IT Pro Tuesday #203
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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!
We're looking for cool tips and tools we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply with your latest finds, so we can help others benefit from your experience.
As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.
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 Cheat Sheet
Bash Redirections Cheat Sheet is a convenient, one-page resource to help jog your memory for occasions when you're working with redirections in bash. There's also a nice companion blog post on the topic here. fried_green_baloney explains, "If you do use Linux/Cygwin/WSL/whatever command line, [this] is a really valuable guide to redirection."
A Free Tool
PoolMon can help you determine if you have a kernel-mode memory leak by monitoring the pool memory usage by pool tag name. Suggested by mrjailbreak, who explains that it's "from the Windows SDK/WDK package. [It’s] great for identifying memory leaks in programs!"
Another Free Tool
Jupyter Notebook is a simple, streamlined web app for creating and sharing computational documents, with support for over 40 programming languages. joeypants05 appreciates it as a means to “help work through python for those of us that are inexperienced."
IPv6 Buzz is another targeted offering from Packet Pushers that features a team of seasoned experts discussing IPv6-related networking, design and architecture. Kindly recommended by links234.
Yet Another Free Tool
changedetection.io is a simple, self-hosted website change detection and notification service. This open-source tool is designed as a simpler alternative to Visualping or Watchtower that alerts you to any text changes on the monitored web pages. Kindly shared by the dev, dgtlmoon123.
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
Sshuttle is a transparent proxy server for Linux/MacOS that forwards over ssh. Can be helpful for occasions when a remote network has no feasible VPN and you don't want to create an ssh port forward for every host/port on the network. Does not require admin privileges. whitewail602 likes that it "Lets you route over ssh tunnels."
BIND 9 is a versatile, flexible and full-featured name server system. This transparent, open-source DNS solution is the longest-standing and most-commonly deployed in the market. BrightBeaver adds, "Super customizable but with reasonable defaults and minimal setup required as a forwarder. It also lets you use the same service for local name resolution as on your local network, and even as as a public authoritative server."
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.