Capirca uses common definitions of networks, services and high-level policy files to generate network ACLs. This multi-platform solution was originally developed by Google for their own use but is now open source. rankinrez finds it a good way to document firewall rules and objects.
Directory Lister is a fast way to expose the contents of any web-accessible folder for users to browse and share. Installation takes less than a minute and requires zero configuration. gbarnick explains, “[It] makes it easy to have a repository of tools, downloads etc. within an intranet or publicly, if necessary."
Jellyfin allows you to collect, manage and stream media from your own server. View from a web browser, Roku app, Android, iOS (including AirPlay), Android TV, Fire TV device, Chromecast or existing Kodi installation. Best of all, there's no tracking, phone-home or central servers collecting your data. Bonn93 appreciates this "killer bit of software, and GPU transcoding is free."
End of Life is a searchable database of the applications, operating systems, programming languages and protocols with a registered product life cycle. It's a great way to quickly check when a product intends to end or limit support. Our appreciation goes to tetchytomcat for suggesting this one.
KeePass is an open-source password manager that allows you to generate and securely store strong random passwords for each site or application. KeePass databases are encrypted with AES-256, ChaCha20 and Twofish, which provide the best security available in the industry. Our thanks for this recommendation go to MattF.
Cyber is a site from Vice Media Group that focuses on current issues and news related to cybersecurity. Features guest technology reporters who bring in interesting, relevant stories that will both hold your interest and help keep you informed about what's happening in the field. Kindly suggested by links234.
etl2pcapng allows you to view ndiscap packet captures with Wireshark, thus overcoming the Windows use of etl files intended for ETW-centric tools like Microsoft Message Analyzer. NotAnExpert2020 explains, it "converts a netsh trace start/stop trace into something wireshark can read."
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We are very excited to talk with April Dunnam - the Power Platform Advocacy Team Lead at Microsoft. April shared with Andy Syrewicze how easy it is with the Power Platform to build business solutions and apps with Low code or No code, and more. Watch / listen on the SysAdmin DOJO or on your favorite podcast player.
Caddy 2 is an enterprise-ready, open-source web server with automatic HTTPS. Takes care of TLS certificate renewals, OCSP stapling, static file serving, reverse proxying, Kubernetes ingress and more. Since it has no dependencies, it works great in containers and can run almost anywhere. Its REST API makes it easy to automate and integrate with your apps. Features a hardened TLS stack with modern protocols to preserve privacy and expose MITM attacks. ZelenskyyInPandoraPp lists it among the "most underrated selfhosted software."
Transwiz compresses existing personal data and settings into a standard zip archive for easy transfer to another computer. A wizard unpacks the archive on the new computer, restores the user profile and reconfigures as needed for the new OS, renames the new computer and joins it to your domain. Allows you to move from Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 10 to machines running Windows XP, 7 and 10.