Information Security

ss : Backtrack 5: Non Menu Items: CLI Commands: ss

The ss command is not necessarily specific to Backtrack but is typically included in most Linux or UNIX distributions. This is definitely a core utility though that should be in any pen testers arsenal as it provides great information about any type of socket socket including DCCP sockets, RAW sockets, TCP sockets, UDP sockets and UNIX sockets. There are various switches that are useful based on the task and below I go into multiple examples of using switches for different scenarios.

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Google Docs Spreadsheet: Have One Row Always Display At The Top Of The Spreadsheet

Earlier tonight I was working on a spreadsheet with thousands of rows and over a dozen columns so I kept forgetting which column was which when working down inside the spreadsheet. I knew there was a way to have a a single row or multiple rows always display at the top of the spreadsheet but was not sure exactly how and I was unable to find the option in the Google Docs Spreadsheet drop downs. I finally figured out how to have a set number of rows always display at the top of a Google Spreadsheet and have shared the information below.

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siege: Backtrack: Stress Testing: Network Stress Testing: siege

Network stress testing is taken for granted sometimes however it is extremely useful in many aspects of a network. Typically when someone is thinking of stress testing something technology related they are thinking of stress testing a web application of some sort however it is beneficial to also stress test every piece of network hardware from the firewall to the web server that the application is running on to make sure there are no weaknesses once packets touch your network. With that said there are some great applications within Backtrack that provide stress testing capabilities such as siege which is classified as a HTTP/HTTPS Stress Tester which depending on the location you test from could also test network hardware between the Internet and the web server running the application being tested.

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