How to transfer ODBC data connections to another computer

Transfer DSN files from Computer A to Computer B:

1. On Computer A, open the Registry Editor by typing “regedit” in the Windows search box under the Start menu and selecting regedit.exe
2. Navigate to the following registry key :
    • For User DSN data sources:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > ODBC
    • For System DSN data sources:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > ODBC

3. Right-click on the ODBC.INI folder, choose Export, and save the .reg file to the location of your choice
4. Copy the .reg file (or files if you have both User and System DSN data sources) to any location Computer B
5. On Computer B, double click the .reg file(s) to import the DSN data sources to the registry (select “Yes” and “OK” when prompted)

Use arp-scan to find hidden devices in your network

If you have a device that is on the same network but not responding to any requests such as ping, HTTP, HTTPS etc…


apt-get install arp-scan

Scan it:

arp-scan --interface=eth0 --localnet

Here, –interface=eth0 represents the interface to use for scanning, and –localnet makes arp-scan scan all possible IP addresses on the network. You can omit the –interface option, in which case arp-scan will search the system interface list for the lowest numbered, configured up interface.