Shodan. Why authentication and firewalls need to be used...

Shodan. The website banner says it best. I've been using this out of curiosity for a number of weeks now having read about it previously. I've also included it in a presentation I gave to my work colleagues on security and showing why good security could be a must. I…

Damn you UK.

Why would you do something so foolish? Shodan blog post coming soon....…

Damnit Jim, I'm a sys admin, not a miricle worker.....

2003r2 Server, it had this neat feature where it decommissions itself... So Sunday evening after a nice day lounging in the sun I see an email from my colleague, Dave sent to the sys admin group. ...."old internal dev server seems to have died, can the first person in on…

QEMU to Xen Conversion

How I dealt with a QEMU to Xen conversion Step by step. I'm going to run another. This is just for my terrible memory At a weekend/evening... Pause/shutdown VM running on QEMU and copy it as a new machine. Boot back up. On the vm host you need…

Welcome to ramblings

A playpen of sorts How kind of Amazon to give out a year of free AWS time. I'm going to abuse this in order to see what silly things I can do with docker and python.…