March 10, 2020

From Gerald R. Lucas

Raspberry Pi Updates

This is a great little gadget/server. Not only does Pi-hole work perfectly and effortlessly, I added a couple of more packages to augment its security—our network security. The first is unbound—a recursive DNS server. It’s essentially a DNS server that doesn’t trust authoritative DNS servers; it gets it’s path piecemeal, depending on the domain name. Initially queries are a bit slower because the path to the site has to be cached locally, but then it speed right along.

Next, I installed cloudflared which uses HTTPS over DNS. It’s a more secure DNS, so no one can snoop to my DNS inquiries. Both of these services help to defend against phishing and spoofing. Best yet, they were easy to install. I just have to remember to do updates manually from time to time.

Next is a VPN. Maybe a Pi-hole DHCP server. Syncthing node? The options are endless.

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A bit of art by Henry today.