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Introduction From one month ago, my ISP implemented a mechanism to throttle any encrypted traffic on TCP or UDP and that upgrade affected my ShadowSocks Proxy which i use to tunnel my VPN and escape censorship. ShadowSocks & VPN speed became very slow and connection became unstable. After some investigation for alternative, i have found Cloak. Cloak is an encrypted proxy utilize HTTPS as Transport Layer. Cloak consist of two software packages… Read More

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I’m using OPNSense Unbounded DNS feature for intercepting DNS Queries on the network and perform many tasks like forwarding DNS Queries throw VPN, Blacklist/Whitelist and etc. Unbounded DNS Blacklist/Whitelist gives you protection at DNS layer against Malware, Ads, Tracking, Phishing, etc. There is many layers of protections OPNSense provide like Suricata, Sensei & Unbounded DNS. Each one of them handle different type of threats and mechanisms to deal with it. To activate… Read More

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After using OPNSense firwall for a while to tunnel my traffic throw VPN directly from the network infrastructure level, i’m really satisficed with the experience but while i’m monitoring the firewall traffic, i discovered a traffic leaking happen in some cases. VPN traffic should go to the VPN Interface, but i find a traffic on the WAN Interface which originated from the LAN to VPN and the firewall pass it and that… Read More

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After while of using OPNSense firewall, i needed to resize my disk on ESXi and scale up the disk space for OPNSense. After investigating this issue online, i found that i need to resize the disk from command line and i could not find one clear source to help me on this task. The problem for me was the swap partition, cause the new free space appended on the end of the… Read More

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Introduction I’m citizen in Egypt, and our ISP doing DPI over network and blocking a lot of content such as (Medium, Proxy Sites, VPN Sites, Torrent, etc) and perform throttling over some services like (Streaming, Games, etc). I needed a way so i can access the web materials freely and privately without the ISP controlling my digital life, so i bought from 1.5 years a NordVPN service. NordVPN normal VPN servers are… Read More

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