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INSTALLING PIHOLE ON RASPBERRY PI 5 WITH DOCKER

Assuming you already have a Raspberry Pi 5 setup with Debian, and also assuming you have Docker installed, here is how you setup Pi-Hole

Open a terminal

sudo su –
cd /home/yourusername

rm pihole.sh (if it exists)
nano pihole.sh
Copy this new docker script
https://github.com/pi-hole/docker-pi-hole/blob/master/examples/docker_run.sh
Change America/Chicago to America/New York
Save and Exit
sudo chmod u+x pihole.sh
./pihole.sh
Pihole now installs

Open a web browser and navigate to the IP/admin for example http://192.168.1.43/admin (not https)

Login… or if you did not get your password during the setup (happens sometimes)
From the terminal
docker exec -it pihole
sudo pihole -a -p
Create a new password

Back to your browser, and login.

Success

UPGRADE MAUTIC ON UBUNTU 20.04

Quick how-to on the way I upgraded mautic, since upgrading through the web breaks my installations every time.

Login into your Virtualmin

Backup all of your virtual servers

Download the backups to your pc

Open Putty

SSH to Server

sudo su –

cd to your mautic directory (/home/user/html)

php bin/console mautic:update:find

php bin/console mautic:update:apply

php bin/console mautic:update:apply –finish

Open your mautic installation, refresh the web page, check the bottom right, and you will see the latest version. In my case it is 4.4.8

HOW TO UPDATE PI-HOLE

Quick How-To for updating pihole on Ubuntu

Open a terminal

Type:
sudo apt-get update
Enter in your password

Type
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Enter in your password

Type
pihole -up
Enter in your password

Pihole updates

That is it!

CREATE SPF RECORD

This is a quick how-to on setting up the SPF record for those of us not using Microsoft 365. They have a different record type If you want a more in-depth one, there are many available elsewhere. So for now, here it is

Login into your DNS Provider
Ex – Network Solutions, Hostgator, ENOM

Navigate to the area to Manage DNS records

Create a TXT record

Name will be
@

Value will be:
v=spf1 a mx ip4:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ~all
Be sure to change xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with the actual IP of your mail server

Save the record

Go to MXToolbox.com and enter your domain name

You should see a green box with your SPF record info contained inside

CREATE DMARC RECORD

This is a quick how-to on setting up the record. If you want a more in-depth one, there are many available elsewhere. So for now, here it is

Login into your Email Server

Create a new email address. Something like dns@tacticalware.com

Next, Login into your DNS Provider
Ex – Network Solutions, Hostgator, ENOM

Navigate to the area to Manage DNS records

Create a TXT record

Name will be
_dmarc

Value will be:
v=DMARC1; p=reject; rua=mailto:dns@tacticalware.com; ruf=mailto:dns@tacticalware.com; fo=1;

Make sure you change dns@tacticalware.com to whatever the email address is that you created in the first step

Save the record

Go to MXToolbox.com and enter your domain name

You should see a green checkmark next to DMARC

HOSTING WEBSITES BEYOND YOUR GOVERNMENT’S REACH

Many countries have websites, and content they cannot visit, or information they cannot post. Here in the States, simply saying fraud and election together will get you banned from social media and from searches….Welcome to 2021…

To post content beyond your local country’s censorship, you will have to make your website in a different country. Even then, your government may be able to take it down through their partnerships with those countries

How do you make sure you are safe, and your website is safe….

Build your website, in a country, which does not have an Extradition agreement with your local government….

For us in the States, to post information about fraudulent elections we would have to select a web hosting provider which resides outside of the countries in from the current list (they cannot be on this list):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_extradition_treaties

GOOGLE SEARCH ALTERNATIVE

Love the efficiency of Google searches, and still want to maintain your own privacy….Well here is the way.

Change your homepage to
https://startpage.com

StartPage, pays google for the use of their search algorithms…yet they don’t track you, so you can maintain your privacy…How do they make money? Through their own advertising streams…

Direct from the StartPage website:
Zero saving, sharing, or selling your search data
No third party trackers or cookies like other search engines
Un-profiled search results
Browse other sites in complete privacy with Anonymous View


So there you have it. Google results without all they spying…