Windows Server 2012: Deactivating UAC

Deactivating UAC in Windows 2008 R2 was possible via running msconfig (for example winkey+r -> msconfig), going to the Tools tab and launching “Change UAC settings”. There, you select “Never notify” to disable UAC. The same approach is still available in Windows Server 2012, although UAC is still active after you selected “Never notify”. You…

Blocking bogons with iptables

ipsets is a fairly recent addition to the netfilter family. It is possible to define networks / addresses and then use them in iptables. ipset –create bogons nethash ipset –add bogons 10.0.0.0/8 ipset –add bogons 192.168.0.0/16 ipset –add bogons 0.0.0.0/8 ipset –add bogons 169.254.0.0/16 ipset –add bogons 172.16.0.0/12 ipset –add bogons 192.0.2.0/24 ipset –add bogons…

MySQL initial run

This serves to remind me how to initialise a new MySQL installation, if it doesn’t happen automatically. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SET A PASSWORD FOR THE MySQL root USER ! To do so, start the server, then issue the following commands: /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root password ‘new-password’ /usr/bin/mysqladmin -u root -h password ‘new-password’ Alternatively you can run:…