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FSMO Roles in Active Directory (Flexible Master Operations)

This data in this PDF has bee copied from http://www.petri.co.il/fsmo-roles-in-server-2008-active-directory.htm. This link is a cut and paste PDF form data at petri’s site, FSMO Roles

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Fortigate IPSec Trouble Shooting

Here are the basic commands to trouble shoot IPSec on a Fortigate firewall. Use diag debug en Diag vpn ike filt Diag debug app ike -1 Diag debug reset SA is on phase 1 and phase 2 but typically refered … Continue reading

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Printing from a Web Page

There is a lot of useful information on the web, but sometimes it is difficult to print what you want without having to print a lot of useless information.  This is a great free utility to let you choose what … Continue reading

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Working different versions of Windows servers and workstations, I find running these Control Panel commands from the Start button very helpful in saving time versus navigating the GUI.  Control Panel Tool                   … Continue reading

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Foritgate Basic UTM Configuration

If you are new to programming a Fortigate here are some basics to help you get started with implementing the Unified Threat Management (UTM) features.  The following was created using 4MR3 Patch9 Basic The key UTM features to be implemented … Continue reading

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Setting Up Fortigate Interface Mode and Soft-Switch

Often times it is advantageous to divide up the internal swtich into individual interfaces.  Reasons for doing this include additioanl hardware port for routing, or additional ports to implement one-arm sniffers.  The following are some of the commands necessary to accomplish this. To put a … Continue reading

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On-line Storage and File Sharing Solutions

Two great soltuions for storing and sharing on-line information are Dropbox or Box.Com (formerly Box.Net) .  Both prodcuts off a free versoin, Dropbox offers a free 2GB program that can be expanded upto 18GB with referals and  Box offers 5 GB free … Continue reading

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Managing Passwords

A great utility to manage passwords is keepass.  This is a Windows program.    It can be permanently installed on a workstation and or it can be installed in a portable mode and ran off of a USB drive.  It is … Continue reading

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Protect Your Data – TrueCrypt data encryption

If you need an effective way to encrypt (protect) your data, TrueCrypt is a great solutoin.  It can be downloaded at www.truecrypt.org TrueCrypt can be installed on a computer or ran in portable mode off of a USB drive   … Continue reading

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Resources for using a USB to serial adapter on a Mac

Resoruces for using a USB to serial adapter on  a Mac http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20040521145713551 http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20041026113304907 http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=590418 http://etherealmind.com/serial-console-on-osx/ ls /dev/tty.* to get a list of your serial lines. Pick the one that you want to open. For example, my list looks like this: … Continue reading

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