vmPing is a graphical ping utility for monitoring multiple hosts, with color-coding to indicate the status of each host. Handles both ICMP pings and TCP 'port pings,' where the application continuously connects to a specified port and displays whether or not the port is open. Also includes a quick traceroute utility and a basic packet generator/stress tester. bighoss-ora-pro likes it when working
Path Length Checker is a simple app for determining the paths and the length of all the files and directories in a given directory. Our appreciation for this recommendation goes out to KingOfYourHills.
Polr is an open-source link shortener that allows you to host your own URL shortener so you can brand and control your URLs. SgtKashim describes it as an "excellent lightweight URL shortener. Nice for getting branded URL shortening on the cheap, and it's got a decent little API for programatically generating shorts."
Dnspython is a DNS toolkit for Python queries, zone transfers, dynamic updates, nameserver testing and more. High-level classes perform queries for data of a given name, type and class. Low-level classes allow direct manipulation of DNS zones, messages, names and records. Almost all RR types are supported. Our thanks to TheMeanMemer for this suggestion.
DNSLeakTest sends your client a series of domain names to resolve within a specific test domain in order to find any traffic originating from your computer that is not being routed through the anonymity network. Enables you to locate traffic leaks outside the secure connection that an attacker monitoring your traffic could use to log your activity. Thanks go to raad_altaie for this one!
Get this in your inbox each week. Hello IT Pro, Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! To start off, a quick heads up about a new threat being tracked by Hornetsecurity Security Lab: XLM macros are being used in XLSB documents to distribute QakBot malware. Because both XLM macros and the XLSB document format are uncommon, these new malicious documents have a very low static detection rate by current anti
Icinga is a secure, open-source network monitoring solution. The multithreaded design means it's fast and capable, while offering extreme flexibility. Makes good use of metadata information to give you a better understanding of the state of your hosts and services. Performance data can be sent directly to third-party tools, and it natively supports Graphite and InfluxDB. Setup is undeniably
Snipe-IT is a web-based asset and license management app that lets you keep tabs on your inventory. A fast, simple way to track assets so you can see everything that is currently deployed, pending, ready to deploy or archived. Email alerts can be set up to notify you when licenses are expiring. Suggested by tclearinghouse, who says, "I can’t recommend it enough. Used to use a sharepoint list
VirtualBox is an open-source virtualization app that enables you to run Windows or Linux apps on a Mac. Offers great speed and flexibility, plus a large library of prebuilt third-party emulated systems. Our thanks go to Matt F for the recommendation.
fzf-project is a plugin that makes it easy to switch between project directories that are indexed from a particular folder(s). Kindly shared by the author, who explains: "You specify a number of "workspace" folders in a vimrc variable. The plugin provides a command to switch between any of the contained folders using fzf… once you've made that selection, it provides automatic rooting of any edited