When I first heard about WSL I was excited. I have to spend a lot of time in Windows, and the thought of being able to do a lot of what I need/want to do without running up a VM, booting into Linux, or switching machines sounded ideal. I knew that there would be some issues with it, so I decided to hold off for a bit before trying it out. Now that I have tried it, I have found that there is a problem that is a show stopper for me, and, apparently, a lot of other people. [Read more…] about WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) Show Stopper
If you’re running Ubuntu on WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) the default version is 16.04 LTS, which is fine. But, what if you want to upgrade to 18.04 LTS? [Read more…] about Upgrading Ubuntu on WSL
In my quest to get my CCNA, I found that I needed something to help me better visualize various concepts. The diagrams in the books are great, but they don’t exactly fit my style of learning, so I’ve come up with a few diagrams of my own. Plus, for me, the process of creating the illustrations helps cement the information in my mind. Hopefully you’ll find them useful as well.
When trying to add my outlook.com account to Outlook 2016, Outlook was continually asking for my password, and wouldn’t move any further. Clearing your Credential Cache, creating a new profile, etc., etc. where what I kept finding when researching the issue. The truth is, you may not need to do all of that. [Read more…] about Outlook 2016 Keeps Asking for Password When Adding Outlook.com Account
I ran into a couple of problems when trying to migrate the management interfaces on our Dell EqualLogic SANs to our new Out-of-Bounds Management Network. The problems were 1) the web interface doesn’t let you do it and 2) trying to do it on the console resulted in errors to the effect of “you can’t do this because the management network needs to be on the same network as the interface”. Not a good situation to be in. So I called Dell Tech Support and they were able to do it easily, of course.
It turns out that you need to remove the management network entirely, before you can migrate it to the OOB or other network. Here’s how. [Read more…] about Dell EqualLogic – Moving the Management Interface to OOB Network
I was recently tasked with setting up a blackhole (or sinkhole) DNS server on the network at the office. I was refered to an article that walked through setting one up using FreeBSD.
If you’re not familiar with blackhole/sinkhole DNS servers, basically what they do is when a DNS lookup is performed, the blackhole DNS server consults a list of known malicious domains, if the requested domain is in the list, then any traffic to that domain is redirected to a location of the administrator’s choice. It provides a bit of extra security in that the outgoing traffic is then unable to contact the malicious site. [Read more…] about Setting Up a Blackhole DNS Server on Ubuntu Server