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Microsoft VPN Add routes after bringing connection up

I have an old school L2TP VPN which by default becomes the default gateway when I connect. To stop the VPN Connection being the default gateway on Windows uncheck the "Use default gateway on remote network" The side effect of this is you gain access to local subnets...

Squarespace Image Export

To gain continued access to your Squarespace website images after cancelling your subscription you have several options Wordpress.com Squarespace gives you the ability to export the site in Wordpress format XML. The resulting XML file doesn't contain any of the images...

MySQL 8.x GRANT ALL STATEMENT

-- CREATE CREATE USER 'tgnrestoreuser'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'AppleSauceLoveBird2024'; GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON tgndbrestored.* TO 'tgnrestoreuser'@'localhost'; -- RESTORE as below -- DELETE user and database DROP USER tgnrestoreuser@localhost; DROP DATABASE...

Exetel Opt-Out of CGNAT

If your port forwards and inbound and/or outbound site-to-site VPN's have failed when switching to Exetel due to their using CG-NAT their website says you will need to contact them to opt-out of CG-NAT: I phoned support and the quoted wait time was going to be 50...

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