To easily get system information, install screenfetch on Linux and this will be easy. Install screenfetch. sudo apt install screenfetchsudo apt install screenfetch Then run it to get system information easily. This is a good way to show off your system specifications. jason$ screenfetch [[ ! ]] Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "topmenu-gtk-module" ./+o+- jason@jason-desktop …

There are a few ways in Linux Mint to view disk information. The Disks utility found at Preferences->Hardware-Disks allows the viewing of hard disk information. This displays all of the partitions and their types on a selected physical disk. There are options for unmounting partitions, deleting a partition and even more options such as formatting …

The systeminfo command for Windows allows a user to get comprehensive system information. The default usage outputs the most system information in one go. C:\Users\Corporal Kerry>systeminfo | clipC:\Users\Corporal Kerry>systeminfo | clip This command will output the system information in CSV format. C:\Users\Corporal Kerry>systeminfo /FO CSVC:\Users\Corporal Kerry>systeminfo /FO CSV Use the /S parameter to specify a …

Glances is a very detailed script that will print out comprehensive information about your Linux workstation or server. To install the Glances script clone the git repository this way. jason@jason-desktop:~$ git clone https://github.com/nicolargo/glances.git Cloning into ‘glances’… remote: Counting objects: 13758, done. remote: Total 13758 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 13758 Receiving objects: 100% …

https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~gilpin/tutorial/. Debugging Under Unix: gdb Tutorial. http://docs.kali.org/general-use/starting-metasploit-framework-in-kali. Setting up the Metasploit framework in Kali Linux. http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forums/showthread.php?t=8154. Using the netdiscover command on Linux to scan for hosts on a network. https://insights.ubuntu.com/2014/10/10/watch-netflix-in-ubuntu-today/. Watch Netflix on Ubuntu with the Google Chrome browser and ditch Windows on your media center machine. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/programming-9/how-can-i-list-directories-only-in-linux-375219/. How to list only directories when using …

The systemd init system may be used to get information about your running services. Here I am getting information about the openvpn service. jason@eyjafjallajkull:~$ systemctl -a status openvpn.service ● openvpn.service – LSB: Openvpn VPN service Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/openvpn) Active: active (running) since Mon 2015-04-13 14:57:18 AEST; 5h 2min ago Docs: man:systemd-sysv-generator(8) CGroup: /system.slice/openvpn.service └─1719 /usr/sbin/openvpn …

Get your gateway IP address with curl on the command line. [homer@localhost ~]$ echo $(curl -# http://ipecho.net/plain) ######################################################################## 100.0% 153.107.97.164[homer@localhost ~]$ echo $(curl -# http://ipecho.net/plain) ######################################################################## 100.0% 153.107.97.164 Another way to list the IP addresses of your network interfaces. Using the ip command. [homer@localhost ~]$ ip a | grep inet* inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo …

Windows Server 2012 R2 supports quite a few cmdlets that allow the user to gain quite a bit of information about the networking configuration of the server machine. Here are a few examples with output. This command: Get-NetAdapterHardwareInfo gets hardware information about your wireless adapters. PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-NetAdapterHardwareInfo   Name Segment Bus Device Function Slot …

Some useful networking resources. http://www.routeralley.com/ra/docs/tcp_udp.pdf TCP and UDP reference. http://www.razorpoint.com/PDF/Rz.PortsList.pdf TCP/IP Ports listing. This is very useful for reference. http://www.gasmi.net/tcp.php Another TCP ports listing in HTML. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/431 An introduction to the OSI model and how the TCP/IP  Protocol works. http://www.protocols.com/pbook/tcpip1.htm A definition of common TCP/IP names. Intro to TCP/IP. TCP/IP and subnet masking explained. Kali …

The sysctl command on Linux may be used to return information about your installed hardware; as well as virtual memory information. Below is an example looking at virtual memory information. zsh 7 % sysctl -a | grep vm sysctl: permission denied on key ‘kernel.cad_pid’ sysctl: permission denied on key ‘kernel.usermodehelper.bset’ sysctl: permission denied on key …