Intro If you need to capture network traffic from a Windows server, you may find that that standards or controls in your organisation prevent or forbid you from installing tools such as Wireshark on your Windows servers. This may be enforced by AppLocker or other controls. However, if you do have Administrator access on the server you can still capture the traffic and also convert to a format you can load into Wireshark on a desktop machine (or analyse using tcpdump or other tools on a Linux system) - there is no requirement to install Wireshark on the server - you can use built-in tools to achieve this.
Intro In my last post, I walked you through the basic setup and Operating System install of a Raspberry Pi. Now lets move onto making it a NAS/Media Centre device. I actually went down 2 different paths - initially I went with OpenMediaVault and reverted to a my previous setup when I encountered issues with my HDDs that I incorrectly blamed OMV for - so I will also do a post on both the issues experienced and how to do this without OMV.
Intro I recently replaced my Raspberry Pi 3B+ NAS/Media Centre with a Raspberry Pi 4B+ and it occurred to me that others may want to do likewise, so here goes. Why a Raspberry Pi? In truth theres a few reasons: When I first done this on my Raspberry Pi 3B, I was frustrated by limitations (lack of features, customisation) of my Western Digital WD MyBook Live Minimal cost To see how viable it was My experience with my previous NASPi is that it is more than capable for my needs, which I can summarise as: