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Monitoring Home Network’s Internet Connections

There is a lot that goes into the backend of this, each deserving of its own several posts that I have yet to write up.

Yesterday, however, I finally got something I’ve wanted for over a year and have been working on all week. A live map of the world showing where our homes’ internet connections are going to and coming from. Two maps; one for allowed traffic and another for blocked traffic. Obligatory screenshot:

LOVELY!

Below is a list of the various parts of my stack. Consider this a list of ‘upcoming posts’:

  • Edge Router Lite logging firewall events
  • ERL sends logs to remote syslog server
  • Remote syslog server runs ELK stack
  • Data viewed in Kibana