Make an RSA key for certificate based access

Access your LEMP server from Windows using PuttyGEN and Filezilla.

Real servers don’t use passwords, they use certs to control access. So you want to get access to work on your WordPress file system, because maybe you’ve blocked access to your admin panel with a bad plugin? Read on how to do that.

1. Download PuttyGen

2. Generate a key

3. Wiggle the mouse to generate randomness

4. Copy and Paste this to the server admin

5. Save the PRIVATE KEY for later use with FileZilla

6. Decide if you want to password protect your private key. If you don’t make one, click no.

7. Save it somewhere it’s safe

8. Setup Filezilla connection with SFTP, keyfile type logon, your hostname and user

Connect to your server and do what you need to do, but remember it’s very easy to break things. If you’re doing serious development work consider using version control and an IDE.

Trash Talk

Matt Cutt’s says speed is important to Google rankings.

Google want to send their organic search visitors to the most useful result first. It makes sense to make sure your CMS platform is serving superfast content.

So lets compare www.failteireland.ie with one our our superfast clients – tridentholidayhomes.ie

Lets see how they match up looking from Sydney!

failteireland.ie
Trident Holiday Homes Blog

Solid win for the Trident Holiday Homes Blog. 🙂

Nimblebuilder Templates

Page builders like Nimble Builder and Visual Composer (now WP Bakery) can help you make beautiful layouts for your website.

Using templates in your page builder can maintain design consistency and save time – in this video we show you how to use this in the Hueman Free theme to do just that.

use Nimblebuilder to speed up your workflow

Moving Your WordPress Website

1st step is you need a backup to give to your Web Designer. How to backup your WordPress website using the GDPR tools in WordPress.

It’s time to move and you’ve got a WordPress site. You’re entitled to Data Portability under GDPR, so now you have lots of options for Import and Export.

Go to Tools on the control Panel – That’s where all the GDPR-y bits of your site are, and also where you can exercise your GDPR-given right to move WordPress Hosting Provider.

GDPR – Good for something besides unnecessary popups on every website.

Select Export and look on in astonishment at the Options in the Export Menu that comes with WordPress.

Export All Your Content

You may see more items under content depending on your site, theme and plugin configuration. Here’s one from a site running WooCommerce, note the Extra Options for Export.

Sit back and watch the site content issuing from the webserver in beautiful XML, all the time marvelling at how easy that all was.

Now all you need to import to the new site. If you need a Web Design Agency in Dublin to help, we recommend go2web.ie

Deploy Win10 Pro with WDS and DISM

Windows 7 is being replaced with Windows 10. Let’s do with with PXE boot.

Do go to Microsoft an grab an image of Windows 10

Powershell this with admin privilige:

dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:C:\path\to\folder\sources\install.esd

Check which version you want, this gives the source index. Then export it to make a wim file.

dism /Export-Image /SourceImageFile:C:\path\to\folder\sources\install.esd /SourceIndex:6 /DestinationImageFile:C:\path\to\folder\sources\install.wim /Compress:Max /CheckIntegrity

When it’s working, it can be tested. Make a gen 1 vm and try installing to it in Hypervisor.

OMG it works.

Hackers, Port Scanners and other miscreants

Here’s everyone that was picked up by our firewall last night, portscanning.

The command to generate this on RouterOS is

/ip firewall address-list print file=filename where list="Banned" and  
https://www.infobyip.com/ipbulklookup.php
Resolves the list to a country and ISP
IPCountryISP
141.98.81.100PanamaHostkey B.v.
109.126.9.94RussiaVladivostokskaya Set LTD
170.247.0.30Colombia
42.61.24.202SingaporeSingNet
218.92.0.176ChinaNo.31 Jin-rong Street
151.84.193.145ItalyWind Tre S.p.A.
212.156.98.210TurkeyTurk Telekom
116.136.12.10ChinaCHINA UNICOM China169 Backbone
27.74.109.61VietnamViettel Group
45.124.87.84VietnamVIETNAM POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP
181.188.214.139EcuadorOtecel S.A.
122.227.2.158ChinaNo.31 Jin-rong Street
116.52.9.220ChinaNo.31 Jin-rong Street
46.183.120.216AlbaniaMC NETWORKING Sh.p.k.
92.118.160.21Republic of LithuaniaSoftLayer Technologies Inc.
80.85.84.75United KingdomLinode  LLC
31.0.213.205PolandPolkomtel Sp. z o.o.
217.122.169.50NetherlandsVodafone Libertel B.V.
218.92.1.141ChinaNo.31 Jin-rong Street
111.179.221.75ChinaNo.31 Jin-rong Street
112.81.84.122ChinaCHINA UNICOM China169 Backbone
95.156.76.230RussiaRostelecom
36.90.168.246IndonesiaPT Telekomunikasi Indonesia
188.49.226.35Saudi ArabiaSaudi Telecom Company JSC
141.98.81.166PanamaHostkey B.v.
149.11.160.130United KingdomCogent Communications
58.107.181.171AustraliaMicroplex PTY LTD
132.251.2.1PeruENTEL PERU S.A.
190.111.8.27GuatemalaNavega.com S.A.
113.87.160.165ChinaNo.31 Jin-rong Street
35.205.134.165Google LLC
196.52.43.131United StatesLeaseWeb Netherlands B.V.
175.167.244.147ChinaCHINA UNICOM China169 Backbone
68.183.99.64United StatesDigitalOcean  LLC
63.142.101.182United StatesCharter Communications Inc
193.32.163.89RomaniaFutureNow Incorporated
139.99.160.18AustraliaOVH SAS
81.22.45.63RussiaOOO Network of data-centers Selectel
177.69.0.97BrazilALGAR TELECOM S/A
182.100.58.30ChinaNo.31 Jin-rong Street
113.190.44.95VietnamVNPT Corp
71.6.232.7United StatesCariNet  Inc.
82.79.182.222RomaniaRCS & RDS
117.2.74.27VietnamViettel Group
222.124.154.226IndonesiaPT Telekomunikasi Indonesia
185.164.41.1SpainDaniel Calderon Dominguez
182.53.126.143ThailandTOT Public Company Limited
113.161.165.42VietnamVNPT Corp
188.119.65.131RussiaAdman LLC
123.16.15.113VietnamVNPT Corp
219.251.77.170South KoreaSK Broadband Co Ltd
58.242.82.3ChinaCHINA UNICOM China169 Backbone
41.59.193.67TanzaniaTTCLDATA
185.53.91.104IcelandVitox Telecom
110.249.212.46ChinaCHINA UNICOM China169 Backbone
190.203.218.136VenezuelaCANTV Servicios  Venezuela
101.109.176.151ThailandTOT Public Company Limited
104.140.188.2United StatesEonix Corporation
116.255.193.132ChinaCHINA UNICOM China169 Backbone
188.0.190.22RussiaCJSC Vainah Telecom
206.189.239.234United StatesDigitalOcean  LLC
216.218.206.93United StatesHurricane Electric LLC
176.111.124.249PolandJozef Woch Cybernet WMW
190.203.237.92VenezuelaCANTV Servicios  Venezuela
170.130.187.2United StatesEonix Corporation
61.170.128.218ChinaChina Telecom (Group)
81.22.45.72RussiaOOO Network of data-centers Selectel
125.64.94.211ChinaCHINANET SiChuan Telecom Internet Data Center
198.108.66.91United StatesMerit Network Inc.
180.241.39.206IndonesiaPT Telekomunikasi Indonesia
115.203.24.22ChinaNo.31 Jin-rong Street
182.254.228.197ChinaShenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Company Limited
180.142.178.58ChinaNo.31 Jin-rong Street
89.40.25.61RomaniaDynamic Connection SRL
14.166.46.233VietnamVNPT Corp
114.200.239.129South Koreayoido full gaspel church
185.23.128.234IranRazavi Information and communication technology company Plc
112.206.198.199PhilippinesPhilippine Long Distance Telephone Company
82.154.172.110PortugalServicos De Comunicacoes E Multimedia S.A.
139.220.192.57ChinaChina Unicom Beijing Province Network