Enable SSL for LDAP on your Windows 2003 Active Directory Service

Windows 2003 ADS is as you probably already know is based upon LDAP. Often you will need to query this ldap directory for authentication and other purposes. By default these queries are carried out unencrypted and can be snooped by eavesdroppers. To remedy this you can enable ldap over SSL to allow LDAP queries to […]

Backing Up IBM HMC using FTP

Backing up your RS/6000 P Series HMC or Hardware Management Console is an important part of your operational routine. This device is the Window to your P-Series. If you lose your HMC your P-Series and LPARS will continue to function however all of the lpar information will be lost and when you replace the faulty […]

Restoring an IBM HMC using FTP

Restoring an RS/6000 P Series HMC is something you might have to do in the event of hardware failure of your IBM HMC. If your machine has failed and you have received a replacement HMC unit from your vendor or IBM it would be in a factory default state (no configuration useful for your site). […]

Automatically Backing Up Remote Servers with Qnap 109

Introduction If you run an important server such as web server you should of course take regular off site backups. Now everyone knows that backups are a total pain to do manually and more often than not get forgotten. However, using linux cron you can automate this task easily and be more confident of your […]

Editing Cisco Access Lists

Note: This is an old post recovered from a previous blog Introduction Once upon a time Cisco Access Lists were very very clunky and crude. They were a pig to manipulate and something to be avoided. Things have improved over the years and they are not so bad as they once were. For example there […]

How to Enable SSH as the transport for Cisco IOS devices

Note this is an old post I moved from an old blog.  It seemed a shame to let the post die as some people may find it useful on older IOS devices. Introduction If you administer networks or unix based servers it most likely won’t have escaped your attention that the commonly used remote admin […]