You might think this is another “how to” how to install Fail2ban. I admit there are a lot of instructions available. However I couldn’t find a clear instruction for installing Fail2ban with email notification or some are missing an important setting. I love Fail2ban and use it for several Linux server. However I would like to get an email when Fail2ban triggers an action.
I installed an Ubuntu server 18.04. And then I discovered that the time displayed was not correct. Hey, I was pretty sure that during the gui installation process I had selected the time zone. Or had I not? Anyway, the time was one hour behind. This sort of a careless error can happen to anyone. So for those of you who might sometime be in the same boat as me: don’t worry! Here’s how to fix the issue and it’s really easy!
I got a request asking if it is possible for a web application to connect to an SQL server remote port. My answer: “But of course! We just need to open port 1433 on the Windows Firewall and enable TCP/IP.” A request handled very quickly. Or so I thought.
I had to install the Remote Desktop Service (RDS) role on a Windows Server 2019. I have never done it before. So I googled a bit to find some instructions. But my use case was different than most instructions I found. The server is in workgroup mode and not part of a domain.
I recently installed an Exchange Server 2019 in my Windows domain. I already have an Exchange Server 2016 which hosts all the mailboxes of our small family business. I tend to download a manual on my Kindle for research purposes, but this being rather new, there’s no Kindle version available. So I turned to multiple forums to talk to others in a similar situation.
I received an email alert from the Fortigate Switzerland distributor to say that a new firmware 6.0.5 had been released to fix a critical hole in the VPN portal. This hole could steal passwords. It was highly recommended to apply the fix urgently.
Today, I’d like to tell you about some of the hardware and software I use in my homelab to stay up to date. Since my clients often ask me for recommendations on hardware and software, I find it important that I use those tools on a daily basis. Practise what you preach! Also, it is vital in the IT field to constantly stay informed about emerging trends, new technology and the pros and cons.