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Admin Admin Podcast #61 Show Notes – Not quite so ephemeral

Show notes:

  • Relaunched the podcast!
    • Andy has stepped back 🙁
    • Jon Spriggs has stepped in 🙂
    • Al and Jerry are sticking around 🙂
    • We’re planning to do a monthly release (starting this month!)
    • Hopefully better audio (although, Jerry’s audio played up a bit in the middle… we know why, we’re fixing it for the next time!)
    • If you want us to make any changes, let us know!
  • How do you name servers?
    • Al mentioned the Iron Sysadmin Podcast
    • We basically concluded that naming by function is probably best in managed networks, but that’s based on how you manage your security posture.
    • We briefly touched on how we name our personal machines… but who typically has more than one personal laptop? 🙂
    • It’s different in cloud environments – hosts may have ephemeral names, and Jon explained about Ephemeral Naming, and how that works with DNS names.
  • Talking about home routers
  • Home labs
    • Jon mentioned the Home Labs facebook group
    • Jon and Al mentioned their home lab kit, while Jerry explained how he threw away all his old kit, and now uses the cloud
    • Jon explained how he got in trouble because he got rid of his old kit and explained how he debugged hardware failure on a computer with no spare parts
    • All the hosts explain that they virtualize everything
    • Jon and Jerry both use talked about using Vagrant to stand up boxes both locally and remotely using the Digital Ocean Plugin or AWS Plugin. Jerry has also used the VSphere Plugin and mentioned the Azure Plugin. Jerry mentioned using the Mosh plugin and Jon mentioned the you can use RDP (as well as SSH) and talks about the Vagrant Cachier plugin
    • Jerry mentioned “Kubernetes the Hard Way
    • Jon explained how he separates out the Vagrant boxes on his home server, and (at GREAT LENGTH) incorrectly explained how he sets up the networking for his VPN appliance – he’ll explain more in another show!
    • Al mentioned Openstack
    • Jerry mentioned the “Partner Acceptance Test” and noted that anything more significant than what we have would fail this test
  • Firewalls
  • AOB

Admin Admin Podcast #60 Show Notes – Hacktoberfest at last!



  • /lib/init/fstab
    • Samba issue with “locking.tdb”
  • Vagrant-vsphere




Admin Admin Podcast #059.5 Show Notes – A Quick Update From Al

Advanced IP Scanner

Use PSEXEC to Change Static IPs to DHCP Remotely

# Convert macs to 00:50:56:96:8B:07 take out :


# Convert to HP format


LDWin: Link Discovery for Windows

How to copy DHCP Reservations from one server to another

Phoebe Smith on How To Chase Your Dreams And Overcome Your Fears In Your Sleep

How to Stay Postive in a Digital World

Motivational Podcasts

Interesting episodes

Recommend Books 

Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat Zinn
Mindfulness for Mums and Dads

Youtube Channel to follow

Ben Brown
Steve Brooker
Chris Prouse

Admin Admin Podcast #055 Shownotes – We Get Corrected


Jon’s Subnet Helper Sheet

OSI Model:

TCP/IP Model:

MTU Size:

Telegram Group:

Recursive InterNetwork Architecture


OggCamp – – 19th and 20th August – Canterbury UK

Admin Admin Podcast #054 Shownotes – Lot of Listeners Interaction

Apps which Jerry mentions:

Mysterious Universe Podcast

How to send an ‘E mail’ – Database – 1984
Internet shopping – Database – 1984
Lan Speed Lite
Export DHCP

Micro Live on Iplayer

Facebook post

The Binary Times Podcast

Office 365 Links

Single Item Recovery

Single Item Recovery in Exchange Server 2010

Admin Admin Podcast #053 Shownotes – Subnetting all the way

Gnome coming the default desktop: Popey‘s blog post and Stuart Langridge blog post
Quake drop down Terminal Al uses in linux.
OSI Model
non routable IP address
Online IP Subnet calculator
Bit Cricket Subnet Software


The Example Al was Giving: / 22 ( – The Current subnet the site was Using it could have upto 1022 Host. – – Usable IP address Range - – Devices with static IP address – – DHCP Range – Clients – – spare

We Divided the subnet into the following smaller subnets /24 -254 address for server /24 – PCI -254 address forr PCI Server /23 – DHCP – 510 address for Clients

Intro to IPv4 Subnetting Video

Subnetting Cisco CCNA -Part 1 The Magic Number Video

REST API – postman and fiddler

Lara Croft in browser

Theme hospital

sysadmin today podcast

Iron Sysadmin Podcast


Admin Admin Podcast #052 Shownotes – We Are Back!

Al been working on Ships

Andy been working in the dentist pratices

Jerry has now job working with docker containers

Admin Admin Epsiode on Containers
Kubernetes – container orchestration scheduler
Aruba Utilities – Android WiFi App
Game of Life
Oggcamp – SAT 19th AUG and SUN 20th AUG 2017 in CANTERBURY, UK
Fosstalk Live

AL scripts for Auditing

Run these command on each server:

Get the hardware serial number of the server

wmic bios get serialnumber

Get more hardware info

wmic computersystem get model,name,manufacturer,systemtype

Displayed the roles and features installed on the server

Import-module servermanager ; Get-WindowsFeature | where-object {$_.Installed -eq $True} | format-list DisplayName

Lists the installed windows updates

WMIC /output:C:\Users\installupdates.txt qfe get

Lists Installed application installed on the server

 WMIC /output:c:\Users\Installapps.txt product get name,version

List the CA Servers in Active Directory

certutil -config - -ping


Hi chaps

Just found your podcast, I started on #49, but I was yelling at my player when you were talking about crafting the router scripts.

What you need is a macro processor, have a look at pyexpander, though there are lots of others. The simpler way would be to put some unique strings into the document like $IP-ADDRESS$ and then do a global replace on these strings. Sort of manual macro processor.

Keep up the good work on the podcast