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command line – Linux’ `ps f` (tree view) equivalent on OSX? – Ask Different

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/02/14

There still is no ps xf on Mac OS X.

You need brew install pstree for that. Then you can excute pstree which gives you a treeview of the processes running.

via: [WayBackcommand line – Linux’ ps f (tree view) equivalent on OSX? – Ask Different


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openSUSE – Review of the week 2018/03 – Dominique a.k.a. DimStar (Dim*) – be sure to review your openssh config!

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/20

Before upgrading Tumbleweed this week, you need to review your openssh config.

This is not mentioned in Review of the week 2018/03 – Dominique a.k.a. DimStar (Dim*), but very important.

So be sure to read these before upgrading:

If you forget to review /etc/ssh/sshd_config, you get this in journalctl if you have specified your own MACs for instance when hardening according to [WayBack including rimemd160] Secure Secure Shell:

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mtr does ping and traceroute in one go – bold/red lines are for non-responding hosts

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/19

I learned about mtr via [WayBackBufferbloat Demystified – Andrew Clunis which I found via  [WayBack] Älterer Artikel, der Bufferbload und erklärt. – Kristian Köhntopp – Google+

mtr is cool:

mtr combines the functionality of the ‘traceroute’ and ‘ping’ programs in a single network diagnostic tool.

Running it, I saw occasional bold lines that were not mentioned in the README, but after a search in the repo I found it to be in documented NEWS:

Draw names in red (GTK) or bold (Curses) if host doesn’t respond.

Some times from here across to California back when I still had ADSL:

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Using hardware security tokens cross-platform is only slightly more complicat…

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/17

Thanks for the excellent comment explaining how to use hardware tokens as a comment to [WayBack] Using hardware security tokens cross-platform is only slightly more complicated than piloting a Space Shuttle. ##sarcasm – Jan Wildeboer – Google+

Jan Wildeboer:

+Jeroen Wiert Pluimers OK. Let’s look a bit at how this works. There are several competing standards/ways to use a security token. Typically you’ll decide between the two most used ones. As a CCID device AKA SmartCard with OpenSC or using gpg-agent. And that’s an either/or question. Some of the security tokens can only work with gpg-agent, some can do both (but not at the same time) and some are only useful as CCID style (e.g. the Nitrokey HSM).

OK. So now we look at platforms. CCID using OpenSC mostly works everywhere, but you might need to install some additional software depending on your OS. Older versions of MacOS X were notoriously bad, since (High) Sierra it has become better.

On Linux it again really depends. The gnome-keyring-agent that is active in a Gnome session really messes everything up, so better deactivate that. Which is not really trivial. But you have to have a socket for ssh-agent to pick up the key, so some stuff goes to your .bash.rc and you have to make some changes to Gnome config.

If you want to use a Yubikey for 2FA, note that it cannot do TOTP (Time based One Time Password) which Amazon wants for AWS auth. So you need another helper app on your computer.

Here’s some articles that explain it in detail:

The middle two links are actually part of the series [WayBack] Yubikey All The Things | EngineerBetter | More than Cloud Foundry specialists which has a third post [WayBack] Yubikeys for Static Secrets | EngineerBetter | More than Cloud Foundry specialists


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du -h -c -s *  — shows human readable total sizes of all subdirectories and a overall total

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/01/15

Inspired by [WayBacklinux command line: du — how to make it show only total for each directories – Stack Overflow

du -h -s -c *

This displays the human readable (-h) total (-s) with a grand total (-c) of all subdirectories (*).


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