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Jilles posted a small script to show offline/online status based on ping

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/16

Jilles posted a small script to show offline/online status based on ping in [] Jilles on Twitter: “#!/bin/bash HOST={1ST HOP HERE} while true;do p=$(ping -c1 $HOST) if [ $? -ne 0 ];then s=offline else s=online\ fi echo $(date +%F\ %T) $s – $(echo $p | sed -e ‘s/^PING.*— 1/1/g’) sleep 10 done”

while true;do
  p=$(ping -c1 $HOST)
  if [ $? -ne 0 ];then
  echo $(date +%F\ %T) $s - $(echo $p | sed -e 's/^PING.*--- 1/1/g')
  sleep 10

The reason was that his ISP had connection problems for the block of homes where Jilles lives.


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Cryptosense Discovery

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/15

This is cool: [Wayback] Cryptosense Discovery:

Free tool that discovers security configuration errors in SSH and TLS servers and explains how to fix them. Supports STARTTLS and can also scan HTTPS, POP3, IMAP and SMTP servers.

It gives you a list of servers a target domain uses (for purposes like web, email, etc) that can have external encryption enabled, then allows you to test these.

The list by default has only servers within that target domain enabled, but you can optionally include other servers (for instance if a domain uses a third party for their SMTP handling).

Basically it is the web-counterpart of a tool like (which I have written about before).

Found while checking out how to test the MX security of a domain using [Wayback] as I forgot the syntax, which in retrospect is dead easy as per [Wayback] tls – How to use on an SMTP server? – Information Security Stack Exchange (thanks [Wayback] Z.T.!): --mx <domain name>

works fine. -t smtp <ip>:25

and -t smtp <ip>:587

also work fine.

Note that not specifying the port assumes port 443, despite specifying protocol smtp. That doesn’t work.

Also, you might try which does the same thing only better

That website is made by the cool people at [Wayback] Cryptosense.

Both are a lot easier than the alternatives described in [Wayback] Blog · How to test SMTP servers using the command-line · Halon MTA: using nslookup and dig for determining the affected hosts, using nc or telnet for testing basic connectivity, using [Wayback/] openssl s_client to test TLS, and [Wayback/] smtpping for measuring throughput.

In addition to the above tools mentioned in the blog, I’ve also used sendEmail (note case sensitivity), ehlo-size, and swaks.

This is what I tested:


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Awk, bash, bash, Communications Development, Development, DNS, Encryption, grep, HTTPS/TLS security, Internet, Internet protocol suite, Power User, Scripting, Security, SMTP, Software Development, SSH, ssh/sshd, TCP,, TLS | Leave a Comment »

A few tools on my list for research: fswatch, entr, ack and ag

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/12

Based on the below tweet and replies, these tools are not on my research list:

[] Aaron Patterson on Twitter: “Here is my “autotest for lazy people”. It watches for changes in the lib or test directory, and runs rake test on change. There are definitely better, purpose built tools for this. But I am lazy…”


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