How to stop your Draytek Vigor router/modem from broadcasting it’s DSL status on port 4944

I recently switched to using a Draytek Vigor router in modem-mode or “full-bride”-mode for PfSense. The setup was extremely simple, everything worked right away. Plus, the speeds were pretty much exactly what my DSL plan promises. However, I noticed something odd when checking the firewall logs in PfSense: Some device was broadcasting something via UDP […]

Cloud storage PHP

How to access Nextcloud using WebDAV and PHP

A little over a month ago, I discovered Nextcloud. An easy to set up, open-source and self-hosted alternative cloud storage solution (that can actually do a lot more than sync files). After testing it for a bit, I decided to switch from Dropbox to a Nextcloud instance that’s hosted on an everyday web server. However, […]

Games Windows

How to get ParaWorld to run on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

I had not played Paraworld since I switched to Windows 7 (or Vista even) because I simply could not get the game to work. Years later I found a blog post explaining how to get it to run on Windows 7. However, the download link for the fix the blog provides is no longer working […]

Backup/Sync Cloud storage Linux

How to set up a sync/backup to AWS Glacier on Linux (Ubuntu 16.04/18.04)

Amazon recently announced that the unlimited storage plan for it’s Cloud Drive will be discontinued. The new plans cost 99.99€ per terabyte per year. Since I had my entire Plex media library backed up to my unlimited storage Amazon Cloud Drive, I needed to find a similarly cheap alternative. Amazon Cloud Drive used to cost […]

Linux Networking Webserver Windows

Can’t create or delete directories on an NGINX WebDAV server? Here’s how to fix that!

I like NGINX. For the same reasons that make a lot of people like NGINX: it’s lightweight, it’s simple and it is great to set up a reverse proxy. I have it set up on a Raspberry Pi that functions as a reverse proxy and that is collecting statistics for Unsplash and similar stock photo […]

Linux NAS Networking Synology Webserver

How to log a WebDAV clients real ip when using a Synology DiskStation behind a reverse proxy

I am using a Synology DiskStation NAS behind a reverse proxy. One of the services I use is WebDAV. Connecting, transferring files etc. was and is working fine . The logs, however, always showed the ip address of my reverse proxy — even though my reverse proxy passes the real ip. After digging through the internet and then […]