Running dnsmasq with NetworkManager in Fedora

Here is a good link to do this:

https://fedoramagazine.org/using-the-networkmanagers-dnsmasq-plugin/

Split pcap to multiple files based on number of packets

Here is a script that can use tshark to split a large pcap to multiple small pcaps

 

inpcap="test.pcap"

max=$(tshark  -r $inpcap -n -T fields -e frame.number|tail -1)

# This is the number of packets in each split pcap
c=1

# Save all new pcaps to out, if it does not exist, create it.
[[ ! -d out ]] && mkdir out

for i in $(seq 1 $max $c)
do
        tshark  -r $inpcap  -n -c $c "frame.number==$i" -w out/$i.pcap
        #Do other stuff, if required
        read -p "Send the next packet? "
done

A very simple 3-4 line script that has saved my day so may times.

libvirt- Create virtual machine with text console only interface

virt-install is an amazing tool to create VMs. If you have created a config file (Kickstart file – ks.cfg), then its only one line un-attended install. If you are using this on remote host with ssh and unluckily cannot export display – what do you do. Do a non-graphical install. There are only minor changes in the command to tell the installer that there is no graphics available and it is amazing, is it not 🙂

virt-install --name test --os-variant=centos7 \
--description "CentOS 7.5 VM" --extra-args \
"ks=ks7.5.cfg console=ttyS0,115200n8 serial" --graphics none --console pty,target_type=serial \
--ram 60240  --vcpus 23 --disk path=/tmp/vm.qcow2,bus=virtio,size=20 \
--location /centos.iso --os-type=linux --hvm --accelerate \
--noautoconsole --wait=-1

 

Especifically for the no-graphical installation, I have added the following:

console=ttyS0,115200n8 serial — in extra-args

–graphics none

–console pty,target_type=serial

 

These options will enable installing the VM in a Text install mode and thus saving your day.