I have recently installed and configured my 2 node F5 BIG-IP cluster as load-balancer and SSL-VPN portal. I have been ocasionally performing configuration backups, but now i need to schedule them regularly and automatically.
This article covers the ways to perform the backup of a BIG-IP system and automate them.
In the menu options: System – … Read more
Maybe you have tried to execute the top command to monitor processes on a remote host.
Error remotely – Run it in batch mode
If so, the following error can be returned:
$ ssh user@remotehost top -n1
TERM environment variable not set.
top does not work remotely in the default “interactive” mode. Use the “-b” parameter to run it in … Read more
When connecting to checkpoint gateways, there may be a delay of 5 or more seconds when waiting for the password prompt. This is due a reverse DNS lookup that the gateway cannot perform until timeout is reached.
The UseDNS option of the SSH daemon can be disabled to avoid this behaviour:
Save a backup of the sshd_config file
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In a previous post (Linux: SSH connection without password (RSA public-key) I showed the way to configure a non-interactive SSH connection from-to a Linux system.
If the target system is a Ironport ESA device, the configuration is almost the same (generation of the key pair and configuration of the private one). But to install the new public key on … Read more
Configuring an SSH connection based on public key authentication can be very useful to script and automatize tasks. This way the SSH sessions can be non-interactive.
This is the particular example to configure a Nagios system to connect to a Checkpoint VSX, but can be used to connect to any system with SSHD daemon running.
So, in this case we … Read more