Tuesday 24 September 2013

Access to 1and1 VPS on alternate port 8443 (also 4343) via ISA 2004 server, can't find isa_tpr.zip / isa_tpr.js

One of the hosted management tools is the 1&1 VPS login which uses SSL to port 8443 to login. At one client site they're still using an old ISA 2004 firewall and proxy, which blocks this login.

Adding a rule to allow traffic to 8443 doesn't fix this, you need to allow SSL over port 8443.

There's a good note on isaserver.org, which is probably the best source for this product, however it refers to a download for isa_tpr.js from isatools that is no longer available. After a few dead-ends I found the isa_tpr.zip download on Trend Micro's website. You need to set an SSL port of 4343 for their Worry-Free Business Security (WFBS) console too.

Run these lines in the command prompt of your ISA 2004 server
     cscript isa_tpr.js /add ssl8443 8443
     cscript isa_tpr.js /show

Then restart the Microsoft Firewall service to apply.

Monday 18 March 2013

Photos from two cameras out of sequence because of time difference

I was taking photos on a school trip recently and got back to discover the two cameras I was using had different times set. So when you put all the photos in a directory and sort in time order, they're out of sequence.

I found a quick and easy fix (assuming you're happy to fire up a command prompt) with Matthias Wandel's jhead EXIF jpeg header manipulation tool

simple case of running the command
  • jhead -ta+00:10 IMG*.jpg
to add 10 minutes to all the Canon images

and then
  • jhead -ta-00:06 P*.jpg
to take 6 minutes off the Lumix images

Job done, back in sequence - its a powerful tool.
Will certainly be back to use that one again.

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Its a fax from your dog Mr Dansworth ..

Quite possibly the funniest Far Side cartoon ever.
I start giggling with just the thought of it.

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