reading Get_iplayer under Debian Squeeze