Keeping Track of Home Broadband IP Address Changes Without Dynamic DNS

Dynamic DNS services are great. They allow you to keep track of your dynamic IP on your home broadband connection without the need to constantly check it at whatismyip.com or similar websites, and the erradicate the risk of you not knowing the IP address when its changed after you’ve left the house.

That said, some, well… lots of home broadband providers give you crummy routers that do not have the ability to notify Dynamic DNS services of IP changes. The cheapest router that’s optimised for your ISP’s network is usually what you end up with and that usually means less features. Continue reading Keeping Track of Home Broadband IP Address Changes Without Dynamic DNS

Configuring VSFTPD to allow secure FTP connections with OpenSSL

A comment on my previous post on setting up VSFTPD on Ubuntu has prompted me to write this brief supplement on how to configure VSFTPD for SSL connections.

Assuming you’ve followed the previous tutorial mentioned above, you’ll need to generate an SSL certificate using OpenSSL, then configure VSFTPD to use the key. Continue reading Configuring VSFTPD to allow secure FTP connections with OpenSSL

Quick Ubuntu Server FTP Setup with VSFTPD

THis is just a hastily put together post about how to quickly do an Ubuntu server FTP setup using VSFTPD.

I should quickly note that setting up an FTP server is not something I do very often, there are probably better ways to do it, and there are probably better people out there to advise you how to do it. The fact that you’re still reading this though probably implies you’re not going to go to those other sources to get your FTP-related goodness, so here it is…

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