An exercise in frustration: Setting up Web Filtering on Sophos UTM

Overall, Sophos is a great platform. And part of what adds to that greatness is the web filtering options. By default, it gives a bunch of options that can be filtered out by default. However, […]

Adventures with Sophos

Due to some issues lately, I’ve taken the excuse to upgrade the hardware on my network.

Specifically, my pfSense box now refuses to boot (CF Card isn’t taking any new flashes apparently), and my Linksys router is on the way out. By on the way out, I mean that turning on QoS causes the system to overheat and lock up. Frequently and quickly.

WHS Client Restore v1.4

Due to a build up of enough “missing drivers” in the client restore disk, I’ve updated and re-released the X:\Files Edition Client Restore disk. This should contain most, if not all the missing drivers that people have […]

Leave of Absence?

I’m sorry that I really haven’t been very active in the Home Server community for the last year or so. Sorry about that. But it’s hard to be very enthusiastic about a product that seems […]

Building Your Own X:\Files Edition disks – Part I

I know that it’s been a while since I’d promised tutorials on how to do this, so sorry for that.  And it’s been a while since a new update. But I think it’s more prudent if I post instructions here on how to build the disks yourself, and customize what exactly happens (within the bounds of what WHS will let you do).  So let me get started on that.