number of matches found: 136

time echo "scale=1000; 4*a(1)" | bc -l
readpst - convert PST (MS Outlook Personal Folders) files to mbox and other formats
recode iso-8859-1..UTF-8 test.html
file -i * (abfragen)
put the following to: .vnc/xstartup
gnome-session &
gnome-panel &
Network Kernel Parameters
These Parameters have been suggested by TIBCO to bring the performance of a LINUX machine to the maximum regarding the network.
We have used these tuning parameters successfully to reduce retransmissions on heavy loaded machines. You will find similar tuning tips, when searching for web-server optimization.

Parameter Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5.6 (Tikanga) VALUES proposal
net.core.rmem_max 131071 16777216
net.core.rmem_default 129024
net.core.wmem_max 131071 16777216
net.core.wmem_default 12902?
net.ipv4.tcp_rmem (3) 4096 4096
87380 87380
4194304 16777216
net.ipv4.tcp_wmem (3) 4096 4096
16384 65536
4194304 16777216
txqueuelen 1000 7000
net.core.netdev_max_backlog 1000 30000

Performance daten: missed/pkts und retrans/pkts are good quality parameters
pdsh.x86_64 : Parallel remote shell program
dd if=/dev/sdb of=/tmp/compact_flash_winxp-embedded.dd

dd if=/tmp/compact_flash_winxp-embedded.dd of=/dev/sdb
yum install perf.x86_64
netstat -antpe
$ wget -O speedtest-cli
$ chmod +x speedtest-cli
$ ./speedtest-cli
WSO is a PHP shell backdoor that provide an interface for various remote operations. It can perform everything from remote code execution, bruteforcing of servers, provide server information, and more.

- maldet
- clamav
- -->
lsof -s | awk '$5 == "REG"' | sort -n -r -k 7,7 | head -n 20
Here are the steps that I did to build the rpm:

1. installed Red Hat 5.7 / 64 bit server on our VMWARE test (IP / name rhel5-mw-64)
2. installed the follwing rpm out of the 5.7 image:
3. download the tool "checkinstall" .. this is a creat tool to build rpm's
--> saved to /root/checkinstall-1.6.2.tar.gz
--> extract: tar -xvzf /root/checkinstall-1.6.2.tar.gz
--> cd /root/checkinstall-1.6.2
--> make
--> make install

--> command "checkinstall" is now available
4. download the perl module -> source files from
--> saved to /root/TacacsPlus-0.16.tar.gz
--> extract: tar -xvzf /root/TacacsPlus-0.16.tar.gz
--> cd /root/TacacsPlus-0.16
--> generate the make file: perl Makefile.PL
--> use now the command "checkinstall"
check install parameters:
- Should I create a default set of package docs? [y]: n
- Slackware [S], RPM [R] or Debian [D]? R
- description. TacacsPlus Perl Module

--> done:
Done. The new package has been saved to
You can install it in your system anytime using:

5. problem / warning when running checkinstall: ERROR: object ‘/usr/local/lib64/’ from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.
Solution: The problem occurs because the loader can’t find the shared object file. The solution is very simple. Assuming that the is located in /usr/local/lib, just type the following commands:
echo "/usr/local/lib64" >/etc/
ln -s /usr/local/lib/ /usr/local/lib64/
egrep -v '(^$|^#)' /etc/proxychains.conf
tcp_read_time_out 15000
tcp_connect_time_out 8000
socks5 1080
socks5 1080
-> 4 kb technologie --> format under linux:

--> create filesystem with 4096 block size!!!
mkfs.ext3 -b 4096 /dev/hdd1
watch cat /proc/mdstat
dd messung: dd if=/dev/zero of=/opt/vmware/test bs=200MB count=1 oflag=direct
rsync messung: rsync --progress test test4
find archive* -type f -print0 |xargs -0 grep -i m720bz *
mount /dev/scd0 /tmp/cdrom/
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/
=>package tsocks
compile result:
- - the libtsocks library
- validateconf - a utility to verify the tsocks configuration file
- inspectsocks - a utility to determine the version of a socks server
- saveme - a statically linked utility to remove /etc/
if it becomes corrupt
Configuration file: '/etc/tsocks.conf'


local =

path {
server =
reaches =
ifconfig eth0 mtu 1450 #change mtu size on linux
fetchmail -u username <name>
- password can be stored in .fetchmailrc under root home
- password can be stored in .netrc in the user directory
-> see in "man ftp" for .netrc
-> syntax in .netrc: machine <name> login <userid> password <password>

Resolution:The new way to add static routes on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems is to create a file
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-ethX where X corresponds to the network interface you wish to use
the alternate route(s). This file deals with three fields: GATEWAY, NETMASK, and ADDRESS. Each field
should have a number appended to it indicating what route it relates to. The example below shows two
static routes configured for the eth0 network interface.


free -o
ps -eo pid,ppid,rss,vsize,pcpu,pmem,cmd -ww --sort=pmem

The top 10 monopolizing process would be better if sorted as a numberic key :
ps -eo pcpu,pid,user,args | sort -k 1 -r -n | head -1
want to replace a string with another string in several text files. I tried the following command which I read from a Linux book, but it doesn't work. Can anyone give me some help?
perl -pi -e "s/search/replace/g;" *.txt
perl -pi -e "s/\/usr\/local\/mrtg\/web\//\/usr\/local\/mrtg\/web\/\//g;" *.cfg
perl -pi -e "s/\/usr\/local\/mrtg\/web\//\/usr\/local\/mrtg\/web\/\//g;" *.cfg
nc XYZ | gzip -dc | dd of=/dev/hda bs=64k
dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdX bs=256k
cp -aX / /mnt/
remount: mount -n -o remount,rw /
reiserfsck /dev/hdXY --check
reiserfsck /dev/hdXY --rebuild-tree
reiserfsck /dev/hdXY --rebuild-sb

>> if you have to repair something you have to use command "--rebuild-tree", and you should check with "--check"
adding user xyz to group trusted:

gpasswd -a xyz trusted
sample entry in /etc/inetd.conf:
pop3 stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/pop3d pop3d
fdisk /dev/hdd

NFS under linux:
#export verzeichnis /home/nfsshare
-> import under AIX using smitty nfs

rpcinfo -p
=> 100003 2 udp 2049 nfs

on client:
lnxsni01:/usr/local/uar /mnt/share nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr,soft,tcp 0 0
lnxsni01:/usr/local/uar /mnt/share nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr,soft
include vfat partition
mount /dev/hda7 /mnt/hda7 -o id=your-login,gid=users

or have something like this for it in /etc/fstab

/dev/hda7 /mnt/hda7 vfat user,uid=your-login,gid=users 1 0

/dev/hda7 /mnt/hda7 vfat defaults,umask=000 1 0

/dev/hdb /cdrom iso9660 ro,noauto,user,block=2048 0 0
echo 1 >/proc/sys/net/ipv4
- Ethernetcard:
use 3c59x module
- modem
Lucent softmodem
- sound
Sound worked right out of the box. But when I tried playing DVD, the sound was really choppy, lagging a lot ... pretty badly screwed up! (I used omi_gtk dvd player from
the Livid project).
So I decided to use ALSA drivers as reccomended by quite a few people. I downloaded ALSA 0.5.8, untar it, and switched to the directory. Run these commands :
- ./configure --with-cards=cs461x
- make
- make install
After this, you can find the modules on /lib/modules/(kernel version)/misc directory.
Then, add these lines to /etc/modules.conf file :
alias char-major-116 snd
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias snd-card-0 snd-card-cs461x
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
- TokenRing: try ibmtr_cs.o
I have a Token Ring Auto 4/16 Credit Card Adaptor that works good with my SuSE setup. One major key to getting it to work was
having at least the 3.x.x series of PCMCIA card services loaded onto your machine. Additionally in your conf.modules file you'll need the
following verbage:
alias tr0 ibmtr_cs mmiobase=0xd6000 srambase=0xd8000 ringspeed=[16]|[4] sramsize=16 irq_list=9

-> config.opts
# Options for IBM Token Ring adapters
module "ibmtr_cs" opts "mmiobase=0xd000 ..." <- auskommentieren

- PCI Devices
lspci -v
lspci -vv
- reboot notfall
linux init 1
- ICA Client

- Token Ring Card
To get the IBM Turbo tokenring 4/16 to work on a Thinkpad 770(9548) I did
the following.
Kernel 2.2.10
pcmcia-cs-3.0.13 And edit '/etc/pcmcia/config.opts' like this
# Local PCMCIA Configuration File
include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x1000-0x17ff
include memory 0xc0000-0xfffff
# Extra port range for IBM Token Ring
include port 0xa00-0xaff
# Resources we should not use, even if they appear to be available
# First built-in serial port
exclude irq 4
# Second built-in serial port
#exclude irq 3
# First built-in parallel port
exclude irq 7
module "ibmtr_cs" opts "m
use pump from redhat, should be working if installed ...
shell script:
filename = `date | awk '{print $6"_"$3"_"$2"_fw.tar"}'`
tar -cvf /home/backup/$filename /tmp/*.*

#put STDOUT together
( echo "please check the directory $CHECKDIR\n"; ls -l $CHECKDIR; )

cat austria.usernams |awk '{print tolower($1)}'

IDLEPOS=`eval /usr/bin/vmstat 1 1 | /usr/bin/awk '/ sy /{i=1; while (i<NF) {if ($i~/sy/) print i; i+=1}}'`
vmstat 1 5 | awk 'BEGIN{ID=0}; / id /{i=1; while (i<NF) {if (tolower($i)~/id/) {ID=i; printf("ID in Spalte %s\n", ID)} ; i+=1}} ; /^ [0-9]+/{print $ID}'
ps -ef |grep xclock |awk '{print $2}' |xargs kill
mypids=`ps uxw | grep ssh-agent | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}'`
mypids=`ps $psopts 2>/dev/null | grep "[s]sh-agent" | awk '{print $2}'` > /dev/null 2>&1
cat hostlist |awk '{print $1 " 1"}' |xargs ping

runsocks MCPAN -eshell
-> o conf // see config
-> o conf ftpproxy proxy // modify ftp proxy
-> o conf commit // save config
-> o conf urllist push
tty -s && ifconfig -a|awk '/^(en|eth|hsi)[0-9]+/{getline;"uname -n"|getline L; printf("\033]2;%s -- %s \007\n", $2,L);exit}'

tty -s && {
cat /etc/SuSE-release
# update putty terminal window header
HOST=$(ifconfig -a |awk -v U=$USER -v H=`uname -n` '/^(en|eth|hsi)[0-9]+/{getline;if ($2~/addr/){$2=substr($2,6)};printf("\033]2;%s@%s -- %s \007\n", U,$2,H) | "/bin/cat 1>&2";print $2; exit}')
export HOST
PS1='$USER@${HOST}:${PWD#$HOME/}$ '
Serial Cable 2 Linux

-> /etc/inittab
-> S0:123:respawn:/sbin/agetty -L 9600 ttyS0
-> reboot
-> connect serial nullmodem cable to serial port
-> use HyperTerminal / Tera Term ....
-> login, enjoy hacking over serial ;-)
Network Time protocol: NTP

linux: ntpdate IP-Adress
linux packet: ntp-4.0.99k-15

#ntp time synchronization
30 1 * * * /usr/sbin/ntpdate


information from colleage F:
ntp installieren und diese 4 zeilen in /etc/ntp.conf
server xyz
driftfile /var/lib/ntp/drift/ntp.drift # path for drift file
logfile /var/log/ntp # alternate log file


#check difference
/usr/sbin/ntpq -c peers
net time /setsntp:""
net time /querysntp

Registry: see HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentContorlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters

automatisch zeit aktuellisieren:
net time \\w2ktsv /set /yes

programm für windows:

hwclock --systohc #set the system time from the hardware clock


The most frequent question I get about Notes and Linux: If you are using
Windows NT, do not let WINE use your Windows NT directory as it's "Windows"
directory (specified in wine.conf or wine.ini). Instead, point WINE at a Win95/98
directory or create a fake "Windows" directory and use that. If Lotus Notes complains
about missing DLLs, you can find the missing DLLs in the Lotus Notes installer
directories and put them in the Windows directory.

Howto (for systems that can dual-boot Linux and Win95/98/NT)

1.Boot into Win98/95/NT and install a copy of Lotus Notes client for Win32 on a
FAT or FAT32 drive partition.
2.If your notes.ini file is in your Windows directory, move it to your Notes executable
3.Boot into Linux and mount your FAT / FAT32 drive partitions. You may need to set
up entries in /etc/fstab for Linux to recognize and mount these partitions.
4.Verify that you have set up the X Window system and your window manager of
5.Download a copy of WINE (open-source Windows on UNIX) from WINE is evolving rapidly, each week brings new changes
and greater functionality, so it pays to stay current. WINE releases are named by
release date; releases before 981108 do not run Lotus Notes very well. You can
download binaries in .RPM format or download the source code and build it
6.Create or edit the wine.ini file in your home directory. Make sure it includes
mappings for your Windows drives and that your Notes executable directory is on
the path. I run WINE as root (recommended!) so the file should be placed in
7.If you are using Windows NT, do not set your Windows NT system directory as the
Windows directory under WINE. WINE does not work well with the Windows NT
versions of system DLLs. Better to use an empty "Windows" directory instead.
8.Start the X Window system and your window manager
9.Start Lotus Notes using WINE. You can start 'notes.exe'. My DOS D: drive
partition is visible to linux as /mnt/windows, so: ./wine
MRTG Latency script

> I'm looking for scripts to measure latency in my IP network. Can someone
> help ?

Well, since you didn't specify an operating system, I'll assume
that you're following in my footsteps and doing battle with NT4
as a server. Note that the following requires that you use the
ping.exe supplied with Windoze 95/98 instead of the useless ping
supplies with NT4. See the MRTG stuff somewhere on:
which is from where I stole the script. I also have a somewhat
different version for Linux (RH 7.1) but which I can't get to
as I managed to break SSH and can't grab it.

# Plagerized by Jeff Liebermann from original by Tim Pozar.
# 09/14/00 First hack for NT4.

$ipaddr = "NULL";
$ipaddr = $ARGV[0];
$numpings = 3;

if ($ipaddr eq "NULL"){
print "Usage [ipaddress]\n";

# Note that "ping95.exe" is the Windoze 95/98 version
# and not the useless ping supplied with NT4.
# Windoze ping will return...
# Minimum = 494ms, Maximum = 574ms, Average = 520ms
$result = `ping95 -n $numpings $ipaddr | find /i "average" `;

# Break result apart at the commas.
($Mins,$Maxs,$Avgs) = split(/,/,$result);

# Break each value apart at the = sign.
($Mint,$min) = split(/=/,$Mins);
($Maxt,$max) = split(/=/,$Maxs);
($Avgt,$avg) = split(/=/,$Avgs);

# Remove the "ms" at the end.
$min1 = substr($min,0,-2);
$max1 = substr($max,0,-2);
$avg1 = substr($avg,0,-2);
$min1 =~ s/ //g;
$max1 =~ s/ //g;
$avg1 =~ s/ //g;

# Belch results in 4 lines.
print "$avg1\n";
print "$max1\n";
print "0\n";
print "$ipaddr\n";

If Perl is a bit of a heavy hammer, the following is what
I use on my SCO Unix OSR5 3.2v5.0.5 machines. The use of
the first ping return is intentional as I'm trying to plot
the latency of the Starband satellite flying cache, which
caches everything exept the first packet.

# by Jeff Liebermann 04/15/98
# Record ping times.
# Results of:
# ping -c 1 -s 1024 bloat
# PING bloat ( 1024 data bytes
# 1032 bytes from bloat ( icmp_seq=0 ttl=128 time=10 ms
# --- bloat ping statistics ---
# 1 packets transmitted, 1 packets received, 0% packet loss
# round-trip min/avg/max = 10/10/10 ms

# Really disgusting way to get rid of extra leading spaces
# by feeding it to a shell variable. Ugly at best.
# usage: whatever machine_name_or_ip
# i.e. whatever
retch=`ping -c 1 -s 1025 $1 | grep "time"` # extract line with ping time.
set $retch # break apart into fields using IFS seperators
ping=`echo $8 | cut -c 6-` # extract ping time.
echo $ping # ping time=xxx
echo $ping # ping time=xxx
echo "0" # Filler
echo "0" # Filler
cat /etc/issue
rpm directory: /usr/src/packages/RPMS/s390/freeradius-1.0.0-1.s390.rpm

rpm -hiv --force --nodpes file.rpm #force it ;-)
rpm -q -a #list all install packages ..

rpm -qa -last |Orders the package listing by install time such that the latest
packages are at the top.

rpm -q -p file.rpm #checks given rpm-files, see version number
rpm -q -p -i file.rpm #see information about given rpm-files
rpm -q -p -l file.rpm #listing of all files belonging to this paket
rpm -q -l file.rpm #see files of installed .rpm file
rpm -q --requires file.rpm #->show's packets/libs that are needed
rpm -q --provides file.rpm #->show's packets/libs that will be installed by this paket
rpm -Va #see missing files #verify ..
rpm -qf /usr/bin/smbmount #find out which package owns it
rpm -Fvh openssh*.rpm #Then, install the package using the following command to apply the update:
rpm -ba foobar-1.0.spec #building a rpm file
rpm -bb foobar-1.0.spec #building only binary rpm
- copy files specified in spec file to /usr/src/packages/BUILD
s390: stored under /usr/src/packages/RPMS/s390/
Use the command 'rpm/rpmbuild -ta dante-<version>.tar.gz' to build all rpm files.

rpm --rebuild src.rpm #make binaray rpm => /usr/src/redhat

#force install of package from other architecture
rpm -iv --force --nodeps --ignorearch freeradius-IBM-bluegroup-1-14.s390.rpm

-> build "noarch" rpm
rpm -bb --target=noarch specfile
apt-get -sy upgrade

apt-get clean #Ungenutzte Pakete entfernen
apt-get autoclean #Ungenutzte Pakete entfernen

#problem with apt-get update under ubuntu
-> resolution:
The fix is just to back up sources.list, delete everything in it and run "apt-get update".
After the update replace sources.list with the backup and run "apt-get update" again. You should not get the error then.

-> another resolution:
sudo apt-get update -o Acquire::http::No-Cache=True
sudo apt-get update -o Acquire::BrokenProxy=true

RPM update von libraries:
To add the new library to the shared library cache you have to run
ldconfig(8) as root. Additionally every program that is linked with
libmcrypt needs to be restarted. ldd(1) can be used to find out which
libraries are used by a program.

Another way to determine which process uses a shared library that
had been deleted is:
lsof -n 2>/dev/null | grep RPMDELETE | cut -d " " -f 1 | sort | uniq

lsof - list open files
/usr/bin/vmstat 2 2 |tail -n 1 |awk '{print $3; print 100-$16}'

man -k #man pages keyword
Linux disk performance

hdparm -v /dev/hdx #check settings
hdparm -t /dev/hdx #find out actual read speed
hdparm -d1 #set DMA mode
hdparm -c1 #set 32BIT Access

#festplatten standby zeit:
hdparm -Sx /dev/hda

hdparm -S60 /dev/sdc

setting standby to 60 (5 minutes)
I just want masquerading! Help!

This is what most people want. If you have a dynamically allocated IP PPP dialup (if
you don't know, you do have one), you simply want to tell your box that all packets
coming from your internal network should be made to look like they are coming from the
PPP dialup box.

# Load the NAT module (this pulls in all the others).
modprobe iptable_nat

# In the NAT table (-t nat), Append a rule (-A) after routing
# (POSTROUTING) for all packets going out ppp0 (-o ppp0) which says to
# MASQUERADE the connection (-j MASQUERADE).
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o ppp0 -j MASQUERADE

# Turn on IP forwarding
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

Note that you are not doing any packet filtering here: for that, see the Packet
Filtering HOWTO: `Mixing NAT and Packet Filtering'.

#transparent proxy with squid
iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3128

#anschauen mit: iptables -L -t nat
cat /etc/hosts | sort -t'.' -n -k1,1 -k2,2 -k3,3 -k4,4
in der ldap.conf den eintrag DEREF FINDING od. SEARCHING haben
- Basic
- Window Mode: Integration of Wine with X: Unmanaged!!
- Advanced
- Lock & Feel: Specialized Wine options: turn on:
- Use X shared memory
- Double-bufferd desktop

copy file MFC42.DLL to $HOME/.wine/fake_windows/windows/system32

IO-Tuning -
sched.mem.pshare.enable = "FALSE"
mainMem.useNamedFile = "FALSE"
prefvmx.minVmMemPct = "100"

server 2.0 command-line:
vmrun -T server -h -u root -p xxx suspend "[standard] /opt/vmware/server.vmx"
vmrun -T server -h https://localhost:8333/sdk -u root -p xyz start "[standard] iga_navigator/Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.vmx"

#machine hinzufüggen
vmrun -T server -h https://localhost:8333/sdk -u root -p xyz register "[standard] ipcop_mwendig/Other_Linux_2.6.x_kernel.vmx"

https redirect abschalten:
1. change "httpsWithRedirect" to "httpAndHttps"
2. restart
vmware 4.5.2 suse 9.3 links!!
mit dem vmware patch ging das compilieren plötzlich ;-))

vmware - hangs problem

in vmx:
#mwendig, added 20Feb2009, solv hanging problem
mainMem.useNamedFile = "FALSE"
sched.mem.pshare.enable = "FALSE"
MemTrimRate = "0"

Installing VMware Tools from the Command Line with the RPM Installer

he first steps are performed on the host, within Workstation menus:

1. Power on the virtual machine.

2. After the guest operating system has started, prepare your virtual machine to install VMware Tools.

Choose VM > Install VMware Tools.

The remaining steps take place inside the virtual machine.

3. As root (su -), mount the VMware Tools virtual CD-ROM image, change to a working directory (for example, /tmp), uncompress the installer, then unmount the CD-ROM image.

Note: Some Linux distributions automatically mount CD-ROMs. If your distribution uses automounting, do not use the mount and umount commands below. You still must untar the VMware Tools installer to /tmp.

Some Linux distributions use different device names or organize the /dev directory differently. If your CD-ROM drive is not /dev/cdrom or if the mount point for a CD-ROM is not /mnt/cdrom, you must modify the following commands to reflect the conventions used by your distribution.

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

cd /tmp

Note: If you have a previous installation, delete the previous vmware-distrib directory before installing. The default location of this directory is

4. At the command prompt, enter:

rpm -Uhv /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-5.0.0-<xxxx>.i386.rpm

umount /dev/cdrom

Where <xxxx> is the build/revision number of the VMware Workstation release.

Note: If you attempt to install an rpm installation over a tar installation — or the reverse — the installer detects the previous installation and must convert the installer database format before continuing.

5. Configure VMware Tools:

Respond to the questions the installer displays on the screen
change user settings, for a directory:

ls -l |awk '{print "chown -R " $9 " " $9}' >
cardmgr ident -> see cards detected ..
/etc/pcmcia/config #have to match cardmgr ident ..

so funktionierts auf 770X
=> /etc/sysconfig/pcmcia => PCMCIA_SYSTEM="kernel" auf "external"
Tracing / debugging

ldtrc on
slapd -h 65535

errors under /tmp/slapd.error ..


db2 "create db ldapdb2 on /home/ldapdb2 using codeset UTF-8 territory US"

#missing libraries for redhat ...:
ldap-dmtjavad-4.1-1.i386.rpm #for script ldapcfg


file: ~/.bash_profile# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
. ~/.bashrc

# User specific environment and startup programs



# The following three lines have been added by UDB DB2.
if [ -f /home/ldapdb2/sqllib/db2profile ]; then
. /home/ldapdb2/sqllib/db2profile

db steuerzentrale unter linux:

ldapcfg -l /home/ldapdb2 -o
ldapcfg -l /home/ldapdb/ -a ldapdb -w passwort -d ldabdb

On SuSE 7.0 and Red Hat 7.2 on Linux for S/390 with kernel level 2.4.x, you
must download and install the compat-libstdc++-2.10.0-1.s390.rpm package. This
package contains compatibility Standard C++ libraries that allow older binaries
(created with old versions of compilers) to execute.
Even after this change, the ldapcfg, ldapucfg and ldapxcfg programs fail on
both SuSE 7.0 and Red Hat 7.2 systems. To correct the problem, edit the
/usr/ldap/bin/ldapcfg script to uncomment the following line by removing the
# in the first column of the line:
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/
You must specify the absolute path of the library.


db2 setup a database instance manually

important directory for instance commands

#list instances

#create an DB2 instance
./db2icrt -a SERVER -p 50000 -s ESE -w 32 -u ldapdb2 ldapdb2

#setup autostart of instances
./db2iauto -on ldapdb2

#startup database
su - ldapdb2

#db2 registry files .. see instances etc.

su - db2inst1 -c db2inst1 //opt/db2inst1/sqllib/adm/db2start

db2 init.d script (für stop / start):

# chkconfig: 35 98 02
# description: Start and Stop IBM's db2 dbms.

# Set the path.

#Check we have the start and stop programs.
test -x $INSTANCE/sqllib/adm/db2start || exit 0
test -x $INSTANCE/sqllib/adm/db2stop || exit 0
test -x $BASE/$VERSION/bin/db2 || exit 0

case "$1" in
echo -n 'Starting IBMdb2 daemons: '
su - db2inst1 -c $INSTANCE/sqllib/adm/db2start
# We first try twice to kill all existing applications.
# There really should be none most of the time.
echo 'Stopping IBMdb2 daemons: '
su - db2inst1 -c "$BASE/$VERSION/bin/db2 FORCE APPLICATION ALL"
sleep 2
su - db2inst1 -c "$BASE/$VERSION/bin/db2 FORCE APPLICATION ALL"
sleep 2
su - db2inst1 -c $INSTANCE/sqllib/adm/db2stop
$0 stop
sleep 3
$0 start
echo "Usage: /etc/rc.d/init.d/IBMdb2 {start|stop|restart|reload}"
exit 1
# Exit successfully.
exit 0

stunnel -d -r ldaphost1:636 -c -C 'DHE-DSS-RC4-SHA:RC4-SHA:RC4-MD5:RC4-MD5:RC4-64-MD5:EXP1024-DHE-DSS-RC4-SHA:EXP1024-RC4-SHA:EXP1024-RC4-MD5:EXP-RC4-MD5:EXP-RC4-MD5'

stunnel -D 7 -d localhost:3389 -r ldaphost1:636 -C EXP-RC4-MD5 -c

stunnel ##################################################
To build a new pem, execute the following OpenSSL command:
/usr/bin/openssl req -new -x509 -days 365 -nodes \
-config /usr/share/doc/packages/stunnel/stunnel.cnf \
-out /etc/stunnel/stunnel.pem -keyout /etc/stunnel/stunnel.pem
for i in `ls`; do ls -l $i;done

tar -tvf /dev/st0

tar -cvf /dev/st0 /home/mwendig/

mt -f /dev/st0 erase #delete tape

mt -f /dev/st0 rewind #rewind tape

mt -f /dev/st0 tell #Find out what block you are at with mt command:

mt -f /dev/st0 offline #unload the tape

mt -f /dev/st0 status #Display status information about the tape unit:

rsync -av /src /dest
rsync -uav /src dest #update modus
rsync -uvzcae ssh /home/myuser/log_analysis user@lnxuar04:/home/myuser/log_analysis

/usr/bin/rsync -uvzca -e 'ssh -i /home/myuser/.ssh/id_rsa' -rtpvz --stats --sa

filename=`date | awk '{print $6"_"$3"_"$2"_logAnalysis.log"}'`
#echo $filename
/usr/local/bin/log_analysis -f /opt/conf/mw_log_analysis.conf -o /opt/web/log_analysis/$filename -m user\
chmod 755 /opt/web/log_analysis/$filename
3ware sata raid
tw_cli #command line on linux
/c0 show all
/c0 Driver Version =
/c0 Model = 9550SXU-4LP
/c0 Available Memory = 112MB
/c0 Firmware Version = FE9X
/c0 Bios Version = BE9X
/c0 Boot Loader Version = BL9X
/c0 Serial Number = L320909A6450913
/c0 PCB Version = Rev 032
/c0 PCHIP Version = 1.60
/c0 ACHIP Version = 1.90
ps ax |grep D
5438 ? Ss 0:00 smbd -D
5441 ? Ss 0:01 nmbd -D
5503 ? S 0:00 smbd -D
32141 pts/2 S+ 0:00 grep D
mdadm --query --detail /dev/md0
on windows, use dhcploc.exe


on linux, you can use:

perl script
(march 2017 >> problems getting it running on centos 7 >> error (tap) Can't get interface IP address at /usr/lib64/perl5/Net/ line 223.

2.) nmap script

this commands where used cleaning up an ubuntu 16 version, removing xwindow related packeages

- remove x11 and components belonging to x11: apt-get purge libx11.* libqt.*
- sudo apt-get autoremove # Uninstall unneeded Packages
- sudo apt-get autoclean # Delete packages no longer installe
>> just use mount --bind

example: show up directory /var/log/apache2 under user home /home/loguser

1.) create directory /home/loguser/show_apache2_log_dir
2.) mount the directory by using command:
mount --bind /var/log/apache2 /home/loguser/show_apache2_log_dir

>> to have the directory mounted after system reboot put the mount command to startup file >> /etc/rc.local
ls /sys/class/net/
>> shows which nics are there, e.g:
br0 lo p5p1
>> p5p1 .. nothing was shown when running kernel 4.4.0-93

lspci -nnk |grep iA3 net
>> shows the ethernet device and which driver is loaded
>> here was no driver loaded

>> when starting a later kernel, you see the module and the driver is loaded
kernel: 4.4.0-96 contains module modnifo r8169
>> /lib/modules/4.4.0-96-generic/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.ko

>> solution: upgraded just to 4.4.0-97 ;-))
when executing: /opt/amdgpu-pro/bin/clinfo
you get:
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'cl::Error'
what(): clGetPlatformIDs
Abgebrochen (Speicherabzug geschrieben)

(2) using command dmesg you see:
4.909396] [drm:amdgpu_init [amdgpu]] *ERROR* VGACON disables amdgpu kernel modesetting.

GRUB Boot: linux /boot/vmlinuz-4-4.0.97 -generic root=UUID=... ro nomodeset text

>> we need to remove the nomodeset and text from the boot parameters,
after that clinfo was running fine

to configure permantent in file: /etc/default/grub

>> after modification auf this file you need to run "update-grub"
#wake on lan inuc (works with latest inter bios + driver under windows 10)
inuc1: etherwake -i br0 94:c6:91:14:62:03
inuc2: etherwake -i br0 94:C6:91:14:68:2c

#shutdown windows 10 remotly

idea: user samba-comman package on linux and then command "net rpc shutdown"

settings on windonws 10 to get it running:
problem 1: Connection failed: NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT
solution : open windows fireall port 445 for linux machine

problem 2: Could not initialise pipe winreg. Error was NT_STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
sc config RemoteRegistry start=auto
sc start RemoteRegistry

(2) problem: you get error: WERR_CALL_NOT_IMPLEMENTED on linux
solution: registry editor
>> HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System
>> create DWORD with vale LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy >> set value to 1

execute shutdown on linux
net rpc shutdown -f -t0 -S inuc1 -U user%password
net rpc shutdown -f -t0 -S inuc2 -U user%password

screen - environment emulator

start a process that should run in a own screen process:
- screen -dmS <myscreensessionname> tail -f /var/log/messages

see which screen instances are running:
- screen -list

resume a detached screen session:
- screen -r <myscreensessionname>

detach session when session is active:
- <strg> + <a> + <d>

when you get error "Cannot open your terminal '/dev/pts/0' - please check":
- script /dev/null
problem: message log shows denial of service
setcfg SNMP EnableDetectDDoS FALSE
# /etc/init.d/snmp restart

see the parameters on qnap system / console
>> file: /etc/config/uLinux.conf
>> section:
Server Enable = TRUE
Service Enable = TRUE
Listen Port = 161
Trap Community = elbpublic
Event Mask 1 = 0
Trap Host 1 =
Event Mask 2 = 0
Trap Host 2 =
Event Mask 3 = 0
Trap Host 3 =
Version = 1
Auth Type = 0
Auth Protocol = 0
Priv Protocol = 0
User = test
Auth Key =
Priv Key =

vnStat is a console-based network traffic monitor for Linux and BSD that keeps a log of network traffic for the selected interface(s). It uses the network interface statistics provided by the kernel as information source. This means that vnStat won't actually be sniffing any traffic and also ensures light use of system resources.
when trying to connect to an old ssh server .. the message

comes: no matching cipher found. Their offer: des,3des-cbc


ssh -oKexAlgorithms=+diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 -c 3des-cbc <ip>

other options -> in user ssh config file
cat /root/.ssh/config
Ciphers aes128-ctr,aes192-ctr,aes256-ctr,aes128-cbc,3des-cbc

global in server ssh config file something like that:
#Legacy changes
KexAlgorithms +diffie-hellman-group1-sha1
Ciphers +aes128-cbc
# findDoSVisotor
# useful if CPU is very high .. find out the visitor, which causes the most
# network activity
netstat -lanp |grep ":443" | awk {' print $5'} | cut -d: -f 1 |sort |uniq -c | sort -nk 1


# block IP address to access 443
if [ -z "$1" ]
echo "usage: <IP>"

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 443 -i eth0 -s $1 -j DROP
while true; do cat /proc/cpuinfo |grep -i mhz; sleep 2; done
using random numbers

e.g. overwrite harddisk /dev/sdb 1 times:
sudo shred -vn 1 /dev/sdb

e.g. overwrite just a partition /dev/sdb3 1 times:
sudo shred -vn 1 /dev/sdb3
#use case: linux system that is behind a firewall or dsl router >> connects to a cloud server and opens up a tunnel, so that someone
can access the system from the cloudserver
#(access via ssh private / public key)
# - improvement when hostkey is changed at target host >> use option -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null otherwise the portforwarding will get disabled if it detects a new host key!

#cron jobs
*/5 * * * * /root/bin/ >>/var/log/checkSSH2Outside.log
1 23 1 * * gzip -f /var/log/checkSSH2Outside.log >/dev/null
5 9,12,15,18,21,0 * * * /root/bin/ >/dev/null 2>/dev/null

#cat /root/bin/


num=`ps -ef |grep ssh |grep mydomain|grep 17000 |wc -l` >/dev/null
echo "$ts Number of found ssh processes = $num."

if [ $num -ge "1" ] ; then
echo "$ts Processes to outside are already running."
echo "$ts No processes found >> starting"
ssh -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o ServerAliveInterval=300 -N -p 10022 -R 17000:localhost:22

ps -ef |grep 17001 |grep ssh |awk {'print '} |xargs -n 1 kill
# rsync / ssh jail for linux on centos

- create user backup01, set home directory to /home/backup01/jail_backup in /etc/passwd:

- create jail directory
mkdir /home/backup01/jail_backup
chown root.root /home/backup01
chown root.root /home/backup01/jail_backup

- create backup directory for user with user rights
mkdir /home/backup01/jail_backup/backup01
chown backup01.backup01 /home/backup01/jail_backup/backupdir1

- changes in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:
Match User backup01
ChrootDirectory /home/backup01/jail_backup
AllowTcpForwarding no
X11Forwarding no

- restart ssh: /etc/init.d/sshd restart

- prepare isolated environment for user
use script: ( get the script from here: )
>> run it from directory: /home/backup01/jail_backup/

- test user:
ssh backup01@localhost

- test rsync: (use -n for dry run)
rsync -uvzca -n -e 'ssh' messages* backup01@localhost:backupdir1
mssql connection from a linux server using odbc.

installation for centos 7:

- yum install unixodbc freetds

- /etc/dbcinst.ini

- /etc/odbc.ini for example:
Database = Database1

- try connection using: isql -v db01 dbuser <password>

- php example:
$conn = odbc_connect("Driver=FreeTDS;DSN=$dsn;Database=$database", $user, $pwd);
if (!$conn){
print '<h2> Error: Unable to connect to Database. </h2>';
$query = 'SELECT * from orders';
$result = odbc_exec($conn, $query);

$customer=utf8_encode(odbc_result($result, 1));
$title=utf8_encode(odbc_result($result, 2));
$customer_name=utf8_encode(odbc_result($result, 13));
$order_status1=utf8_encode(odbc_result($result, 14));

- see also
LP 4235
>>download treiber
>>/Downloads/LinuxPackagesTA/LP 3235_LP 4235 series/64bit/EU/German$

Einstellungen cups:
Treiber: LP 3235_LP 4235 (KPDL) (schwarz-weiß, 2-seitiges Drucken)
Verbindung: socket://
Standardeinstellungen: job-sheets=none, none media=iso_a4_210x297mm sides=two-sided-long-edge
how to see all dhcp requests and offers from linux commandline perspective:

tcpdump -pvn port 67 and port 68
socat TCP-LISTEN:3389,fork TCP: &
socat TCP-LISTEN:12000,fork TCP: &
socat TCP-LISTEN:3389,fork TCP:

allow only specific resource to access the Listening port:
socat tcp4-listen:4343,fork,su=nobody,range= TCP:localhost:4343

>> in the example above only is allowed to connect to port 4343
# use gio mount to mount smb shares in the user scope, and link
# the mounted path to a defined directory
# gio is the successor of gvfs and is used since Ubuntu 18.04LTS.
# gio is also used in Linux Mint:
# gio stand for Gnome Input / Output library
# credentials needs to be stored in homedirectory - file .smbcredentials:
# format of file .smbcredentials:
# Active Directory Domain / leave emtpy if there is no Active Directory


#gio mount script
gio mount smb://$SMBSRV/$SMBDIR <~/.smbcredentials

#echo $DIR

#set link to mount-point

##helpful commands
#see gio mounts
#gio mount -l -i

- lynis, an auditing and rootkit scanner
apt-get install lynis > after that run command: lynis audit system

- chkrootkit
apt-get install chkrootkit > run with chekrootkit

- rkhunter - a linux rootkit scanner
apt-get install rkhunter > run with rkhunter -c

- clamav - antivirus opensource
apt-get install clamav > update pattern with freshclam > clamscan -r -i <directory>

- the dig command is usually available on linux systems

- dig stands for: omain information groper

# dig samples

- just a records: dig
- see mx records: dig mx
- see soa records: dig soa
- see txt records: dig txt (here you find probably some spf records)
- see serial number of dns record from google dns server dig @ +noall +answer +multiline any
see also:



1) find out installed version:
cat /etc/issue
>>Raspbian GNU/Linux 8 \n \l

>> find out the names:
Debian 8 = Jessie
Debian 9 = Stretch
Debian 10 = Buster

>> we have Raspbian 8 >> let's upgrade to Raspbian 9
>> Jessie > Stretch

2) install latest packages:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3) package respositories
>> deb stretch main contrib non-free rpi
(comment out the other lines!)

>> deb stretch main ui
(comment out the other lines!)

4) get new packages
sudo apt-get update

5) do the release upgrade
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

6) clean up after upgrade
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get autoclean

7) restart of the machine
sudo reboot
ubuntu LTS 20.4

check for bad harddrive (hdd) sectors:

#search for bad blocks
1) badblocks -v /dev/sdc > /tmp/sdc_badblocks.log

#tell linux not to use the bad blocks anymore
fsck -l /tmp/sdc_bad_blocks.log /dev/sdc
#ubunut 20.x
systemctl mask
Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS >> set timezone

to new yorrk:
sudo timedatectl set-timezone America/New_York

to berlin:
sudo timedatectl set-timezone Europe/Berlin
Debian GNU/Linux 10 - antivirus clamav error message Could not resolve host:

error message:
curl: (6) Could not resolve host:

>> directory /usr/share/clamav-unofficial-sigs/conf.d/
>> file: 00-clamav-unofficial-sigs.conf

>> comment out line:

>> section:
# ========================
# SecuriteInfo Database(s)
# ========================
# Add or remove database file names between quote marks as needed. To
# disable any SecuriteInfo database downloads, remove the appropriate
# lines below. To disable all SecuriteInfo database file downloads,
# comment all of the following lines.
# securiteinfo.hdb

>> comment out line securiteinfo.hdb

>> run now the command. /usr/sbin/clamav-unofficial-sigs
unknown port tcp 4190 on linux?

tcp 0 0* LISTEN

using netstat:
netstat -natop |grep 4190
tcp 0 0* LISTEN 274/dovecot aus (0.00/0/0)

>> this belongs to dovecut > and is a remote management port, that we don't need!

to remove > just deinstall the management package:
apt-get purge dovecot-managesieved

or bind the tcp 4190 just to localhost

see also:
problem: ubuntu 14.04.6 > certbot gets an error, when connecting >> ssl error (this happend, after letsencrypt itself renewed their ssl root certificates)

openssl s_client -servername -connect
verify error:num=20:unable to get local issuer certificate

#get root + intermediate certificate via webbroweser and store them in crt files > put them to the linux machine
root@LaboProdApp01:/usr/local/share/ca-certificates# ls
letsencrypt-inter-r3.crt letsencrypt-isrg-root-x1.crt

#run command

Running hooks in /etc/ca-certificates/update.d....
Adding debian:letsencrypt-inter-r3.pem
Adding debian:letsencrypt-isrg-root-x1.pem

>>> creates a "big" /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt files that is used be the openssl tools
go to directory of the cpan bin, for example:

Net-SSH-Expect-1.09-dIBvM1]# perl Makefile.PL INSTALL_BASE=/opt/mydir/bin/perl-lib
Skip blib/lib/Net/SSH/Expect.pod (unchanged)
Skip blib/lib/Net/SSH/ (unchanged)
Manifying 1 pod document

[root@mysystem Net-SSH-Expect-1.09-dIBvM1]# make install
Manifying 1 pod document
Installing /opt/mydir/bin/perl-lib/lib/perl5/Net/SSH/Expect.pod
Installing /opt/mydir/bin/perl-lib/lib/perl5/Net/SSH/
Installing /opt/mydir/bin/perl-lib/man/man3/Net::SSH::Expect.3pm
Appending installation info to /opt/mydir/bin/perl-lib/lib/perl5/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/perllocal.pod

in your perl script you need to add the lib a the beginning:
use lib "/opt/mydir/bin/perl-lib/lib/perl5";

>> copy the "smart" script to the plugin directory:

cp /omd/versions/default/share/check_mk/agents/plugins/smart /usr/lib/check_mk_agent/plugins/
yum update fails ...

Problem: cannot install both graphviz-2.40.1-43.el8.x86_64 and graphviz-2.40.1-40.el8.x86_64
- package graphviz-gd-2.40.1-40.el8.x86_64 requires graphviz = 2.40.1-40.el8, but none of the providers can be installed
- cannot install the best update candidate for package graphviz-2.40.1-40.el8.x86_64
- problem with installed package graphviz-gd-2.40.1-40.el8.x86_64
(try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to replace conflicting packages or '--skip-broken' to skip uninstallable packages or '--nobest' to use not only best candidate packages)

##this command helps a bit to get the system updated
yum update --skip-broken --nobest

##but the error still exists,
##what to do now? > maybe disable a repository?!

##show which repositories are enabledyum repolist enabled
Paketquellen-ID Paketquellen-Name:
appstream CentOS Linux 8 - AppStream
baseos CentOS Linux 8 - BaseOS
epel Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 8 - x86_64
epel-modular Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux Modular 8 - x86_64
extras CentOS Linux 8 - Extras

>> solution: disable the CentOS-Linux-AppStream repo
>> set enabled=0

cat /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Linux-AppStream.repo

name=CentOS Linux $releasever - AppStream
#disabled because of conflict
ubuntu 20 lts - manual file system check

download a "SystemRescue" system "iso", like for example:

boot for iso

find your partition that you want to check
-> for LVM use command:

>> you see a structure like:
# lsblk
sda 8:0 0 10G 0 disk
??sda1 8:1 0 20G 0 part
??ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv 253:0 0 1999G 0 lvm /
sr0 11:0 1 2024M 0 rom

ACTIVE '/dev/ubuntu-vg/ubnutu-lv' [<..GB] inherit

[if it is not active run: lvchange -ay /dev/ubuntu-vg/ubnutu-lv ]

now check the filesystem:
fsck.ext4 -cfv /dev/ubunut-vg/ubuntu-lv

multipathd failed to get udev uid / failed to get sysfs uid / - how to disable

this error come very often in /var/log/syslog:
ov 18 15:38:08 cloud multipathd[763]: sda: add missing path
Nov 18 15:38:08 cloud multipathd[763]: sda: failed to get udev uid: Invalid argument
Nov 18 15:38:08 cloud multipathd[763]: sda: failed to get sysfs uid: Invalid argument
Nov 18 15:38:08 cloud multipathd[763]: sda: failed to get sgio uid: No such file or director

>> how to disable:
add a blacklist section to file:
defaults {
user_friendly_names yes
blacklist {
devnode "^(ram|raw|loop|fd|md|dm-|sr|scd|st|sda)[0-9]*"

don't forget to restart the service: /etc/init.d/multipath-tools restart
error message:
I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0 op 0x0

(1) disable floppy in /etc/fstab
disable line with /dev/fd0 be inserting a hashtag "#"

(2) disable modprobe
>> insert a new line with:
blacklist floppy

(3) reboot

: Der dpkg-Prozess wurde unterbrochen; Sie müssen manuell »dpkg --configure -a« ausführen, um das Problem zu beheben.

root@system:~# dpkg --configure
dpkg: Fehler: --configure benötigt mindestens ein Paketnamen-Argument

#solution that may help
>> run apt-get -f install
virtual linux ubuntu 20 - how to increase / root partition

not enough space in: /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv

1) increase harddrive in hosting environment (for example in vmware)
2) boot virtual linux system
3) cfdisk > resize partition
4) resize pvs: pvresize /dev/sda3
5) extend logical volume: lvextend -l +100%FREE /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv
6) finaly resize filesystem: resize2fs /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-ubuntu--lv
7) check with: df -h

see also:
scenario: copy a virtual linux system and give the new system another ip address

1) find out the new mac adress ( for example in vmware settings)
2) disconnect network interface and boot up the system
3) make changes in this files
---- /etc/hosts #maybe change ip
---- /etc/sysconfig/network-scirpts/ifcfg-eth0 #change mac to new mac + ip
---- /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net-rules #change mac to new mac
4) shutdown system
5) connect interface > start system > ping + tests
firewall-cmd could be used for example on linux centos or red hat

(1) remove old rule, that allows all source addresses (if there is such a rule)
firewall-cmd --zone=public --remove-port=8443/tcp --permanent

firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-rich-rule='rule family="ipv4" source address="" port protocol="tcp" port="8443" accept'

firewall-cmd --reload
ubuntu linux system - big size of directory /var/log/journal/

1) determine the size of the directory:

1.1) with command journalctl:
journalctl --disk-usage
>> for example: Archived and active journals take up 4.0G in the file system.

1.2) with command du (disk usage)
du -s -h /var/log/journal/
>>> for example: 4,1G /var/log/journal/

2) check settings in configfile: /etc/systemd/journald.conf
>> set max use size, for example to 1G:

3) restart service >> this will cleanup to specified size / or age
service systemd-journald restart
HPE Intelligent Management Center - thinks to know

- Linux: Start Deplyment Monitoring Agent

- Features released in IMC PLAT 7.3 (E0706)
The default password for the administrator changes to Pwd@12345 when you install IMC.

- TCL scripts for backup / update and more: %IMCDIR%/server/conf/adapters/ICC
directory under linux for example: /opt/iMC/server/conf/adapters/ICC/Hewlett Packard/HPProcurve2500

# HPE IMC - using SFTP / SCP to upload firmware

if you need to debug SFTP / SCP process there are log files under
/opt/iMC/server/conf/log/*.log ....
This logs are a bit confusing .. so sometimes it makes sense to have the understand
how the copy process will work manual. Therefore some testing was made. Here comes the result:

To turn on the secury copy feature it is necessary to set "ip ssh filetransfer" on the switch:

using the command show ip ssh, you see the settings:
(config)# show ip ssh

SSH Enabled : Yes Secure Copy Enabled : Yes
TCP Port Number : 22 Timeout (sec) : 120
Host Key Type : RSA Host Key Size : 2048

>> Secury Copy Enabled has to be yes!

sftp firmware deploy tests / using manual sftp / psftp / scp commands

FIRMWARE located on IMC
firmware that is stored in the ICM software database is located in directory: <IMC directory>/server/data/image,
for example:
windows: c:\program files\iMC\server\data\image

FIRMWARE destionation on HPE / Aruba / procurve switch
the firmware files are under directory:
- /os/primary
- /os/secondary

- copy via sftp by using the psftp command from IMC
lets copy firmware YA_15_18_0007.swi via SFTP to a HPE Aruba 2530 8 Port Switch (J9774A):

#starting in directory: /opt/iMC/server/bin/

/opt/iMC/server/bin/psftp -P 22 admin@
#once you are logged in change the local data path using command:

psftp> lpwd
Current local directory is /opt/iMC/server/bin
psftp> put ../data/image/YA_16_11_0003.swi /os/secondary
local:../data/image/YA_16_11_0003.swi => remote:/os/secondary

>> file copied successfully

- copy via scp (scp from a linux machine)
scp /opt/iMC/server/data/image/YA_15_18_0007.swi admin@
scp /opt/iMC/server/data/image/YA_15_18_0007.swi radiususer1@
>> both user local + radius authenticated "radiususer1" worked!!

- copy via IMC pscp command:
/opt/iMC/server/bin/pscp -P 22 /opt/iMC/server/data/image/YA_15_18_0007.swi admin@
/opt/iMC/server/bin/pscp -P 22 /opt/iMC/server/data/image/YA_15_18_0007.swi radiususer1@
>> both user local + radius authenticated "radiususer1" worked!!

#there are two flags, where you can choose the protocol
-sftp force use of SFTP protocol
-scp force use of SCP protocol

#on switch side, you see in the log:
01/05/90 00:26:47 00637 ssh: scp session from
I 01/05/90 00:25:17 00636 ssh: sftp session from
I 01/05/90 00:26:21 00163 update: Firmware image contains valid signature.
I 01/05/90 00:26:30 00150 update: Secondary Image updated.

##copy from windows
C:\Program Files\iMC\server\bin>pscp.exe -P 22 ..\data\image\YA_16_11_0003.swi radius.user1@
radius.user1@'s password:
YA_16_11_0003.swi | 14846 kB | 159.6 kB/s | ETA: 00:00:00 | 100%
# option -scp (speed about 800kbit)
# option -sftp (speed about 150kbit)

- IMC copy command settings:
cat /opt/iMC/server/conf/ssh_sftp_client.cfg

#linux putty

ssh-cmd = plink -P $port [-i $key-file] $user-name@$device-ip
sftp-cmd = psftp -P $port [-i $key-file] $user-name@$device-ip

- After have done some "manual" testing, lets use IMC -> Service > Deployment Task to deploy some switch firmware
to switches

- further readings

Execute command in sftp connection through script:

useful stuff regarding ssh/sftp and hpe switches:

webmin is a great system admin tool for several linux distributions

how to make it very secure in a easy and simple way?

>> my approach is:
bind the webfrontend to localhost only, and after that access the webfrontend using ssh and tunneled connection ;-))

- if you run: netstat -nat |grep LISTEN |grep 10000,
you see that webmin is running on all interfaces
tcp 0 0* LISTEN

- webmin runs on tcp port 10000, usually accessible for everybody (if the server is in the internet and now firewall on the server is turn on)
>> you can access the frontend using https://your-server-ip:10000/

- let change the port, so that is runs only on localhost / tcp 10000:
edit configuration file: /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf
>> change line listen=10000 to listen=0 #this disabled udp port 10000 and that other webmins are finding us!
>> add line: allow= #allow only access from localhost, but the port will still be open!
>> add line: bind= #this binds the tcp 10000 socket to > not public visiable anymore!
>> restart the service: service webmin restart

- check if webmin now runs only on localhost port:
run command: netstat -nat |grep LISTEN |grep 10000
now it should look like:
tcp 0 0* LISTEN

CentOS Linux 8 > cannot update anymore

yum update
CentOS Linux 8 - AppStream 170 B/s | 38 B 00:00
Fehler: Failed to download metadata for repo 'appstream': Cannot prepare internal mirrorlist: No URLs in mirrorlist

>> migrate to CentOS Stream8:
dnf --disablerepo '*' --enablerepo=extras swap centos-linux-repos centos-stream-repos
dnf distro-sync

>> after distro-sync there were some errors ... they could be solved, running command:
dnf distro-sync --nobest

##see also
CentOS 8 - error message: failed to download metadata fro repo AppStream

Error occured when trying to update "yum update" a minimalistic installed CentOS 8 installation.

This happends because CentOS Linux 8 has reached End of Life by end of year 2021.

You have to options now:
1) used different mirror
2) upgrade to CentOS Stream

Option 1): used different mirror

- cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
- sed -i 's/mirrorlist/#mirrorlist/g' /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-*
- sed -i 's|#baseurl=|baseurl=|g' /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-*
- now run: yum update again

Option 2): upgrade to CentOS Stream

- up date to latest CentOS 8: dnf update
- dnf install centos-release-stream -y --allowerasing
- synchronizse installed packages to available stream version: dnf distro-sync
- cat /etc/redhat-release, should show now the Stream relase version

good pages, with more details:
swaks – SMTP test tool

-install: apt-get install swaks

-send an email to a server with port 587 / tls, after commiting this command it will be asked for a user and password:
swaks --from your-name@<your-domain> --to <user>@<destination-domain> --server <smtp-sever-name-or-ipaddress>:587 -tls -a LOGIN
#sample config file
cat /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;

subnet netmask {
allow unknown-clients;
option routers;
option broadcast-address;
default-lease-time 600;
max-lease-time 7200;

#show dhcp leases
To get manufacturer names please download to /usr/local/etc/oui.txt
Reading leases from /var/lib/dhcp/dhcpd.leases
MAC IP hostname valid until manufacturer
44:5b:ed:7d:c6:81 Aruba-Stack-38 2022-06-02 07:07:22 -NA-
44:5b:ed:6e:f7:81 Aruba-Stack-38 2022-06-02 07:07:54 -NA-

#dhcp server commands
dhcpcd -h #show options
dhcpcd -l 3600 #set the leasetime in seconds
dhcpcd -x #exit / turn of the dhcp service
under google security, make sure two factor authentication is turned on, then you are able to create a app password, for smtp:

see also:
wget is a very useful linux command line tool:

>>> Wget - The non-interactive network downloader.


to make a offline copy of a webpage just run this command:

wget --mirror --convert-links --adjust-extension --page-requisites --no-parent http://your-page-to-backup
Newer Linux kernels / procps utilities report one thread by default.
Use ps in the following way to see the threads:

For older versions of ps / kernel (2.4), use:

ps -efm
ps auxm

newer versions of ps / kernel (2.6+), you can also use:

ps -efL
ps auxH
just delete the .selected_editor file in your profile

rm ~/.selected_editor

after that the are able to choose the editor again, for example:

user@my-linux-host:~$ crontab -e

Select an editor. To change later, run 'select-editor'.
1. /bin/nano <---- easiest
2. /usr/bin/vim.basic
3. /usr/bin/mcedit
4. /usr/bin/vim.tiny
5. /bin/ed

Choose 1-5 [1]: 2
crontab: installing new crontab

>> of course you can also just edit the file .selected_editor and change the editor there directly
how to use built-in symmetric encryption?

1) create a rule to access the target using a shared password
>> Setup menu and create a rule in the Setup > Agents > Access to agents > Checkmk agent > Encryption (Linux, Windows)

2) on target host, configure the agent to run in encrypted mode
>> create file: /etc/check_mk/encryption.cfg
>> using the following content:


>> give the file the right access rights (on linux)
chmod 600 /etc/check_mk/encryption.cfg

3) how to test?
3.1 on agent machine just run a "check_mk_agent" .. you should see only strange letters
3.2 test with telnet using "telnet agentmachine 6556" .. you should also see only strange leters
3.3 on checkmk server, run the command "cmk -d agentmachine" .. you should see the normal agent data

#see also:
problem: the service did not start after reboot!

how to start after reboot?
systemctl start isc-dhcp-server

check status?
/etc/init.d/isc-dhcp-server status
if you monitor linux server using checkmk you may get an error that there are failed systemd services, how to fix this in
case the mentiond services are not needed

on linux machine:

#systemctl --failed
? check_mk@service.service loaded failed failed Checkmk agent
? cmk-agent-ctl-daemon.service loaded failed failed Checkmk agent controller daemon

#stop service
systemctl stop check_mk@service.service
systemctl stop cmk-agent-ctl-daemon.service

#disable service
systemctl disable check_mk@service.service
systemctl disable cmk-agent-ctl-daemon.service

#for manually clear out failed units, you can use the following command:
systemctl reset-failed

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