Office 2016 Network Shortcuts Save Issue

This is a quick post to help sysadmins facing save issues with Microsoft Office 2016 – specifically the action of saving to the Documents folder and being redirected to Network Shortcuts instead. This issue may be present in Office 2013 too but it’s not what I have deployed in my environment so cannot say for sure if the same symptoms occur on 2013.

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Palo Alto MineMeld Example Configuration

MineMeld is an “extensible Threat Intelligence processing framework and the ‘multi-tool’ of threat indicator feeds. Based on an extremely flexible engine, MineMeld can be used to collect, aggregate and filter indicators from a variety of sources and make them available for consumption to peers or to the Palo Alto Networks security platforms.”

It was recently open-sourced by Palo Alto and can be found on Github.

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Ruckus SNMP Active Users and Bandwidth Utilisation

In this post I will briefly go through the steps needed to configure your SNMP monitoring tool to get active user statistics from your Ruckus ZoneDirector. You can then use this data to map against another metric like bandwidth utilisation or anything else you might find useful in your environment.

In my set-up I have a Ruckus ZoneDirector 3000. I used PRTG as the SNMP monitoring software but any will do.

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Reverse SSH Tunnelling over SSL with the Raspberry Pi

In this blog I will go through the steps necessary to set-up an automatic reverse SSH tunnel between a client machine sitting in a restricted environment and a server that you control in your home/office/cloud. The reverse SSH tunnel will be encapsulated within a SSL tunnel over port 443 to evade network security appliances/firewalls.

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