NMAP Docker Container

I often find myself needing to leverage the incredibly useful tool Nmap which is used for network/port scanning and so much more. Usually I will find a server that I can justify installing it on and just leave it there for when required or build and leave a virtual machine running Kali Linux. I figured it … Read moreNMAP Docker Container

Replace Synology SSL Certificate with pfSense CA Issued

I recently made an addition to my setup in the form of a Synology DS716+ii NAS – I’ll probably write some more posts about it in the near future but for now I want to cover how I replaced the default SSL/TLS certificate it uses with one issued by my pfSense system. My home computer … Read moreReplace Synology SSL Certificate with pfSense CA Issued

VMware vCenter Certificate Management Default Values

If you have ever replaced VMware vCenter server certificates you will know that there are default values for common SSL/TLS certificate attributes, for example country code and organisation name. By default VMware have their own details for these attributes as shown below – Country – US E-mail – [email protected] Locality – Palo Alto Organisational Unit … Read moreVMware vCenter Certificate Management Default Values

Visual Studio Code and Team Services Integration

I finally got round to creating my colleagues and I an account on Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). If you haven’t looked into it then basically it is the cloud version of Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) which is typically run within your own environment and managed internally. We have been looking to move … Read moreVisual Studio Code and Team Services Integration

Configure HTTP Strict Transport Security HSTS htaccess

I configured my site for HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) a while back and being satisfied it was all running OK I figured it was about time I configure my site to be preloaded in popular browsers. When I went to the hstspreload.org website to submit my site I received an interesting message – Unnecessary HSTS header over … Read moreConfigure HTTP Strict Transport Security HSTS htaccess

Windows Command Line Pipe To Clipboard

A quick post to cover a nice feature which people may not be aware of – the ability to pipe output from the Windows command line directly into the clipboard. It’s as simple as it sounds, we use the normal pipe function and then use the clip keyword. As an example let us run the … Read moreWindows Command Line Pipe To Clipboard

Linux Get CPU Information

This post is one of those ‘reminder’ types which is to help me remember the various commands able to retrieve the underlying CPU information on a Linux command line. In this instance the commands were executed on the latest version of Ubuntu server, purely because I happen to have a virtual machine with it installed running … Read moreLinux Get CPU Information

Rename Windows Network Adapter with Powershell

I like my servers configured exactly the way I want – this extends even to minor things like the name of a network adapter interface. I’m slowly rebuilding my lab with the latest versions of ESXi and Microsoft Windows Server 2016. I noticed that my new 2016 servers were creating the network adapter with a … Read moreRename Windows Network Adapter with Powershell

Supermicro IPMI SSL TLS Certificate Replacement

I’ve been meaning to replace the SSL/TLS certificates on my Supermicro servers IPMI (Intelligent Provisioning Management Interface) consoles. Now that I’ve upgraded the firmware on both units I think it’s about time I sorted the certificates as well. This is something I did at work some time ago and then handed over to our team … Read moreSupermicro IPMI SSL TLS Certificate Replacement

Get Windows NTFS Block Size

Windows systems write blocks of data to underlying storage – the size of these blocks is given various terms, for example – Block size Allocation unit Cluster size The important thing to consider is that this unit of allocation can have an impact on the performance of systems. By default Windows will format a disk … Read moreGet Windows NTFS Block Size