Mikrotik Fast Track that excludes IPSec

Hi Network Engineers!

So, Fast Track is a new feature introduced in RouterOS 6.29. Its quite nice! With that, you can forward packages in a way that they are not handled by the Linux Kernel which greatly improves the throughput of your router.

You can activate Fast Track with that:

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Next in Japan!

Hi Guys!

Let me tell you a little story about Japan.

So, soon (in about a Month) I start my third journey to Japan, more precisely to Tokyo! I will Blog about Japan and the Journey and now, I will tell you some outlooks to what you can expect to see. Or read.
So far I have only been in and around Tokyo, though the plan for the next trip would be visit some other prefectures. And of course, Tokyo Game Show!

What do I think of Japan so far? I have only been thereĀ for 4 Weeks, and that split into two vacations of each 2 weeks.

My experience so far…

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Changing signature algorithm for CSR generation on Plesk

Hi Webhosters!

If you are running a Plesk, commercially, for fun or whatever other reason, this information might be for you.

When you want to order a certificate from a CA, there are now several CA’s that stop taking orders from CSRs that are using SHA1 as signature algorithm. Google also wants to accelerate the end of SHA1 by stopping marking a connection as secure if a certificate is used that is signed with SHA1. You can read more about that here.

Sadly, Plesk generates the CSR with SHA1 by default.

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Legendary VR

Hi VR enthusiasts!

So, it is well known that more and more film studios are looking into VR business, while for example Oculus VR already has its very own studio called Storystudio. Legendary Pictures just announced on ComicCon 2015 a partnership with Google and created Legendary VR, a studio focusing on Virtual Reality experiences!

They did not only announce it, they also released their very own Google Cardboard simply called “Legendary VR”. They plan to distribute over 50’000 Google Cardboards during the duration of ComicCon:

Legendary Cardboard

The Google Cardboard Legendary VR is giving out at ComicCon

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RouterOS on a PCengines APU

Hi Guys!

This is a guide on how to get RouterOS from Mikrotik that is able to deliver Gigabit throughput, without having to buy expensive hardware! As I had a little struggle setting this up, I wanted to share this information and workarounds with people so it might get easier for you.

(Disclaimer: I am used and like Mikrotik with its RouterOS. Next to that it is a European Company. <- NSA Paranoid me speaking)

Introduction

I finally got around to get a fancy new ISP at home that delivers a gigabit synchronous (1 Gbit/s Up-/Download)! For those living in Switzerland, the ISP is Init7 with its product called Fiber7.

While it is still expensive to rent static IPv4 addresses for your home (and will probably get more and more expensive over time), you get a free static /48 IPv6 network yay!

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