How to setup Sonicwall NSA Firewall as PPPoE router

I facing connection issue with my existing old TP-LINK router. I decided to make some changes for my home unifi connection by use old Sonicwall NSA 240 as router.

Home network equipment and ISP details:-

Modem: ZTE ZXDSL 931DII
Router: Ruckus Access Point
Firewall used: SONICWALL NSA 240
ISP: TM Unifi

In order to establish connection to unifi, i need to configure Sonicwall WAN interface (X1 by default) with PPPoE settings.

To configure PPPoE:

1. Click the Network | Interfaces tab.  Continue reading

How to install and configure SNMP on Windows Server 2012

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a popular protocol for network management. It is used for collecting information from network devices, such as servers, printers, hubs, switches, and routers on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. SNMP protocol is the most common protocol used in monitoring system.

In this tutorial, i’m going to demo how to install and configure SNMP services on Windows Server 2012.

To install SNMP on a Windows 2012 Server:

  • Open Server Manager and then click Add Roles and Features.
  • In Select Features, check the box next to SNMP Service.

Continue reading

BIND 9.9.X – How to view BIND Slave Zone files?

If you recently update your BIND server to version 9.9.X, you will noticed that you unable to read slave zone file.

Below is the example of zone file

As per checking on BIND official release notes from ISC, BIND version 9.9.x store Slave Zones file in raw/binary format.

In order to view the content of Slave Zone file, you need to convert “raw” format zone files to “text” format using the named-compilezone utility that comes with BIND. Continue reading