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November 30, 2004

Cool tools for sysadmins

Filed under: Computer Tips — Suramya @ 2:03 AM

Here’s todays list of software I like/recomend for sysadmins.

Dameware This software allows you to connect remotely to a windows machine and work on it as if you are sitting in front of it. Has two modes: Visible and invisible. In the visible mode the used sees a popup box letting him know that someone is connected to them. In the invisible mode you won’t even know that I am connected. The best part is that even if you remove the service from your system, I can install it remotely without your permission on the system if I have admin rights on the system (Domain Admins). You can also start and stop services/programs from the handy interface without the other person knowing.

Driftnet: Really cool program. This program listens to network traffic and picks out images/mpg video’s from TCP streams it observes. It has some serious privacy implications and must be used with care. One cool application is that it can pipe its output to xscreensaver and display those images as a screensaver. Useful for identifying what kind of sites people are visitng on a coporate network.

Well this is all for now. More later.

– Suramya

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