Avaya CMS - Deletion of a Designer Report Owner

As a sysadmin one of my responsibilities is the management of an Avaya telephone system, a component of which is Avaya Call Management System (CMS). Avaya CMS collects call traffic data and provides a means of reporting against it. In addition to the reports included as standard, CMS also provides...

Cross-Platform Usage of Nslookup

I recently discovered a problem with the domain name of a website I manage. Attempting to resolve a DNS record which had been created a few days earlier was resulting in intermittent failures. This post details the process I used to diagnose the problem with nslookup and how I turned...

WordCamp London 2019 - CLI Tools and Shells

WordCamp London (WCLDN) was held at the London Metropolitan University on 5th - 7th April 2019. The first day was to promote contributing to the WordPress project, followed by a two day conference. I attended both days of the conference.

List the Supported TLS Cipher Suites on a Host

I was recently assigned the task of configuring TLS cipher suite settings on a number of hosts (servers and other devices). Whilst making the configuration changes I required a means of testing which cipher suites were enabled. I needed to be able to quickly and easily repeat the tests until...

MySQL - Using Option Files with CLI Client Tools

The MySQL CLI client tools such as mysql and mysqldump have the ability to read options from a file. This serves as an alternative to supplying each required option as a command line argument. This is particularly useful when automating MySQL tasks, it saves having to devise your own config...

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