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Test NFS From OSX

When setting up a NFS server its nice to be able to test from your desktop to verify things are working properly. In the current scenario I setup NFS on a BackTrack Linux server and needed to test it quickly from OSX to make sure NFS mounts were advertising properly. Below are a couple quick commands to first display the available NFS mounts and second to mount the NFS drive on OSX to verify functionality.

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Nipper Studio Error: The Program Can’t Start Because MSVCP100.dll Is Missing From Your Computer

After a recent Nipper upgrade I received an error when attempting to launch the application. The upgrade was from Nipper 2.1.6 to Nipper 2.1.9 on a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit computer. Below I describe the error in more detail as well as what was done to resolve the error. Nipper Studio is released by Tatania and is used to do network device configuration review including device support for network products from 3com, Alteon Networks, Baracuda Networks, Bay Networks, Blue Coat, Brocade, Check Point, Cisco, Crossbeam, CyberGuard, Dell, Extreme Networks, Fortinet, Foundry Networks, GTA, H3C, HP, IBM, Juniper, McAfee, Microsoft, Netgear, Nokia, Secure Computing, SonicWall, and others.

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Install VMware Tools For Backtrack 5 Running Via VMware Player On Windows 7

If you are running a Backtrack VM via VMware Player on Windows 7 then you will want to make sure that VMware Tools is installed. This will allow your host OS to communicate properly with the guest Operating System which in this case is Backtrack 5 release 2. The VMware Tools description page also lists the below items as enhancements when VMware Tools is installed on the guest operating system.

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Replace A Single Line Of Text In Multiple Files On Mac OSX

Earlier I was transferring some configuration files from an application on a Windows 7 computer to an application on a OSX Lion computer. The location of a file referenced in the configuration files had changed so I needed to update about a hundred different INI files with the new location. Doing this on OSX is very easy using perl as long as you get the syntax correct as it can be tricky if there are multiple quotes and or slashes. Below is a quick example of a perl command used to replace a single line of text in multiple files without having to modify each file individually.

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Send VBS Script Output To Text File On Windows

Earlier today I used a VBS script to scrub all the email addresses from a Windows Exchange server since I couldn’t find any other way to display all email addresses including any aliases assigned to specific users. I needed to find a secondary email address from one of the many domains configured on the server so I could remove it from a user and add it to another user. Anyhow when run the script would pop up this huge window that did not include scrollbars so it was impossible to find what I was looking for. Use the information below to output VBS script output to a text file on a Windows computer.