SSH Tunnel for RDP use!

So, let’s say, for example, that your desktop (PC1) can’t RDP directly out to the internet, but you do have access to a Linux system (Linux 1) in another part of the network that can? And to make things more exciting, the machine you want to RDP into (HomePC) is on a remote network with … Read more

SSH cipher mismatch!?

“Unable to negotiate with port 22: no matching cipher found. Their offer: 3des-cbc” ?! I’ve seen similar errors before, didn’t make good notes on how it was resolved.. so here are a couple of items. 1 – nano ~/.ssh/config and set the connection parameters for each server you often connect to using the example … Read more

How to Create a CSR and Key File for a SAN Certificate with Multiple Subject Alternate Names

Objective This article describes how to create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and key file for a Subject Alternative Name (SAN) certificate with multiple subject alternate names. Instructions To create a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) and key file for a Subject Alternative Name (SAN) certificate with multiple subject alternate names, complete the following procedure: Create … Read more

Change expiration date of certificates issued by CA

To change the validity period settings for a CA, follow these steps. Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry … Read more

Command to get wear percentage on an SSD

The Get-StorageReliabilityCounter cmdlet gets the storage reliability counters for the specified disk or physical disk. These counters include information about such things as the device temperature, errors, wear, and length of time the device has been in use. Example PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-PhysicalDisk | Get-StorageReliabilityCounter | select wear

SanDisk SSD Dashboard

SanDisk SSD Dashboard Support Information The SanDisk SSD Dashboard helps users maintain peak performance of the SanDisk SSD in Windows® operating systems with a user-friendly graphical interface for the user. The SanDisk SSD Dashboard includes tools for analysis of the disk (including the disk model, capacity, firmware version, and SMART attributes) and firmware updates. Download: SanDisk … Read more

Duplicati 2.0

Free backup software to store encrypted backups online. For Windows, macOS and Linux Many Backends Duplicati works with standard protocols like FTP, SSH, WebDAV as well as popular services like Backblaze B2, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, Google Drive,, Mega, hubiC and many others.

How to Extend/Reduce LVM’s (Logical Volume Management) in Linux – Part II

From – Previously we have seen how to create a flexible disk storage using LVM. Here, we are going to see how to extend volume group, extend and reduce a logical volume. Here we can reduce or extend the partitions in Logical volume management (LVM) also called as flexible volume file-system. Extend/Reduce LVMs … Read more