Archive for the 'Reference' Category

Wikipedia download revisited

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

A while ago I wrote about various ways to have an offline copy of the wikipedia. Yes, I know there are credibility issues with wikipedia, but taken with a few grains of salt and objective thinking it is one of the single most useful references online. (I don’t count search engines here – they link […]

Building Deb packages from source….

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Openvpn has been one of the tools of choice this week, so as I was tinkering on my ubuntu boxen…. I thought why don’t I install openvpn there as well for a little broader testing. So, I did, but was a bit disappointed to see that the version was not the most current. (Yes, they […]

Network security map

Friday, August 4th, 2006

“All you need to know about network security in one chart!!” I found an ad for this at In addition to the “network security” charts…. they have other references…. “network communication protocols map”…. These look like they’d be good references. It looks as though they may have other good references too. Anyone have any […]

New User Guides for Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

As I was searching online this weekend for something ubuntu related… I ran across this nice reference Wiki…. They’ve got a good Ubuntu new user guide and also a few things Mandriva and Fedora related. The site is done wiki style so you should be able to collaborate if you have suggestions (although they […]

How-to Remove SpyAxe and SpywareStrike

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

There’s a good post at Spyware Confidential about the removal of the SpyAxe and SpywareStrike pests that are circulating widely these days. There is a good CastleCops Wiki page with Malware removal information on SpyAxe (With screenshots). Also, there is a good walkthrough of removal here, which includes instructions for smitremfix.    Send article as […]

Common Networking Ports

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Along the lines of “knowing your network” with the network security guide. Here are some of the most commonly used network ports. There are 65535 ports that can listen for a connection, so this is not a thorough listing. (These are tcp unless noted otherwise.)    Send article as PDF   

Fantastic command reference for Windows, Linux, Apple and Oracle

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

This is going to be a reference to a really great site. I’ve used this several times and it’s wonderful. Is a reference site that gives you a command lookup for    Send article as PDF   

List of Open Source software Packages

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

The following is long, but likely not complete. This is a list of open-source software packages:    Send article as PDF   

What is Open Source

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

Open source denotes that the origins of a product are publicly accessible in part or in whole. See Open source (disambiguation) for related topics and other meanings.    Send article as PDF