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Install RSAT on Windows 10 1809

Recently updated to Windows 10, version 1809, removed the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) that were previously installed.  This is common with such updates, however, this time around I was unable to reinstall the tools.  After much digging, I discovered that this is because Microsoft has made the RSAT tools a part of the “Features on […]

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Useful nmap testing commands

Nothing new here .  Just wanted to share some commands I are useful when performing network or direct systems testing using the nmap tool. The commands below will all display scan results in console while also saving to file.   Discover live hosts:  nmap -n -sn -PE -oA live_hosts 10.0.0.0/24 Discover open TCP ports: nmap -sS […]

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Tech Short: Debug VPN in Checkpoint R77.30

The following tech short will provide a list of commands used to enable debugging in Checkpoint’s R77.30 Firewall. To start you must  SSH into firewall host (or active member). To turn on VPN debug from the expert mode: # vpn debug trunc At this point you want to test your VPN connection and verify that […]

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Tech Short: PowerShell: Networking Diagnostics

Listen ‘tracert’ its not you, its me…  I am not ending my long term relationship with the diagnostic tools which I have used for many years now.  I am just exploring others, and in doing so going on a “break”. I recently starting using PowerShell more often and wondered is there a tool which can do […]

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Retrieve MX records using nslookup

One of my new kids on the block asked me a question tonight; “Jermal, how do I get the mx record of a domain?” To retrieve mx record information we need to use a tool called nslookup which is available in Windows and Linux The quick syntax use is nslookup [-option] [hostname] [server]   Example of […]