Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Application – Patch

Background Patching the DNS Vulnerability via application code. Lineage Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry Link Remediation Microsoft Advisory Documentation The advisory for the Security vulnerability is available @ Security Update Guide > Details CVE-2020-1350 | Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution … Continue reading Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Application – Patch

Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry

Background In the last week or so, Microsoft released an advisory relating to a security vulnerability within its DNS Server.   Security Vulnerability Remote Code Execution Vulnerability What is What is a "Remote Code Execution Vulnerability"? Most applications have an interface that accepts input ( command and data ) from the end-user. If the end-user … Continue reading Microsoft – DNS – “Windows DNS Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability” – CVE-2020-1350 – Remediation – Configuration – Registry

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 troubleshooting an application one sometimes wants to gain familiarity with the dependant … Continue reading gcc/MinGW – Utilities – ldd and objdump

Cisco – Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client – Configuration

Background Launched the Cisco AnyConnect Client on my laptop and noticed I did not have pre-configured VPN servers listed. It quickly dawned on me that this was due to the fact the computer I currently was using as a self install version of the software. On my work computer our Tech Support group performs the … Continue reading Cisco – Anyconnect Secure Mobility Client – Configuration

Keep your laptop running when LID is Closed

Background There is really not much need to keep a laptop's lid opened when connected to an external monitor. OS Linux Outline Launch terminal sudo to root edit /etc/systemd/logind.conf Change folder to /etc/systemd Backup current logind.conf Launch editor ( vi) and pass along file name ( logind.conf ) Keep current HandleLidSwitch=suspend commented out Add HandleLidSwitch=lock Save … Continue reading Keep your laptop running when LID is Closed

Memory Upgrade on Fujitsu A6025 went awry

Background This has been going on since Memory Day weekend.  My cousin called me to see about adding some memory to his Fujitsu LIFEBOOK A6025 Notebook PC. Problem Whenever he boots the computer with the new memory sticks installed, the computer boots up and goes through the BIOS, but Microsoft Vista is in Neverland. Memory Here … Continue reading Memory Upgrade on Fujitsu A6025 went awry

Microsoft – Windows – Server – 2012 – Burning CD\Audio (DVD Writer does not show up) [2014.02.04]

Microsoft - Windows - Server - 2012 - Burning CD\Audio (DVD Writer does not show up)  [2014.02.04] Background This is a bit of disjointed post as the sections were part of an email dialogue that Ivan Cotton and I had yesterday (Wednesday 2014.2.5). Ivan had commented on our of our postings, specifically: Microsoft - Windows … Continue reading Microsoft – Windows – Server – 2012 – Burning CD\Audio (DVD Writer does not show up) [2014.02.04]

Microsoft Windows Developer rant – “We are slower than other operating systems”

Background Like writers, programmers write because they have to. Whether creating software, prose, technical documentations, blogs, emails --- Programmers do it, that is write, because they have to. They have to express themselves.. Story It all started off with a small comment on Hacker News,  posted here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5689391 There is not much discussion about Windows … Continue reading Microsoft Windows Developer rant – “We are slower than other operating systems”

Microsoft – Windows – Server – 2012 – Burning CD (DVD Writer does not show up)

  This is one of those things you found out before, but during the week between Christmas and New Year you 're bound to forget everything. So here we go you 're trying to burn music on MS Windows 2012 Server Edition and no matter which burning software you have loaded, none of them can … Continue reading Microsoft – Windows – Server – 2012 – Burning CD (DVD Writer does not show up)