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Daver6

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Maybe we are looking at this from different angles. You would look to disable caching on an endpoint which may be a likely and vulnerable target for a Malware attack. If you are worried that your Ring Doorball is vulnerable to malware, perhaps stick it in a subzone and apply some specific firewall rules to mimimise the likelihood of whatever attack you think is possible. There's no one size fits all blanket solution. Local DNS servers are but one of many attack mitigation tools, not the one and only.

I think you've hit the nail on the head. We were looking at it from different angles. IOT type devices are much more likely to be vulnerable and I was confused how you would disable DNS caching. I get exactly what you're saying though.
 

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I think you've hit the nail on the head. We were looking at it from different angles. IOT type devices are much more likely to be vulnerable and I was confused how you would disable DNS caching. I get exactly what you're saying though.
Pandora's box was well & truly opened once any network was opened to the internet.

Previous devices, placed on stand alone in-house networks 5, 10 or 20+ years earlier, suddenly became vulnerable for a threat they were never designed to deal with. Such as air-conditioning controllers, water pumps etc etc.

IOT expands this threat greatly for the household sector. A 'smart' TV can be the 'device' featured in George Orwell's novel '1984', and any mobile phone the 'mobile' version.

Ain't tech great!

Sometimes - when it helps solve a case & catches a killer, as in NSW overnight. Tracked by his mobile phone to the dumping site.

Meanwhile in China - not so sure.
 
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Maybe we are looking at this from different angles. You would look to disable caching on an endpoint which may be a likely and vulnerable target for a Malware attack. If you are worried that your Ring Doorball is vulnerable to malware, perhaps stick it in a subzone and apply some specific firewall rules to mimimise the likelihood of whatever attack you think is possible. There's no one size fits all blanket solution. Local DNS servers are but one of many attack mitigation tools, not the one and only.
We put stuff like Ring doorbels and Arlo camera hub, Sensibo etc on a seperate sub-net or seperate wifi Guest network completely isolated from the local network.
 

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NBN in Albury/Wodonga went down at 21:30 last night. Just got an update, to the effect that ‘the technician‘ has just reached the site. At 1400, the next day. Who knew that NBN had equipment in Antarctica?
 

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How do you do that?
Depends on the router you are using. Checdk the documentation. e.g Setting up a public IPv4 subnet in the FRITZ!Box | FRITZ!Box 7490

Easiest way is often to just turn on the Guest wifi access and set it (if it's not already) to have no access to your local network.



GIYF for such as how to set up subnetwork at home?
 

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Has anyone got any experience with Starlink. They want to put in on our apartment building and say it will be faster and cheaper than us all paying separately for NBN. Mind you the guy that was telling me how fast it was told me he was getting 1000mb/sec and I suspect he may be a bit of a

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You suspect correctly
Does he want to setup a private wifi network off the one Starlink antenna and account for the apartment building for everyone?. And everyone chips in equally for the cost but he uses the most bandwidth?

Typical speeds reported here
 
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Has anyone got any experience with Starlink.


Not with Starlink per se but I suggest you research the term 'embedded networks'.

In virtually all scenarios they only benefit the building manager, and cost the residents, as well as stop choice of alternative suppliers for many years. Often with an outcome of poor/limited services.

Get on your Owner's Committee, or at the least attend every meeting and read every document with a great degree of suspicion. Remember as an owner you have the right to see virtually everything and to inspect the books.

Your building manager is not there to look after the residents.
 

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Firstly, nothing preventing achieving the same thing with NBN and splitting the cost. However, I suspect there is something in the T&Cs or NBN contracts that say you won't do that. Be surprised if similar isn't in the Starlink T&Cs
 

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This is nothing to do with the building manager. It is one of the owner‘s mates who says he is doing at three of his rentals. We have 5 residential and 5 commercial so very small really and I’m very involved.
 

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Has anyone got any experience with Starlink. They want to put in on our apartment building and say it will be faster and cheaper than us all paying separately for NBN. Mind you the guy that was telling me how fast it was told me he was getting 1000mb/sec and I suspect he may be a bit of a

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In my old home town in Central West NSW where the nbn experience has been underwhelming for many, they receive good wraps. Apparently relatively expensive upfront but very good speeds and reliability
 

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