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  1. If you would post Tracking URL for the examples we all could look. The tracking URL above the spam or in the email you received saying the spam was ready to report.
  2. Who thought I would need more for hobby, non-critical, SW development?
  3. Lking

    SPAMCOP BREACH? Attn: Admin

    I have not heard or seen anything on this. I don't use edge and I am just a volunteer here on the forum so may not be fully aware.
  4. @petzl my chose is Private Internet Access They do offer a fixed IP.. It is part of the package but I have not seen the need. I can select which server I connect to but like you the closest one a 6 hour drive away.
  5. Thank you @RobiBue Any confusion may be my fault. My OP was an observation about the VNC I use to remotely access a Raspberry Pi I have in a system (in an other room.) This connection happens to be all within my LAN i.e. addresses 192.168.x.x all addresses behind the modem that connects me to the internet. As noted above, this is not a necessary restriction. The Raspberry Pi could be anywhere in the world with an internet connection. AND that introduces the security issue, The laptop I am using can be anywhere on the internet also. To address this larger security issue, the VNC application I uses makes me create a "Network"; a list of all the IP addresses that can connect using the VNC. Security issue (simplistically) solved. BUT creates the problem I posted. With the internet down I could not connect to the other computer on my LAN using the VNC, because network membership could not be check. As an aside I also us a VPN on the computer I normally used to connect to the internet, (browser, email, google, etc.). This really boils down to who do you trust? Do I trust my ISP or my VPN provider more? In a world without network neutrality, I trust my VPN more than Version (or whoever). As a result, my ISP sees a stream of gibberish all to one IP address. At my VPN provider's server, in say Chicago, the stream is decrypted and put back on the internet. Fun fact: when I shop at Home Depot, they suggest I can pickup stuff at the Niles, IL 60714 store. If I connect to a different one of my VPN provider's servers I get different results. This of course is different than the end-to-end encryption used by your bank.
  6. quoting from openvpn.net My translation "Cloud" ==> 'Your data on someone else's computer' @KNERD Thanks for the link. With just 2 free I get into the same fix I;m in now with 2 laptops and 3 embedded controllers. Well 1 embedded, 2 on the workbench, but still. Looking at what I have, the required internet link is a "security feature." Each system is added to "My network" and there is a check before establishing a link.
  7. Move over. We need more room in that boat!
  8. Things are getting better. Sundays outage was only about 12 hrs. their one FaceBook post didn't know why but suggested maybe it was a bad repair from the last outage. Discovered that RealVNC a "powerful & fully encrypted remote desktop software" that I have been mindlessly using to access an embedded headless Raspberry Pi, requires an operational internet to function. Never mind that both ends are connected to my LAN. An opportunity to do non-communication related things.
  9. Yes again! just 21 hrs this time. There was a town/area wide power bump yesterday. High winds. I thought they had dual source for the power. Internet did not survive the bump. Some times I wonder why I chose to live here, then I look out the window...
  10. Do you get a TRACKING URL that you can share?
  11. It seems that some one (The local power company) drove through town with their bucket up. They ripped the cable off of 5 poles before figuring out what that funny sound was.
  12. In my zeal this post was incorrectly deleted. My bad.
  13. The way I read the notice, they are talking about the SCBL, not reporting spam that feeds the SCBL. BUT that is JMHO. As with all things, my opinion included, 'You get what you pay for.'
  14. Lking

    Three Ways to Report spam

    Yes you need to go deep into the Admin area to add an acronym. NIU any other suggestions?