How to Make a Private Microsoft Azure VM in any Region with a VPN Gateway

I recently ran into a situation where I needed to run a test with a Québec City IP address. I checked every well-known VPN provider for their server lists, but none had servers specifically in Québec City. After additional research, I found it’s possible to create an Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway in Canada East and have the VM use the linked VNet as a NIC.

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Debian 9 AMI IRC Server with IRC Bouncer

Communication is expanding rapidly in this day and age. We have texting, e-mail, Slack, Discord, Skype, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, LINE, and the list goes on. Geeks (and, by association, the FOSS community) tend to embrace counterculture, which is why they thoroughly adopt IRC.

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CentOS Server


To learn more about Internet services, I built my own home web and mail server.


I used an Acer Aspire E360 that was going to be thrown away to build a Plone web server, Dovecot mail server, and Postfix mail transfer agent.


I installed CentOS 6 and …

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