Configuring RANCID on CentOS 6.5

RANCID stands for really awesome new cisco configuration differ<span style=“font-size: xx-small;“>[1] and polls Cisco devices to get a copy of the configuration and an inventory of the hardware and commits the details to a version control system such a CVS or SVN. The version control is used to maintain a history of the changes, and any changes to the configuration are reported. There are a number of guides available for installing RANCID<span

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Snort 2.9 on CentOS 6.3 (continued) with Barnyard2

This is a continuation of the post on installing Snort 2.9 on CentOS 6.4 (http://nkush.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/snort-29-on-centos-63.html). This post installs Barnyard2 on the host. Barnyard is an output system for Snort. If effectively allows better snort performance by enabling Snort to produce binary output which is then processed by Barnyard. Barnyard processes the binary Snort output files (unified2 binary) and stores the processed data into a database back-end, for example MySQL. The advantage of using Barnyard instead of the database output from

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Installing and Configuring OpenVPN 2.3 on Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003

My previous posts (http://nkush.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/installing-openvpn-22-on-centos-63-64bit.html and http://nkush.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/installing-openvpn-22-on-centos-57.html) have been on installing OpenVPN on Linux. This post is slightly different as it installs and configures OpenVPN on a Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS). The SBS installation is also different from the previous write-ups since this configuration uses Ethernet bridging instead of tunneling. Although SBS comes with Layer2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) and Point-to-point Tunelling Protocol (PPTP) for Virtual Private Network (VPN), some users may want to use an Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) based

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Connecting to OpenVPN from a Mac using Tunnelblink

To connect to an OpenVPN server you need an appropriate OpenVPN client installed to establish the SSL link. For Apple Mac OS X systems, TunnelBlick (http://code.google.com/p/tunnelblick/) is a good graphical user interface. At the time of this blog the current latest stable version of TunnelBlick available was 3.2.7. These instructions were executed on an Apple iMac running Mac OS X 10.7.4. As with all other posts on this blog, the purpose of this post is not to provide a

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