03. December 2014 · Comments Off on HWIC-8A Base Config · Categories: Cisco, Networking · Tags: , ,

Normally they are to expensive for what they do, but the other day I found a HWIC-8A from ebay at a good price. As a result, I now have remote Serial & JTAG access to a bunch of test equipment via my Cisco Router. The following is a quick sample config I tossed together on how to configure it.

If needed the following is the pin-out to the Cisco Octal Cable: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/dial-access/asynchronous-connections/14958-24.html

! Create a AAA authentication policy that will
! not make the user supply local credentials to
! connect to the Async TTY's. 
aaa new-model
aaa authentication login TERMSERV none
! Create an ACL to control who can connect.
! Warning: Anyone will be able to connect to the
! tty's when transport is configured.
ip access-list standard TERMSERV
 remark *** TERMSERV ACCESS ***
! Need to change the physical-layer to async
! Interface descriptions correspond to the
! CAB-HD8-ASYNC cable each port will represent.
interface Serial0/0/0
 physical-layer async
 description [0-3/0]
interface Serial0/0/1
 physical-layer async
 description [0-3/2]
interface Serial0/0/2
 physical-layer async
 description [0-3/4]
interface Serial0/0/3
 physical-layer async
 description [0-3/6]
interface Serial0/0/4
 physical-layer async
 description [4-7/0]
interface Serial0/0/5
 physical-layer async
 description [4-7/2]
interface Serial0/0/6
 physical-layer async
 description [4-7/4]
interface Serial0/0/7
 physical-layer async
 description [4-7/6]
! Set transport type and bind ACL/AAA to the Async lines.
line 0/0/0 0/0/7
 access-class TERMSERV in vrf-also
 login authentication TERMSERV
 transport input all
 transport output all
01. December 2014 · Comments Off on Quickie: Bulk WMA conversion to MP3 using avconv. · Categories: Linux, Linux Admin, OSX · Tags: , , ,

I was recently playing around with MacOSX’s built-in dictation tools and had to convert a bunch of WMA files to a format that could be opened using Audacity.

The following one-liner uses a for loop to quickly convert each .WMA in the current working directory to a .MP3 file using avconv. If your using an older package repository avconv could be substituted for ffmpeg.

for FILE in *.WMA;
 do FILE=`echo $FILE | sed 's/.WMA//'`;
  avconv -i $FILE.WMA -acodec libmp3lame -ab 128k $FILE.mp3 ;

Remember: File names, including extensions, are case sensitive in Linux/Unix. Only files ending in “.WMA” will be iterated.