Install freetz on FritzBox 7390 from a mac

A pretty silly reason made me try to switch our FritzBox from original AVM firmware to Freetz custom image today – I wanted to be able to use .local dns entries while connected via VPN which seems not be possible otherwise.

Well, I always wanted to play around with Freetz, the 7390 is anyhow old and no longer under active support by AVM, so let’s get started:

1) Get Freetz sources, because due to legal reasons we need to build this on our own
$ git clone

2) However this won’t build without extra fiddling from my mac. The official guidance is to use a VM, but I had docker ready and quickly found a docker image for that:
$ docker pull mtneug/freetz

3) Quite some fiddling/reading later I figured I might be best of to use it like this:
$ docker run -it -v $PWD:/freetz -v $PWD/images:/freetz/images -v /Users/hro/:/home/freetz mtneug/freetz /bin/bash
(the freetz mount is to just use the downloaded freetz source dir as base, freetz images because that’s where the final image is written and the home mount is to store a key used for signing in the users home dir instead of the freetz build dir)

4) When inside the docker container run
$ make menuconfig && make

5) Exit and now we can push the firmware via a cmd tool
$ tools/push_firmware images/<your_image.image> ip

Inkscape Basics (because I forgot what I knew a week ago)

Resize Inkscape svg canvas to it’s content
Go to File -> Document Properties -> Page
Resize page to drawing or selection

Add guides helps with alignment etc.
Just click ruler and drag down from top, left or even top/left for diagnonal guide

Setup/Change snapping when moving objects around
Go to File -> Document Properties -> Snap

Change color of object
Go to Object -> Fill and stroke (Shift+Ctrl+F)

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MacOSX Postinstall – Todo list

Just a list of steps to take after a clean mac os x install, maybe later will be ordered etc.

[ ] Install Little Snitch
Config on gdrive enc container
[ ] Install Little Flocker
Config on gdrive enc container
[ ] Install Launchbar
Config on gdrive enc container
[ ] Put ssh keys in ~/.ssh
[ ] Install gpg key in
[ ] Install Firefox and Chrome
[ ] Install Filezilla
[ ] Install Pulse VPN
[ ] Install Remote Desktop Manager Free
Config on gdrive enc container
[ ] Install Skype for Business
[ ] Install Skype (not sure, needs way too much permissions etc.)
[ ] Install apps from AppStore
[ ] Unset natural scrolling
[ ] Install Shades
[ ] Install BTT (Better Touch Tool)
[ ] Install Dropbox
[ ] Install GDrive
[ ] Install OneDrive