TrueNAS, iSCSI and Windows

Creating and Connecting to an iSCSI Share in TrueNAS and Windows 11 As part of the trying to build out my virtualized gaming PC, I wanted to expand the VM past what was directly attached to it. To try to see what would get me the best performance, I set up both a standard Samba share, and then an iSCSI share. Part 1: Creating an iSCSI Share in TrueNAS Step 1: Log in to TrueNAS...

June 5, 2024 · 3 min · 505 words · Nate

DDNS, ddclient and Cloudflare

Context DDNS allows for the dynamic update of DNS entries and attributes - what a fitting name. This can be an extremely valuable resource for professionals and homelabbers who need to deal with dynamically assigned IP addresses in keeping things connected. I personally use Cloudflare as a DNS proxy for my various domains, which used to be managed by Google Domains until they sold that business to Squarespace; I’ve since been moving everything to Porkbun....

February 3, 2024 · 3 min · 538 words · Nate

Ansible & Network Engineers, Pt. I

I have been trying to gather my thoughts about using Ansible as a network engineer for a while now; but I’ve never found a good perspective to tell the story through. Even to begin to summarize how useful Ansible can be in a network setting can be a daunting task; my ongoing Obsidian web of notes seems to grow exponentially the more I explore. Intro and context Since I have to start somewhere, I think that covering the basic framework of how I use Ansible, and some of the most common tasks that I have been able to automate and speed up over time....

January 13, 2024 · 2 min · 354 words · Nate

Moving to Hugo

Over the last few months, I have been playing around with moving my website from Wordpress where it has lived in one form or another since around 2004. When I first installed it, I believe I was really just looking for some software to run on my newly hacked together LAMP server; I never imagined I would use it for so long. ...

January 1, 2024 · 2 min · 268 words · Nate