IT Pro Tuesday #15

Port Discovery, Hacking Book, Free Tools & More

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Hello IT Pro,

The highlight last week was getting this feedback on our Free MailFlow Monitor “I love you. You made me look like a rockstar.” from arcticnixadm after the system helped identify and trouble shoot a mailflow issue saving their business a lot of downtime.

Here are the most interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops, phones this week. As always, EveryCloud has no affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A Free Tool

LetsMonitor.org is a free service that alerts you when your site certificates are misconfigured or nearing expiration. Notifications can be sent to multiple contacts.

A SysAdmin Site

Wahl Network is a weekly technical blog with a focus on data-center technologies, business challenges, and new products and solutions. The site was founded by Chris Wahl in 2010, with a goal of providing technical solutions for SysAdmins.

Another Free Tool

Switch Miner. Ever have trouble figuring out what’s connected where? Switch Miner is a port-discovery tool that can help locate all the devices connected to any switch. This handy utility can also discover and scan neighboring switches via CDP. And best of all, it’s free!

A Hacking Story

Ghost in the Wires. This is the intriguing true story of Kevin Mitnick, who was the most-elusive computer hacker in history. He broke into networks at the world’s biggest companies, all the while being pursued by the Feds. The complex cat-and-mouse game that ensued ultimately inspired permanent changes in the way companies protect their sensitive data.

A Server Room Tip

Here’s a simple trick for physically tracing unlabeled server-room cables: Slide a velcro loop or binder clip along the cable until you reach the other end.

Have a fantastic week and as usual let me know any comments.

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

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