Installing Kali 2021 in VirtualBox

In this article, we will cover install and configuring Oracle VirtualBox, creating a Kali Linux VM (Virtual Machine) and making sure the OS is up to date. VirtualBox Browse to the VirtualBox downloads page and select the appropriate download for your operating system. Also from this page, download the VirtualBox Extension Pack. On Windows, double-click the VirtualBox installer exe just […]

Rooting the Nexus 6p

In this article, I will share the steps I took to unlock and root my Nexus 6p which I bought on eBay for around £50. The purpose of unlocking/rooting the phone is so that I can install Kali NetHunter on it to use in penetration testing. This guide assumes you have already made a full backup of your phone and […]

*nix – check disk space

If you’ve tried to use ls -lh to get the size of a directory and it’s content, you’ll have found that it doesn’t give you what you were hoping for. One method to get the size of a directory, including files, sub-directories and their files is to use du (disk usage). du -sch The switches in the above example are:-s(–summarize)displays […]

More user admin in *nix

Following on from a much earlier post about user administration in Solaris, I have found a few other tasks that may be fairly common requirements. To change a users login nameusermod -l <new username> <old username>e.g. usermod -l john.knight john.knoght “-l” tells usermod that we want to amend the login name. This is useful if, like me, you made a […]

SnipIT No 7: Change colour when using “ls”

SnipIT is a series of short blogs containing useful information in an easily digestible format. Listing the files and directories in a PuTTY session when connected to Red Hat recently, I realised how bad the contrast is between the default dark blue on black. To change this to something more usable, we can edit the bashrc file. $ vi ~/.bashrc […]

SnipIT No 6: Allow HTTP through CentOS firewall

SnipIT is a series of short blogs containing useful information in an easily digestible format. With a fresh install of CentOS, the firewall prevents http and https traffic. To test that it is the firewall preventing access to the web server disable the firewall: sudo systemctl stop firewalld Then try browsing to the servers IP address for a remote machine. […]

SnipIT No 5: Find the version of Apache on a Linux machine

SnipIT is a series of short blogs containing useful information in an easily digestible format. httpd  is the Apache HTTP server program which can be installed on a Linux server (sudo yum install httpd). To find out which version is running on your system, type http -v at a command prompt when connected to the server.  

Configuring and Running Apache on Solaris

The Apache web server comes with the Solaris 10 operating system but needs some configuration before it can be used. These steps can assist you in getting Apache up and running…. Step 1 Log in as the root user, or another user with root privileges. Step 2: Check the current status of Apache svcs -a | grep -i http This […]

Ubuntu One on Peppermint

Having used my eee PC 901 a fair bit for development work, it suddenly struck me that if I lost my netbook or if it had a technical failure I would be able to get the files back. While there are plenty of resources like Dropbox I decided to pursue Ubuntu One (U1) as I had previously set up an […]

Determine Processor and Memory Information in Solaris

How can I find out how much RAM is installed in my Solaris server? How do I know how many CPUs/cores are in my Solaris server? These are two questions you may have asked yourself maybe out of curiosity or perhaps to provide information to colleagues. Well, you’ll be relieved to hear that it is quite simple with Solaris (I’m […]