Hi there 馃憢 I’m Aiden

Welcome to my blog! I’m a Systems and Infrastructure Architect based in Bournemouth, UK. Here you can find my general ramblings, fun projects, technical guides among other things. You can reach me at hello [at] aidenwebb.com
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Install Tplink Omada on Debian 11

This guide covers installation of TP-Link鈥檚 Omada Software Controller on Debian 11. At the time of writing, Omada Controller version is 5.9.31. Update and Upgrade system 1 apt update && apt upgrade -y Install omada dependencies 1 apt install -y openjdk-11-jdk-headless curl autoconf make gcc Install MongoDB Go to Mongo DB鈥檚 repository and select an appropriate server version. I鈥檓 using MongoDb Server 4.4.16 1 2 wget https://repo.mongodb.org/apt/debian/dists/buster/mongodb-org/4.4/main/binary-amd64/mongodb-org-server_4.4.16_amd64.deb apt install -y ....

5 April 2023 路 1 min 路 154 words 路 Aiden Arnkels-Webb

Cve-2023-23397 - Quickly Check Vulnerability Status and Trigger Updates

Yesterday Microsoft announced a new critical vulnerability CVE-2023-23397, a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook that allows a threat actor to harvest NTLMv2 hashes via a specifically crafted Outlook appointment. Microsoft state that attackers can exploit this vulnerability by sending an email that triggers automatically when it is retrieved and processed by the Outlook client. This can lead to exploitation BEFORE the email is viewed in the Preview Pane. They also state that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild....

15 March 2023 路 2 min 路 245 words 路 Aiden Arnkels-Webb
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How to recusively apply NTFS permissions faster using PowerShell multithreading jobs

Do you relate to the cover photo? Have your NTFS permissions just bombed out and you can鈥檛 bare the idea of waiting hours or days for your new permissions to apply? Don鈥檛 worry, I鈥檓 here to help. It鈥檚 no secret that applying NTFS permissions to any directory tree larger than a few thousand files quickly decends in to a painstaking waiting game. The built in UI is garbage, and icacls is decent but single-threaded and slow....

10 March 2023 路 5 min 路 868 words 路 Aiden Arnkels-Webb
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How to set up K-9 Mail With Office 365

I have a hell of a lot of mail accounts, K-9 Mail on Android helps me manage them all. Here鈥檚 how to set up K-9 Mail with Office 365. You will first need to set up SMTP Auth on your Exchange Tenant. This is a simple process, but it does require you to have access to the Exchange Admin Centre. If you don鈥檛 have access to the EAC, you鈥檒l need to ask your Exchange Admin to do this for you....

5 November 2022 路 2 min 路 237 words 路 Aiden Arnkels-Webb
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Standard list of software I install on my mums computer and phone

You know the drill, as the kid with the tech skills you get roped into helping your parents and other family members with their busted tech. I notice that every time I ressurect or reincarnate the treasured device of a family member I end up installing much of the same software. I wrote this to save me some time, and to help others who are in the same boat. My preferred recommendation in each category is in bold....

5 November 2022 路 3 min 路 468 words 路 Aiden Arnkels-Webb
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How to replace SSL certificates for a custom domain in Self Hosted 3CX

3CX have updated their docs and removed help.3cx.com meaning the old documentation for updating SSL certs is now gone, or at least harder to find. The original URL was https://help.3cx.com/help/en-us/33-installation/148-how-can-i-replace-the-ssl-certificates-for-a-custom-domain. If anyone has a copy of this page, please let me know. Thankfully updating the SSL certificate is relatively straight forward as the web client runs on nginx. Updating the SSL Certificate Prerequisites You will need: Access to the server running 3CX Remote Desktop (Windows) SSH (Linux) The certificate and private key in PEM format Updating the Certificate Locate the certificate folder (default):...

2 November 2022 路 1 min 路 143 words 路 Aiden Arnkels-Webb
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Useful Tools for SysAdmins and Techies

I occurs to me that each time I set up a new system, or re-install my workstation, I often end up hunting down and redownloading tools and software that I use on a regular basis. So I thought I鈥檇 create a list of useful tools and pop it here on my blog for future reference and to share with others. I鈥檒l try to keep this list updated as I find new tools and software that I find useful....

25 October 2022 路 4 min 路 683 words 路 Aiden Arnkels-Webb
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How to get FREE eBooks - All the Kindle Store free eBooks on one link

There are currently over 50,000 free books to choose from on Amazon鈥檚 Kindle Store. Just add a book to your library using the Buy now button (not Subscribe to Kindle Unlimited / Read for 拢0.00) and read with Amazon Cloud reader in a web browser or sync to your Kindle. The below link will open a filtered search on the Amazon UK website showing ALL the books that are currently FREE to add to your account without needing a Kindle unlimited subscription....

31 August 2022 路 1 min 路 143 words 路 Aiden Arnkels-Webb
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Dockers seven network types and when to use them

1. The Default Bridge This is the default network that new containers will connect to. It鈥檚 a software bridge between your docker instance and your host system, providing isolation between the bridge network and other networks, including the host network and other bridge networks on the host. Docker best practices discourage using this network for containers, recommending User-Defined bridges instead, which we will get to in #4. When to use it: Avoid using the Default Bridge, use another network type instead where possible...

25 August 2022 路 5 min 路 1049 words 路 Aiden Arnkels-Webb

Learning C# - Building a MUD Part 1

Headnotes First, the project link, for those of you who just want to gander at code and commit history Second, this post uses some Mermaid JS graphs, which don鈥檛 look great on a dark background, so I recommend switching the site to light mode by clicking the little sun next to 鈥淗ome鈥 in the navbar. Introduction Last night was one of the worst night鈥檚 sleep I鈥檝e had in the past few years....

16 August 2022 路 9 min 路 1875 words 路 Aiden Arnkels-Webb