Useful RIPE Database Links

Some very useful RIPE database links that I was recently shown include:

 

Pastebin Alternatives

Update 2019: we now use PrivateBin a lot. It is a self-hosted, minimalist, open source online pastebin where the server has zero knowledge of pasted data.


Pastebin has been a valuable tool for years – to the extent that pastebin it has entered the common lexicon of sysadmins, network engineers and developers.

There are, however, a few notable alternatives:

  • GitHub Gists – what’s particularly cool about these is that each Gist (which is just pasted text) is also a fully fledged Git repository with versioning and the ability for fork. There’s also syntax highlighting and a nice UI. If you’re a GitHub user, your own Gists are also linked to your account.
  • p.ip.fi – this scores big points for its pure simplicity. You’d argue that a pastebin doesn’t really need a complex UI and p.ip.fi is laudable in its complete lack of a UI. Just paste and hit Ctrl-S and you’re done. Very nice. (Credit to Nick for pointing this out).
  • sprunge.us – this is a command line pastebin which should appeal directly to sysadmins and network engineers. (Credit to dnolan for leading me to this one). This is best demonstrated via an epic traceroute:

Check out the result at http://sprunge.us/THie.

DNS Blacklists, DNS Monitoring and Related Links

Irish Radio Stations on Linux (2013)

This is updating an older article from October 2010. While Linux has come a long way since then for playing back various types of media (and new services such as tunein make it easier again), I still like to just play the radio from the command line.

The following are updating working aliases:

Git Tips From the Pros

I just came across some useful Git tips on a net tuts+ article  Git Tips From the Pros which includes:

  • Staging your commits in hunks;
  • Grabbing a file from another branch without changing branches;
  • Ignoring changes in a tracked file;
  • Zero-ing out a branches history; and
  • Some very useful aliases.