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Captive portals

When using public wifis, they are often “protected” by a so-called captive portal. They redirect you to a page, where you need to login or at least accept the conditions of the network, you are going to use. Before you have agreed, all your network traffic is blocked which leads to timeouts.

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Resizing linux boot partition

You have installed your linux using reasonable defaults. This means, you might have a EFI partition, a boot partition and all the remaining space is used for a big encrypted partition (LUKS - Linux Unified Key Setup), which hosts a physical volume to be used by LVM (logical volume manager). Since you need to be able to unlock this encrypted partition before using, this is done in the initial ram disk stored on the boot partition, which is not encrypted.

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Cable Internet - Part 2: VoIP

It seems to be common practice, that the hardware router, that you get from your ISP runs a branded firmware which restricts certain configuration options - most important, you can’t simply configure your VoIP phone connection. This is probably, because the ISP offers you also phone services and he wants to ensure, that you his and only his phone service.

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