DNS-based AdBlock on OpenWRT

By Atomstar on Saturday 23 February 2019 13:13 - Comments (4)
Category: Security, Views: 2.739

Router-based ad-blocking has advantages that all connected clients are protected. Also, it might speed up connections because filtering is done upstream (i.e. not on client but on the router). However this might be offset by relatively slow hardware of routers.

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On-demand iOS VPN using Configuration Profiles

By Atomstar on Saturday 23 February 2019 12:25 - Comments (2)
Category: Security, Views: 801

After setting up an IKEv2 VPN on my raspberry-pi, I wanted my iPhone to connect to it automatically and on-demand.

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Speeding up an nginx webserver

By Atomstar on Saturday 9 February 2019 12:43 - Comments (6)
Categories: Linux, RaspberryPi, Views: 2.658

After properly securing my nginx webserver, I tweaked the cache and connecting settings to improve performance as measured by www.webpagetest.org which I documented below.

The results are as follows, I achieved a 3.2x faster document ready timing, and reduced bandwidth by 18x.

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