How many times we need to gather simple informations manually? Wouldn’t be easier and simpler just to get it with a one-liner? Every user can get his your public ip opening a browser and typing “What is my ip?”, few users know how to get the same information in one line from the cli.
I absolutely love music in every shape or form and YouTube is an endless source of new inspiration for me. Few months ago I wanted to transcribe some songs, but at that time I was travelling abroad and the internet connection wasn’t always available. Searching for a solution, I found this useful tool called youtube-dl.
Monitoring your network resources and infrastructure effectively requires planning, knowledge of the metrics and experience of how to set up the threshold for warning and critical alarms and a lot of testing.
It’s very hard to focus on signals where there is too much noise.
Usually the tool you’re using doesn’t matter so much, what it’s really important what to implement more than how. And even if the configuration and the design are different we should be able to achieve similar results.
In this example I use a very popular tool such NMAP and with BaSH create a plain text report of a guest wi-fi network that sometime I want to generate.
The world is not perfect and it systems and software are no exceptions. Patches are always released for a reason and try to fix bugs and vulnerabilities.
To analyse the full stack of your hosts and devices I suggest to start with firmware of network devices, bios, drivers, os patches and application updates etc… There are many tools and solutions that can help you to scan your network or your system and gather useful informations in a centralised manner.