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How to search Cisco ASA for dropped packets of ip address

2013 October 7

Here is the command for the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Firewalls to be able to search and filter the logs for a single known IP address.

show logging | include

Let me know if you have a better command!!


nmap udp port example

2013 October 3
by middlelord
Today I was trying to remember the command to check a udp port to see if it is reachable from behind a firewall.

nmap -sU -p 4092

Starting Nmap 5.51 ( ) at 2013-10-03 20:14 Eastern Daylight Time
Nmap scan report for Host is up (0.0010s latency).
4092/udp closed
unknown MAC Address: 94:44:52:99:20:C5 (Belkin International)
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 1.36 seconds
Now I can just visit the site when ever I forget again with out having to google it!

Email Client I use as a Outlook Alternative? Thunderbird!

2012 March 31
by middlelord

I started using thunderbird more and more and began to swing away from outlook or live mail. I think it is by far a better email handling program

My WordPress got Hacked!!

2011 December 14
by middlelord

My WordPress got hacked today. This is a personal site that I use to post tips and fixes for various systems and programming languages. I found these log entries in my webhost log : – - [14/Dec/2011:03:46:35 -0500] “GET /page/7 HTTP/1.1″ 200 27695 “” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0″ – - [14/Dec/2011:03:46:36 -0500] “GET /wp-content/themes/christmas-is-near/snow.js HTTP/1.1″ 200 3678 “″ “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0″ – - [14/Dec/2011:03:46:36 -0500] “GET /wp-content/themes/christmas-is-near/style.css HTTP/1.1″ 200 17347 “″ “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0″

I am following certain steps from in hope that my wordpress blog becomes more secure to help mitigate this problem.

I am posting all the steps I am taking in hopes that I am doing the correct thing and to make it easier available to help other WordPress Bloggers that might be new to WordPress as well not have this situation happen to them.

1. Rename the default account to something else. For ex: Admin or Administrator account renamed to “onlyIknow-name”

2. a password with atleast 20 characters

3. set the permissions on the wp-config file to “400″

4. got new secret keys from WordPress key generator

to be continued…

If you have any tips for me to help secure this site please submit a comment.



a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request

2011 December 12
by middlelord

I got this error on my WordPress Blog:

404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request


These are the steps for fixing it, go to your permalink settings on the Dashboard of your WordPress Blog.

Next copy the custom string that you already have set.

Then set it to Default.

Visit your website and the page should be there now.

I hope this is helpful.