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Sunday, October 27, 2013

HOW-TO: Selectively Enable or Disable RSA Secure ID Integration in Cisco VPN Client

If your company uses Cisco ASA firewall and allow remote access through it (Using Cisco VPN Client). Also, If your company uses 2FA (Two Factor Authentication), using RSA Secure ID and have given you a Soft token, they are now integrated, which means when you try to connect you are only prompted for the PIN of the RSA Token and not the entire Pass code (Look at the below, prompting for PIN and Not Pass code)

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Neat isn’t it ? But consider this, You are a consultant working for more than one company, and just two or more companies, one using the RSA, and the other NOT using it. Or both using RSA, but different How do you take care of that ?

Cause, normally, it will pick one token and just blast away the pass-code with the pin you enter. Which means you can login to one company but not the others. This is a problem isn't it ?

Fortunately for us, there is a solution

You need to remember the following

SDIUseHardwareToken (Enables a connection entry to avoid using RSA soft token.)

0 = Yes, use RSA SoftID (default)
1 = No, ignore RSA SoftID software installed on the PC.

RadiusSDI (Tell the VPN client to assume Radius SDI is being used for extended authentication (XAuth).)

0 = No (default)
1 = Yes

Ok, now you know the above, Now what

 

First, if you have multiple companies, all using, RSA, and by default the PIN works for one of them, you can leave that as is or you can just disable the PIN function all together and yourself enter the passcode.

Open the PCF file (It will be in the installation folder). Since I use a 32 Bit client, the Location was

c:\Program Files(x86)\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\Profiles

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Open the PCF Files in a Notepad and edit or add the lines in the PCF (If the lines already exist, just change the values ) in the file and save it

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To Ignore the RSA Integration

RadiusSDI=0
SDIUseHardwareToken=1

To Use the RSA Integration

RadiusSDI=1
SDIUseHardwareToken=0

Once you set it to be ignoring the RSA, the prompt will change back to passcode.

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Hope this has been helpful and thanks for reading. Dop let me know if you have any questions in the comments section

 

 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Teri Yadon Ne Rulaya

Another bhajan, depicting the persons quest to reach back …

Teri yaadon ne rulaya, par ye samjh na aaya
Ki tu jo hai khudaya, mere dil mein kabse aaya
Taqdeer ka farishta jab humpe muskuraya
Us waqt humko teri yadoon ne phir sataaya

Teri yaadon ne rulaya, par ye samjh na aaya
Ki tu jo hai khudaya, mere dil mein kabse aaya

Hum tumse poochte rahe.....
Hum tumse poochte rahe, kya humne ki khataya
Teri yaad bhi humein gayi chod ya khudaya

Teri yaadon ne rulaya, par ye samjh na aaya
Ki tu jo hai khudaya, mere dil mein kabse aaya

Jab yaadoin ke samndar mein,ho gaya akela
Tab phir se tune aakar haas ke yehi tha bola
Ki naata tera mera, yeh sab se hai purana, jitna bhi door jaye, hai mere paas aana
Ki bande tu kabhi mujhe se juda ho na paya, jitna bhi tune meri yadoon ko thukraya

Teri yaadon ne rulaya, par ye samjh na aaya
Ki tu jo hai khudaya, mere dil mein kabse aaya

mere dil ke aiyene mein....
mere dil ke aiyene mein, jab maine aaj jhaanka
tera aks us mein paaya ab samajh mujhe aaya
Teri yaadon ne rulaya, par ye samjh na aaya
Ki tu jo hai khudaya, mere dil mein kabse aaya


Translation (Literal) in English ... 

Your memories have made me cry, I did not understand just one thing ...
That lord, When did you get into my heart ...  --- Para 1

It was only when good fortune that smiled on me,
that again your memories came to me

 --- Para 1 Line 1 ---

We kept asking you ... What mistake did I do
That even your memories left me ...

--- Para 1 Line 1 ---

When I was lost "alone" in the sea of memories ...
Then again, you came, smiled and told me ...
You said that your and my relation is the oldest of all ... However far you try to go, you will have come to me ...
You were never able to truly forget me, how much ever you tried to ignore my memories ...

--- Para 1 Line 1 ---

When finally today I saw in my hearts mirror, I saw your reflection and I understood what you said myself .

--- Para 1 Line 1 ---



The tune that I created for this is at https://soundcloud.com/alok-shrivastwa/teri-yaadon-ne






Monday, October 14, 2013

Har Saans Mein …


Here is another bhajan which you may like.

Har saans mein tera naam liya … Gar yeh na kiya to khaak jiya …
Oh Murali vale yeh to bata … Iske siva ab mujhe kaam hai kya …
Kyun tune banaiyi yeh duniya … Jisme humein tumne daal diya …
Ki ro ro kar karein ek sada .. Tere naam ka de do phir aasara...
Tera naam amar, Aasav lagata ...Jo pee lay isko ek dafa ...
Woh khud se bhi ho jaye juda ...Duniya ki usey ho kya parvaah ..
Mahima is naam ki kaun kahe... Isey lekar papi bhi hai tarein
Jo bhi is naam ke sang chale... Bhav sagaar sindhu se voh na darein...
Ab karo kripa itni hum par ... ki bhatke hum na dar dar par ..
Teri dar par humein swikaar karo ... Prabhu humari naiyya paar karo ..

I hope you like it …

Translation in English 
I have gotten some requests for translation, so here is the translation (Mostly literal), leave your comments with your views.

I take your name in every breath ... If I don't do this then what is my life after all
Oh the one with the flute (Lord Krishna) please tell me this ... Is there any other work for me ...

Why did you create this world ... And put us in it .....
That we keep crying and request for just one thing ... give us the shelter of your name ....

Your name is immortal, it is also feels like the drug, the person who drinks this once ...
He will seperate from himself (his physical self) .. what concern may he have about the world ...

Who can sing the praise of thy name ... taking this even the biggest sinners have attained salvation
Who ever stays and walks with the name ... gets rid of this mundane ocean of existance ...

Please I request you to grace me with this ... that we don't keep getting lost between places ...
Please accept us at your door ... God, please get my boat across the worldly ocean ...


The tune for this that i created is at https://soundcloud.com/alok-shrivastwa/har-saans-mein

Sunday, October 13, 2013

What do the planets tell us ….

Now, just a forewarning, this is not a blog which will teach you the tricks of the trade of Astrology (maybe I will write about that some other day), today this blog is about, how or why astrology works and to what extent. I have heard a lot of people asking, is it real, is it not just some one trying to scare us to dupe money out of us. The answer, well… its both, depends on who you see.

Astrology (or as the world comes to know it – Vedic Astrology) has been around for millennia. It is one of the very profound science. However, its complicated and hence people don’t learn it fully or even to a decent extent and become astrologers. Now, beware of the people who show you something bad in your fate and try to get your money. Before, i start about some details that I plan on covering today, let me tell you one basic law that i will be falling back to in the entire course of this blog. “Everything is energy”, now what do I mean by that? well, everything that you see or don’t see has originated from energy. Also, everything carries its particular energy signatures. Now if you are a student of quantum physics, and you know about the Feynman diagrams, you will know that all interaction in that micro cosom is controlled by energy particles like photons, graviton, etc (in general Bosons). That’s as far as our present scientific knowledge in terms of the energy domain, however, I can quote some deeper concepts from the Sankhya Shastra, but for the fear of digressing, the rule is every thing is energy and energies interact amongst themselves. For the sake of understanding, i am going to give example in the wave domain of energy

Now, that being said, lets talk about the Vedic astrology, in this, when a child is born, we prepare some thing called as “Kundali” (which literally means the coiled position of a snake). There are 12 houses in this Kundali and depending upon the time and place of the birth of the child, various planets are positioned with relation to themselves. This we call the birth chart. People use this birth chart for predicting the child’s future to an insanely accurate value (if you know how). Now, you may ask, don’t we have free will ? The answer is, we do, then how can some chart predict the future. The answer is the chart just predicts the energy interactions between different planets and the planets energy intersect with our own which controls the physical and our mental state, which when analyzed properly will give rise to what may happen in the future.

I will give you an example, the charts will tell us that the person will be mentally disturbed un focused and , and he will be quickly angry, you can easily guess what comes next right ? Accidents, Fights, Job losses, etc. Well, that is a logical extension isn't it ? I have only taken an example of 2 attributes here, but we have about 108 emotional states (the nine energies – of Nava Durga or Prakriti (translation : Nature) in 12 houses), all of these energies  ) and combination of these govern the state of body and mind of any human being and hence can help in predicting the future. There are different houses in the birth chart, all of these have a different significance, 1st house is for ones body, 2nd for parents, 9th for spouse and so on. Int his blog, i will ask a few questions, which are mostly asked and answer them so we can have a understanding.

So, question number 1, why are the planets there where they are at the time of birth of a child. Well, I may sound a bit far fetched, but every action of ours gives out an energy in a very minute form, please remember that energy isn’t good or bad, its just phase shifted with reference to other energies, these energies don’t leave our side as the law of conservation of energy prohibits energy from being created or destroyed, these energies come in to interaction with other energies of the universe, and kind of settle themselves in relation to other energies, this constantly keeps happening every microsecond our our lives. When a soul is born, it is just manifestation of that energy into the Kundalini’s of the new body that the soul is chosen, the energies come with it. In order to further simplify this, imagine a point in relation of other energies, as the energies convolute, this energy moves with it, and then appears at a time and place which is suitable for that energy. So, it wont be wrong to say that the child carries the planets with him (or is carried by them).

Question number 2, Why the planets. The answer to this, you may have already figured, its not just the planet, its all the energy in the entire universe, how ever, the energies are more profound as the distance decreases. In astrology, Nakshatras (or constellations) are also concerned, but they have a little less effect as the distance is a little more than that of the plants, so its the entire universe acting on each other and staying in the equilibrium. All of them can be analyzed.

Question number 3: Why does a certain planet impact a certain quality: The answer to this is again simple, resonance. The energies of different frequencies are emitted by different planets, and have the impact on the resonant frequencies on earth. The matter has the same frequencies of the energy that it is made of and hence we have controlling planets, for example moon controlls the mind and (it also controls the water) and we know that mind (or thoughts) flow as water, sun controls the eyesight, so on and so forth. Please remember that these are also the secret of mantra’s as they create vibrations of different frequencies, which have different effect on body, mind, matter, etc.  When a person gives you mantras in order to remediate some of your energy phase shift, they are just giving you a way to vibrate in a mode which will lower that phase difference or amplitude of the energy

Question number 4: What happens to the actions that we do in the present: Its again going to emit small amounts of energy, unless you do a certain action so many times that the resultant energy is compounded, you will not see much of a difference. Its the same concept of Sin and good deed, its basically energies which will impact you in the future and if you do a great amount of it, the results and effects may start showing immediately.

Question number 5: Is it essential to match Kundali during marriage: The Astakoot method of kundali matching is nothing more than a psychic profiling of the bride and the groom in terms of compatibility, its the matching of most fundamental energies that you may not even know exist in you, but please remember, this is the case of arranged marriage. If you love some one (truly), and have been in a relation ship for the sake of love (don’t fool yourself here), then this becomes absolutely unnecessary, as both of you have learnt to live with the other persons energy phases and possibly got accustomed to it. While the energies may change the thought process, and so on, but lf the love is strong enough then it will conquer it.

I guess these questions help you understand the science behind this ancient art. I know, I have not done justice to this topic, if you are interested, let me know in the comments with questions if you have any and i will expand this further to the best of my knowledge. I hope, you have a few of your questions answered.