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October 2020
The right time. The right whale. It is the day before halloween. Planning a halloween outing, or party, of course you have. Worked on the costumes for you children? It is that time of year. Today I read about the right whale and that they are endangered. So what? Well for me, having spent countless day on the open oceans, it bothers me. I love the ocean. And seeing a whale is RARE. And to hear that one type of whale is close to extinction, it pulls my heart strings. What to do? And can a network save it? These right whales are big. 65 feet long. Easily put a small battery and gps on the whale. But how do you keep the battery charged? Need a motion activated charger, or charged by water pressure and water motion. But then how do you send the gps coordinates to land? If you had many network nodes at sea. . ..continue reading.

August 2020 Hacking ssh. A look at ssh logs on a unix machine. read here about ssh knocking. How many servers do you have infected?

August 2020
On a persons computer I see they have allowed RDP to the entire internet. Well meaning and it did work, but unfortunately there are bad actors on the internet that will constantly try to login to your RDP. On this particular client, the offenders came from Poland and France. Here is the information on the networks that were attacking the rdp host: $ whois 51.83.216.209
% This is the RIPE Database query service.
% The objects are in RPSL format. Continue reading whois on the attackers from Poland
% Abuse contact for '51.83.216.192 - 51.83.216.255' is 'abuse@service-panel.com'
address: 00-043 Warsaw address: PL
$ whois 163.172.105.54

August 2020
Universal plug and play. Its a feature built into home wifi routers. This feature allows a program to manipulate the router/NAT functions. Its powerful but capable of being exploited. To be safe, turn OFF universal plug and play. You may see it called UPN iGD. IGD is for internet gateway device. Common games like Minecraft, Call of Duty, will create NATs to allow better gameplay. Turn of UPNigd and manually setup the NAT, once you know what ports to forward on your router.

August 2020
We do have hobbies. Most hobbies get eradicated once you have children. For me, this is also true. There is just not enough time. One thing that I have done, as a hobby, was buy a RV. Just like if you wanted to fish, and you needed a boat, well then your hobby is boating but you like to fish. Or you like to boat and your hobby is fishing. They go together. .same same! So I have an RV that we have had for a few years. Awesome trips for sure, but for us the time is up. So if you are interested in a used RV, check it out here at craigslist. Craigslist RV for sale in california.
To read about it, here are some details. Lots of extras on this Providence diesel pusher. You will find it difficult to find a RV with such great features and well cared for. Four (4) slideouts give you lots of room for a small family.
Video of RV - http://networksetup.com/slide_out.mp4
Extras - Front hood bra. Custom front extra quick disconnect air connection. With included air hose, this allows all tires to be filled with air. Neat feature to keep tires properly inflated, without going to a gas station! Steering compensator installed. Keeps RV steering at one spot, on uneven roads. New color day/night backup camera. New over the air HD antenna. New icemaker. Refrigerator runs on propane or AC. It has a new icemaker. Fridge recently tested, freezer at 22 degrees f and fridge at 40 degrees f. ...
Interior is in pretty good shape, most everything works as original design. Kitchen, sink, oven, all cabinents work as intended. Slideout table has been refinished.
Tires only 13 months old with a few hundred miles of use, almost new! Two (2) New chassis rv battery. The house batteries recently checked and ok condition (big RVs have two sets of batteries, one for chassis and one set for RV auxillary use). RV has bypass switch that allows starting the engine on either set of batteries. Lots of AC power connections inside the RV, also has AC inverter command center that shows inverter state, and easily change power available versus power being used to charge batteries. Two air conditioners that work well. Two exhaust fans, one in bathroom, one in the main room. All chassis lube points have been greased recently, steering, drive line, everything under the RV has been cleaned with power sprayer. Generator is ONAN and runs on diesel also, recently had oil changed. Front panel AC system shows power utilization of the RV, good for sites with little electricity or when running on the generator. New Co2/propane detector installed last year (they have a limited life span). Windows are double pane with screen (except for front window). Extra table for living room, you can customize one table and have another original table, if you like. Custom drink holders installed on slideout table. Has a built-in vacuum cleaner, low noise and empties into lower compartment. Kitchen has oven, microwave, four burners and decent storage. HD flat screen in the lower compartment for outdoor viewing. Radio in lower compartment. HD Flat screen TV in the front (Sony). HD Flat screen TV in the back room (Samsung). Blue ray player, Xbox game console. Caterpillar C7 Diesel Engine, no DEF fluid (emissions) needed on these. Recent engine computer code upgrade, done by Caterpillar. Extra DC fan on radiator. Recent oil and transmission fluid change. Air filter cleaned last month, and I have an extra air filter brand new. I know some people to help you finance, if you need that.



Sept/August 2020
Reading up on XML, CSS and xml transforms, using ummm another three (3) letter word. I like that the CSS sheet file can easily manipulate the look of any XML file (when viewed with a browser). I will post some examples
One example of a simple CSS and javascript is the "Read more" button on this page. Its a simple javascript code and style that allow that function to work. Keep aware of remote code (javascript) vulnerabilities running on your browser.

August 2020
Universal plug and play. Its a feature built into home wifi routers. This feature allows a program to manipulate the router/NAT functions. Its powerful but capable of being exploited. To be safe, turn OFF universal plug and play. You may see it called UPN iGD. IGD is for internet gateway device. Common games like Minecraft, Call of Duty, will create NATs to allow better gameplay. Turn of UPNigd and manually setup the NAT, once you know what ports to forward on your router. Again, turn OFF upnp !!! Prevent malicious software from manipulating your router!!
If you know a bit about .NET, here is some sample UPNP code for router nat setup. Wait, your probably think, ignore this. I have a firewall! Well if its a firewall that has the capability of UPN IGD, then even if you have the firewall enabled, it still may allow this exploit! Have a network guy check your firewall!
Net code for UPN IGD">Net code for UPN IGD.


Jan 2019
I am reading a IEEE book about several technologies, the book titled "Handbook of applied algorithms." It discusses WDM, and the concepts. If you are new to multiplex, you should read up on multiplexers. They are pretty common in communications. Often setup and rarely tweaked with again. Traffic grooming is a new term for me. Traffic grooming is all about taking multiple data sources, like T1 lines and combining into a certain color channel, or wavelength. Qian-Ping is the author of the text. Another thing I learned is the ADM. ADM is short for Add, Drop, multiplexer.

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