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Archive for the ‘Firewall’ Category

Batch file to open a specific TCP port in Windows 7 / 2008 Server and up

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/09/18

Thanks to the answer by Kevin Richardson on How to open ports on Windows firewall through batch file, I wrote this batch file that uses the add command of the Netsh AdvFirewall Firewall Commands which requires Admin privileges to run:

:: open port (first argument passed to batch script, second argument is description)
net file 1>nul 2>nul
if '%errorlevel%' == '0' ( goto :gotPrivileges ) else ( goto :getPrivileges )
echo You need to be admin running with an elevated security token to run %0
goto :exit
netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Open Port %1 for %2" dir=in action=allow protocol=TCP localport=%1
exit /b


via: How to open ports on Windows firewall through batch file – Stack Overflow

Posted in Firewall, Infrastructure, Microsoft Surface on Windows 7, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 | Leave a Comment »

Was ist Cloud? Great presentation including transcript by Kristian Köhntopp.

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/08/23

When one of my DevOps friends asks: Was ist Cloud?.

Kristian Köhntopp even published it as a SlideShare deck with transcript: Was ist Cloud?.

There is even a video: Froscon “Was ist Cloud?” – Video.

Thanks a million, Kris, this is very much worth reading for anybody doing Ops, Dev or DevOps.

There is even a

If you can’t read German: tough luck (;


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Posted in Cloud, Development, Firewall, Infrastructure, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

ENDIAN Firewall – Connected client can access EFW but no other hosts: enable promiscuous mode on VMware ESXi

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/10/12

While solving a problem with Windows 7 machines not being able to ping the machines on the GREEN LAN of an Endian when connecting through OpenVPN, but XP machines could, I did a few upgrades, then went on to solve the problem.

  • Upgraded from ESX 3.5 to ESXi 4.1 (I needed this anyway because of Pass Through USB support)
  • Upgraded the community edition appliance from Endian 2.2 to Endian 2.4 (which has more configuration options, and better ways for reporting and logging)

Then I went on solving the issue, which I suspected was a kind of routing problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Endian, ESXi4, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, Firewall, Infrastructure, OpenVPN, Power User, VMware, VMware ESXi | 8 Comments »

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