How to Use Notepad to Create a Log File

Nice tip for Notepad from weekly email from Veeam’s Gostev.

How to Use Notepad to Create a Log File


Summary


Microsoft Notepad is a word processing tool included with Windows and is installed by default under the Accessories program group. You can use it to create a log-type file that adds the current date and time each time the Notepad file is opened. This article describes how to create a log file with Notepad.

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To create a log file in Notepad:

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Notepad.
  2. Type .LOG on the first line, and then press ENTER to move to the next line.
  3. On the File menu, click Save As, type a descriptive name for your file in the File name box, and then click OK. When you next open the file, note that the date and time have been appended to the end of the log, immediately preceding the place where new text can be added. You can use this functionality to automatically add the current date and time to each log entry.

Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/260563/how-to-use-notepad-to-create-a-log-file

Amazon Workspaces now provides IP address-based access control

Good stuff to lock down access to Amazon WorkSpaces…

Amazon WorkSpaces now provides you with the ability to control the IP addresses from which your WorkSpaces can be accessed. Using IP address-based control groups, you can define and manage groups of trusted IP addresses, and only allow users to access their WorkSpaces when they’re connected to a trusted network. This feature helps you gain greater control over your security posture.

More here

WTF FortiGate/Fortinet TCP/8008 and /8010

Noticed odd traffic to Canada IPs from FAZ and found they are in use by the FortiGate for the FortiGuard block pages as well as the FortiGuard override pages.

How to close TCP ports 8008 and 8010 on a FortiGate unit

 

Source: http://itheadaches.com/wtf-fortinet-fortigate-tcp-ports-8008-8010-reserved-ports/

QUIC Protocol udp/443

QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections, pronounced quick) is an experimental transport layer network protocol developed by Google. QUIC supports a set of multiplexed connections between two endpoints over User Datagram Protocol (UDP), and was designed to provide security protection equivalent to TLS/SSL, along with reduced connection and transport latency, and bandwidth estimation in each direction to avoid congestion. QUIC’s main goal is to optimize connection-oriented web applications currently using TCP. An experimental implementation is being put in place in Chrome by a team of engineers at Google.

Source: How to Block QUIC Protocol

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/Management-Articles/How-to-Block-QUIC-Protocol/ta-p/120207

WordPress Update Failed

Attempting update to wordpress as we are not worthy. Got this error:

Update WordPress

Downloading update from https://downloads.wordpress.org/release/wordpress-4.9.2-no-content.zip…

Unpacking the update…

The update cannot be installed because we will be unable to copy some files. This is usually due to inconsistent file permissions.: wp-admin/includes/update-core.php

Installation Failed

 

THIS guy saved us…https://aaronjholbrook.com/wordpress-permissions-update-error-resolved/

Thanks Aaron!

 

wp-admin/includes/update-core.php

 

 

WordPress install folder:

/var/www/html

 

sudo find /var/www/html -type f -exec chmod 664 {} \;

sudo find /var/www/html -type d -exec chmod 775 {} \;

sudo chgrp -R www-data /var/www/html

Office 2016 Issue

Receiving this notice today with Outlook, Word, and Excel:

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Searched google and…

This Microsoft link explains the error, but I believe we are good with payment.

This link provided some more reasonable fix to the issue.

After reboot, the error persisted.

This link provided some additional steps. Be sure to view to step 4 to clean up stored credentials for Office apps.

After the removal of the stored office credentials a restart was conducted. Upon login, I was prompted to login to 3-4 various Office 365 resources and no longer received the original account notice.

ISSUE RESOLVED! Thanks google and peeps!