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Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:08

PropertySystemView is a handy tool for viewing/modifying file properties from a GUI and the command-line. Also allows you to set properties of Windows. Thanks go to Ashwin for the suggestion.

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:07

MariaDB Server is an open-source database server that turns data into structured information in a wide array of applications. Fast, scalable and robust, it offers a rich ecosystem of storage engines, plugins and tools as well as GIS and JSON features.

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:06

Shorewall is high-level tool that helps with configuring Netfilter. You first enter your firewall/Gateway requirements in a set of configuration files. Then in combination with iptables, iptables-restore, ip and tc utilities; Shorewall configures Netfilter and the Linux networking subsystem. Can be used on a dedicated firewall system, a multi-function gateway/router/server or on a standalone GNU/Linux system.

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:05

Powershell Modules by MadBoyEvo is a blog that will point you toward over 40 Powershell modules that were written in the past 2 years. Categories addressed include: Active Directory functions, Word create/read, PDF create/split/merge, HTML create with no HTML/CSS/js knowledge, HTML parsing, RSS, SIEM, Event Logs, Microsoft Teams, Discord, Lansweeper and more. Some of these work on Linux and macOS as well as Windows.

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 13:03

Bash Scripting Tutorial was created to provide a solid foundation for how to write Bash scripts that can automate complex, repetitive tasks. Doesn't promise to make you a bash guru but should be enough to get you on your way. Kindly suggested by ASIC_SP.

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 12:28

matplotlib Cheatsheets offers five great Python resources including two time-saving cheatsheets and handouts for beginners and intermediate users plus some fantastic tips and tricks. A shout out to Nicolas-Rougier for this one!

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 12:25

Ciphey is an automated deciphering/decoding tool that uses a deep neural network and simple filtering to figure out what type of encoding was used. Input the encoded text, get deciphered text back. Recommended by bbno3.

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 12:17

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Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:28

CyberDuck is a libre server and cloud storage browser for Mac and Windows. Provides support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox. Thanks for this one go to coolsheep769, who describes it as an "SFTP/FTP/whatever client for MacOS."

Submitted by Kris Holland on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:27

mtail extracts metrics from application logs so they can be exported into a timeseries database or timeseries calculator for alerting and dashboarding. Serves as a link between applications that don't export their own internal state (other than via logs) and existing monitoring systems. SuperQue explains, "It works best with Prometheus, but can also integrate with other systems that support collectd, statsd etc."