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Archive for August, 2013

User Manual for Avira AntiVir Server | Unix and Avira AntiVir Professional | Unix

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/26

PDF User Manual for Avira AntiVir Server  | Unix and  Avira AntiVir Professional  | Unix.

It is not completely up to date (as most installations are now RPM based), but gives great background information.

If you are using SUSE Linux, then note that as of openSUSE 11.3, there is a glitch when you use the SUSE security repository (see Bug 633771 – antivir cannot be installed because of missing

Basically there are two solutions to this:

  1. Ignore the dependency issue;
  2. Use the Avira repository.

The former seems to be a viable solution as per PDF User Manual, the installation proceeds as follows:

linking /usr/lib/AntiVir/guard/ to /usr/lib/AntiVir/guard/

And indeed it does: these are the steps to follow, first for adding the security repository, then to install the package (click on images to view larger versions): Read the rest of this entry »

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Foto’s 16e Katwijkbinse #Truckrun 2013: opstellen/aankomst Marine Vliegkamp Valkenburg, doorkomst Sassenheim

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/25

Broer Martijn met chauffeur Bas

Broer Martijn met chauffeur Bas

Ik heb drie sets foto’s gemaakt van de Katwijkbinse Truckrun 2013:

  1. ‘s Ochtends tijdens het opstellen op het voormalige Marinevliegkamp Valkenburg.
  2. ‘s Middags tijdens de doorkomst op de hoek Teylingerlaan/Frank van Borselenlaan net buiten Sassenheim.
  3. ‘s Middags tijdens de aankomst op het voormalige Marinevliegkamp Valkenburg.

Het was weer 1 groot feest (:

Was je chauffeur of deelnemer en wil je een originele foto? Stuur me dan even een berichtje via het contactformulier.

De aankondiging en route van de Truckrun – Oranjevereniging Katwijk a/d Rijn:



Zaterdag 24 augustus de 16e editie van de ‘Katwijkse Truckrun’

“In het bochtje in de Rijnstraat ter hoogte van de Roskam blijft elke auto een soort van verrassing voordat deze luid grommend, toeterend en gillend de bocht om komt. Verwonderde, verbaasde, blije blikken en driftig zwaaiende handen. Al die mensen aan beide kanten van de Rijnstraat die deze stoere truckers en hun enthousiaste bijrijders met open armen ontvangen. Een mooi mijmermoment in onbevangen, vrolijke, maffe feestweek.. Brok in de keel” Read the rest of this entry »

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Google Chromecast Review – The race is on to wirelessly throw video to your TV – Scott Hanselman

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/23

Google Chromecast Review – The race is on to wirelessly throw video to your TV – Scott Hanselman.

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ESXi and VMware Workstation: quick way of getting Console screenshots in PNG format; some URLs on your ESXi machine

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/23

Thanks DoubleCloud for the post on Really Easy Ways to Capture VM Screenshot.

It also works for VMware ESXi, and by default is enabled: browse to https://esxi-machine/screen?id=# to get a PNG screenshot of the VM with ID=#.

I’m not sure yet how to get the ID of a running VM, so usually this is a bit of trial and error on a busy system (:

Later: I found out you can get the ID through MOB; see a couple of these links.

For my ESXi the URLs are these:

You can even add parameters to modify this PNG, as per [] Capturing Virtual Machine Screenshots in vSphere – VMware vSphere Blog:

  • w = the pixel width of the scaled image
  • h = the pixel height of the scaled image
  • x0  = the left side of the bounding box to select the image
  • y0 = the top side of the bounding box to select the image
  • x1 = the right side of the bounding box to select the image
  • y1 = the bottom of the bounding box to select the image


Turn of screen blanking

  • In Windows, look at the Power options, then turn off the screen saver.
  • On Linux text consoles e.g. you can do this with the command “setterm -blank 0”.

VMware Workstation

There is no way to take screenshots using URLs in VMware Workstation. But as of VMware Workstation 6.5, you can use Ctrl+Alt+PrtSc both in Windows and Full Screen mode. Like the ESXi screenshots, captures only the screen itself (so not the borders/toolbar/tabs in Windowed mode).

Note that form the vSphere client, you can take a movie as well: Creating a Screen Shot or a Movie of a Virtual Machine.

URLs on your ESXi machine

The above leads us to a couple of URLs on your ESXi machine: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in ESXi4, ESXi5, ESXi6, ESXi7, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | 1 Comment »

Interesting essay by Bruce Schneier: The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/08/22

Must read for anyone, worried or not: The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet.


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