Reset the GroundWork Monitor 6.0 Password

The GroundWork Monitor is a simple way to deploy Nagios monitoring to networks. It does a great job of monitoring Linux servers, and anything that speaks SNMP. I recently needed to make some updates to a GroundWork Community Edition VM, and found myself in a situation...

Install UltraVNC from within an RDP Session

Here’s how to install and start up an UltraVNC server from within an RDP session. This has been tested with UltraVNC 1.0.8 and a remote desktop session into a Windows XP Professional SP3 installation, but should work in other Windows / UltraVNC combinations as...

Joining the ACM – A Linux Sysadmin’s Perpective

The ACM, or the Association of Computing Machinery describes itself as “the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society”. Until recently, I assumed that since I was out of academia, and focused more on things that sysadmins do, like...

Linksys PAP2T-NA Gizmo Settings

Here are the settings that I used to get a Linksys PAP2T-NA working with Gizmo: Browse to the PAP2T-NA’s web page, for example http://192.168.111.100 Click the PAP2T-NA’s “Admin Login” link Click on the “Line 1″ tab Fill in the...

SMTP relay with FreeBSD and sendmail

Here’s a guide to setting up a FreeBSD server to relay emails for a set of IP addresses and/or hostnames. Be very careful to only enable relaying for trusted machines. Ideally, you’d setup your FreeBSD sendmail server to require authentication. Enable...

Printing to a Cannon ImageRunner 5075 from Microsoft Word 97

One of my customers recently had a Canon ImageRunner 5075 coper/printer/fax unit installed in their office. Everything seemed to be working until someone tried to print a document in Microsoft Word 97. It seems that Microsoft Word 97 didn’t like the new printer....

Make Thunderbird show the time and date of replied to messages

Once thing that I’ve missed since switching from Apple’s Mail to Mozilla’s Thunderbird, is the way that Mail includes the time and date that the message being replied to was received. Thunderbird does not do this by default, but it’s to make...