Getting started with EVE-NG

Getting started with EVE-NG

I’ve been familiarizing myself with MikroTik equipment recently, especially RouterOS — in a quest to learn and understand more about networking.

During that process I found the YouTube channel The Network Berg, which have been tremendously helpful. I noticed that he used EVE-NG for all his demos and tutorials. It’s a tool to emulate a virtual network environment.

So I set up my own EVE-NG server, here is how 👇

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My home Ethernet wiring

My home Ethernet wiring
Home network, screen shot from the Unifi controller

When we bought our house last year; it had lots of coax and telephone outlets, with conduit in the wall connecting them. I have no use for these outlets, but the wall boxes and conduits can be repurposed for Ethernet cables 🙂

All Ethernet cables goes to the patch panel in my home office.

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Hide your homelab IP with a VPS, WireGuard and iptables

Hide your homelab IP with a VPS, WireGuard and iptables

One (potential) downside to running public services on your homelab, is that you expose your IP address. That may, or may not, be a problem — but here are ways around it. The simplest way is to put Cloudflare in front, but this will only handle web traffic, and is a bit of a black box.

Another, more hands-on, approach is to use a VPS (or LXC container); WireGuard and iptables. We will create a secure tunnel between the VPS/container and the homelab HAProxy instance, and forward traffic using iptables.

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Setting up a local Unbound ad-blocking DNS resolver

Setting up a local Unbound ad-blocking DNS resolver

I’ve been using dnsmasq as a local DNS resolver for a while, time to switch to Unbound instead.

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Fiber in the patch panel

Fiber in the patch panel

I have two fiber cables in my patch panel — a single-mode simplex SC from my ISP, and a multi-mode duplex LC for 10 GbE network to my desktop computer.

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