Friday, May 30, 2008

Compile dmidecode on Cygwin

dmidecode - Default branch
Section: Unix

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Added: Mon, Jan 20th 2003 14:01 PDT (5 years, 4 months ago) Updated: Tue, Feb 27th 2007 07:13 PDT (1 year, 3 months ago)

From Freshmeat:
Dmidecode reports information about your system's hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard. This information typically includes system manufacturer, model name, serial number, BIOS version, asset tag, and a lot of other details of varying level of interest and reliability, depending on the manufacturer. This will often include usage status for the CPU sockets, expansion slots and memory module slots, and the list of I/O ports.

Directions to get this to compile under cygwin.

I had to run cygwin setup and select gcc ( I selected all of them ) and make, also I selected automake but I am not sure if that was necessary.

Then I will take the EXE to another system along with Cygwin1.dll.

This resulted in an error, I think the answer is here:

with Windows 2003 only kernel process have access to physical memory.

But then read this

Will have to revisit another day to see if I can get this working for Windows 2003.

More details:

Error Messages on Windows 2003 Server
# dmidecode 2.9
/dev/mem: Permission denied

Here are the files, cygwin is nto installed locally.

cygwin1.dll version - 1005.25.0.0

Here is information from the workstation I used to build dmidecode.
$ cat /proc/version
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 1.5.25(0.156/4/2) 2007-12-14 19:21

Thursday, May 29, 2008

VMWare ESX / Infrastructure Enabling Root SSH

Enable SSH access to VMware ESX server

To allow the root user to login to a VMware ESX Server over the network using SSH, do the following:

1. Go to the service console on the physical server & login
2. vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
3. Change the line that says PermitRootLogin from “no” to “yes”
4. Restart sshd with command /etc/init.d/sshd restart


Friday, May 09, 2008


Rate my network diagram -
Cool site which has several network diagrams so you can review what others are doing:

Site which discusses Network Documentation and Network Mapping - free.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Learning some HTML and ASP

I like some of the quick references and examples on this site.