linux

Path to a syslog

The path to a great syslog! My first full-fledged syslog deployment should be interesting, and an educational read for anyone who’s on a similar path. If you do not already know what a syslog is, I suggest you do some research. When you’re ready please come back.

Finding your linux version

Useful CLI commands that I’ve compiled in order to determine which flavor/version of Linux I’m running. Kernel: uname -r Distro: lsb_release -a Prints certain system information usually related to the kernel (-a is the ALL switch).

Output:

You can cat the /proc/version file:

Output:

cat the […]

Useful PFSense commands

Here are some commands that I’ve compiled over my time working with pfsense. Description Command Reload the Firewall with all the configuration. This also restarts the webgui and sshd – but keeps the current ssh sessions active just as a regular sshd restart. /etc/rc.reload_all Manually edit the configuration in /conf/config.xml. […]

PFSense – won’t boot after power failure

Problem: I left on vacation and I left all my devices plugged in and online. During my absence the wonderful Florida power grid did it’s thing and intermittently decided to work. This brought my firewall down dirty and offline never to be seen again. Model: NetGate APU4 I had to […]

PFSense 503 – Service Not Available

Recently I attempted to log into a nanobsd pfsense 2.2.3 firewall webGUI. Was not having any issues with the firewall other than not being able to access the webGUI.

Error:
503 – Service Not Available