Authenticating Active Directory Server users to Openfire Server

Authenticating Active Directory Server users to Openfire Server

In a previous guide, we successfully installed openfire and made some basic configuration to our openfire server. We have even gone further to login users added manually to our server. The bad news though, is that, manually adding users to our openfire server can be a hassle if we have a very large network of users.

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Python Script to Remotely Administer Servers Using Telnet and SSH

Python Script to Remotely Administer Servers Using Telnet and SSH
Every network administrator who manages cisco routers, switches and firewalls, Linux routers/firewall, Mikrotic routers, e.t.c, understands the benefits of running commands over secure shell(SSH). Our routers are configured by the admin, to allow SSH access, and a remote ssh client is used to administer and issue configuration commands to the servers whenever we want.

What we may not know, actually, is that we can harness the full powers of python and the full powers of SSH to make out automation (automatic configuration) much more fun. In a recent study, it is believed that automation techniques, scripting, is a necessary skill for every network and system administrator. It not only makes your work more fun, it also saves time and energy, allowing you to be more productive.

The general rule of thumb is that any task that is repetitive should be automated. My opinion though!
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ADD CLIENTS TO OPSI SERVER

OPSI SERVER

We are proceeding in our Opsi server: how to guide, having successfully installed opsi server on ubuntu 16.04. In this recipe, we will integrate windows client to opsi server and do some hardware and software inventory on the client to show how fairly easy it is to use opsi. It is definitely a tool every system and network administrator who is interested in getting successful in his or her chosen career should try.

Adding clients to opsi server can be achieved in any of two ways.

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CPU Bug Put all Computers and Mobile Devices at Risk

CPU Bug Put all Computers and Mobile Devices at Risk

Last week, Google project zero team together with industry and academic researchers from different countries, discovered two(2) CPU design flaws that could put all computers and mobile devices at risk.

The first flaw, called Meltdown, allows malicious codes to bypass the protection provided by the kernel so that applications can directly read the contents of the kernel memory. Such memory could contain passwords, valuable bits of data like your back online software details and the history of your keystroke. And this flaw is particular to Intel Chips.

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How To: Opsi Server Installation on Ubuntu Server 16.04

Opsi Server Installation on Ubuntu Server 16.04

Opsi? Many of you may wonder. What the hell is opsi? And above all, what are we trying to accomplish with this “how to: opsi server installation on Ubuntu server 16.04” guide.

To be fair, there are tons of applications out there that the average IT guy may never use throughout his/her career. However, there are some tools that make the operation of a system admin or an IT support person fail proof.

The opsi package is one on these tools.

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