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Friday, July 7, 2017

Logging PF Firewall on Mac OSX

Steps to enable logging for pfctl utility on newer osx like Yosemite, Sierra:

Firstly,

Add "log" to all rules in "/etc/pf.conf" or which ever PF configuration file you have.

Also set the logging interface with:

set loginterface pflog0

on the top of the PF config file.

Create a virtual interface with:

sudo ifconfig pflog0 create

Now start viewing packets which match the rules you logged with this:

sudo /usr/sbin/tcpdump -lnettti pflog0

At the end do:

sudo ifconfig pflog0 create

Monday, June 26, 2017

Fast download with Golang

Hey all, people keep saying about how great the concurrency is in golang. To be honest, I am pretty much a novice in this.

So just wrote a download accelerator in golang using it's much awesome parallel feature, the source of which can be found here: https://github.com/rghose/go-parallel-downloader

Here are a few results:

URL DownloadedTime taken by wgetTime taken by Golang
http://get.videolan.org/vlc/2.2.5.1/macosx/vlc-2.2.5.1.dmg1m3.375s0m26.609s

This was with GOMAXPROCS=2, threads = 5  with Chunk Size = 10 KB

So well, the chunk size of download did make a lot of difference, since the number of connections to download the thing would decrease, too many connections does not help in speed up


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Get brightness levels on jailbroken ios devices

One liner:

idevicediagnostics ioreg IOPower | grep -A7 'brightness' | tail -n1 | egrep -o '\d+'

Explanation:

idevicediagnostics ioreg IOPower

This gives a lot of hardware info!

Monday, May 15, 2017

ADB Disable bluetooth on non-rooted devices

Here's a script to disable Bluetooth from non-rooted devices:

adb shell <<__eof
  input keyevent KEYCODE_WAKEUP;
  wm dismiss-keyguard;
  am start -a android.bluetooth.adapter.action.REQUEST_DISABLE;
  is_open=`dumpsys window windows | grep -E 'mCurrentFocus|mFocusedApp' | grep 'com.android.settings/com.android.settings.bluetooth.RequestPermissionHelperActivity'|wc -l`
  if [ $is_open = 0 ]; then exit; fi
  sleep 1;
  input keyevent KEYCODE_DPAD_RIGHT;
  input keyevent KEYCODE_DPAD_RIGHT;
  input keyevent KEYCODE_ENTER;
  exit;
__EOF

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