SolarWinds Web Helpdesk 12.7.2 post-upgrade problems

Recently after upgrading our WHD from 12.7.1 to 12.7.2 we started experiencing two issues that turned out to be related. Adding comments to tickets could generate an error stating: “Something went wrong. Please contact SolarWinds support for assitance or review the Web Hep Desk logs.” and when trying to upload attachments to tickets: “Your upload … Read more

How to use CIRA Canadian Shield with a Pi-Hole and DoH

CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority) has recently launched a new DNS service called the “Canadian Shield” which is basically a DNS service similar to OpenDNS or Cloudflares 1.1.1.1 for Canadians, by Canadians. CIRA offers three levels of protection depending on how safe you want to be: Private: DNS resolution service that keeps your DNS data … Read more

Accessing a Pi-Hole behind an Apache reverse proxy

Update 2019-09-15: Finally got around to looking into this and it turns out all I had to change was “ProxyPreserveHost Off” to “ProxyPreserveHost¬† On” to get things working. I’ve updated the original post to reflect the changes. I also didn’t note in my original host that I purposely restricted access to the apache virtual host … Read more

How to install pfSense in DigitalOcean

Inspired by this post, I’m basically re-creating it with copy/paste commands instead of images of the commands and updating the partitioning portion as I found some steps the original author took are no longer required. Create your droplet Login to your DigitalOcean Dashboard and create a new droplet Select ‘FreeBSD 11.1 x64’ as your droplet … Read more