Enabling Network-Wide Ad blocking!

In this walk through we will show you how to install Pi-Hole to enable network wide ad blocking on your network. We will also show you how to configure a windows machine and the basic steps on how to enable it network wide via your router.

–START–

Url’s used: Pi-Hole – https://pi-hole.net/

Debian 9 (Stretch) – https://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/debian-installer/

DD-WRT – https://dd-wrt.com/

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Steps

  1. Install one of the supported operating systems
  2. ssh to the OS you decided to use after the OS installation. (We used Debian 9 for the walk through.)– $ su– # wget -O basic-install.sh https://install.pi-hole.net– # bash basic-install.sh
  3. login you our device/s and point its dns settings to the Pi-Hole server. Alternatively change the settings on your router to provide the Pi-Holes ip as your networks dns via DHCP. For more detail refer to the video provided by the link below or reach out to us.

Star Wars : Episode IV in ASCII

Star Wars : Episode IV in ASCII. Found this old gem on the internet while working on another project. Thought it’s worth sharing. For more information regarding Star Wars Episode IV in ASCII visit:

—http://asciimation.co.nz & http://blinkenlights.nl—

Star Wars : Episode IV in ASCII

Watch it via Telnet

Install telnet on your preferred OS. Then telnet to the url. We used Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

  • Install telnet
    hendgrow@HGMCSRV01:/$ sudo apt-get install telnet
  • Kick it off
    hendgrow@HGMCSRV01:/$ telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

Watch it via your web browser

Open your web browser and navigate to – http://asciimation.co.nz

uniCenta oPOS – Installation walk-through, Start to Finish

uniCenta oPOS is a Powerful commercial-grade open source Point of Sale system.

In this walk-through we will show you the steps to install a fully functional enterprise grade Point of Sale system. We personally have installed this system and its in use daily.

The guide or steps used in this tutorial can be found in the YouTube description section of the video guide.

Url’s used

Unicenta – https://sourceforge.net/projects/unicentaopos/

Java – https://www.java.com/en/download/win10.jsp

Visual C++ – https://download.microsoft.com/download/0/5/6/056dcda9-d667-4e27-8001-8a0c6971d6b1/vcredist_x64.exe

MySQL – https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/windows/installer/5.7.html


Steps:

Once you have downloaded the software with the provided links. Install the software. During the walkthrough it was done in the following order.

Note: It is required to install “Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable x64” before starting the “ MySQL 5.7” install. The version of MySQL is important.

  1. Java
  2. Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable x64
  3. MySQL 5.7 (Server)
  4. Extracted unicentaopos-4.3.2_no_installer.zip

Configuration

  1. One you have install the MySQL server and created a user, Open the MySQL command line utility and create the database “ unicentaopos”

# CREATE DATABASE unicentaopos;

  1. Extract the unicentaopos-4.3.2_no_installer.zip and run the “start.bat” file.
  2. Select the tab database and enter the detail of the database, username and password you created during the MySQL install.
  3. run “start.bat” this time it should prompt you to create the database as none is detected. Select yes.


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QRadar 7.3.1 (CE) Community Edition – Install – Start to Finish – (Unofficial)

QRadar Community Edition 7.3.1 is a fully-featured version of QRadar that you can use at home or in your lab. A new feature of QRadar Community Edition 7.3.1 enables IBM Security X-Force® Threat Intelligence IP reputation for use.

Note: “# sudo /opt/qradar/support/changePasswd.sh -a” command is used to set the QRadar WUI admin password at the end of the installation.

QRadar Community Edition v7.3.0 is the previous release.

Q1 LABS, QRADAR and the ‘Q’ Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This is an unofficial video.

Disclaimer – https://www.hendgrow.com/disclaimer/

QRadar 7.3.0 (CE) Community Edition – Install – Start to Finish – (Unofficial)

QRadar Community Edition v7.3.0 is a fully-featured version of QRadar that you can use at home or in your lab. As the QRadar Community Edition install is slightly different from the Standard / traditional QRadar installation. Thought there was value in creating this walk-through.

QRadar Community Edition v7.3.1 has been released. QRadar Community Edition v7.3.1

Note: “# sudo /opt/qradar/support/changePasswd.sh -a” command is used to set the QRadar WUI admin password at the end of the installation.

Links for the ISO’s used:

CentOS

QRadar CE

Q1 LABS, QRADAR and the ‘Q’ Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

IPFire – The Initial Build (Firewall | Router| Proxy | Gateway)…

IPFire is a hardened open source Linux distribution that primarily performs as a router and a firewall. It’s a standalone firewall system with a web-based management console for configuration.

In short a Good Open-source firewall /proxy that can be used at home. Easy 2 install & Easy 2 use?

There are many open-source distros available today that could serve as a proxy or firewall. We are not saying IPFire is the only firewall/proxy distro. However, if you looking for an easy install system with many add-ons for home or small office use look no further. In this walk though will show you how to install the IPFire Open Source Firewall. Use it as your personal firewall gateway and proxy server.

For more information on IPFire visit https://www.ipfire.org