Daily Archives: 06/19/2016


Free SSL Certificates

If you need a SSL certificate and don’t have the cash, check out startssl.com. They provide free SSL certs for up to 5 domains – for free!

  1. https://startssl.com
  2. Sign up for a free SSL cert
  3. Provide your email address
  4. You’ll receive a codeĀ in an email
  5. Copy this code and paste it into the verification field
  6. Now follow the instructions to install a client cert into your browser
  7. You can now take the StartAPI link to begin your domain verification
  8. Once verified, you can issue certs for the domain(s)

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Dedicated NIC on Windows 10 for VirtualBox

After some headaches and trial and error I finally figured out how to provide VirtualBox its own dedicated NIC in Windows 10 without it causing network anomalies with the system.

  • Properties of the dedicated NIC:
    • Uncheck all items except the ‘VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver’ and IPv4
  • IPv4 properties:
    • Set the IP of the NIC to a different subnet than the host PC
    • Do not set a gateway
    • Do not set DNS servers
  • IPv4 Advanced properties:
    • Uncheck the ‘Register thsi connection’s addresses in DNS’ option

Additionally, if you want to disallow VirtualBox using your default host NIC, uncheck the ‘VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver’ in the host NIC properties.

Uncheck all but the VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver & Internet Protocol Version 4

Uncheck all but the VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver & Internet Protocol Version 4

Set IP Address to a different subnet, leave Default Gateway blank, leave DNS blank

Set IP Address to a different subnet, leave Default Gateway blank, leave DNS blank