Adding custom entries to Windows 7 start menu with Group PolicyPreferences

Been bit quiet lately. I might as well document another hack to entertain my very small audience. This time post is about how to add custom entries to Windows 7 start menu. Not under all programs, but directly to same level as other options such as Control Panel, My Computer etc.

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SMTP NAT with Sendmail

This post is closely related to my  previous  one. Big difference is that in this case company we bought had Lotus Notes based email system that had to be kept running concurrently with new common email platform for several months. Well, actually it is still running to some extent over 4 years later but that's another story.

Simple fetchmail config

Few hours ago you got called to meeting with your boss. You were told that company you're working for just bought another firm and everything needs to be integrated ASAP starting with unifying email addresses.

Reliable IP over multiple unrealiable IP links with Linux and Strongswan

Some time ago I wrote about how to make multiple unreliable Internet connections function like single reliable Internet connection. That was done using OpenVPN and some iptables trickery. This time we're going to do same without OpenVPN and without iptables.

Linux multipoint GRE tunneling

Here's another interesting little known feature of Linux kernel GRE support.

Layer 2 over Layer 3 using Linux built-in features

Often it's not necessary to encrypt traffic when tunneling L2 network over L3 in corporate environment. I hear, you say use OpenVPN, tinc, gvpe, n2n etc. Now, did you know that there's easy built-in solution that has been part of Linux kernel since 2.6.29? If you need encryption just use IPsec to protect GRE traffic.