Infojunk September 2018

Kotlin

Python

Markdown Notestaking

Some notestaking apps you should give a try. At least Notion is very promising (yet you have to pay)

Note: In the end I go with Visual Studio Code and it’s Markdown Editors. Boostnote was the best free application (yet with bugs). Notion is the best paid app matching for my requirements 馃槈

Web UX

Markdown WYSIWYM editors

Linux

  • ASSH Go wrapper around SSH with automated hops and gateways
  • USB Power Saving (Thinkpad)
  • [List of Linux Monitoring Tools])https://www.ubuntupit.com/most-comprehensive-list-of-linux-monitoring-tools-for-sysadmin/)
  • Tracktion7
  • OS Query use to query system resources by Facebook

Productivity

  • CodeStream – make working on soruce code collaborative (intelligent and live comments 馃槈

Web Scraping and Acceptance Testing

Forget PhantomJS or Selenium! Nightmare is the shit if you wanna quickly scrap data or need a background browser. Of course Acceptance Testing should be done with WebDriveIO.

Android Apps

Other

Connecting to Checkpoint QVPN SXN in Linux

Prerequisites

Ensure you have received their E-Mail and following information:

  • VPN Certificate file (.p12)
  • Your VPN password
  • Your server username

Please use that information to replace placeholders in scripts found in this tutorial.

Installation script

You can either download from their website (crappy and frustrating) or get it directly via http://gateway-ip.

Look for a file called snx_install_linux**.sh

wget http://gateway-ip/**/snx_install_linux**.sh

Security: We have a look what is distributed and how running it will affect our system

$ cat snx_install_linux30-7075.sh | sed -e 's/^.*\(\x42\x5A.*\)/\1/g' >| tar -jtvf
-rwxr-xr-x builder/fw 3302196 2012-12-06 14:02 snx
-r--r--r-- builder/fw 747 2012-12-06 14:02 snx_uninstall.sh

Installation

$ sudo chmod +x snx_install_linux30-7075.sh
$ sudo ./snx_install_linux30-7075.sh

You may have some libraries missing since the client is still 32bit.

$ sudo ldd /usr/bin/snx | grep "not found"
libpam.so.0 => not found
libstdc++.so.5 => not found

So, here we would need some legacy architecture

$ sudo apt-get install libx11-6:i386 libstdc++5:i386 libpam0g:i386

Connect to VPN

$ snx -c path-to-key/rl_johnbarleycorn.p12 -g -s company.inetservices.com companyvpn
Check Point's Linux SNX
build 800007075
Please enter the certificate's password:
SNX authentication:
Please confirm the connection to gateway: companyvpn VPN Certificate
Root CA fingerprint: MELT ELSE FUN BLUE ONUS GORE GAD SWAM VAST CHAT YAWL FOUR
Do you accept? [y]es/[N]o:
y
SNX - connected.
Session parameters:
===================
Office Mode IP : 172.16.10.145
Timeout : 12 hours</username>

(exit code 0)

Debugging

$ ssh -vvv vq
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password
[鈥

Check what it did setup

$ ifconfig | grep -A 8 tunsnx
tunsnx: flags=4305<up,pointopoint,running,noarp,multicast> mtu 1500
inet 172.16.10.145 netmask 255.255.255.255 destination 172.16.10.144
inet6 fe80::ed2a:98f2:a47:8555 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20                    <link>
 unspec 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 txqueuelen 100 (UNSPEC)
RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 25 bytes 2252 (2.2 KB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0</up,pointopoint,running,noarp,multicast>

And for the routes:

$ routes | grep tunsnx                                           :(
Kernel-IP-Routentabelle
Ziel            Router          Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
10.7.5.0        0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 tunsnx
10.7.6.0        0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 tunsnx
10.8.4.0        0.0.0.0         255.255.254.0   U     0      0        0 tunsnx
10.8.6.0        0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 tunsnx
10.14.14.15     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH    0      0        0 tunsnx
10.14.14.15     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH    2      0        0 tunsnx
10.200.1.12     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH    0      0        0 tunsnx
10.200.1.12     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH    2      0        0 tunsnx
10.200.13.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 tunsnx
10.200.13.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     2      0        0 tunsnx
10.200.14.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 tunsnx
10.200.14.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     2      0        0 tunsnx
10.200.28.9     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH    0      0        0 tunsnx
10.200.28.9     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH    2      0        0 tunsnx
10.200.29.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 tunsnx
10.200.29.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     2      0        0 tunsnx
172.16.10.68    0.0.0.0         255.255.255.255 UH    0      0        0 tunsnx

Automating connection

./snx-vpn-up:

#!/bin/bash

# trap ctrl-c and call ctrl_c()
trap ctrl_c INT

function ctrl_c() {
  snx -d
}

showroutes() {
  echo Routes:
  echo =======
  ip route | grep tunsnx
  if [ "$?" -ne 0 ]; then
    echo "Something failed. No routes? Try again."
    echo
    snx-vpn-down
    exit 1
  fi
}

ROUTES=$( ip route | grep tunsnx )
if [ ! -z "$ROUTES" ]; then
   echo "Already connected."
   echo
   showroutes
   exit 1
fi

echo "SNX - Connecting..."
echo 'PASSWORD' | snx -g -c path-to-key/rl_johnbarleycorn.p12  -s IP
sleep 1
showroutes
sleep 1
echo
echo /home/$( whoami )/snx.elg
echo =====
tail -n 1000 -f /home/$( whoami )/snx.elg

If this stops working at any point in future use expect

./snx-vpn-down:

#!/bin/bash
if [ -z "$( pgrep snx)" ]; then
  echo "SNX was not running."
  exit 1
fi

snx -d

Trackback

GitLab: checkout all available repositories

Generate a private token

https://<GITLAB-SERVER1>/profile/personal_access_tokens
https://<GITLAB-SERVER2>/profile/personal_access_tokens

Checkout a list of all available repositories

QUERY='.[] | .path_with_namespace + "\t" + .ssh_url_to_repo' # JQ Query
curl --request GET --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <PRIVATE-TOKEN>" "<GITLAB-SERVER1>/api/v4/projects?simple=true&per_page=65536" | jq -r $QUERY > repo.list
curl --request GET --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: <PRIVATE-TOKEN>"" "<GITLAB-SERVER2>/api/v3/projects?simple=true&per_page=65536" | jq -r $QUERY >> repo.list

Create directories for repositories

cat repo.list | cut -f1 | xargs mkdir p-

Checkout projects (with GNU parallel)

parallel --colsep '\t' --jobs 4 -a repo.list git clone {2} {1}

Build list of git repositories

find -type d -name ".git"  | xargs realpath | xargs dirname > path.list  

Report repository branch or checkout branch

cat path.list | xargs -I{} sh -c "cd {}; echo {}; git branch"
cat path.list | xargs -I{} sh -c "cd {}; echo {}; git checkout master"
cat path.list | xargs -I{} sh -c "cd {}; echo {}; git checkout develop"

Note: when you are migrating repositoires you should use git clone --mirror

Update: try adding get all available repositories. if you don鈥檛 get all projects and just get 404 you鈥檙e fucked. Try creating the list from what you see browsing GitLab or try to get Admin-Access.