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  1. jcl333

    long boot delay with LSI passed through in ESXi

    I have a Supermicro server based on a Xeon E5-2698v3, so it's an older 2011-3 from 2014. MB is an X10SEH-CF, onboard HBA (where I put boot and datastores), 128GB RAM, etc. I am using an LSI/Broadcom MR 9361-8i. The system runs great running directly on ESXi using datastores on the RAID...
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    20TB - WD Red Pro, Gold, or Ultrastar?

    Oof, they just dropped the Red Pro 20TB to $329 for black Friday.... That's a pretty good deal.
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    20TB - WD Red Pro, Gold, or Ultrastar?

    Yes, I saw that, I think that is a good reason.
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    20TB - WD Red Pro, Gold, or Ultrastar?

    Here are three listings on Amazon: Western Digital 20TB WD Red Pro NAS Internal Hard Drive HDD - WD201KFGX $419 Western Digital 20TB WD Gold Enterprise Class SATA - WD201KRYZ $525 WD Ultrastar DC HC560 WUH722020ALE6L4 20 TB Hard Drive $377 As far as I can see, all three are the same drive just...
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    Yes, I think so, I think the price is reasonable for what it does. I looked at Sophos UTM, Firewalla, ZenArmor, and a couple others. They all have their pros and cons, but I was able to install Untangle in bridge mode and leave my pfsense box untouched, and set it up to be able to handle my...
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    Hello, I thought I would follow up on this. I gave Untangle another try, and it has gotten allot better since I tried it a few years ago. It allows me to just monitor, or block, etc. So, I am going to give this a spin for awhile. -JCL
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    I hope the world doesn't come to the point where that kind of effort is necessary.
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    So you found that solution much easier to use, and it did not get in your way? That is the rub, when I tried Untangle, after a couple of weeks fiddling with it I gave up.
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    Maybe a better way to look at it is the software can augment the parenting, make it easier. Kind of like how a better camera won't necessarily make a better photographer....
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    Huh, I was told that there was not an easy way to block the ads in YouTube, I already use uBlock Origin, but didn't know it could do that, have to look into it, thanks for that. The one I was looking at was Sophos Home Edition, and I actually gave Untangle a try awhile back, didn't have enough...
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    Agreed. Have not heard of ZenArmor, will check it out. You really like OPNSense that much more than pfSense? I know there is a whole bunch of history, but I have been using pfSense for longer than I can remember. Well done on the blocking. A few years back I lived in a 7-unit condo, and I...
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    I have another friend who is really into this sort thing, likes to talk about phones running on open hardware and all that. I guess my most honest answer to this is that just like at work, I have to choose my battles. It would take me a long time to get up to speed on what you are talking...
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    My only fear with this type of thing is reliability. If it keeps breaking down such that I have to bypass it so my kid can legitimately use it, it won't last long. And time is for sure a factor. I think you are a fair bit above me in this area too. heh, I have a friend just like you. He...
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    Yup, this same thought was on my mind for sure. And I can already point to their friends who are clearly not receiving enough parenting :rolleyes: But, as others have mentioned, this is hard even for us techie people, so I try not to judge too harshly.
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    Huh, I actually don't know the answer, I will take a look at that. And thank you for the suggestion on NextDNS, I will check that out as well. I was just really proud of myself for getting Docker up and running with PiHole, and controlling it from my smartphone. I like it because it is a very...
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    No worries, for all you know I am some whacko who beats his kids or completely ignores them and is just looking for a digital babysitter. And, if someone asked me this question, I think I might also jump to these same kinds of conclusions (at least be thinking it). So, this being a forum that...
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    You are not wrong, and I agree. I sort of think along the lines of, when they figure out how to get around things, they deserve to get to it.
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    I pretty much couldn't agree more with all of this. Great feedback and perspective. I do love your last paragraph, yup, the more you overtake the plumbing the easier it is to stop up the drain. This is why I tend to be slow to adopt new stuff unit I really find the "go to" solution, which is...
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    Parents of STH - what is/are your solution(s) for Internet management with kids?

    I think this is indeed a good question. I often find it hard to match the punishment to the crime, and it needs to be immediate to really have any effect.