03 January 2021 /
Our Trials and Tribulations with the Intel i40e Series
How a fault with a network driver caused an unexpected router crash on New Year's Eve.
28 November 2020 /
How we helped Epix to mitigate a potential #FAIL
How we helped a client with server resilience and redundancy, making a number of marginal gains in hardware configuration and datacentre locations.
01 August 2020 /
Connecting Creative Concern
We delivered 1Gbit/s fibre into a busy media agency using the DCMS Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.
18 April 2020 /
RPKI and BGP Routing Security
RPKI has suddenly gone viral on social media as Cloudflare launched their "isbgpsafeyet.com" website. But what does it all mean?
22 February 2020 /
Announcing Halophile Router
We are open-sourcing the tool that we built to manage our BGP peering and transit routers.
10 October 2019 /
Our Peering and Transit Network Upgrade
Over the last month we have been working hard to upgrade and improve our network. We have performed some maintenance, some upgrades, and overhauled our peering and transit "edge" to improve routing convergence, BGP security, and be ready to grow our capacity.
18 September 2019 /
Takeaways from UKNOF44
Our highlights from the talks and topics discussed at the UK Network Operators' Forum.
09 April 2019 /
The Story of CVE-2018-19299
A tale of scanning IPv6 Address Space… and the remote vulnerabilities it uncovered.
01 July 2018 /
Good Internet Manners
About the MANRS initiative, and why Faelix has joined it.
05 May 2018 /
Using Teleport for Service Management
Using an advanced ssh server to adopt best-practice security measures, improve auditability, and empower both your customers and junior staff.
23 January 2018 /
Crashing Safari Notification Agent
The story about discovering a remote denial of service vulnerability in Apple's OS X.
04 April 2017 /
Does the Internet Change Everything?
A lecture at Westminster University about the effects of the Internet upon democracy.
28 March 2017 /
Security Notice Regarding Faelix Registered Office
No client-confidential data or business-affecting items have been taken, following a burglary of the Faelix registered office (as no such items are kept there).
14 November 2016 /
Keeping Your Rack Cool with One "/ip route rule"
A presentation at the MikroTik MUM in London, 2016
08 December 2015 /
Faelix provides off-site backup storage to several businesses. Some have bought a NAS for their office and a NAS to store in our racks. Some have a NAS in their office and rent off-site storage from Faelix. This gives peace of mind should a disaster befall a client's files. In all cases, though, customers want to be able to access their data while out of their office. How can we help?
26 June 2015 /
Anatomy of a WordPress Hack
In which Faelix performs some forensics on a customer's infected WordPress website.
18 March 2015 /
It's 2015 and there are more security holes than ever!
In April 2014, after having lain in the code since December 2011, the discovery of the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL was announced. Since then, it seems like barely a month has gone by without a major security hole in a major piece of infrastructure. Security seems to be getting worse rather than better. How come?
29 October 2014 /
When a customer virtual machine suddenly hit a load of 62
Down the rabbit hole of a slow running server Faelix discovers a customer website is the target for cover traffic for a virus.