Tips & Tricks : Session log files in SecureCRT


I use SecureCRT quite often to access Linux systems as well as network devices.

When going through one of the presentations on SecureCRT web page I found handy tip how to configure session logs to have it divided by date, time and session.

Screenshot below demonstrates settings for log file:

SecureCRT Log File configuration

Basically parameters are set to:

  • Log file name: %Y-%M-%D–%h-%m-%s.%t__%S(%H).txt
  • Options / Start log upon connect: checked
  • Custom log data / On each line: %h:%m:%s(%t):

These settings will create separate log file for each session every time connection will be established.

In addition to that each line will start with timestamp added by SecureCRT.


How-To : Use Raspberry PI as Wireless Access Point


Here is how to turn Raspberry PI with Linksys WUSB100 v2.0 adapter and Raspbian into wireless access point. This might be handy for conference rooms where you have wired connection, but wireless signal is too low. Just quick setup on Raspberry, plugin the cable and you have wireless available.

Install required packages

apt-get install firmware-ralink wireless-tools hostapd bridge-utils

Modify /etc/network/interfaces to add bridge interface

auto lo br0

iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet manual

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual

iface br0 inet dhcp
bridge_ports eth0 wlan0

Once network configuration is modified reboot Raspberry PI.

Create /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf file to define access point configuration


Add configuration information to /etc/default/hostapd

That will make hostapd daemon to start automatically each time Raspberry PI will bootup.


How-To : Install RDP server on Raspberry PI with Raspbian


By default on Raspberry PI with Raspbian you can enable SSH and connect via text terminal connection.

However, Raspberry PI offers also graphical environment.

How to access Raspberry PI graphical desktop remotely?

Here is how to install RDP server on Raspberry PI with Raspbian…



How-to : Package virtual machine for Riverbed Steelhead with RSP


RSP platform installed on Riverbed allows to run VMware virtual machines on it. THat gives very powerful environment as Riverbed might become the only appliance deployed for branch office and with WAN optimization we can also provide basic services/systems to site. That gives us huge flexibility and same time no need to deploy additional systems for site can be placed on Riverbed as virtual machines. Of course that reuires special license and also additional RAM would be recommended, so we won’t suffer performance issues (additional memory can be purchased with Riverbed appliance and RSP license, so we get ready to go environment).

But it is not enough to create VMware cityual machine on PC and upload it to Riverbed. Few more steps is involved in the process and here we will go through all steps to see how to prepare virtual machine for Riverbed on Windows 7 PC with VMware Workstation 9 installed.



Config snippets : PostgreSQL : Listening on all IP addresses


After installation PostgreSQL is listening on localhost only. To change that adjustment has to be done in postgresql.conf.



Code snippets : PostgreSQL : Add new superuser after PostgreSQL installation


After I instaled PostgreSQL on Amazon Linux AMI, first thing after database server was up and running I start thinking how to create user with administrative privileges, so I can access it using some management applications.

So, here is how to create superuser and set password, which will allow to access PostgreSQL using admin tools.