Download ESXi 6.0 patched with Realtek 8168, 8169 and DLink DGE-528T NIC

Relief for all those Virtualiztion Enthusiast who wants to build their Virtualization lab in their home with simple hardwares. Unfortunately, ESXi 6 donot support NICs made for consumer purpose and only supports server grade NICs. But why buy those costly NICs when all motherboards now-a-days provides us with gigabit NIC and even if you don’t […]
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Installing playSMS with Gammu in Ubuntu Server 15.04 – Part 3 – Gammu installation, configuration & verification

Okay, so you have been through some comparatively easy steps but now is the ultimate step leading you to the final configuration of your server using Gammu gateway. So, have patience and configure it step by step.. For this demonstration, I will be using ZTE MF 190 dongle with a SIM Card. Also I would […]
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Installing playSMS with Gammu in Ubuntu Server 15.04 – Part 2 – playSMS installation & configuration [with Video]

Hope you have successfully followed my first part of this tutorial series and implemented basic requirements for installing playSMS now. Procedure for installing playSMS in Ubuntu Server 15.04: Go to https://sourceforge.net/projects/playsms/files/playsms/. Check out the latest version available, like 1.3.1 for now. Click on it. Right click on playsms-1.3.1.tar.gz –> Copy link address. Open Ubuntu shell. Download the […]
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Installing playSMS with Gammu in Ubuntu Server 15.04 – Part 1 – Preparing the server [with Video]

Hello everyone, in this tutorial we are going to see how to set up your own SMS Gateway using playSMS & Gammu. I am writing this post after getting inspired from Mr. Syed Jahanzaib blog. Also, I must thank Mr. Anton Raharja for creating such a wonderful easy-to-use application – playSMS. My main intention in writing this […]
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How to configure IOU in GNS3 for real Cisco Switching Labs

Use .ova for GNS3-IOU instead of pre configured VM. We all may have heard the saying GNS3 is great for practicing routing labs but switching Nah Nah!! Don’t underestimate the power of GNS3. It has a special IOU feature which will let you emulate real Cisco Switch both L2 & L3 in GNS3 without any trouble. […]
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How to give ICMP high priority in Mikrotik Router?

Hello again.. Many of my friends using mikrotik devices in their network complains that whenever users starts downloading anything ping to their gateway (Mikrotik NAS) becomes unexceptionally high and gradually results in “Request timed out”. After inspection I found that whenever users uses 100% of their allotted bandwidth, since we have not assigned any QOS(Quality […]
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How to protect your mikrotik router from DDoS Attacks – Basics

Distributed Denial of Service Attacks or DDoS is quite popular these days and it’s not hard to guess the the name of the originating country – China/Hong Kong tops the list of the attackers. Huh! It has been a long time I’m working with mikrotik devices. So, it is not anything new for me. Guess […]
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Gaining access to an unconfigured Cisco 3750 Switch without Console, Telnet and SSH Access

Huh!! What happens when you need to configure a Cisco 3750 immediately for production network but unfortunately you don’t have console, telnet, or SSH access? I know it’s damn scary and if it happens at 02:00 hours then you have no one to help you. Problem: Recently during an installation, I faced the exact same […]
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Monitoring & Securing your Cisco devices with Syslog & TACACS + Server – Basics

While deploying logging and authentication solution for a company, I came across a very interesting technology called TACACS + and Syslog. Though I have worked with Syslog previously but TACACS was a new protocol for me. Now, why suddenly someone would deploy these two protocols and also at the same time? Yes… you guessed it […]
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How to install Radius Manager 4 in CentOS 7 [with Video]

A little Introduction… Again I’m am writing about radius manager after a long time. But this time something more updated that is installation of Radius Manager in CentOS 7 which is currently the latest Cent OS version available. Here I will do the installation in a 64 bit version of CentOS 7 downloaded recently from […]
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