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Linux Mint - Mouting a FreeNAS iSCSI disk

I'm trying to solve a problem of network backuping on our FreeNAS server. I've already tried CIFS (where were some issues - Linux Mint - problem to access a FreeNAS CIFS share) however I have there a performance issue, especially working with huge number of files produced by the backup proces (deja-dup backup over the net). As the second alternative I'm going to try iSCSI to map a network disk/file from a freenas server.

Linux Mint - problem to access a FreeNAS CIFS share

Here I'm describing the problem where my Linux MInt 17.3 Rosa has a problem to access a share provided through FreeNAS CIFS (version 9.10 STABLE). Windows machines have been able to access, but from the linux I had received rrror msessages.


Prerequisities and initial state:

I'm using following software versions and I had configured following intial state:

Linux Mint - how to share/mount remote windows folder in network with domain controller

Here I will briefy describe how to mount a remote windows folder to a local mint linux machine. In general, on the web there are plenty of pages how to do that. However I will focus on situation where windows is using an active direstory or domain based authentication.


First of all install cifs-utils package

apt-get install cifs-utils

or just check if it is not already installed

Linux Mint - how to disable the use of IPv6 for the apt tool

How to configure Zabbix client on Linux server (Debian like)

Install Zabbix agent daemon into your system

apt-get install zabbix-agent

then change in file /etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf three parameters:

Server=IP of Zabbix Server
ServerActive=IP of Zabbix Server
Hostname=use the FQDN of the node where the agent runs


Do not forget to allow zabbix in your firewall rules. Zabbix agent listens on port 10050 TCP.

Then simple restart agent

service zabbix-agent restart

Thats all.

Configuring Netflow on a Cisco ASA

ASA supports netflow exports against some of Netflow collectors, for example ntopng. 

Here I'm describing steps required to configure netflow statistical export using ASA CLI.

How to configure SNMP client on Linux server (Debian like)

The article describes just the simplest running configuration and how to run SNMPd agent on Linux OS.


Firstly, we need to install SNMP deamon

apt-get install snmpd

Then backup config file and create new

mv /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf  /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf.orig
touch /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf

Write basic information into the new /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf file

ASA - how to show ike pre-shared key - PSK recovery

Once we had a pre-shared key configured, we are not able to see them directly applying show running command, as the key is encrypted. The output displayed it as *******.


kis-asa-5515X# sh running-config | include shared
 ikev1 pre-shared-key *****
 ikev1 pre-shared-key *****


Solution 1

Use more command,

more system:running-config


VPN - Connecting Android clients to ASA using clientless L2TP over IPSec

Installing and configuring iTALC 2.0.2

Today, we are going to install and configure iTALC 2.0.2 on Windows computer - both teacher and student.

Whether you have 32 or 64 bit version, it will install into C:\Program Files\iTALC

During the instalation, choose "iTALC Master" option only on the teacher computer.



Teacher computer

In the Management Console, we will focus on the "Authentication" tab. Very important is to uncheck the "ACL-based logon authentication".

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