Configuring FTP in Isolation Mode in IIS 6

IIS FTP isolation mode enables you to have a separate directory per FTP user. For example if you had a dozen different users that all need access to your FTP server but you did not want them to see any directories but their own you could setup Isolation Mode. Isolation Mode supports users either on […]

How To Use Wget – Includes Several Examples Using Wget

wget is a great command line utility that is natively available in Linux and can be downloaded for Windows (see also GNU WGet for Windows (Windows 7, Vista, XP, etc.)). wget can be used for many download situations including large files, recursive downloads, non-interactive downloads, multiple file downloads, etc. Note: options ARE case sensitive. 1. Download a […]

How to Install and Configure IIS 7 FTP Publishing Service

The new FTP Publishing Service 7.5 has been rewritten for Windows Server 2008 and lot of new futures and additions included. (Integration with IIS 7, FTP over SSL (from v7.0), Improved Logging, etc..) Prerequisites1. Internet Information Services 7.0 installed.2. Windows Server 2008 or Vista.3. Download FTP Publishing Service 7.5 Microsoft FTP Service 7.5 for IIS […]

How to create and use Public Keys with SSH

SSH and SFTP Public Key Authentication requires that you create a public/private key pair. In this howto we will look at how to create then use those keys. SSH (Secure Shell) and SFTP (Secure FTP) support a very strong security model that can be used instead of the normal username and password authentication scheme. It […]

FREE Windows Utilities for Sniffing

WinDump WinDump is an exceptionally powerful command-line packet sniffer. Ported over from the source of the Tcpdump utility available for UNIX, WinDump carries over the same power and flexibility to the Windows world, all in a lightweight executable. WinDump is a helpful utility when you need to do some quick and easy packet capturing to […]

32 FREE Windows Administration Utilities

BareTail. A free real-time log file monitoring tool. CamStudio. Free screen recording software. CDBurnerXP. Burns CD-ROMs, DVDs, audio CDs, and ISO images. Comodo Firewall Pro. Is a firewall and antivirus application. DriveImage XML. Is a program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. FileZilla. GUI FTP client. GParted LiveCD. Manages partitions on systems. […]

Linux Commands for (Beginning and Forgetful) Administrators

Command Summary Use arp Command mostly used for checking existing Ethernet connectivity and IP address Most common use: arp This command should be used in conjunction with the ifconfig and route commands. It is mostly useful for me to check a network card and get the IP address quick. Obviously there are many more parameters, but […]

FTP – File Transfer Protocol

FTP File Transfer Protocol Syntax FTP [-options] [-s:filename] [-w:buffer] [host]key -s:filename Run a text file containing FTP commands. host Host name or IP address of the remote host. -g Disable filename wildcards. -n No auto-login. -i No interactive prompts during ftp. -v Hide remote server responses. -w:buffer Set buffer size to buffer (default=4096) -d Debug […]

Connecting to Amazon AWS from Windows to a Linux AMI

Connecting from Windows to a Linux Server poses problems for the average person to connect, and use their Windows OS to connect to the Linux Server. For some this is enough to put off people from jumping in, or banging their head against the wall wondering why you cannot simply RDP into the server and […]

Notepad++ – source code editor for Windows (FreeWare)

Notepad++ is a source code editor for Windows. It is distributed as free software. The project is hosted on, from where it has been downloaded over sixteen million times.[1] This project, based on the Scintilla editor component, is written in C++ with only Win32 API calls using only the STL in order to increase […]