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Using letencrypt and certbot on cygwin

To use certbot on Cygwin, install the python3-pip package using the setup from http://www.cygwin.com. Then install the certbot python package by running

pip3 install certbot

You can set up auto renewal by setting up a Windows Task to run every day with the action.

Program: C:\cygwin64\bin\bash.exe
Add arguments: -c "certbot renew -n"

Your certificate is store in C:\cygwin64\etc\letsencrypt\archive\

AT&T U-verse Pace Plc 5268AC bridge mode (with caveat)

Steps to enable bridge mode on Pace Plc 5268AC (tested with software version 10.6.0.530094-att). Bridge mode is needed to use your own router (but it still needs to be plugged into the 5268AC). Here is the caveat: ipsec (site-to-site VPN) will not work. AT&T blocks it, so you have to upgrade to business class service to get it unblocked. This instruction is aimed for regular U-verse service w/o static IP/block. If you have a static block, you should use the Cascaded Router feature.
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