This fine project has packaged up a heap of open source applications to be run from a USB flashdisk or similar.
I’d seen the files on SourceForge before, but never had any use for them until today – when I had to boot a machine into BartPE and use ClamAV.
These will be moving into a permanent home on my new 4GB flashdrive when it arrives.
PortableApps.com – Portable software for USB drives | Your Digital Life, Anywhereâ„¢
While on the MS newsgroups, I read about a funky little command line utility that i’d never heard of.
According to Microsoft, ftype:
“Displays or modifies file types used in file extension associations”
You can list all your associations by simply typing ‘ftype’ at the command line.
On the newsgroups, someone was having issues with the program used to open ‘mailto:’ links, so to check that you type:
cmd> ftype | find /i "mailto"
Which results in:
cmd> mailto="C:PROGRA~1MICROS~3OFFICE11OUTLOOK.EXE" -c IPM.Note /m "%1"
I used it to set my default .txt file reader to ConTEXT:
cmd> ftype txtfile=C:Program FilesConTEXTConTEXT.exe "%1"
Could be handy in a logon script one day.
A handy little php/mysql utility to replace that piece of paper/Excel spreadsheet with you IP address information.
www.phpip.net: IPv4 address managment suite
My only gripe with it at the moment is that you can’t populate the “Description” field from information that pops up as a result of a reverse lookup.
Still, easier than using a spreadsheet. A big plus is that you can get it to scan an IP range and do reverse lookups. You’ll get a tick next to the IP if there is a reverse-lookup DNS entry for that host.
Just been looking into a replacement systems monitoring box for work. It seems that Zabbix is the most professional. ZenOSS looked good, but requires Python to be installed on the Windows Server clients in order to run the monitoring client. We’re currently running a combination of Hobbit, Cacti, Syslog-NG logging to a MySQL database, and PHPSyslog-NG. I’m trying to determine if Zabbix is a viable alternative to Hobbit.
ZABBIX is all-in-one 24×7 monitoring solution without high cost.
ZABBIX is software for monitoring of your applications, network and servers. ZABBIX supports both polling and trapping techniques to collect data from monitored hosts. A flexible notification mechanism allows easy and quickly configure different types of notifications for pre-defined events.
Here is a tutorial created from the notes I took while setting Zabbix up on a virtual machine.