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Kezmo: enterprise chat & team management tool

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OrangeLoops Inc have released Kezmo, an enterprise chat & collaboration platform for companies concerned about security in the cloud, with a need to manage international teams. The launch took place at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

Gabriel Lopez, the company CEO & Co-founder, states “we want to provide the ease of use . . . → Read More: Kezmo: enterprise chat & team management tool

Sandcastle: create help doc for Visual Studio projects

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Lately, I found Sandcastle Help File Builder (SHFB), a tool to create help documentation for ASP.NET and DLL projects. This post was crested with SHFB version 2014.4.22.0. The installation process requires to install several pieces of software, but it’s all in the same installation process, so even if it’s not a next-next installation, it’s pretty straight . . . → Read More: Sandcastle: create help doc for Visual Studio projects

Request Tracker email auto completion

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This is a very cool plugin for Request Tracker (RT) that will help your users write the right e-mail address and will avoid the administrators those annoying bounces when e-mails are sent from RT to wrong e-mail addresses.

I used RT 3.8.8 and RTx::EmailCompletion 0.06.

Installation perl -MCPAN -e shell cpan> install RTx::EmailCompletion . . . → Read More: Request Tracker email auto completion

Disk space usage tools for Windows

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When disk C: is almost out of space and your Windows system gets painfully slow, how do you choose what to delete to free space? Manually checking file and folder sizes is too slow and may not free as much space as needed.

I recommend two simple but powerful tools to find out . . . → Read More: Disk space usage tools for Windows

Exploit Scanner for WordPress

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The Exploit Scanner plug-in for WordPress is an excellent tool that helps discovering vulnerabilities in your WordPress deployment.

The plug-in installs as usual. It creates a new menu item: “Tools > Exploit Scanner”.

At the time of this writing, it has two features:

Run a manual scan for potential exploits. Show the list . . . → Read More: Exploit Scanner for WordPress

How to search in all fields of Windows 7 Contacts (Windows Address Book replacement)

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I’ve been using the Windows Address Book (WAB) for years, since Windows 95. As anything that has been used for years, it has a lot of information about people I really care. Not only I keep the basic stuff, like names, e-mails and addresses, but also birthdays, the place I first met people, . . . → Read More: How to search in all fields of Windows 7 Contacts (Windows Address Book replacement)

VMware ESXi: howto remove the last snapshot

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Sometimes we need to create a snapshot in VMware ESXi (e.g. for backup purposes) and delete it right afterwards. This kind of operations are usually performed with shell scripts. In this post, I will explain how to remove the last snapshot using the command line.

You can specify the snapshot you want to . . . → Read More: VMware ESXi: howto remove the last snapshot

VMware ESXi: howto wait for commands to complete (e.g. create snapshot)

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In VMware ESXi, you have blocking and non-blocking tasks. When creating scripts to execute non-blocking tasks, it may be useful to wait for non-blocking commands to complete. This can be done by looking to the task list in the command line.

As an example, I used one of the harmless tasks in VMware: . . . → Read More: VMware ESXi: howto wait for commands to complete (e.g. create snapshot)

PPPoE in a multiple-connection Linux firewall

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I had to configure a PPPoE interface as a secondary Internet connection in a Linux firewall, using the CentOS Linux distribution. The idea was to route HTTP and HTTPS traffic through the PPPoE connection to leverage the bandwidth usage of the primary static-IP connection.

There are some things to consider when the PPPoE . . . → Read More: PPPoE in a multiple-connection Linux firewall

Firewall Builder with multiple ISP connections howto

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I’ve been using Firewall Builder to manage Linux (CentOS) firewalls for a while. It’s an excellent tool for middle-sized organizations.

I was a happy sysadmin with my single-ISP fwbuilder configuration. Everything was simple, everything worked out of the box. One day, a PPPoE connection came by. I thought there was a simple solution . . . → Read More: Firewall Builder with multiple ISP connections howto