Manage Samba4 DNS, Group Policy Using RSAT

Manage Samba4 DNS, Group Policy Using RSAT
In a previous guide, Manage Samba4 Active Directory Using RSAT on windows 7, we installed RSAT tool on a windows system and used it to manage our samba4 server and we where successfull in adding users and computers onto the network.

In this guide, https://topnetworkguide.com/manage-samba4-dns-group-policy-using-rsat/, we are going to add DNS records such as forward lookup zones and reverse lookup zones to test that our samba4 server which is also the dns server is able to resolve hostnames to ip address and vice versa.

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Python Script to Get Windows System Information Using WMI

Python Script to Get Windows System Information Using WMI

Getting important information about computer systems, especially mission critical servers in your organization and acting on the information presented, to resolve computer related issues before they actually happen, thereby reducing the downtime experienced by your users, can mean the difference between a good system administrator and an average or bad system administrator.

There are a few handy tools out there to help you with the task of monitoring yoiur IT infrastructure. Some are commercial, while others are open source. Regardless of your choice, it will always be a good thing to keep an  eye on your computer systems.

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UFW Ubuntu Firewall Installation and Configuration

UFW Ubuntu Firewall Installation and Configuration

Many of our users have personally asked me to help with iptables syntax or a very simple alternative to iptables to help them manage their firewalls. This has especially been more important as a result of our using linux as our network firewall.

While learning iptables syntax in order to manage our linux firewall, in my opinion, still remains the best option, there are other frontends that make it fairly easy to manage our iptables. These frontend can be ufw(uncomplicated firewall), gufw( a frontend gui for the uncomplicated firewall) and a host of others too numerous to mention.

 
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SIP Configuration on Freeswitch-Make a VOIP Call.

SIP Configuration on Freeswitch

In our previous guide,https://topnetworkguide.com/freeswitch-installation/, we discussed how to install the freeswitch open source communication and collaboration software on debian and on windows. https://topnetworkguide.com/freeswitch-installation/2/.
In this guide, we will go one step closer to configuring a complete collaboration server using freeswitch, by making SIP configuration on Freeswitch. This configuration will enable us make VOIP(voice over ip) calls from our VOIP phone or software phone to other VOIP enable phones locally. We will also extend it to enable us make outbound and inbound phone calls in a later guide. So stay tuned!

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Get IP Address And Hostname Of Computers On Network Using Python

Get IP Address And Hostname Of Computers On Network Using Python

In a previous guide, we discussed how to get the ip address of computers on a network, such as with using a ping utility to test for computers that are online, but this time,  using a python script. https://topnetworkguide.com/how-to-use-python-to-ping-all-ip-addresses-on-a-network/.

In this mini guide, we will look briefly at how to get  ip address and hostname of computers on network using python.

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Web Proxy and Filtering on Vyos Router

Web Proxy and Filtering on Vyos Router

The vyos router can be configured to act as a web proxy for web filtering and caching.

Web filtering is needed in almost all home and corporate network environment, to manage access to the web, and limit exposure to threats emanating from the web like downloading of malware or visiting questionable sites. managing bandwidth and increasing users productivity.

Web caching can be implemented to better user experience by improving resources response time.

We can configure webfiltering in transparent or non-transparent mode.

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