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How to force VMware to generate a new MAC address for a virtual machine

How to force VMware to regenerate a MAC address for a virtual machine (or guest OS).

Shut down the Guest OS.
Open up the .vmx file.
Delete the following lines (that begin with…):
ethernet0.addressType
uuid.location =
uuid.bios =
ethernet0.generatedAddress =
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset =
 
Boot up the Guest OS again, and it should generate new details in the vmx file (I’d check afterwards to be doubly … Read more »

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Web Application Firewalls

Web Application Firewalls, or WAFs, are a brilliant concept. In essence, they are pretty much what they say on the tin: A firewall for a web application – monitoring web traffic for a given web application, and deciding on whether to allow or deny specific requests.
The first thing that came to mind was protecting internal … Read more »

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How did I end up here?

Sometimes, I just casually cruise around LinkedIn, seeing who knows who, and where they work – often clicking off to company and personal websites. Occasionally, I might stumble across something interesting. To show what I mean, here’s something I found just a few minutes ago:

LinkedIn has company data on DisplayLink.
We’re in the same building as … Read more »

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TrueCrypt 6.0 out the door, speed gains abound

My colleague Dave just pointed out that TrueCrypt 6.0 was released on Friday, 4th July. The most important new feature here is that encrypt/decrypt speeds are massively improved on multi-core processors – multiplied by the amount of cores you have (e.g. 2x for dual core).
I’ll be testing this out on one of the Execs later … Read more »