Category Archives: EdgeRouter

#Edgerouter: Force restart a PPPOE connection.

One of my internet service providers uses PPPOE for the internet connection. Sometimes if the physical connection is down for a long time the pppoe0 interface is no longer reconnecting or is stuck (looks like connected but no traffic passes through it). I found out that the problem is solved by force reconnecting it through… Read More »

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Data Center: Add EdgeRouter logs to Security Onion

After seting up Security Onion as my home data center IDS (see https://blog.voina.org/data-center-ids-solution-using-security-onion/) I started to integrate monitoring of other resources to it. The first idea was to add the monitoring of my EdgeMax routers. Security Onion has a syslog-ng service that is able to receive client syslog data. Then we can visualize this data… Read More »

EdgeRouter: Policy Based Routing for OpenVPN when Load Balancing dual WANs

Trying to fix my OpenVPN site-to-site link and due to the environment update I had to do some changes. The initial setup of the OpenVPN is here https://blog.voina.org/edgerouter-dual-wan-hair-pin-multiple-networks-openvpn-site-to-site-vpn/ First of all there is a new EdgeRouter ER-8 that is directly linked to the main ISP I got this from Amazon.de see Ubiquiti ER-8 Netzwerk/Router .… Read More »

EdgeRouter: Dual WAN + Hair Pin+ Multiple networks + OpenVPN site-to-site VPN

My setup becomes more and more complicated bellow there are the updated steps of my configurations with references to the original posts containing the partial configurations. STEP 1 EdgeRouter : Dual WAN with Hair Pin Initially I started with a dual-wan configuration with some extra setting to exclude from load balancing the hair pin connections:… Read More »

EdgeRouter: Dynamic DNS with afraid.org

I wanted to use for my site-to-site VPN connection some aliases in the configuration files. The simple solution was to configure some dynamic DNS aliases with afraid.org After creating an account and defining a site name like site1.mooo.com do the following from CLI