Wireless LAN routers such as the AVM Fritz!Box can be particularly useful for integration of hard discs and memory sticks as a Network Attached Storage (NAS).
For MS Windows environments, access to these network drives is achived with the SMB and NMB protocols. However, the Fritz!Box firmware doesn’t support sharing of volumes through UNIX’s NFS protocol.
If you’re a lucky owner of a Fritz!Box, you’re probably not aware that an embedded Linux OS hides underneath AVM’s configuration frontend. With a few steps you can modify your Fritz!Box firmware, replacing it with Freetz to enhance your box’ functions.
Freetz is a firmware-extension (modification) for the AVM Fritz!Box and devices with identical hardware. The original firmware from the manufacturer is extended with new functions and programs which may be selected by the user.
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In order to take part in the “Reset the NET Campaign” (see the previous post) and to honour the first anniversary of Edward Snowden’s revelations, I configured my self-hosted server to support HTTPS/SSL requests. Now you can reach this site also at https://raspberryblog.de. Furthermore, I highly recommend using the Firefox HTTPS everywhere plugin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation to encrypt your traffic while visiting all sites supporting SSL.
Here’s a brief tutorial how it works: If you haven’t installed Nginx, yet, please see the documentation at nginx.org. For an existing installation, create a subdirectory in /etc/nginx to store your SSL certificates.
sudo mkdir /etc/nginx/ssl
Next, create the server key and certificate signing request. Start by creating the private server key. During this process, you will be asked to enter a passphrase. Be sure to remember this phrase! If you forget it or lose it, you will not be able to access the certificate again.
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Take part to stop mass surveillance on the internet!
We can’t stop targeted attacks, but we *can* stop mass surveillance, by building proven security into the everyday Internet. First, get hundreds of sites & apps to add proven security (like SSL). Then on June 5, we’ll run a splash screen *everywhere* to spread NSA-resistant privacy tools.
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