Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi 2021

Update/Release notes: *** Guide created 1/20/2021 – I will keep this up to date as packages/versions change! This is the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi – NEW for 2021.  In this guide, we will set up a UniFi controller running on an Ubuntu 20.04 hosted server using Vultr (I have confirmed that all of these steps work fine on Digital …

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Create Your Own Personal VPN Proxy with Streisand

By now you’ve probably heard a lot about protecting yourself online with a VPN Proxy. You’ve probably even heard the names of some of the top VPN Proxy providers – NordVPN, TorGuard, Tunnel Bear – and my personal favorite Private Internet Access…a service I use daily, and highly recommend (if you’re interested, here’s my PIA affiliate link – much appreciated!). …

Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi

THIS GUIDE IS OUTDATED!! Be sure to check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi 2021 – all of this same info, but updated for 2021! ———————————————————————– But…if you’re feeling nostalgic, go ahead and keep reading. *** Updated 4/25/2019 – Updated Step 18 to use OpenJDK-8 instead of Oracle’s Java 8. *** Updated 8/15/2019 – Ran through this entire setup …

UniFi Controller Installation on Vultr

*** THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED – Check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi instead! ————– Or continue below…though it’s a total waste of time. ———- Vultr is a great hosting platform that is very similar to Digital Ocean.  I have heard a lot of really good reviews from folks who use Vultr for their production systems, so I …

Long Range Dead Drop

This was a fun project.  I recently ran across a YouTube video from a channel that I really like – the Cyber Weapons Lab, aka Null Byte.  In this video, they discuss how to set up a Raspberry Pi as a dead drop using a downloadable Raspberry Pi image called PirateBox.  A dead drop, in espionage terms is a method …

Secure UniFi Controller

*** THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED – Check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi instead! ————– Or continue below…though it’s a total waste of time. ———-

15 Minute Hosted UniFi Controller Setup

*** THIS GUIDE IS NOW OUTDATED – Check out the Definitive Guide to Hosted UniFi instead! ————– Or continue below…though it’s a total waste of time. ———- UniFi is a spectacular networking platform – typically, the controller is on the LAN, but it can really be hosted anywhere. This guide will show you how to set up a Digital Ocean …

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Send Telemarketers to Hell

Telemarketers are the Devil! We all know the pain that comes from picking up the phone to hear a telemarketer reading off of a script trying to sell you something.  FreePBX allows you to block telemarketers by including a Blacklist module that can redirect blacklisted caller ID’s to a pre-set destination such as Lenny.  The problem with the Blacklist module …

FreePBX Polycom Directory Automation

Creating a FreePBX Polycom directory for all of your users can be a frustrating and manual process.  The goal of this article is to make that process much much easier.  Once complete, you should have a central directory in all of your Polycom phones that shows all other employee extensions, and that central directory will update hourly from FreePBX’s database. …