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PlanetSide 2 – New Alert Feature

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I play PlanetSide 2 a free MMOFPS PC. They have an aggressive patch and new feature schedule, we are constantly getting new toys and ways of playing. One of the latest and by far my favorite new feature is the Alerting system. Alerts are a way to get players to play on different continents within Auraxis (the planet this war is being raged on). The idea of an Alert is every few hours there will be shown on your screen something that reads like ‘Go Defend Esamir!’. Your Faction (TR, VS or NC) now have around 2 hours to try and take over Esamir. Your reward for completing the mission is XP, the total you receive is a percentage based on the amount of territory your faction owns in the continent the alert said to go to, even the losers get XP.

The reason I love the alerts is due to the battles that ensue, these have been the largest and most fun battles that I have had since I started playing this game.  When an entire outfit gears up to go RAGE it is a blast. Armor columns, infantry, air support, all hell just breaking loose. Image

So if you do not own PlanetSide 2, you should. The maps are massive, and the more people the better. Grab a friend. log on and play. If you are also interested in joining a clan, check out the one I belong to, grab the TS information from the website and hop on, it’s a small growing clan looking for some cool people to play with. Just don’t tell them you heard it here 🙂


Written by lordfu

April 6, 2013 at 11:59 am

Slackware 14 – Metasploit Install

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These are the notes as I recall from doing a Metasploit install, they may not be 100% but you are welcome to them.

Download a SlackBuild and the source, there was a build for 13.37

Move them to /usr/src
#mv framework.tar.gz /usr/src/
#mv /usr/src/

Extract the framework
#tar -xvf framework.tar.gz

Move the framework source into the extracted folder
#mv /usr/src/framework/

Allow execution
#cd /usr/src/framework
#chmdod +x framework.Slackbuild
#chmdod +x

From the Readme:
You will need “postgres” user and group before running the installer, if you
haven’t installed SlackBuilds PostgreSQL you should run these commands to be
compatible. Default database server listening port is 7175.:

#groupadd -g 209 postgres
#useradd -u 209 -g 209 -d /var/lib/pgsql postgres

Add something like to /etc/rc.d/rc.local to start the shipped PostgreSQL daemon:
# Start Metasploit Framework PostgreSQL
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.framework-postgres ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.framework-postgres start

Add something like to /etc/rc.d/rc.local_shutdown to stop the service.:

# Stop Metasploit Framework PostgreSQL
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.framework-postgres ]; then
/etc/rc.d/rc.framework-postgres stop

Build the package and then install it.
#installpkg /tmp/framework-4.0.0-x86_64-1_Sbo.tgz

Metasploit ships with its own bundles of Postgres and Ruby.

Note the database connection string
#cat /opt/framework-4.0.0/config/database.yml

Setup msfconsole to use framework shipped Ruby version.
#nano /opt/framework-4.0.0/msf3/msfconsole

Change top line to read:

Launch the console

Install postgres driver
msf> gem install pg -- --with-pg-config=/opt/framework-4.0.0/postgresql/bin/pg_config

Setup tables
msf>db_connect msf3:[password]@localhost:7175/msf3

Hope this helps!

Written by lordfu

April 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm