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Archive for the ‘routers’ Category

In some countries @archiveis redirect their domains using http-302 which can have trouble with multi-WAN

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/08/12

From [Wayback blog — Why has the URL “archive-li” changed to…:

Why has the URL “archive-li” changed to “archive-ph”, and will this affect saved bookmarks at any time in the future?


This is temporary and only for some countries. All 7 domains work, so you do not need to change the bookmarks.

In The Netherlands all Archive Today domains redirect to using a HTTP 302 redirect.

This caused trouble at my home location, but not at my brother, so I searched for local issues.

In the end, it was because I have dual WAN as network load balancing at home.


Modifying the routing table so traffic for goes to WAN1 was my solution.

Finding the destination address

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Posted in .NET, Development, Hardware, Network-and-equipment, Power User, PowerShell, routers, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Fritz!box 7590 interface extremely slow : fritzbox

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/08/05

I tried the solution in [Wayback/] Fritz!box 7590 interface extremely slow : fritzbox (remove the some 30-40 unused machines from the network overview), but it didn’t matter: since Fritz!OS 7.x, the Fritz!Box 7490 UI is just very very slow: each page takes 10+ seconds to load.

Hopefully I can get rid of these and move to pfSense based hardware eventually.


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Download pfSense Community Edition: pfSense-CE-2.5.1-RELEASE-amd64.iso.gz

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/08

Since this is what I use to VPN home:

pfSense is a free and open source firewall and router that also features unified threat management, load balancing, multi WAN, and more

[Wayback] Download pfSense Community Edition: [Wayback] pfSense-CE-2.5.1-RELEASE-amd64.iso.gz


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Some links on Chrome not prompting to save passwords (when Firefox and Safari do)

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/20

For quite some time now, Chrome (think years) refuses to prompt for saving passwords whereas Firefox and Safari do prompt and save them, even for site types that it used to save passwords for in the past.

It has been annoying enough for too long now that I tried to do better than the Google searches I used back when I saw this happen first.

Below are some links based on new searches (starting with [Wayback] adding a password in chrome settings – Google Search); hopefully I can try them after I made a list of sites that Chrome does not show the password save prompt for.

Solutions I tried that failed (but maybe useful for others):

Solutions still to try:

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Posted in Chrome, Chrome, Communications Development, Development, Encryption, ESXi6, ESXi6.5, ESXi6.7, Firefox, Fritz!, Fritz!Box, Fritz!WLAN, Google, https, HTTPS/TLS security, Internet, Internet protocol suite, Let's Encrypt (letsencrypt/certbot), Power User, routers, Safari, Security, TCP, TLS, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi, Web Browsers, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

Winbox configuration files

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/31

A few notes:

  • WinBox configuration files are under %APPDATA%\Mikrotik\Winbox
    • The subdirectory sessions contains binary *.viw files that seem to represent “view” configurations (the positions, dimensions and other properties of the open Windows in a Winbox session) where the * of the name seems to be an IPv4 address of a machine.
    • Directories named like 6.40.3-2932358209 and 6.43.13-695307561 contain configuration files that seem to determine what WinBox features a certain RouterOS version should reveal; files in those directories seem to always be these:
      • advtool.crc / advtool.jg
      • dhcp.crc / dhcp.jg
      • hotspot.crc / hotspot.jg
      • icons.crc / icons.png
      • mpls.crc / mpls.jg
      • ppp.crc / ppp.jg
      • roteros.crc / roteros.jg
      • roting4.crc / roting4.jg
      • secure.crc / secure.jg
      • wlan6.crc / wlan6.jg
    • There are binary files Addresses.cdb and settings.cfg.viw
    • A text file named sessionpath contains the expanded path %APPDATA%\Mikrotik\Winbox\sessions

The *.crc files contain a CRC code, presumably on the contents of the correspoding *.jg file. The *.jg files seem to contain some kind of JSON.

Some links I found:


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