Creating SSL MySQL from Windows

Assumed that you will going to install OpenSSL and you wish to apply to your MySQL if you are using Windows Operating System.

1. Download OpenSSL from URL here.
2. Once installation done, add your bin folder of the OpenSSL to your Environment Variable.
3. Open command prompt.
4. Follow the command as below.
cd \
openssl
If you see the result return is “OpenSSL>”, that mean you have successfully installed.
5. Open the MySQL command and refer to the following line.
shell> md c:\newcerts
shell> cd c:\newcerts
6. Test your certificate.
shell> mysqld –defaults-file=$DIR/my.cnf &

How to Install IIS FTP 7.5

To install IIS 7.5 from Windows Operating System, you will need to install IIS(Internet Information Services) Manager 7.0 and above at first.

Next, you will need to install new IIS FTP 7.5 from iis.net site.

FTP 7.5 for IIS 7.0 (x64)
FTP 7.5 for IIS 7.0 (x86)

If you have installed FTP 7.0 earlier, you may need to uninstall it at first, then you may proceed to install FTP 7.5 with the installer as URL above.

To configure FTP 7.5,
1. Create folder “%SystemDrive%\inetpub\ftproot”, run “mkdir %SystemDrive%\inetpub\ftproot”.
2. Grant permission to the FTP folder. Open command prompt and run command below.
ICACLS “%SystemDrive%\inetpub\ftproot” /Grant administrators:F /T
3. Go to IIS, Create FTP site.

4. Enter name “Default FTP Site” and Physical path “%SystemDrive%\inetpub\ftproot”.

5. Enter the server IP and select No SSL.

6. Select Basic check-box and hit Finish.

Basic Network Commands in Windows

Today, I will show some Network commands used in Windows Operating System. You might use some of the command daily and some of it which is useful but you have never used it.

nslookup
This is a tools that always use to check the DNS information such as ns, a, mx, txt, etc. Sometimes, it is important to check the DNS if your domain entered to the expired and you have forgotten to renew your domain name causing the domain provider temporarily change your DNS information.

tracert
tracert is trace route in Linux and it is the same like trace route, with tracert, you are allowed to understand the hop route from your PC to the server (destination).

arp -a
With the command “arp -a”, it gives you the IPs list of your internal network and easily to allow you to know which IPs used in your network if you are not using DHCP network.

ping
ping is the mostly used to understand if a domain or IP able to return the response in short time.

ipconfig
ipconfig is widely used by network administrator to test out some of the testing on the internal network and the command could be /all, /flushdns, etc.

pathping
pathping is the advance(newer version) of tracert and it show you the result in another method.

How to reset Safari to Factory Setting

If you are using Safari 5 with your Windows Operating System, you will found out Safari 5 actually stored lots of cache, information, etc and result you Browsing quality reduced. You may avoid by reset the browser to factory setting.

To done this, it is quite easy and just need 10 seconds of your time.

1. Open your Safari 5.
2. Click on the Gear(option) and a drop down menu show.

3. Click on Reset Safari…


4. A Warning windows will prompt and you may select your need. Restart your Safari 5 and you have done.

Windows Error Codes Lookup Tool

With Windows Operating System, you might sometimes get some Windows Error codes that you might not know what is that error stand for.

You may now get the Windows Error Codes Lookup Tool(WELT) to understand what is that error stand for.

WELT will work with regular error code with Windows and analyze the error message from Windows. All you need is copy the error code and paste to the Error text box and it will generate the error of yours.

Download the WELT here.

How to Edit Windows Host File?

If you are the webmaster of a website and you often modify your script and update directly from the server, you will need to always check if you are resolved to the correct testing box(servers).

By modify the Windows Host file, you will be able to correctly view the actual result instead of the cache from your PC to the old host (if you have more than 2 hosting servers).

To change your Windows Host File, you may simply use the notepad available from the Windows Operating System, run it as administrator mode if you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Then open the file located at C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts. Modify according to your need like example below.

127.0.0.1 mickgenie.com

Linux Portable Apps

Portable Apps is being used by Windows Operating System widely from the Windows user, but they are less portables Apps for Linux World.

By now, a new website named portablelinuxapps.org features a number of Linux Portable Apps for Linux Distro for free. With these application, you can run it directly through your thumb drive or even your home drive without installing them.

By this post date(26 July 2010), all of the Linux Portable apps available as below, and it going to update time-by-time.

Continue reading Linux Portable Apps

Unlocker: Windows Useful Unlocking Utility

Unlocker, a unlocking utility that well perform for Windows Operating System which work to Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

Sometimes, when you want to delete a file and you prompt an error that the file is not able to remove and the file is being used by another system. The cached session could be clear by the Unlocker.

With Unlocker, you may fix the following criteria.
* Cannot delete file: Access is denied
* There has been a sharing violation.
* The source or destination file may be in use.
* The file is in use by another program or user.
* Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

If you have Unlocker ran, the utility will simply pop up and you may just unlock all to release the session.

You may download with the following Link.
http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/#download

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