Author Archives: iamnandans

God’s Own Kitchen by Rashmi Bansal

I had read two other books from Rashmi Bansal which i had liked. Based on my opinion about previous books, read this book too and i was not disappointed. Book is about “Akshaya Patra” program by ISCON temple. For all … Continue reading

Posted in General Books | Leave a comment

OS command injection/remote command execution

Following are few examples of OS command injection/remote command execution Eg#1 /* following program mimics cat command in unix which prints the content of file */ #include #include #include #include int main(int argc, char **argv) { char cat[] = “cat … Continue reading

Posted in C Section, General Tech Discussion | Leave a comment

Application Security

Application security Applications deployed are vulnerable to various kind of attacks from hackers. As such when applications are designed/coded, care should be taken to avoid any such attacks. QA team should also consider writing test cases to validate for any … Continue reading

Posted in C Section, General Tech Discussion | Leave a comment

Sticky bit

Sticky bit on files Sticky bit can be set on files for faster loading of program which in turn reduces the delay in execution of the binary. When a process executes a file that has its sticky bit set, the … Continue reading

Posted in Unix and Unix Internals | Leave a comment

Three Thousand Stiches

by Sudha Murty What a wonderful book. Every chapter of the book is an interesting read. Most of the content in book is about Infosys foundation and the work done by it. Most of us think, running an NGO/charitable organization … Continue reading

Posted in General Books | Leave a comment

Executing commands on windows host from unix host

Many a times we may need to execute commands in host#2 from host#1, where in host#1 and host#2 can be windows or unix hosts. In this post I will be providing information on how to run commands from unix host … Continue reading

Posted in General Tech Discussion | Leave a comment

Zero to One

by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters. This book is all about startups. What is zero to one ?. Creating something which does not exist is zero to one. Replicating an existing thing is one to N which is a wonderful … Continue reading

Posted in General Books | Leave a comment