HELP: Where can I get about 20 cardboard boxes, suitable for filing/archive, approx A4 x 30cm or a bit bigger ?

Am doing some tidying up and want to bung some stuff in the loft.

Stackable would be good.

Craig: “Are you a libertarian or something, because I’m not sensing any clear political philosophy behind your position?”

Alec: “No, I’m not a libertarian. I’m from the Internet. I’m here to help.


The Contents of the Nine-Foot Stairwell Bookcase

On the theory that sharing your taste in reading material can only be a good thing:

I will post an annotated version of this sometime soonish.

All the cookbooks, astronomy, maps and outsize are in the other bookcase, though.

And then there are some boxes.

New DSL modem / Vigor 120 – 18.23Mbps down, 1.00Mbps up

Really, the upload annoys me. I must have a good line, so something is capping that at precisely 1.00Mbps. It’s repeatable. Bloody nuisance.

Also I have now got to work out how to rebuild my home DMZ.

Formerly I bridged two ethernet ports together on my firewall to make a flat internet-facing network, and one port connected to the internet-facing servers (Tor) while the other port went into my DSL router. The combined bridge interface held the public IP address for the firewall and was nominated as the “WAN” interface.

However: now the firewall is the primary internet-facing device, and the primary interface is a PPPoE link into the DSL modem.

I have no idea how I am (whether I could) bridge a point-to-point PPPoE interface with an ethernet one, and if so what do I do about the IP address?

Experimentation needed, advice welcome.