Random knowledge VIII.

You're getting old if you consider sleeping until 0900 'sleeping in'.

When configuring a firewall with IPTables you have to specify the protocol before the port number(s) in each command. Do this:

iptables -A INPUT -s -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT

and not this

iptables -A INPUT -s --dport 22 -p tcp -j ACCEPT

If you don't, you'll see error messages to the effect of "Unknown arg '--dport'"

When writing Snort rules, there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, rules come in two parts: the …