Sending logs to a syslog server

If you are running a linux server, go ahead and install rsyslog. yum install rsyslog You will need to edit the rsyslog config file. vi /etc/rsyslog.conf Add the following line. # ### begin forwarding rule ### # The statement between the begin … end define a SINGLE forwarding # rule. They belong together, do NOT […]

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Building a Syslog Server

Go ahead and deploy your server, if you havent yet take a moment to do so. Installing rsyslog: yum install rsyslog After the files have been installed, edit /etc/rsyslog.conf vi /etc/rsyslog.conf Once in, you’ll need to uncomment the following two lines $ModLoad imudp $UDPServer Run 514 $ModLoad imtcp $InputTCPServerRun 514 Save the file and close […]

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HTOP Commands

HTOP Top Left Box: Displays, in real time, graph of your hardware resources. Top Right Box: Displays the Tasks, average load, and the uptime Bottom Box:  Displays the processes ID, , the user account, how many resources it is consuming (CPU/MEM), how long its been running and where it can be located. PID: The process […]

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System Load

Your server or computer is currently running slower than normal. You know that its been online for days or even weeks. So, you’ re Troubleshooting Here are the commands and steps you can use to troubleshoot a machine that is running slow or is freezing up constantly. uptime Uptime is a command used to view […]

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Enable PIN Login on windows

Problem User request to use a PIN on their laptop instead of a password. The Laptop is currently joined to a domain and PIN login has been disabled. Solution Press Windows Key + R combination, type put gpedit.msc in Run Hit Enter and the Local Group Policy Editor will appear. You will need to follow this path to enable the Pin Login. Computer […]

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Troubleshooting a slow system

Problem A server or computer is currently running slow, but you are able to log into it. You want to see what is causing the problem. Troubleshooting Here are the commands and steps you can use to troubleshoot a machine that is running slow or is freezing up constantly. uptime Uptime is a command used […]

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Wireshark | Getting Started

Wireshark is an open source packet analyzer, software analysis, network troubleshooting tool. What does it do? Wireshark allows its user to view raw data that is being transmitted over a network. Its main purpose is to encapsulate network packets so they can be analyzed for troubleshooting an issue. How is it different from TCPdump? Wireshark is […]

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