After recently moving to a new house, I decided to take some time to carefully plan out my home network. One of the sore points of living in a city is that you have neighbors; lots of neighbors with WiFi APs polluting the 2.4 GHz band. I wanted to avoid this at all costs and decided to enable the 5 GHz radio on my Netgear WNDR3700 v4 running DD-WRT build 22118 (highly capable hardware and firmware combination for a home AP).
If you have a PKI certificate in your Windows PC that you would like to use to log in to your OpenSSH-enabled Linux server, it can be a pain to figure out how to extract the public key from this file and convert it into a format OpenSSH can understand.
If you believe your computer may be experiencing hard drive failure or if you would just like to make sure the hard drive you use to store all of your data currently is in good shape, you should test your hard drive for errors! There are many free utilities out there that perform some basic tests or read the S.M.A.R.T. data, but it’s hard to beat a utility made by one of the largest hard drive manufacturers, Seagate (I mean, c’mon, who knows hard drives better than those that create them).
Dropbox for Business accounts can make use of Dropbox’s Single Sign-On (SSO) features. This allows for centralized administration of users instead of having to track down each user’s known application accounts and modifying settings there. SimpleSAMLphp is a flexible SAML 2.0 IdP or SP which allows admins to quickly deploy a previously complex server with minimal configuration.
Penango is a Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer plug-in which allows users to seamlessly use strong encryption to secure e-mails through popular web-based services such as Google Gmail. This guide is meant for the average computer user who would like to encrypt and decrypt emails to and from friends/family/coworkers without worrying about too much of the technical details.
“In Windows Server 2008 R2, in addition to the Dism.exe command, you can use the Server Configuration tool (Sconfig.cmd) to configure and manage several common aspects of Server Core installations”. This article will give a brief overview of SConfig as well as a quick tutorial on using this handy tool to install Windows Updates on your Windows Server 2008 R2 Core server.