Exporting Citrix XenApp Applications to file

  How to export Citrix XenApp applications I have had to rebuild a Citrix XenApp farm in the past, which was a long process of building the server, installing Citrix XenApp, installing the applications and republishing the applications in Citrix. I found one of the longest parts of the process is publishing all the applications… Read more »

Secure Administrator account in Active Directory

Securing the Administrator account in Active Directory You may be thinking this should be common knowledge but time and time again I see directories with the Administrator account still in the “Domain Admins” group and active! Before you do this, ensure you are not using the domain administrator account for authenticating! I always follow a… Read more »

Setting up BackTrack 5 R3

Setting up BackTrack 5 R3 Out of the box you might find that BackTrack 5 doesn’t give you some basic services, this is just a quick note on how to make things work. Run all commands without the “#” Update Packages #apt-get update #apt-get upgrade Enable SSH Keys Generate SSH Keys #sshd-generate AutoStart SSH #update-rc.d… Read more »

Reference guide to basic Telnet Commands

Reference guide to basic Telnet Commands Occasionally you might need to test a mail server manually using Telnet and SMTP commands. Before running Telnet you might need to install it (Microsoft Windows 7 and above) by following either three of the following steps: By Command Prompt Open a command prompt type “appwiz” Click on “Turn Windows features… Read more »

How to deploy, configure and troubleshoot Postfix on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

How to deploy, configure and troubleshoot Postfix on Debian 7 (Wheezy) Postfix is a free, open source mail transfer agent (MTA) that routes and delivers electronic mail. I recently decided it might be a good idea to deploy the package in my own local network as it is a central point of configuration to an… Read more »

How to stress test websites with ApacheBench

How to stress test websites with ApacheBench Okay so you have a Microsoft IIS or Apache web server, you placed a website on it and want to know if it will “fall over” under load, well I have just the tool for that! ApacheBench (aka AB) is a stress testing tool part of Apache, it… Read more »