pixelserv-tls v2.1 Scores A in Tests

pixelserv-tls v2.1 is imminent for release. I setup a special instance in my home lab and put it under scrutiny of SSL Labs tests. Test version 2.1.0-rc.2 pleasantly scores an overall A. Quite a few other things from the test report worth highlights. v2.1 brings…

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Optimised OpenSSL Library for ER-X

This article introduces an optimised build of OpenSSL 1.0.1te for EdgeRouter-X. It is tested in firmware v1.10 and shall work on models sharing the same ER-X platform. Note that this optimised library is not built for Cavium-based EdgeRouters and will not work on those models. Also worth…

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Run pixelserv-tls on EdgeRouter-X

This article introduces a Debian package pixelserv-tls for ER-X which as of firmware v1.10.0 runs a variant of Debian Wheezy. ER-X has four logical cores which are a huge advantage. pixelserv-tls can make use of as many cores as you throw at it. I believe the package can…

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Let's Encrypt with DNS-01 on ER-X

This article assumes you already have configured a self-signed certificate for Edgemax GUI. If not, skim through my previous post to gain some background. We want to replace a self-signed certificate with a certificate signed by Let's Encrypt that works for every single browser anywhere without any extra work. We'll…

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Time to Retire OpenVPN

Recently I setup a test instance of Shadowsocks on my RT-AC56U (Cortex-A9 clocked at 800Mhz). I did quick benchmarks to compare its throughput against my other VPN builds. Here are the three contestants on the server side: IKEv2 IPsec VPN on ER-X; AES128 + SHA1; hardware accelerated OpenVPN on RT-AC56U; AES128…

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DHCPv6 Prefix Delegation for IPv6

I recently switched ISP and gained native IPv6 connectivity. Googled for instructions to setup IPv6 on my ER-X. None of the articles and forum discussions that I found helped me complete the mission successfully. DHCPv6-PD is commonly used by ISPs to dispatch IPv6 addresses to users. Here I share my…

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Re-visit the Switch in Edgerouter X

In my previous post, we looked at the switch block in MediaTek's MT7621A SoC used in Edgerouter X. To recap, between the CPU and the switch is aggregate 2Gbit/s throughput. The switch block has five GbE ports as well as one optional RGMII interface for the additional SFP port…

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