Windows 8 Enterprise 64 bit an .net 2 and 3.5 issue

I have a set of Manager tools, including server management applications which depend on .net35 and after moving to windows 8, I realized that “ADD REMOVE” programs to install .net 2-3.5 failed. The only option left was using your installation CD and using dism command. So Here you go: Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFx3 /All /LimitAccess […]

Port mirroring using iptables on ddwrt.

If you use ddwrt and have snort/snorby in your home network on a different machine and would like port mirroring using iptables, you can send all logging this way. iptables -A PREROUTING -t mangle -j ROUTE –gw –tee iptables -A POSTROUTING -t mangle -j ROUTE –gw –tee 12.254 is the machine where you […]


I rooted my old phone HTC Desire HD today. I did a S-OFF and flashed it with Cyanogenmod. The phone has become fast, which was not before with HTC sense 3. The only thing I missed was swype and getting contacts by dialing there name. I got through this installing swype beta, and Dial-pro from […]

Extend your cloud/office to Amazon vpn

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mRemote more Ranting…

Sometime back I had a post on moving from VisionApp, From then i moved on to mRemote which visionapp took over.For managing 50+ servers I still work with gnome-rdp and Vinagre on linux. Today i bumped in to Monocaffe which looks promising. I tested this on Debian and its just plain awesome. Update: This fails […]

Centos 6/ RedHat 6 connectivity for Openldap server without TLS/Kerberos

To enable Openldap clients on / Linux without tls follow the procedures below: yum install nss-pam-ldapd (nss and pam modules using LDAP) yum install pam_ldap (Pam-ldap) authconfig –enableldap –enableldapauth –ldapserver= –ldapbasedn=dc=sachingopal,dc=net –disablesssdauth –updateall or you can use authconfig-gtk. Disable kerberos and you should able to login.

Wireless Router Reloaded.

I got my first Linksys WRT300N three years back when it was still not a standard and flashed with DDWRT. But now I wanted more, better streaming, drag and drop NAS, Media server in built. I was looking at WNDR4000 from Netgear and Cisco E4200. Finally grabbed the Linksys E4200 as this is broadcom based […]

Python error

While installing Python on windows 2008, R2 server we came across error “The application has failed to start beacuse its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please check the error log” On further trying to dig there was no information on eventlog. Also came to know that the error was related with windows manifest file. While digging […]

Incoming on

For a week, was down, as I was moving it to During the move i messed up the db badly while running sql commands, and all my backups were too old for recovery. After extensive manual edits, finally the site is back with improved security will now forward on to here henceforth, […]

Samba4 All hopes dead.

Been waiting for Samba4 stable for long. It seems the wait is not worth and the development is snail slow. The scheduled alpha15 is still not here. Time to go with ADS.

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