When you need a server to tackle tasks

Sometimes when you’re in a client environment, you just need something you don’t have access to. That could be NTP, DNS, gateways, an internal CA, or even just an SFTP server. I encounter this all the time and my solution is almost always to simply get an IP from the client and spin up a linux server.

I decided to make this a vLog entry rather than a blog, so please check out the videos. I would like to point out that the part2 video does have an error in the alt_names section for the IP address. DNS entries are prepended by DNS: but ip addresses are prepended by IP: In my video, I prepended the IP with DNS: this will not work.

Commands used (including some missing in the video):
https://pastebin.com/QW2ZbzX0

openssl.cnf: https://pastebin.com/12XucjtF

Author: Will

I'm a Cisco Unified Communications consultant who dabbles in everything. I've been a Linux user since '96, an Asterisk user since '02, a Cisco route/switch guy since 2000 and various other things along the way. I have various degrees and certifications. If you enjoy my blog, please consider sending me a donation! bitcoin:356xWk8a3dwfseA9f4oLBeAMx2ZvekCYdD