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24-06-2009, 00:44   #1
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Sys Admin handy links

Hi guys,

I've merged all the posts from the last handy links thread into one post to make it easier to read and find the info. I'd like to thank everyone who contributed and if anyone comes across any more just post them up here and I'll add them to the list.

-Funk

HP Business Support Forums:

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/...98713+28353475

Windows:
VBScripting:
System Monitoring:
Nagios
Cacti

M$ Technet:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ie/default.aspx

VMware KB:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/mic...language=en_US

McAfee User Forums:
http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/

Unix Rosetta Stone

Linky

For troubleshooting IT issues

www.google.com

SysAdmin.ie
SAGE
Linux Sysadmin Portal
ILUG
Planet ILUG
KernelNotes
Debian Admin
Linux Screw
MDLog:/sysadmin
RootPrompt

A quick intro to GNU Screen
Tuning LAMP systems

OpsView 3 is a great GUI and enhanced configurer for Nagios 3.

Active Directory help

MS Active Directory homepage

www.ss64.com - Windows/Unix Scripting / Windows Powershell / DOS Commands

www.freeprogrammingresources.com - Docs and tutorials on a wide range of programming / scripting languages

http://www.techexams.net/

http://www.cleverworkarounds.com/

Courtesy of Sposs:

http://clonezilla.org/

Clonezilla, based on DRBL, Partition Image, ntfsclone, partclone, and udpcast, allows you to do bare metal backup and recovery. Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (server edition). Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore. While Clonezilla SE is for massive deployment, it can clone many (40 plus!) computers simultaneously. Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the harddisk. This increases the clone efficiency. At the NCHC’s Classroom C, Clonezilla SE was used to clone 41 computers simultaneously. It took only about 10 minutes to clone a 5.6 GBytes system image to all 41 computers via multicasting!

http://samba.anu.edu.au/rsync/

rsync is an open source utility that synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate. An important feature of rsync not found in most similar programs/protocols is that the mirroring takes place with only one transmission in each direction. rsync can copy or display directory contents and copy files, optionally using compression and recursion.

http://www.nongnu.org/duplicity/

Duplicity backs directories by producing encrypted tar-format volumes and uploading them to a remote or local file server. Because duplicity uses librsync, the incremental archives are space efficient and only record the parts of files that have changed since the last backup. Because duplicity uses GnuPG to encrypt and/or sign these archives, they will be safe from spying and/or modification by the server.

http://www.bacula.org/en/

Bacula is a set of Open Source, enterprise ready, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files. In technical terms, it is an Open Source, enterprise ready, network based backup program.
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Awesome post!!
Thanks funkyou
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classic post,any new updates
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classic post,any new updates
If anyone has anything else they've found handy, just let me know and I'll get it added. Hopefully people are finding it useful.

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This website is handy, let you bundle in multiple installs into one and turns off updates, toolbars etc:

http://ninite.com/
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ninite.com is an excellent website
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I have been using this for a while, it's an active directory query tool. The free version gives quick and easy reports that you can export, extremely useful:

http://www.cjwdev.co.uk/Software/ADR...Tool/Info.html
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http://gpsearch.azurewebsites.net/

Very handy when you can't find a GPO.
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Two very handy websites for checking SSL certificates
https://sslcheck.globalsign.com
https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html

Testing Exchange Email Server
Service provided by Microsoft, commonly used and often handy for troubleshooting issues. Also checks for security vulnerbilities.
https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/
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Two very handy websites for checking SSL certificates
https://sslcheck.globalsign.com
https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-checker.html

Testing Exchange Email Server
Service provided by Microsoft, commonly used and often handy for troubleshooting issues. Also checks for security vulnerbilities.
https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/
Following these
SSL Cert Best Practices/Advice
https://www.ssllabs.com/downloads/SS..._Practices.pdf

Handy tool for IIS servers to help easily comply with PCI or best practices:
https://www.nartac.com/Products/IISCrypto/FAQ.aspx
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ninite.com is an excellent website
prefer Chocolatey

https://chocolatey.org/packages
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