[NetSec] Beware of the “D” State

When you issue the top command on a Fortigate firewall, you see the states of the processes along with the other information such as CPU and memory usage. Here is an example: Run Time: 356 days, 7 hours and 13 minutes 13U, 0N, 22S, 65I; 15972T, 7794F, 1013KF ipsengine 12441 S < 27.4 1.0 ipsengine… Continue reading [NetSec] Beware of the “D” State


[Linux] Nautilus Can Not Handle Windows Shares

It was a surprise for me when I realized that Nautilus could not connect to Windows network or smb locations. GVFS, which is the virtual file system of the GNOME desktop environment, does not come with SMB support by default, and this was the whole reason of this unexpected behavior. Simply installing the gvfs-smb package… Continue reading [Linux] Nautilus Can Not Handle Windows Shares

[Linux] GIMP is Online

Our beloved open source image manipulation program is now online. Just click on the link below and choose "Launch Now" and start using it on the cloud. Most of the frequently used features are available and it works pretty well. It is also possible to connect cloud accounts for enabling loading and saving. https://www.rollapp.com/app/gimp Don't… Continue reading [Linux] GIMP is Online

[Linux] Google Calendar On The Command-Line

Gcalcli is a perfect solution for having a calendar on the command line. On Arch, you can just simply install it via AUR, and it starts working out of the box. There are three modes that I use very frequently: gcalcli agenda -- Shows your five day agenda starting from today. gcalcli calw -- Shows… Continue reading [Linux] Google Calendar On The Command-Line

[NetSec] How To Enable SSH Service on Check Point

The easiest and the most convenient way to enable the ssh deamon on Check Point is as easy as changing a simple line in the sshd.config file. Edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file; vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config Find the line "#Subsystem     sftp     /usr/libexec/openssh/sftp-server" And change it to, Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Do not forget to restart the service; /sbin/service sshd restart

[Linux] How To Use Zip On The Command Line

Although using zip is not a desired way of compressing files on Linux, for the sake of the compatibility, I still need it. Here are some examples I use frequently; This compresses file1, file2 and file3 into zipfile: zip zipfile file1 file2 file3 This one compresses everything in the current directory into zipfile but not… Continue reading [Linux] How To Use Zip On The Command Line