Wednesday, January 04, 2006
I just love helpful software
Offered without comment.
Y:\>net share trickout=y:\testfolder The resource named cannot be shared. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 3736. Y:\>net helpmsg 3736 The resource named cannot be shared. Y:\>
Slowly working through a tarpit
Since we have this endless supply of Cobalt RaQs at The Office, I used one to set up a LaBrea Tarpit system. Playing around with it I noticed that LaBrea doesn't stop port scans per se, since port scanners tend to do the TCP handshake then drop the connection, whereas LeBrea will put a connection on hold indefinitely (assuming the other side keeps the connection up). It will also (as I ran it) accept connections on every single TCP port, all 65,536 of them, which is something that doesn't happen on a real server, so I may have to limit the number of ports LaBrea responds to.
While installing Linux on a new 1U server for a customer, I managed to play around
with our new MegaRAC®
K1, a rather neat KVM that works over TCP/IP. While it can be
hooked up to a Linux system, the remote display software only works under
Windows (of course, and IE—it
demands IE). Annoying, but not
too much of an issue, since I do have
rdesktop installed on my Linux
workstation at the Office.
So just because I can, at home I logged into my workstation at The
Office. Since X Windows
has had a remote desktop feature since it was first written way back in the
mid-80s, it's easy enough for me to run
rdesktop there and have
it displayed on my computer at home (the Mac mini). Then, logging into the
Windows system at The Office, I'm able to run the MegaRAC® K1 program
to get to the console of the new server.
A remote desktop to my workstation, which has a remote desktop to the Windows box, which has a remote desktop to the new Unix server.
Just because I can (and yes, it's as slow as it sounds).