IT Pro Tuesday #178

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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

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And as always, we’re looking for your favorite tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

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But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. Hornetsecurity has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A Free Tool

Flowalyzer NetFlow & sFlow Tester can facilitate troubleshooting of hardware from vendors like Cisco and Enterasys, as well as testing NetFlow collector software, to ensure that both the hardware and software are configured correctly. Includes a listener, generator, configurator and communicator. newtmewt appreciated it "for on-the-fly quick graphs that were polled often."

A Blog

Office 365 Reports offers a great archive of useful information on how to make your life easier by putting PowerShell to work in your O365 environment. icoco_ recommends it for the nice collection of Office 365 PowerShell scripts.

Another Free Tool

Need To Graph is a library for automatically generating diagrams in yWorks, graphml or Diagrams drawio that can help you more quickly produce consistent, editable diagrams. You provide the structured data (csv, dictionary, list or api calls), and it returns XML text that can be edited by your application of choice.

One More Free Tool

anonymizepcap is a Python tool for anonymizing MAC addresses (by substituting with zeros) and pseudonymizing IP addresses (by substituting with a password-based HMAC or a first-time-seen mapping) from *.pcap files. Works on *.pcap files in filesystem or on-the-fly on piped PCAP input. Kindly suggested by youngeng.

Yet Another Free Tool

Kustomize offers a Kubernetes-native, template-free way to customize application configuration. 56-17-27-12 tells us, "It is included with Kubectl, but it really deserves some attention. Managing Kubernetes CRDs can be painful, and then adding multiple environments just makes it worse. Kustomize allows you to declare a base and then make make configurations per environment without having to fork while reducing yaml."

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Fraidycat is a desktop app or browser extension for Firefox or Chrome that allows you to follow people (even in the hundreds) on any platform—Twitter, blog, YouTube, even a public TiddlyWiki. digitaltransmutation appreciates it as "currently my favorite rss follower."

InstEd is a pro-level MSI editor that can be a faster, easier way to work with files. Can build cabs from the media table and offers easy navigation; accurate, tabbed, multi-file editing; change highlighting; validation of many files at once; and transform chaining. NegativeExile describes it as "By far the best MSI editing tool that I know of."

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

IT Pro title: 
NetFlow Testing, O365 Scripts, Diagram Tool & More