EdgeMAX / Vyatta Site to Site VPN

I recently moved and now have servers in two locations across the country (NY and AR)! Both networks’ edge routers are the EdgeRouter Lite (see what I did there) made by Ubiquiti. These routers run a modified version of Vyatta with a web GUI. Typically all CLI commands are cross compatible, but there are a few circumstances where they aren’t

I set up a site-to-site VPN between the two in addition to L2TP/IPSec PSK Authentication on one of the EdgeRouters. This is how I set it up ...

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Deploying an OVF Template From An Attached Datastore

The other day I ran into an issue trying to deploy a OVF from an attached datastore. I needed to do this because I was connected over VPN and didn’t want to upload an OVF over the connection

To do this, navigate to https://<your_vsphere_host>/folder and log in with the root credentials (Same root credentials used to log into the vSphere console):

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Windows 8.1 - General Failure While Connected to VPN

I just had this issue where I was unable to connect to some publicly accessible hosts while connected to a VPN. I was unable to access a website and upon pinging it, “General Failure” was returned. It didn’t matter whether I checked “Use default gateway on remote network” or not

I found the solution was to set the metric to a larger value than everything else. I set it to 5000 ...

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Right Click MD5 or SHA1 Checksum!?

Wouldn’t it be nice to right click on a file and calculate the MD5 or SHA-1 checksum? That’s what I wanted to do and this is how I did it!

Download the [Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier (FCIV)][1] and extract to where ever. It will have a file called fciv.exe that you should copy to C:\Windows\System32\ (You can alternatively add an additional path parameter to the system environmental variables that points to the directory that contains fciv.exe)

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