Linux help

Setup OpenVPN keys

Setup OpenVPN keys:cd /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/easy-rsa/2.0/  source vars./build-key username (enter details to end)cp /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/easy-rsa/2.0/keys/ca.crt  /home/username/cp /usr/share/doc/openvpn/examples/easy-rsa/2.0/keys/username.* /home/username/scp copied files from username's home folder to a local device to give to "username".On user's local machine, copy contents to openvpn config folder.:)

Linux help

See entire packet payload using tcpdump

I just needed to help our dev team in proving that certain IM messages weren't being queued and then delivered once connection resumes. That calls for a TCPDUMP!  This command will show you the entire payload of a packet. The final "s" increases the snaplength, grabbing the whole packet. tcpdump -nnvvXSs 1514 -i <device> <filters> eg tcpdump -nnvvXSs… Continue reading See entire packet payload using tcpdump

Microsoft help

MS: Reset a forgotten Windows password

As you may or may not know I'm very passionate about IT security, I'm actually starting a new job soon where IT security will be my ONLY focus. (What? no more desktop support? 😛 ) I came across this helpful hint I've used many times, but I only recently realized its actually a form of… Continue reading MS: Reset a forgotten Windows password

VMWare help

Licensing an ESXi 5.5 host

Licensing a standalone ESXi hostTo license a standalone ESXi 5.x (vSphere Hypervisor):Log in to the ESXi host using vSphere Client.Click the Configuration tab.Click Licensed Features under Software.Click Edit under Licensed Features.Select Assign a new license key to this host.Press Enter and enter the License Key.Click OK.Ta-da! I know it's not rocket science, but it might… Continue reading Licensing an ESXi 5.5 host

Microsoft help

MS: Moving exchange DB (edb) and log files

What a way to start the first day of spring (at least it's the start of spring in South Africa) by having our exchange server not receive any email. At first we went through the default possible causes: Check that the mail store is up and running, check that the mailbox dbs are mounted, check… Continue reading MS: Moving exchange DB (edb) and log files