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Convert private SSL key from JKS to PEM format

I faced the situation, that I have to create a CSR.

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Key Authentication with sftp for FileZilla

FileZilla is capable of using ssh keys for using sftp. Sadly there is no native support and you need to convert the private key to PuTTY’s PPK format. Although FileZilla can do that for you. Go to Edit → Preferences and in section SFTP add the private key file. FileZilla will convert that into the PPK format and your are ready to use sftp.

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Check active hosts within ip range

I forgot the IP address of my Raspberry Pi, so I had to check which one is currently assigned to my Pi. nmap comes for that in handy.

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Every Time Zone

By accident I just read some FAQ, that directed me to this awesome website Every Time Zone. It displays several time zones in comparison and you can alter the target time. Overall it is a great visual presentation.

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Create a self signed certificate with openssl

Running Kibana with SSL requires a certificate. One way is to use a self signed certificate.

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Docker behind proxy with CNTLM

Docker on windows in a corporate environment is behind a proxy. Therefore I use CNTLM for a proxy authentication. This post demonstrate how to remove the default vm (virtualbox image) and create one with CNTLM as proxy. All commands were executed on the windows command prompt.

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