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Admin Admin Podcast #050 – Show Notes – Retro Computers

Do you have a plan what to do when your network gets hit by a CryptoLocker? Because it is a matter of “if” not “when”, best is to be prepared. Of course, most of you will have Veeam backups – however, before you restore those, you need to find and kill the source of malware, right? And not everyone know how to proceed here. Usually, it is dead simple: just open properties of the decryption instructions file that gets created by ransomware, and see who is the file owner – this will usually point to the infected user/machine. If that does not help because the owner is a group (or ransomware is super smart), go to Computer Management snap-in on the file server with files being encrypted, and open Shares > Open Files. One of the users will have hundreds of open files, this would be it. Now, just disable that user and their computer account until the issue is resolved, and perform the restore from the latest Veeam backup!

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Alister Retro Computers

Acorn Electron
BBC Micro at Primary School with LOGO and Chuckie Egg
CPC 6128 with colour screen and 3” disk.
Middle School – Acorn Archimedes – First Mouse
High School –
Apple Mac Plus
Apple – Macintosh Plus + External HD + Macintosh LC – CD Rom Drive with CD Caddy.
Windows 3.11 at colloeuge
First PC – Windows 95 P1 -150mmx
Windows 95 Plus
NT4 Server

Andy Retro Computers

Amstrad CPC 464
Amiga 500 Plus
386 + 486SX

Jerry Retro Computers

ZX Spectrum
386 PC – Amstrad(!)
PC (386)
PC (486-DX)
PC (Pentium of some kind?)
PC (Athlon)

Other things we Mentioned

Knightwise TV Show
Imagine 3D Software
Go 8 Bits
ISDN BT Highway
BBC Horizon: 1977-1978 Now The Chips Are Down
Micro Men
Amstrad Mega PC
Sega Game Coding in Assembly – Computerphile

Admin Admin Podcast #049 – Show Notes – Or And Not Logic Gates

Al been been building Switch Stack- Ansible Network Modules
Andy been adding 1Gb Networks card to his NAS
Jerry been playing with Apache Modules and IP Tables.





Andy Linus Network Commands

andy@skynet:~$ netstat -i

Kernel Interface table


enp3s0     1500 0      2319      0     17 0          1493      0      0      0 BMRU

lo        65536 0       931      0      0 0           931      0      0      0 LRU

andy@skynet:~$ ip link show

1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1

   link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00

2: enp3s0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000

   link/ether f4:f2:6d:03:47:5a brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

3: enp0s7: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000

   link/ether 00:1d:72:ba:d5:74 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

# The loopback network interface

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface

auto enp3s0

iface enp3s0 inet static






       # dns-* options are implemented by the resolvconf package, if installed