Func : A secure, scriptable remote control framework & API

Func is a secure, scriptable remote control framework and API. It is intended to replace SSH scripted infrastructure for a variety of datacenter automation tasks (such as taking hardware inventory, running queries, or executing remote commands) that are run against a large amount of systems at the same time. Func provides both a command line tool and a simple and powerful Python API. It is also intended to be very easy to integrate with your provisioning environment and tools like Cobbler.

–> http://func.et.redhat.com/

How to pass shell variables in awk

How to pass shell variables in awk

#!/bin/sh

SCRIPTVAR1=`hostname`
SCRIPTVAR2=`date`

awk ‘{
printf(“These are external shell variables %s and %s
“,SOMEVAR,OTHERVAR);
}’ SOMEVAR=$SCRIPTVAR1 OTHERVAR=”$SCRIPTVAR2″ infile

Example :
awk ‘{ … }’ SOMEVAR=$SCRIPTVAR1 OTHERVAR=”$SCRIPTVAR2” infile

BackTrack

BackTrack is the most top rated linux live distribution focused on penetration testing. With no installation whatsoever, the analysis platform is started directly from the CD-Rom and is fully accessible within minutes.

It’s evolved from the merge of the two wide spread distributions – Whax and Auditor Security Collection. By joining forces and replacing these distributions, BackTrack has gained massive popularity and was voted in 2006 as the #1 Security Live Distribution by insecure.org. Security professionals as well as new-comers are using BackTrack as their favorite toolset all over the globe.

— > http://www.remote-exploit.org/backtrack.html