Saturday, May 10, 2008

FreeBSD Home Gateway Experiment

I intend to experiment with my home gateway - or the older computer I'm going to turn into one - and load FreeBSD on it. Now I'm going to say here and now that I'm a complete noob when it comes to FreeBSD. I only have a little Ubuntu exposure as my pitiful excuse of *nix experience, but what better time to start, eh?

Anyway, I intend to install and configure FreeBSD for these purposes:
  • Firewall
  • NAT Gateway
  • Router
  • IPv6 Tunnel Endpoint
  • DHCP/DNS Server
  • Etc.
I will attempt to document my progress, and the results of my foray into the world of FreeBSD, and allow others to enjoy it as I did.

Springing into New Classes

I am now a student of "Introduction to Scripting" (involving mostly .bat and .wsh scripting, meaning windows shell scripting, which is so limited and underdeveloped, it's a joke), and "Motivation and Leadership" (a class that discusses internal office politics and corporate culture - which makes me think of a petri dish on a polished mahogany office desk in a skyscraper. some interesting topics are discussed in both, however, and I like and respect both professors.)

I am doing okay, so far, and I will post an update later.

I am doing a little roughly overall, though, and need to improve my CGPA and such, so that this so-called university doesn't take my money and run with it.