Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Finding TACACS+ for RPM base distros

I found that the latest TACAC's build are in:

among other neat routing software.

To install in fedora simply do

in sudo
user#rpm -ivh tac_plus-xxxx.rpm (make sure you dont use .src.rpm files)
user#rpm -q tac_plus-xxx 
spits back the version you installed that means its installed correctly :-)

I used this guide as reference:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Best IRC chat client in MAC

In a search for a decent chat client for IRC on the MAC, I attempted to use the new Adium features, seeing as I already use it for everything else, i though it would have been simple for IRC also. Soon discovered that Adium does not support alot of basic IRC commands, also it does not make your life any easier by moving from channel to channel or PM. I quickly went ahead and moved to my next candidate Colloquy, man was I impress, this is a keeper. My recommendation. More on IRC server soon.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kismac, wpa and wep cracking on the mac

Cracking WEP and WAP keys in the mac is simple. Just learned this while review nmap.org top 100 security application I came across this niffty tool called Kismac, is the port of kismet to the mac. You can get the app from here:

Kudos to the team also who put the video together on how to crack wpa and wep keys with and without packet injection on youtube:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Opensource hardware authentication

Any advising in deploying an open source server that does hardware authentication similar to that of RSA SecurID 700. Been googling the hell out of it but cannot find a decent solution the closes thing I found was wikid.com but is a paid solution.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Loopbooks in MAC

Ran into an issue today attempting to configure GNS3 for a routing lab. I was looking for a way to add another loopback interface on the mac. I did not find an answer. I attempted using ifconfig, but I get this error:

sudo ifconfig lo1 create
ifconfig: SIOCIFCREATE2: Invalid argument

Strange, the GUI does not support creating real interfaces, only virtual ones which is not good in binding with GNS3 because the appliciation wont detect it :-/ still stuck.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Free CCNA study guide

Browsing Packet life I noticed that someone took the time to build a free CCNA study guide using GNS3 http://www.freeccnaworkbook.com/. Please make sure you visit the site if your studing for the CCNA or want to understand networking a bit more. Kudos Matthew George!!!.

Ubuntu LOCO Teams

Seeing a lot of activity from the local ubuntu team, Im going to attempt to attend the meeting this saturday: