Fixing NIC Name in Cloned VMWare Linux Machines

Fixing NIC Name in Cloned VMWare Linux Machines

A suspected bug with certain versions of VMware ESX causes cloned Linux VMs to obtain a sequentially-number NIC. For example, if the parent VM...
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...