Archive for February, 2007

Windows Vista upgrade clean install workaround

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

You had to know it would be a matter of time. Not long after I wrote about the limitations of Vista’s upgrade version I found this. First let me reset. Previous versions of Windows upgrade versions would allow you to do a “clean” install (format the drive) if you had the previous versions install media [...]

Virtual Server on Apache to listen on an alternate port

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

In the last few days, I had to set up something a bit unusual with apache. Basically the goal was to have apache listen for connections on two different ports (the standard port 80 and an alternate port 85). The problem was that I wanted different content at each port. Port 85 was to be [...]

Zeroshell Livecd – providing main network services

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/ is an interesting bundle of linux designed to be an out of the box network service swiss army knife of sorts. Here are the network services that it provides…. Kerberos 5 authentication, LDAP, NIS, Radius authentication, x509 certificate authority, unix and windows compatible active directory services, router, implements bridging and vlan protocols, full radius [...]

Clamav .90 build problems on Mandrake 10.0

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

As I’ve mentioned, there are a few older Mandrake (now Mandriva) systems that I maintain and one of the packages that I’m frequently rebuilding for those systems is clamantivirus. Well, 0.90 came out recently and on an attempted rebuild from the src. rpm that I acquired from ftp.neocat.org, I got this error message libtool: unrecognized [...]

Sleuthkit – windows and linux file recovery

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

http://www.sleuthkit.org/ Sluethkit… is a collection of tools for forensic analysis of a system. Usually it’s something that would be done when you’ve had a suspected rootkit on the system and you boot to another operating system with sluethkit installed (maybe livecd/etc.) and want to try to analyze and hunt for traces of the rootkit. However [...]

WiFi Locator

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

There are all sorts of these things out there on the market – I saw an ad for the Hawking HWL1 802.11b/g WiFi Locator… and it looked interesting (directional)… I’ve seen mixed reviews, but some might find it good/useful. I know, I know…. “why buy a wifi locator when you could pull out a laptop/pda”…. [...]

Another set of interesting tools for investigating how google sees your sites.

Monday, February 12th, 2007

There is a nice collection of tools at www.iwebtool.com, specifically at http://www.iwebtool.com/tools/. It’s more than just how google sees your site, there are tools that show how your page ranks at alexa, etc. http://www.iwebtool.com/visual_pagerank for instance is the Visual Pagerank tool and http://www.iwebtool.com/pagerank_prediction is the google pagerank prediction tool.    Send article as PDF   

Site hosting tons of email addresses

Friday, February 9th, 2007

A little over a year ago I was doing a web search for my email address (something that’s worth doing from time to time.) I ran across my name in a text file hosted at a domain called….. http://www.freestuffengine.com/ There is a different site active at that domain now (although I don’t know if it’s [...]

Windows updates for February could set record

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

There could be a record number of vulnerabilities addressed next week when Microsoft releases an expected dozen updates for its Windows and Office products. (According to Brian Krebs at the Security Fix.) Tuesday February 13th is the date scheduled for the release of updates. One critical udpate will affect Microsoft’s security software (onecare/defender/etc.) 3 patches [...]

Big Ubuntu Linux news

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

This is something that really looks interesting. Recently Linspire announced their intent to open source the CNR (Click N Run) concept for installing software, launching a wiki based web site that would allow supported linux distributions to install software (open source or commercial) with as easy a process as possible (visit web site, browse, click). [...]

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