gcc/MinGW – Utilities – ldd and objdump

Background Let us cover a couple of utilities that are bundled with gcc/minGW toolset. Lineage NetCat – Visual Studio – Source Code Compilation Link Netcat on MS Windows – Sample Usage Link MinGW – Error – “undefined reference to `__imp_WSAStartup'” LinkLink Need When one is troubleshooting an application one sometimes wants to gain familiarity with … Continue reading gcc/MinGW – Utilities – ldd and objdump

MinGW – Error – “undefined reference to `__imp_WSAStartup'”

Background Trying to compile netcat ( nc ) using minGW.   Lineage NetCat – Visual Studio – Source Code Compilation Link Netcat on MS Windows – Sample Usage Link Error Error - Text TroubleShooting Microsoft Docs Docs / Windows / Windows Sockets 2 / Winsock.h / WSAGetLastError function Image Textual Header winsock.h ( include Winsock2.h … Continue reading MinGW – Error – “undefined reference to `__imp_WSAStartup'”

Linux Install Image – Burn to USB

Background Need to quickly install Linux. In this case, CentOS. Version The current version is 8. Artifacts Mirrors Install Images are available from various mirrors; listed here:- Mirrors US Link World Wide Link Metadata Here are some metadata :- Image Size :- 7.5 GB Burn ISO Image to USB Options Here are some of the … Continue reading Linux Install Image – Burn to USB

Netcat on MS Windows – Sample Usage

Background Wanted to provide a couple of sample syntax on how to use netcat on a MS Windows machine.   Lineage NetCat – Visual Studio – Source Code Compilation Link Outline Help -h Port Scanning -z ( port scan ) -v ( verbose )  Timeout -w Session HTTP google.com news.google.com Tasks Help Syntax Sample Output … Continue reading Netcat on MS Windows – Sample Usage

NetCat – Visual Studio – Source Code Compilation

Background Wanted to use netcat (nc) on MS Windows. What is NetCat ? Wikipedia Link netcat is a computer networking utility for reading from and writing to network connections using TCP or UDP. The command is designed to be a dependable back-end that can be used directly or easily driven by other programs and scripts.  … Continue reading NetCat – Visual Studio – Source Code Compilation

Ars Technica – Jim Salter :- Linus Torvalds on ZFS File System – Rebuttal

Background I like Google News as it offers an aggregated snapshot of the days trending news. I caught a wind of Linus Torvalds take on the ZFS File System and his reticence to merge it into Linux Core. The reason he cited is Oracle' litigious posture. Jim Salter's Response Link Introduction Last Monday in the … Continue reading Ars Technica – Jim Salter :- Linus Torvalds on ZFS File System – Rebuttal

wget – Use to download GitHub files

Background Let us issue wget to download github files. Artifacts EternallyBored.Org Windows binaries of GNU Wget Link SourceForge gnuwin32 wget Link Usage Outline Download file To download individual files, please use github's raw interface Download folder To download entire repository, please use the archive/zip toolset Tasks Download File Syntax Sample Sample - _gitGetFile.cmd Sample - … Continue reading wget – Use to download GitHub files