Category: UNIX networking
If you VPN to work from home (or even VPN to home from work, you may have issues resolving hostnames. It’s trivial to solve in macOS AKA OSX. E.g.: $ cat /etc/resolver/fritz.boxnameserver 10.0.4.1 The server 10.0.4.1 (e.g. my fritz.box) will do the nameserving for the domain fritz.box, as soon as macOS can see the file.…
For “security reasons” telnet and nmap are not included in the basic set of utilities present on a production server. And why would you install software, that you usually don’t need there? But occasionally these tools are needed and should be available for installation. I certainly like telnet and nmap for the described purposes.