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  • Learning.png.1234ff9e4d9cc021216dc3c7ed4662c2.pngWelcome to theZAh!

    We have so many passions on a wide range of different things that we have a website to cover all these different areas.  Here you won't find us requiring you to pay out money for information since this is a community website for all of us to enjoy, grow and research.

    What does theZAh Offer?

    We are a community driven site that gets bigger and stronger with more comments and input from the community. Every question and answer may help others looking for something similar. Only rule, treat others as you would like to be treated.

    Learning from others helps us grow together is what theZAh is all about.  Knowledge waste management system is another useful term meaning you have all this knowledge but may forget or unable to retrieve this knowledge when you need it. Sure you'll find it eventually on the internet if you search hard enough but hopefully you'll share and find information here at theZAh.

    We don't make any money but gladly take donations for hosting fee's, website software subscription fee's, beer fund, etc. So if you find something helpful or useful on the site or just want to contribute I appreciate any donation you are willing to share.  You can pick how your donation is spent.

    Categories we are covering at the moment on the site include


    We have years and years of a wide range of technical knowledge that we want to share with you.hosangit_logo.pngThe Tech Side of MyWiseGuys is also referred to as hosang I.T. which focuses on the technology aspects of the site to include website info, F5 LTM, F5 GTM, F5 Viprion, Infoblox and QIP discussions for the DDI world, Networking with the different Cisco technologies and the list goes on and on. We find technology fascinating and it’s always developing and building into something new and different for instance cloud technology like AWS, Azure, Google. We would love to discuss any of these topics with you in our forums.

    Technology (hosangit)




    Our top DJ has knowledge in the music industry that he wants to share with you for free, no cost to you.

    For anything MUSIC we rely on DJ.  Music whether using Video, Karaoke or providing high quality digital entertainment through a leader of music delivery, you and your event dj.jpegis the number one focus. So many others use what they can get away with for equipment and you can tell when you hear popping noise from bargain cables or you walk away from an event and your ears are ringing like crazy and thats because the speakers are amplifying noise or using a windows laptop that crashes. In 11 years, never happened at a DJ event.



    Our Holy Church is a non-denominational church that focuses on believing is the most important item to focus on, not politics.ohc-01-150x150.jpeg

    Our Reverend grew up catholic and found that he is not a fan of politics that typically follow different faiths so became non-denominational but agrees there is no wrong religion if it helps you maintain your faith

    Religion (ourholychurch)


    This is pretty much what it sounds like.  If it takes fuel then you may find interest in this group where we hit Offroad, Street, Water and whatever else.gclogo.png


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    • By rev.dennis in K8 Strong the Jouney
      We tried so many mattresses.  Donating our old mattress that isn't worn out to someone who needs it.
      Donation Centers:
      (Salvation Army) - www.satruck.org (Goodwill) - http://www.goodwill.org/ (Donation Town) - http://www.donationtown.org/donation-pick-up.html (Habitat for Humanity) - http://www.habitat.org/restores (Bye Bye Mattress Recycling) - www.byebyemattress.com  
    • By rev.dennis in Linux Help Blog
      This has been a straight up nightmare.  My CentOS 7 server has been updating just fine via yum through our proxy and all of a sudden it stopped working.  This blog is some troubleshooting I've done to try and figure out the issue.
      FIRST, validate your repos are correct.  This is what I have on my server
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  191 Sep 15  2015 endpoint.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  152 May 22  2018 Tuleap.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1062 Jun 19  2018 rpmfusion-free-updates-testing.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1002 Jun 19  2018 rpmfusion-free-updates.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  159 Aug  1  2018 cwp.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  139 Aug  1  2018 mariadb.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root    0 Aug 16  2018 openproject-ce.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  971 Oct 29  2018 CentOS-SCLo-scl-rh.repo.OLD
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  998 Dec 11  2018 CentOS-SCLo-scl.repo.OLD
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  633 Oct  7  2019 zabbix.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  750 Mar 18  2020 remi-safe.repo.rpmsave
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  228 Mar 18  2020 webmin.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1062 Apr 24  2020 epel.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  750 Aug 17  2020 remi-safe.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2605 Aug 17  2020 remi.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1314 Aug 17  2020 remi-php80.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1314 Aug 17  2020 remi-php74.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1314 Aug 17  2020 remi-php73.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1314 Aug 17  2020 remi-php71.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1314 Aug 17  2020 remi-php70.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  456 Aug 17  2020 remi-php54.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  855 Aug 17  2020 remi-modular.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  446 Aug 17  2020 remi-glpi94.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  446 Aug 17  2020 remi-glpi93.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  446 Aug 17  2020 remi-glpi92.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  446 Aug 17  2020 remi-glpi91.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  616 Oct 23 10:53 CentOS-x86_64-kernel.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8515 Oct 23 10:53 CentOS-Vault.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1331 Oct 23 10:53 CentOS-Sources.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  630 Oct 23 10:53 CentOS-Media.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  314 Oct 23 10:53 CentOS-fasttrack.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  649 Oct 23 10:53 CentOS-Debuginfo.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1309 Oct 23 10:53 CentOS-CR.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1149 Oct 31 16:33 epel-testing.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1314 Nov  3 17:50 remi-php72.repo
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1862 Feb  4 11:54 CentOS-Base.repo.OLD
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1062 Feb  4 15:50 epel.repo.OLD
      -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1501 Feb 26 12:14 CentOS-Base.repo
      I built a brand new CentOS 7 2019 version and this is what I have
    • By rev.dennis in K8 Strong the Jouney
      So Kate received a phone call from her onacologist Dr. Yang mentioning that her Bone Marrow Biopsy and MRD test have come back negative so not finding any sign of cancer but he is still concerned why Kate's body isn't healing.  Her platelets are not increasing as they should which is making it difficult to continue the necessary aggressive treatment keeping the cancer dead and gone.  He has requested Kate talk to a bone marrow transplant representative to discuss options.
      Obviously this has Kate very scared and nervous since finding a bone marrow match is very very difficult since many people don't want to go through the pain but roughly 20 days of pain to donate bone marrow could and does save someone's life.  Unfortunately the cut off for donating bone marrow is the age of 44.
      PLEASE PLEASE Consider donating bone marrow and save someone's life.  Check out the process by clicking here
      If you are between the ages of 18 and 44 patients especially need you (some like Kate or even Kate herself). Research shows that cells from younger donors lead to more successful transplants. Doctors request donors in the 18-44 age group 86% of the time for successful transplant.
      BE A HERO to someone who needs you save their life.  Only costs to you is your time and possibly 20 days of discomfort.
      Learn more at BeTheMatch.org
      Finding a match is only part of the battle, then you have the cost.  A 2012 study that examined the overall costs of bone marrow transplantation including donor search and costs during the first year post-transplantation found the overall cost to be between $35,000-$780,000.
    • By rev.dennis in AMERICAS
      This map shows where Anguilla is 

    • By wildweaselmi in Linux Help Blog
      In the environment I work in we have multiple firewalls in a path so the likely of your traffic being blocked is high.  Most of us use to troubleshoot using telnet which has many many flaws and not a great method of testing but it was all we had.
      Here is an example of testing using telnet
      telnet telnet: Name or service not known Unknown host The telnet results don't really give you anything to tell you if its successful or not. 
      Then I discovered at a young age the power of nmap (which is probably why it was quickly blocked in most companys)
      Here is an example of testing using nmap
      nmap -p 80 Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2019-07-10 10:58 EDT Nmap scan report for wildweaselmi.thezah.com ( Host is up (0.000053s latency). PORT   STATE SERVICE 80/tcp open  http Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.07 seconds Just so you can see what it looks like to see a closed port
      nmap -p 443 Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2019-07-10 11:04 EDT Nmap scan report for wildweaselmi.thezah.com ( Host is up (0.000047s latency). PORT    STATE  SERVICE 443/tcp closed https Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 0.07 seconds nmap is super quick and very easy to use to get accurate results but it was quickly blocked by corporate security and is no longer an acceptable tool.
      In researching I discovered what most people use which is netcat.
      Here is an example of the same test using netcat
      nc -zv 80 Connection to 80 port [tcp/http] succeeded! Its very clear that port 80 is open on
      And for clarity sake, here is an example testing a closed port using netcat
      nc -zv 443 nc: connect to port 443 (tcp) failed: Connection refused Yet again, its very clear that port 443 is not open on or its being blocked along the path by a firewall or some other device.
      As with just about any corporation, you find tools that work and they get taken away.  Our company is now blocking the use of netcat due to security risks associated with the tool but not offering any other tool as a replacement.
      Now I can use bash as a testing tool and here is that example
      cat < /dev/tcp/ SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_7.7 here is a test using bash for the successful connection shown above. It just comes back to the command line with no messages which means success
      cat < /dev/tcp/ Here is the other test we did above with netcat that failed so you can see the message bash will show.
      cat < /dev/tcp/ -bash: connect: Connection refused -bash: /dev/tcp/ Connection refused NOTE: using bash is very slow and not always reliable but it appears to be more reliable than telnet but not as good as netcat
      I'm having to now test using tcpdump which is a very very painful way for me to test but security doesn't give a dang about how easy or difficult it is for you or me.
      As a test scenario I can open a port up on a destination box using netcat while we still have it by running
      nc -l 5678 Now on my source box I'll confirm that 5678 is open for testing
      nc -zv 5678 Before we just jump into troubleshooting connection issues with tcpdump its important to understand the three way handshake needed for communication (SYN, SYN/ACK, ACK)

      As long as the ports your client are trying to communicate are turned on and listening on the server its very easy and not complicated.
      Below you will see two examples of the above. Client being and Server being
      First tcpdump is capturing the open port 80 on the server.  You can see the entire SYN, SYN/ACK, ACK cycle in this successful communication.

      Now let's look at a scenario where the port is just not turned on (or listening) on the server.  In this case does not have 443 on so what do we capture if we attempt to communicate to that port.

      You can see you don't have the complete 3 way handshake. You see the SYN coming from the client but you don't get a SYN/ACK back but instead a RST/ACK from the server telling you that the port isn't listening.
      Now let's try the same test but to a different server that is behind a firewall ( using the same client (
      First you can see a success capture going through the firewall over port 443

      Now here is a capture of the same client to the same server over 9300 which is on the server and listening which you can confirm by logging onto the server and running a quick netstat command
      netstat -anp | grep "9300" Now we perform a capture and see the communication doesn't get any further than a SYN, RST/ACK (no difference than above without a Firewall)

      Hope this helps you.


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