Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!
Hello everyone… Please note that IT Pro Tuesday will be taking a break for the holidays and will be back on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
In this final edition for 2022, we're looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in future editions.
As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.
A Free Tool
Emkei's Mailer is an online tool for sending fake emails, including attachments and encryption. Offers an HTML editor and advanced setting options. freddieleeman recommends it for sending "spoofed emails on behalf of any domain. Just pick a domain with a 'p=reject' policy and DMARC should fail."
A Tutorial & Cheatsheet
Fast-Ansible is an Ansible repo loaded with how tos on: hands-on LABs, ad-hoc commands, modules, playbooks, tags, managing files/servers, users, roles, handlers, host variables, templates and more. Author obsezer explains, "I wanted to share the Ansible tutorial, cheat sheet and usage scenarios that I created as a notebook for myself. I know that Ansible is a detailed topic to learn in the short term, so I gathered useful information and created sample general usage scenarios."
Another Free Tool
horst is a small, lightweight 802.11 wireless LAN analyzer with a nice text interface that shows different, aggregated information not easily available from other tools like tcpdump, Wireshark or Kismet. Provides a quick overview of what's happening on all channels, so you can identify problems and debug wireless LANs. anna_lynn_fection appreciates "that it shows the amount of traffic on each channel. So you can kind of get an idea of which channels to avoid."
Awesome Infosec is a curated list of cybersecurity resources, tools, information and educational content that can be extremely helpful for security-focused sysadmins who have been tasked with protecting their organizations from potential threats. This handy list was kindly recommended by 32BP.
Wolfram_And_Hart offers a terrific 'you'll-thank-me-later' career suggestion: "keep a running personal log of the big and small projects you worked on. It will help years later when you are asked to provide a resume for a specific scope. I’m writing a resume for an AD specialist position and it’s crazy to list and remember all the big and small projects across my 20 in the business."
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
Toby is a Chrome extension for organizing browser tabs into a per-tab visual workspace. New tabs can be added via drag-and-drop into your collections, and whole sessions can be saved with a click. Sweaty-Dingo-2977 tells us it's "key to staying organized with very easy bookmarking and sorting. I can export and import it fairly easily too."
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.