Increasing Entropy Pool in Linux

Increasing Entropy Pool in Linux

The pool of random numbers in Linux is derived primarily from user interaction (keystrokes and mouse movement). A server does not have such a...
Create NFS share from QNAP CLI

Create NFS share from QNAP CLI

In this example we create the "test" NFS share on a QNAP NAS from CLI and export it to client_ip_01 and client_ip_02. Things to...
Speed Up Shell Loops Using Arrays

Speed Up Shell Loops Using Arrays

Just a quick note on addressing a common issue of running redundant commands when using shell loops. Let's say you needed to get a...
Kodi Volume Control Stops Working

Kodi Volume Control Stops Working

All of a sudden, when using the remote (either radio or IR), Kodi sound controls stop responding. The volume level does not change and...
VMWare VMDK Locked Error

VMWare VMDK Locked Error

So, being a Unix admin on-call for the week, I just spent half of my Saturday fixing a dead Windows VM. Very annoying. The...
Decrypting Mac Disk

Decrypting Mac Disk

It is generally a good idea to use full-disk encryption, especially on a laptop. However, this becomes bothersome if you are trying to re-partition...

Monitoring NetBackup Daemons

Here's an example of a script you can use to monitor NetBackup server daemons in a Linux environment. The main difficulty with keeping track...
Using JTR to Crack Office Documents

Using JTR to Crack Office Documents

John the Ripper is a free multi-platform password-cracking software. This article is not intended to be a comprehensive guide to jtr, rather a quick...