Linux: List all available services at dbus


the following commands lists all services connected to dbus system and current session bus:
For the systen bus enter

michael@debdevt:~ $ dbus-send --system --dest=org.freedesktop.DBus --type=method_call --print-reply /org/freedesktop/DBus org.freedesktop.DBus.ListNames

and for the current session
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Linux: “find” command line examples


here are a few examples how powerful the UNIX find command is.

Search only for file in your home directory “~”
find ~ -type f
Possible parameters for time searches:

  • mmin = Modication time in minute
  • mtime = Modication time in days
  • cmin = Creation time in minute
  • ctime = Creation time in days
  • amin = Access time in minute
  • atime = Access time in days

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Linux: Mount a Windows share with kerberos authentication


in some secure environments only kerberos authentication is allowed to connect to a Windows file share.

This example demonstrate the procedure on how to mount a share on a Debian 7 (Wheezy)  Linux. Other distributions should provide a simliar way.

First of all install the necessary pakets.

michael@debdev:~# apt-get install krb5-user krb5-config cifs-utils keyutils

After installing the packages the Kerberos configuration wizard starts.
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VMWare ESXi: Redirect USB devices


VMware ESXi offers the ability to redirect USB devices from your Workstation to a VM located on a ESXi Server.

There 3 requirments:

  • VM must have at least virtual machine version 7
  • A virtual USB Controller must be add to the VM
  • VMWare Tools must installed within the virtual machine

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