Backtrack 4 – USB/Nessus Boot with Persistent Changes

This how-to will show you a method for building a USB thumb drive with the following features: Persistent Changes – Files saved and changes made will be kept across reboots. Nessus and NessusClient installed – Everybody needs Nessus Encryption configured (Note: This is not whole drive encryption) Tools and Supplies A USB thumbdrive – minimum […]

How to make Backtrack 4 boot from USB

In this article we will describe how we can make a USB Bootable drive for Backtrack 4 Linux distribution. The new release is based on Debian/Ubuntu and not on Slackware as it was used to be in earlier versions (Backtrack 3 and below). In this article the UNetbootin Windows version tool has been used to […]

Glossary of Amazon EC2 terms

Amazon machine image (AMI)An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is an encrypted machine image stored in Amazon S3. It contains all the information necessary to boot instances of your software. Amazon EBSA type of storage that enables you to create volumes that can be mounted as devices by Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes behave like […]

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Command Line Tools Reference

The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Command Line Tools Reference Guide provides the syntax, a description, options, and usage examples for each command line tool. This section describes who should read this guide, how the guide is organized, and other resources related to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is occasionally referred to […]

How to install Cacti on Debian or Ubuntu

Cacti is a web based PHP/MySql graphing solution using the RRDtool engine. Classically, it can graph network bandwidthes with SNMP. But in fact, a lot of different graphs can be done with snmp, shell or perl scripts. Cacti’s strength lies in the fact that it can be installed and used incredibly easily. You don’t need […]

Where is ntbackup in Windows Server 2008?

Microsoft replaced the ntbackup.exe backup utility in 2008 and Vista with wbadmin. Wbadmin enables you to back up and restore your operating system, volumes, files, folders, and applications from a command prompt. To configure a backup schedule, you must be a member of the Administrators group. To perform all other tasks with this command, you […]

Amazon EBS Shared Snapshots

Today Amazon announced a new feature, “EBS Shared Snapshots”: Amazon EBS shared snapshots make it easy for you to share this data with your co-workers or others in the AWS community. With this feature, users that you have authorized can quickly use your Amazon EBS shared snapshots as the basis for creating their own Amazon […]

How to run Bucket Commander: A command line interface for Amazon S3

Bucket commander is a command line tool for Amazon S3. Bucket Commander needs a configuration file, which can be created using Bucket Explorer’s UI. Bucket Commander takes three arguments. ” -action ” , ” -authenticate ” and ” -emailprofile ” “ -emailprofile” is optional argument , you need to specify it only when you have […]

HTTP Redirection in IIS7 on Windows Server 2008 for Exchange 2007

I spent a couple hours over the past two days trying to figure out how to redirect requests from the root of my domain to the /owa directory. To boot I wanted to redirect HTTP to HTTPS. I needed to simplify the method of connecting to Outlook Web Access – basically make it ID10T-proof. This […]

TreeSize Free – ever want to know how big various folders are?

Every hard disk is too small if you just wait long enough. TreeSize Free tells you where precious space has gone. TreeSize Free can be started from the context menu of a folder or drive and shows you the size of this folder, including its subfolders. You can expand this folder in Explorer-like style and […]