If like me you have a need to establish a VPN from a host to another or even to a secure management network, you might like to configure your host device to establish a connection at boot rather than lose remote connectivity if the device reboots.
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Connect to AzureAD
Quite often the basic logic of how to connect to Azure Active Directory with PowerShell is omitted in so many of these how to guides and for this reason I’ve added the references below. If for no other reason than to allow me to refer back to in the future.
Ad-blocking with Pi-Hole
The days of needing browser plugins to block unwanted ad traffic on home networks are well and truly over and Pi-Hole just keeps delivering more and more stable innovation.
DNS security for all
Cloudflare have been pounding the security drum for years and I have always looked for financially viable solutions that help me stay safer than the next guy. After recently listening to the Security Now (https://twit.tv/shows/security-now) and Troy Hunt (https://www.troyhunt.com/my-weekly-updates-are-now-available-as-an-audio-podcast/) podcasts, I was intrigued about what Cloudflare could offer me on the go and there itContinue reading “DNS security for all”
OSSIM has limited or no connectivity: Make sure your network connection is active and try again
OSSIM has limited or no connectivity: Make sure your network connection is active and try again In the event that you receive this message “Limited or no connectivity: Make sure your network connection is active and try again.” while trying to link OSSIM to the Open Threat Exchange (OTX) it may be that your DNSContinue reading “OSSIM has limited or no connectivity: Make sure your network connection is active and try again”
” .\Global\vmx86″: The system cannot find the file specified.
Unable to open kernel device “.\Global\vmx86”:The system cannot find the file specified. Did you reboot after installing VMware Workstation? This recently occurred on my system and although the cause is not yet know, the fix was pretty simple. Open command prompt (Win+R) but ensure it is run as admin, try net start vmx86, it will probably fail butContinue reading “” .\Global\vmx86″: The system cannot find the file specified.”
The VMRC console has disconnected…attempting to reconnect
“The VMRC console has disconnected…attempting to reconnect” warning on my VMware esxi5.5 environment at work annoyed me no end for a few hours as I was baffling over what it meant. There are two resolutions that I could find; Restart the client machine, log back into the vsphere client and all should be well. IfContinue reading “The VMRC console has disconnected…attempting to reconnect”
What is the actual signal strength on my iPhone?
What is the actual signal strength on my iPhone? Well it probably has no useful link to the bars that you can see in the corner of your handset. Follow the below steps to change to a dB signal strength indicator. Dial *3001#12345#* on your iPhone then press Call. You’ll notice a signal strength indicatorContinue reading “What is the actual signal strength on my iPhone?”
Accessing WiFi password history – Mac
In order to see the passwords used by your Mac, navigate to the applications folder and open other and then Keychain Access. Once open, select System inside the Keychain box and look for your network, double click the chosen network and tick the show password box. A dialogue box will then pop up and ask you to confirm youContinue reading “Accessing WiFi password history – Mac”
Vi, commands at a glance – basic
Vi can often be daunting, so here is my Vi commands at a glace list. Inserting: r Replace character under cursor with next typed character. R Replace characters under cursor until esc is pressed. i Insert before cursor. a Continue reading “Vi, commands at a glance – basic”
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