W3RDW Blog - First Post This post is copied from a separate site where I plan to document content related to one of my hobbies, HAM radio. This post is the first post I shared on my other site, In the future, I plan to only post HAM radio content on the W3RDW site. You can find a link in the top right corner of my WhiteMatterTech site. Setting Up an ADS-B Flight Tracker with a Cheap Antenna and Docker on Ubuntu In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the process of setting up an ADS-B flight tracker using a cheap antenna and Docker on Ubuntu....

October 22, 2023 · 6 min · Robert D. White
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My Encrypted Matrix Server with Docker-Compose

Overview In this post, I will detail how I run my Matrix Server with Docker-Compose, how I use my Matrix Server as an encrypted notifications hub, and how I federate my Matrix Server over a Cloudflare tunnel (using Cloudflare’s Zero Trust interface). Short Cybersecurity Note Matrix Servers can be a part of your cybersecurity stack in your homelab or business. The component pertinent to cybersecurity related to Matrix Servers is encryption....

April 16, 2023 · 13 min · Robert D. White
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Policy Based Routing with Unifi, PIA, and pfSense: How I Route My IoT External Traffic through PIA VPN

Introduction In this post, I will show you how to use policy-based routing in Unifi to route specific traffic through a VPN client (I use Private Internet Access) on pfSense. This setup allows you to retain complete control of your devices and subnets via Unifi’s Network app while taking advantage of pfSense’s ability to host a VPN client. With this setup, I am getting my full ISP speeds on devices using a VPN for encryption....

November 7, 2022 · 6 min · Robert D. White
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How to Use pfSense and Unifi to Anonymize and Encrypt VLAN Tagged Traffic

#UPDATE 11/05/2022 Original post date: 2021-04-05 This update contains specific configuration options to use 4096 bit RSA keys, SHA256 Auth digest algorithm, and AES256 encryption. The original post used the default key length of 2048 from PIA, SHA1, and allowed for AES128. Throughout the post, I will tag updated information with #Update. Introduction This post aims to show you how to use pfSense within a Unifi network behind a Unifi Gateway [in my case, the gateway is the Unifi Dream Machine Pro (hereafter referred to as UDMP)]....

November 5, 2022 · 11 min · Robert D. White
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How to Run Dockerized MacOS on Unraid

Introduction For this tutorial, I will show you how to run a Dockerized version of MacOS on Unraid. The project we will use is sickcodes/Docker-OSX, which is intended for conducting MacOS security research in containerized environments on Linux and Windows. For this tutorial, I will show you how to use Unraid’s Docker-Compose functionality to manage the container. We will also be building a special VNC-compatible image, which is required for Unraid....

October 25, 2022 · 4 min · Robert D. White