Category: Linux / Unix

All about Open Source Linux and Unix setup, implementation and administration

RSYSLOG – new file for SNMP

Sometimes it is annoying that all entries are written inti the /var/log/messages log file. Especially of you run SNMP on your host and each single packet gets recorded. There are two options available. The first one is to reduce the…

ICMP / UDP / TCP Flood – hping3

During my study of different firewall vendors and capabilities I came accross a pretty need tool called hping3. Kind of old but well know but for testing valuable: Here are some commandline examples ICMP flooding for DOS sensor testing: #ICMP…

kali – An installation step failed

I have noticed that on a complete installation of Kali Linux (formerly known as Backtrack) under VirtualBox particularly but also under other virtualization technologies this might appear. If you create a standart 64 bit Linux Guest system Virtual Box suggest…

XRDP on Linux

A quick not, when you try to access a Linux Server via RDP XRDP the the tool of choice. It provides the capablities to use your standart Microsoft RDP client to get access to the X-System of you linux. XRDP…

Ubuntu howto mount a samba share

How to mount a samba share under Ubuntu OS ? 1. install all dependencies sudo apt-get install cifs-utils 2. mount the share (in my case without user and password) sudo mount -t cifs //10.120.145.251/nbs /mnt 3. mount the share (in…

Ubuntu – samba mount fstab

An autocratically mount of samba shears during start is sometimes a very nice comfortable feature. And this is quite simple to achieve. First setup a credential file like /home/administrator/.smbcredencials administrator@admin007:~$ cat .smbcredentials username=admin password=P@ssw0rd Followed by the entry in the…