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Welcome to George Skokos, your go-to for computer networks and home lab resources. Discover our blog for valuable insights on cybersecurity, network optimization, and industry trends. Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or a professional seeking to enhance your skills, our creative and informative content will inspire your networking journey.

eMail Signatures

eMail Signatures

OK, I need an email signature to make my email correspondence look professional, searching online results in many sites offering free signature generators with the catch being you have to create an account and the site harvests your personal info.  Argh! So I looked...

DNS For Families

DNS For Families

Most Canadian homes rely on Canadian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Rogers Communications and Bell Canada for their Internet access. These ISPs provide DNS Resolver services to their residential customers, with the DNS servers typically being assigned to the...

SOHO – Part Four – Website

SOHO – Part Four – Website

For my website I use Vultr's One-Click WordPress WordPress sites define their presentation from the use of Themes.  I chose a do-it-yourself theme called Divi from https://www.elegantthemes.com/

SOHO – Part Three – eMail Account

SOHO – Part Three – eMail Account

Following from Part Two, purchase of the easyDNS Standard service level includes 3 easyMail mailboxes. Each of these mailboxes will be identified by the domain name you have registered such as "account-name@your-domain-name.top-level-domain" such as...

SOHO – Part Two – Domain Name

SOHO – Part Two – Domain Name

I make use of Domain Name services from a Canadian Company called easyDNS.com, also by their Canadian address easyDNS.ca.For those of you who are going to stop reading here because you have an obsession with Cloudflare, please be advised that easyDNS includes...

SOHO – Part One – Phones

SOHO – Part One – Phones

This article will help you get started with a voice telephone number plus optional facsimile number using call forwarding. CALL FORWARDING Over the past 15 years I have used a number of online VoIP services such as VoiceNetwork (Canada), DiDWW, Twilio, Plivo, and...

SOHO – Overview

SOHO – Overview

Are you just getting started as self-employed or setting up a Small Office-Home Office? There are a few basic essentials that you need to get up and running such as: Telephone voice number plus optional facsimile number, I recommend Signalwire.com VoIP services. A...

Is your website secure?

Is your website secure?

While employed with RHEA Technologies Lab (R&D) in Gatineau, Quebec, I learned a lot about Cybersecurity. My favourite online cybersecurity tool that I use most often is the Qualys SSL Labs - SSL Server Test which analyzes and reports on industry standard...

Kubernetes for Christmas!

Kubernetes for Christmas!

Kubernetes, denoted K8s, is on my short list of things to build in my homelab. I am currently running Proxmox and could build K8s from 4 virtual machines but I want the real thing! A proper build for K8s in a homelab requires 4 machines, choosing the hardware is a...

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