Monthly Archives: October 2015

Admin Admin Podcast #032 Show notes – Scheduling IDS

32°F is the Freezing point of water

Al has a new small HP 2530p laptop which has decided on Manjaro as his chosen Linux distro
notepadqq is the linux verison of notepad++ for window.
The Command Al ran to fix his issue with the wifi not be enabled at start up:

"echo "blacklist hp_wmi" > /etc/modprobe.d/hp.conf" 

Andy fixed his issue with WordPress by replacing the broken *.php file. Also: dealing with SSD cloning and the strange case of the PC-breaking desk

    Jerry is:

  • moving into “devops” (whatever that means)
  • Has a new client with 12 servers and no control panels(!) on Linode
  • Dealing with more server backups
  • Looking at gitlab
  • Moving Nagios/Centreon into AWS

Andy ask how he can Scheduling task to do thing automatically.

Al has been playing with IDS and IPS to proctect a customer network against attacks:

Using Exchange Server Features to Prevent ‘Reply All’ Email Storms

Radiolab – Darkode – talks about Cryptowall, Russian hackers and DDoS attacks

Cool Youtube Channels:

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Admin Admin Podcast #031 Show notes – Episode 11111

Number 31 is a prime number, Atomic number of gallium, Andromeda Galaxy and is 11111 in binary.

Has been having fun with godday and net bios names in UC/SAN certs:
Generate csr request in exchange 2007

Issues with invalided Certs due to wrong time, We discuss NTP in EP #013
NTPD in Linux – Use “ntpd -gc /etc/ntp.conf” to update the clock if the skew is very big.
Printer issues – We discuss if it better set a printer with a static IP address or dynamic

WordPress errors – syntax error  

“Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘<‘ in /home/clutec/public_html/wp-includes/taxonomy.php on line 4723″


Looking at deploying AWS machines via Ansible

Using Amazon AWS host as WordPress / Hosted database (RDS) in AWS  / S3
EC2 for serving
RDS for database
S3 for storage

Jerry went to a meetup/talk about VPCs – bascially the AWS networking model. Here are the slides

Using IMAPcopy to copy between IMAP mailboxes. Complicated by the fact that the IMAP server uses SSL/TLS, and imapcopy does not support this. Followed this article to use stunnel as a workaround

Removing exchange 2007 get stuck at 100%
Exchange 2016 preview is available 
321 Veeam bakup rule

Regular expressions – mainly day-to-day use with grep
and User Guide