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Archive for April 16th, 2021

Stop FortiClient from auto-starting (as it uses a truckload of Windows resources, often including 2 gigabyte of memory for their logger)

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/16

I see lot’s of negative reactions on FortiClient, as it is very closed source, many intermittent issues, and is a product that tries to be a jack of all trades (over a couple of versions, in addition of being a proprietary VPN client, they started doing vulnerability scanning, interfering with anti-virus products, they blocked saving of passwords and allowing password managers to paste them, and I could go on).

Sometimes you have to use it in order to access a FortiGate based VPN server, so the best is to defer starting it until as late as possible.

Here are some links to get that configured correctly:


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google chrome – How can I selectively disable paste blockers – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/16

For my link archive: [WayBack] google chrome – How can I selectively disable paste blockers – Super User.

Preliminary testing shows that Chrome Extension [] “Don’t Fuck with Paste” works with


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Dockerfile with Bite Size Networking tools from b0rk

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/04/16

[WayBack] Ryan James Spencer on Twitter:

“I wrote a quick Dockerfile so people who purchase Bite Size Networking from  @b0rk can quickly have access to the tools. You can slim the image down to do debugging on docker networks once you get comfortable with which tools are most useful to you.”

He is planning to do more, so maybe a few of [WayBack] wizard zines get encapsulated into dockerfiles as well.


PS: [WayBack] Dockerfile | Docker Documentation

# N.B. The only tool missing here that is mentioned in the document is `zenmap`
# purely because this image is intended to be run via a CLI and `zenmap` is a GUI
# to `nmap` i.e. one can play around with the tools by running:
# $ docker build –name bite_size_networking:latest .
# $ docker run –rm -d –name bsn_test bite_size_networking:latest
# $ docker exec -it bsn_test bash
# Alternatively, one can change the `ENTRYPOINT` to `["bash"]` and run:
# $ docker run -it –name bsn_test bite_size_networking:latest
# then later (after exiting the shell):
# $ docker start bsn_test
# $ docker attach bsn_test
# One can also run this image on a docker network to capture packets and so
# forth for debugging purposes. Once you've found the tooling that best suits
# your needs, it may make sense to make a slimmed down version of this
# Dockerfile and, if wireguard isn't needed, base this image off
# `debian:stable` instead.
# Lastly, you can purchase Bite Size Networking or Julia's other fantastic
# zines over at
# We use `unstable` here since we install `wireguard` below
FROM debian:unstable
RUN apt update && \
DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt install -y \
dnsutils \
curl \
nmap \
tcpdump \
ngrep \
mitmproxy \
iptables \
ethtool \
stunnel \
hping3 \
lsof \
ipcalc \
p0f \
iperf \
apache2-utils \
wget \
python3 \
iftop \
nethogs \
iptraf \
httpie \
nload \
aria2 \
nftables \
tcpflow \
telnet \
openvpn \
links \
wireguard \
ENTRYPOINT ["sh", "-c", "while true; do sleep $(( 60 * 60 * 24 )); done"]

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