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Stepping Up My Dongle F...
Last night I was presenting at a local ISSA meeting. When I arrived, my POS...
VI Cheat Sheet
Here is a simple VI cheat sheet. I like ‘vi’ because it is pretty much...
Reformatting MAC addres...
Today, a customer asked me to add his 150 phone’s MAC address to their MAB...
Upgrading Observium Com...
Observium is an amazing quasi-opensource solution used to monitor up/down and...
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Stepping Up My Dongle Foo

Last night I was presenting at a local ISSA meeting. When I arrived, my POS (Not Point of Sale) USB C to HDMI Dongle stopped working. I was embarassed that my $5,000.00 laptop could not connect to an HDMI display natively. Thankfully another vendor was also preenting and was gracious enough to share his. I went to Amazon and promptly ordered two new dongles. Upon doing so, I rememberd this video and...

VI Cheat Sheet

Here is a simple VI cheat sheet. I like ‘vi’ because it is pretty much included by default in everything. Just like in my Cisco life, I have always used the CLI and not GUIs because sometimes, those GUIs don’t work or they are not present. This way you can always be ready for anything that comes your way. Scrolling and Searching Command Function <ctrl>d Scroll down (half a screen) <ctrl>u...

Reformatting MAC addresses...

Today, a customer asked me to add his 150 phone’s MAC address to their MAB Bypass database they use for 802.1x. The customer game me the output from an Excel spreadsheet that contained the MAC addresses but without the “-“ in it. I needed to get it in the 01-11-11-11-10-00 format. Here is the Excel formula:...

Upgrading Observium Commun...

Observium is an amazing quasi-opensource solution used to monitor up/down and performance of your networks. It allows you to monitor things such as interface usage, CPU, memory, disk, temperature, BGP, SLA etc. To upgrade your existing Obervium installation, you will need to Connect to your Observium server using either ssh or Hyper Visor ‘console’ feature. I recommend ssh as it will be easier to...

Configuring FortiAnalyzer ...

When configuring your FortiAuthenticator for email alerts, there is no section in the GUI to enable/disable STARTTLS. However as most things Fortinet, when you cannot do it via the GUI, head over to the CLI. Below are the steps. Once in the CLI (connect either from inside the GUI Under ‘Dashboad —> CLI Console’ or via standard SSH v2. There you can enter into the mail settings by enteting ‘config...

Upgrading FortiSIEM from 4...

You will need:• Internet access• SSH or Console Access to the FortiSIEM VM• A licensed 4.9 FortiSIEM implementation.• 4.10 License File• Snapshot of the VM before you make changes (optional but recommended)• FortiSIEM 4.10 User Guide (Page 166) SSH into the FortiSIEM VM. The default username is root and the default password is ProspectHills which hopefully was changed. Once logged onto the box, ensure you...

My SecureCRT Tweaks

I love SecureCRT by Van Dyke Software. I used it when I was running Windows as my main desktop, then used it when I was running Linux as my main desktop (for 8 years), and now for the past 4 years on my Mac. I love it to death. Here are some of the features I am using and the tweaks I have done for my specific workflow. When I am working with Cisco ASA, I want to be able to identify ‘interface’ as it is...

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