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Wed 14 January 2015
New products and services are the lifeblood of all businesses. Investing in their development isn’t an optional extra - it is crucial to business growth and profitability. But embarking on the development process is risky. It needs considerable planning and organisation. This guide will outline the key stages in the …

DNS config

Tue 13 January 2015
// This is the primary configuration file for the BIND DNS server named. acl “lan_hosts” {; # network address of your local LAN; # network address of your local DMZ; # network address of your local VPN 192.168 …

Ldap sync

Tue 13 January 2015
Primary LDAP Server: This is the main slapd configuration file. See slapd.conf(5) for more info on the configuration options. Global Directives: Features to permit allow bind_v2 Schema and objectClass definitions include /etc/ldap/schema/core.schema include /etc/ldap/schema/cosine.schema include /etc/ldap/schema/nis …

Install old version of firefox

Tue 13 January 2015
Focal-point needs a particular version of firefox to work: Officially, as far as access are concearned anything above version 5 will cause issues with focalpoint and is not supported by them in practise version 29.0.1 is tested and known to work ok on windows goto this website to …

Using SSH

Tue 13 January 2015
Access to servers within ARGOSS use SSH. blah blah SSH as a rule is installed by the default installation, but if you havent already created a key set then this procedure needs to be carried out before you can acces any of the servers within the ARGOSS Unix network. First …

Changing UID

Tue 13 January 2015
All users accounts have NEW UID in the ldap to change current accounts over these are the current draft procedures: First we need to retrieve the users information stored on the ldap server but before that install the ldap-utils. ldapsearch -x -h mariner -b “dc=argoss,dc=nl” -s sub …

Mac Recover wireless keys

Tue 13 January 2015
Go to: Applications Utilities Keychain Access System (top left; defaults to login) Found the SSID of key that I was trying to recover and double-click Select the Show Password checkbox Enter your admin password.

Hard core linux users access to windows shares

Tue 13 January 2015
smbclient -L NTSERV3 -U Gives a list of shares smbclient \NTSERV3\Install Connects to NTSERV3 Directory share Install smb: \SimonsStuff> tarmode smb: \SimonsStuff> recurse smb: \SimonsStuff> prompt smb: \SimonsStuff> mget Directory/

Service run-levels Debian

Tue 13 January 2015
0 System Halt 1 Single user 2 Full multi-user mode (Default) 3-5 Same as 2 6 System Reboot Run levels 2 through 5 are full multi-user mode and are the same in a default User Linux (Debian) system. It is a common practice in other Linux distributions to use run …

Using gpg

Tue 13 January 2015
GPG is used to perform encryption and signing of email and data. here are a few tips if you use gpg. Create NEW gpg key gpg —gen-key - Create a revocation certificate gpg —output revoke.asc —gen-revoke - Listing keys ǐ gpg —list-keys - Get keys from server gpg —keyserver …