OS X tools for the network guru
I wrote up an email for a new cohort, and thought that it would be helpful to toss up. So here we are, osx tools for the network guru with a mac. (guy/gal/whatever)
Go find the terminal.app, it’s hidden inside Applications/Utilities. Add it to your dock, it’s your new best friend.
Install Xcode: http://developer.apple.com/
Download and install fink from source (required for snow leopard)
Use fink to install handy software: minicom, nmap, tcpdump, etc.
>fink install minicom
Grab ssh tunnel manager,
tftp is nearly always supported as a file transfer method for network gear. Grab the tftp server app here:
Download and install Fusion for your mac: http://www.vmware.com
Build an XP/7 whatever vm to run the various windows tools we need for access.
Get a usb to serial adapter for console access:
A USB network adapter can come in handy for firewall work – you can assign it to the vm for segmented network access.