Following on the part I of this series that discussed ICMP, the focus of this post is the Elastic Heartbeat time metrics – TCP Monitors. Continue reading Understanding Elastic Heartbeat time metrics – TCP
I’ve started working with Splunk KV store for one of my recent projects. It is a robust system with an extensive API. since I was learning and documenting my fundings anyway I thought, why not put up a blog post about how to manage Splunk KV Store using REST API.
Sometimes you want to have a certain colour for the Google Calendar events. I know that you can do it manually, but what if you want it to be colour coded automatically based on some filters. In my case it was based on meeting organizer (my wife to be precise 🙂 ). So decided to try and colour code Google calendar events automatically using Google Apps Script.
Here is how to set up Splunk HTTP Event Collector (HEC) SSL with your own certificate
/opt/splunk/etc/apps/splunk_httpinput/local/inputs.conf edit the
[http] stanza with these 4 properties
enableSSL = 1
sslPassword = $1$IA1A1A1A1
privKeyPath = /opt/splunk/etc/auth/splunkweb/hec.mydomain.com.key
serverCert = /opt/splunk/etc/auth/splunkweb/hec.mydomain.com.pem
Here is how to verify ownership of a site for bing in Google Domains
There are 3 options
Option 1: Place an XML file on your web server
Option 2: Copy and paste a
tag in your default webpage
Option 3: Add CNAME record to DNS
I chose option 3 (and it is the focus of this post) when I was verifying my ALinks4U.com domain for 2 reasons: (1) It doesn’t require to touch you website code and/or have access to your site’s filesystem (2) It is unique to Google Domains (vs other hosting platforms)
Verify ownership of a site for bing in Google Domains
- Login to Bing Webmaster Console
- In the “Add a Site” section, type in your website URL and click Add
- You will be redirected to Verify ownership for page
- Scroll down to **Option 3: Add CNAME record to DNS*
- Copy your unique ID (something like xx9999837bffff939aa33632ae285)
- Now go to Google Domains Console and click the Configure DNS icon
- Under Custom resource records add a new CNAME record
- Back in the Bing Webmaster Console hit the Verify button. Please note that it might take some time for the DNS resolution to start working (took about 10 minutes for me)
That’s it, now your new site is verified by Bing and will be crawled and indexed and will appear in relevant search results. As an additional benefit, sites that are crawled by Bing are also indexed by DuckDuckGo.com
In order to ssh from Mac via socks proxy you will need to use ncat utility.
You will need to use
ncat utility which is not available on OSx by default, and is not directly in homebrew, but you can get it by installing
nmap (as nmap installation includes ncat utility with support of socks5)
brew install nmap
Connect to your target host
ssh -v -o 'ProxyCommand=ncat --proxy-type socks5 --proxy proxyhost:proxyport --proxy-auth proxyuser:proxypass %h %p' -p22 username@serverhost
That’s is, the only disadvantage is that you need to fill in your user:pass in the command itself. If you have any idea how to overcome it please let me know.
Hi, I have a 7 years old son and wanted to introduce him to coding. So I have started to collect information about Apps, Sites and Games that can teach kids to code or introduce them to coding mindset. Below are the ones that I’ve found. Please help me and others by commenting here or contributing in the GitHub repository and recommending the ones that you are aware of and have used. Continue reading Sites and Games that teach kids to code
Well, if you are looking at this post you (1) have your own domain name, (2) love using gmail and want to use it as to send and receive email for your domain and (3) prefer not to pay for this. If not the 3rd point you could easily do it using G-Suite (message me if you want to get a 20% discount code for your first year, as a comment here or on Twitter @IlyaReshet), but then you will have to pay $5/month, but fear not, there is a way to use Gmail with your own domain for free. Continue reading Use Gmail with your own domain for free
I went to donate blood recently and if you have not done so yourself recently (or at all) I strongly recommend you doing it.
Just go to https://www.donateblood.com.au/ to find the closest location to you.
When I came in they said “Hey looks like you have donated blood a lot of times before and currently we have plenty of your blood type in the bank, but would you consider donating plasma today?” I said why not , read some material, signed some forms and proceeded with it.
Later when I came to office (I did the donation 7:30AM on my way there, YES they open this early so there is no excuse not to donate) I decided to google how healthy it is to donate plasma vs regular blood donation.
So I’ve opened a new tab and typed “Is it healthy to” and here is what I’ve got as the suggested searches
I almost fell of my chair laughing. Is that what the general google search user in Australia is concerned about when it is regarding his/her health?!