Converting AWS .PEM keys to .PPK for use in Putty

lockedHere are the commands you will need to convert the AWS key so it can be used with Putty.  You’ll need to have Puttygen installed.  This is part of the default Putty install so shouldn’t be a problem if you have installed Putty under Windows or Linux.

To convert the private key:

puttygen keyfile.pem -O private -o keyfile.ppk

To display the public key:

puttygen keyfile.pem -L
Posted on May 17, 2018 at 20:39 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Command prompt from mspaint

This is an old trick I first saw on a hak5 video, but it’s still a good one.  If you find yourself on a locked down system and aren’t able to open a command prompt but do have access to Microsoft’s Paint program then this might be the hack for you 😉 Read the rest of this post »

Posted on March 13, 2018 at 23:45 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Add a static IP to Linux (updated 2017)

To change a Linux system from DHCP to a static IP you need to edit the interfaces file as below. Read the rest of this post »

Posted on December 28, 2017 at 11:41 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Linux

Create a hardware network monitor with a Pi and a Blinkt

Have you ever wanted a quick visual monitor to know that certain devices on your network are up and running?  Well this little project will do exactly that.  You will be able to monitor up to 8 networked devices and have an LED indicate if it is up or not. Read the rest of this post »

Posted on September 17, 2017 at 15:42 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Pseudo Command Prompt

Locked out of using the Command Prompt on Windows?

no probs, try this little trick to create a pseudo dos box ..

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Posted on February 2, 2017 at 22:36 by simon · Permalink · One Comment
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Add Default Gateway to Linux

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Posted on September 12, 2015 at 23:35 by simon · Permalink · One Comment
In: Linux, Tech

How to remove partitions from a USB stick

If you have a USB stick that has various partitions and you are having trouble removing them from with Windows Disk Management, then you might like to try the following: Read the rest of this post »

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:20 by simon · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: Hardware, Tech, Windows

Remount PFsense nano file system as read write

pfsense-logo_bigif you use one of the embedded versions of PFSense and you ever need to write to the OS directly you will need to remount the file system in Read/Write mode before you can save the changes.  Read the rest of this post »

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 0:55 by simon · Permalink · One Comment
In: PFsense, Tech

Start and stop ESXi VMs from console

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Sometimes you don’t have VMware vSphere Client handy, or you might need to restart a server remotely via SSH. In these cases it’s great to be able to turn virtual machines on and off via the command line.

Read on for a brief overview. Read the rest of this post »

Posted on March 22, 2014 at 0:48 by simon · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Which version of Ubuntu am I running

ubuntuTo find out which version Ubuntu is installed simply type the following in to a console: Read the rest of this post »

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 1:22 by simon · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Linux