Many of the developers where I work have been looking for a persistent chat alternative to SfB. While there are several good options in this space, in order to satisfy internal security concerns we ultimately decided on Mattermost. Unfortunately, many of the more advanced authentication features in Mattermost are locked behind the E20 licensing. Eventually we’d like to move to a licensed instance to ease administration, but in the short term we have both a desire to switch to Mattermost quickly and a desire to integrate with LDAP.

While Keycloak is not able to reproduce all the functionality the Gitlab integration provides, it does help us avoid having to run and support a fairly heavy Gitlab instance. …


UPDATE: There are reports that AT&T is currently testing an additional authentication layer in certain markets. It is possible this bypass method will no longer function in the near future. See this thread for more info.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any issues that may occur as a result of following this guide. If you have any concerns about what you’re doing, please stop and do your own research.

This new version of the guide requires no gateway.config.json and enables IPv6. …


I’d like to preface this story by stating this is my theory based on observations made so far.

Update: As of 10/2/2018 ATT has released a version of their firmware for the Pace 5268AC in certain markets. This new firmware (11.1.0.531418) includes several changes to resolve the issues routing 1.1.1.1. Primarily, changing binding addresses for AirTies from 1.1.1.X to 203.0.113.X.
All references to the new address range can be found
(here).

On April 1st 2018 CloudFlare announced their new public DNS offering, and shortly after DSLReports users started complaining about their inability to reach the service.

Despite using the same modem and internet service as these users, I observed no issues reaching CloudFlare’s IPs. Seemingly, the only difference between my setup and theirs, was that I have bypassed my ATT gateway entirely. Without a bypassed gateway you can perform a trace route and see just one sub-millisecond hop, indicating the address is being routed to a resource within your own network. …


I recently had the need for a basic notification service as part of my Gigafiber Availability check script. I decided on Telegram for a few reasons, I’d already used it before, it’s very simple to use the API, and it’s free.

To get started you’ll want to download the application to your phone. (apple/android)
Next, sign up for an account.

Then on the top right hit search and type in @BotFather, select the result.

In your chat with BotFather type /newbot, it'll ask for a name, come up with one ending in bot. If your name was unique BotFather will reply with your API token code. …


A few months back I was informed Gigafiber was coming to my neighborhood. I was, of course, very happy to hear this and wanted to know as soon as it became available. So, I wrote a short script to check for availability and notify me via Telegram when it became available. Now, on the off chance someone out there is looking for something similar, I’m posting it here.

In order to keep this short, I assume you have at least a very basic knowledge of PowerShell. …

Taylor Smith

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