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Remote MySQL connection fails (10060)

When I am trying to connect to a MySQL database from a remote computer I get a prompt saying: Connection Failed: [HY000] [MySQL][ODBC 5.1 Driver]Can't Connect to MySQL server on 'XXX.XXX.XX.XX' ...
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Long pause when accessing DFS namespace

We've recently migrated our Windows network to use DFS for shared files. DFS is working well, except for one annoying problem: users experience a significant delay when they try to access a DFS ...
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Troubleshooting Windows Authentication problems (no challenge) in IIS 7.5?

I know that there are thousands of reports of people having trouble getting Integrated Windows Authentication to work with IIS, but they all seem to lead to web pages that don't apply or solutions ...
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How to change default application in a website in IIS 7.5 on Windows 7

When I pull up http://localhost in a web browser on my computer (Windows 7, IIS 7.5) I get the IIS 7 welcome image. I have a different website that is set up in IIS that I'd prefer to be the default ...
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Fortigate Remote VPN : no matching gateway for new request

I am trying to configure a Fortigate 60C to act as an IPSec endpoint for remote VPN. I configured it like this : SCR-F0-FGT100C-1 # diagnose vpn ike config vd: root/0 name: SCR-REMOTEVPN serial: 7 ...
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Is there a way, to manually check for openssl CVE-2014-0160 vulnerability?

Is there a way for one to check some of internal services against CVE - CVE-2014-0160 (preferably using openssl CLI)? I CANNOT test everything just by using: Test your server for Heartbleed ...
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Too many Bind query (cache) denied, DNS attack?

Once Bind crashed and I did: tail -f /var/log/messages I see a massive number of logs every second. Is this a DNS attack? or is there something wrong? Sometimes I see a domain in logs like this: ...
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How do I configure IE10 Group Policy Settings on Server 2008 R2?

Where do I find the proxy server setting while creating a group policy? I know that IE 10 removed the IE Maintenance Policy. I read that you need to go through the Preference route. However, even ...
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Nginx Redirect via Proxy, Rewrite and Preserve URL

In Nginx we have been trying to redirect a URL as follows: http://example.com/some/path -> http://192.168.1.24 where the user still sees the original URL in their browser. Once the user is ...
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Using a GPO to run a batch file once

Is it possible that I could setup a GPO list for newly installed computers with many batch files (mainly file moving) and these would run only once and never again? I am beginner on this and I ...
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Apache ProxyPass with SSL

I want to proxy requests from an SSL site via a non-SSL site. My Apache httpd.conf looks like this: <VirtualHost 1.2.3.4:80> ServerName foo.com ProxyPass / https://bar.com/ ...
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OpenVPN connected but not internet access on the client

I've setup OpenVPN following this tutorial, and everything works fine except that I don't have an internet connection on the client while connected to VPN. ...
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how to auto start openvpn (client) on ubuntu 12.04 cli?

I have an *.ovpn file that works if I type in sudo openvpn client.ovpn Now I would like to start up openvpn when I boot the computer. It's a headless version of ubuntu if that matters. 12.04 64bit. ...
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How to force background colour with GPO centred wallpaper?

As subject really. I can force a wallpaper through GPO, but how can I mandate that the desktop should be black? We have a mix of XP, Vista, and Windows 7 machines.
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chroot fails - cannot run command `/bin/bash': No such file or directory

I'm a chroot novice trying to make a simple chroot jail but am banging my head against the same problem time and time again... Any help would be massively appreciated I've created a directory ...
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Allow Domain Users to install software on their computers

How would I go about allowing a 'domain user' to install software on their computer. I have active directory and group policy in place. Is there a setting in group policy that would allow this? I ...
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IIS 7.x Application Pool Best Practices

We are about to deploy a bunch of sites to some new servers. I have the following questions about application pools: 1) It seems advisable to have an application pool per website. Are there any ...
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“fdisk -l” like list of partitions and their types for LVM logical volumes?

You know how "fdisk -l" lists drive partition tables and shows the partition id/types for each partition? Is there a similar way to get the partition id for LVM logical volumes? EDIT: I'm aware of ...
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How can I map a SFTP to a Drive, natively in Windows

Today I saw that Vista and Win7 (which I am using) have the option to map ftp natively, according to this article: http://cybernetnews.com/cybernotes-map-a-ftp-to-a-drive-in-windows/ But I need to ...
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Should network hardware be set to “autonegotiate” speeds or fixed speeds?

We recently had a little problem with networking where multiple servers would intermittently lose network connectivity in a fairly painful-to-resolve way (required hard reboot). This has been going on ...
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Where is the best place to label a server?

There isn't much room on server chassis and I'm wondering where a label with the servers name should go. Is there any other information in addition to the name that should go on the label? Does it ...
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How to enable iptables (instead of firewalld) services on RHEL 7 and Fedora 18?

The newest fedora has firewalld as new firewall aplication. I liked old iptables services. I want them back but have no idea how to do that. I have tried : systemctl disable firewalld.service ...
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Tuning (and understanding) table_cache in mySQL

I ran the excellent MySQL performance tuning script and started to work through the suggestions. One I ran into was TABLE CACHE Current table_cache value = 4096 tables You have a total of 1073 ...
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I can connect to Samba server but cannot access shares.

I'm having trouble getting samba sharing working to access shares. I have setup a stand-alone box running Fedora 16 to use as a file-sharing and web development server. It needs to be able to share ...
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Amazon EC2 - No SSH After Reboot, Connection Refused

I've replicated this two or three times, so I'm guessing there's something wrong with what I'm doing. Here are my steps: Launch new instance via EC2 Management console using: Ubuntu Server 13.10 - ...
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OpenVPN client on Windows 7 - cannot add route from config script

Hi I am connecting from my Windows 7 laptop to an openvpn server and I am unable to automatically add a route. In my script I have the line: route-up "route add 192.168.33.0 mask 255.255.255.0 ...
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How to set up Mod_WSGI for Python on Ubuntu

I am trying to setup MOD_WSGI on my Ubuntu box. I have found steps that said I needed to do the following steps I found at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=833766 sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I allow remote access to mysql using xampp?

I'm using xampp and navicat to manage mysql on two dev machines (laptop & desktop). The laptop is my main machine, while the desktop acts as a local dev server for the group. Connecting to mysql ...
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Postfix - Host or domain not found

I just installed Postfix on my ubuntu, on a local network. On this network, I have an Exchange Server (using domain mail.example.com). I had a problem sending an email to a local address : ...
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How do you mount an NFS Share in Windows 7?

I have FreeNAS exposing an NFS. How do I access this from Windows 7? I have enabled the "Services for NFS" within Windows Features.
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NMAP: Check if port 80 and 8080 is open

In our company, I want to check if users are running web servers on port 80 and 8080. I downloaded nmap and ran this command: nmap -p 80,8080 192.168.1.0-255 I got a list of IPs and tried to ...
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How to change color scheme in Windows Server 2012

I have installed a fresh copy of Windows Server 2012 and when I go to Control Panel > Appearance > Display > Color and Appearance it states "This page is not available in this edition of ...
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How to boot ISO image using gpxe and memdisk?

I have a repository of an ISO images (many different OS installers in ISO format) under http://myrepos/*.iso. I would like to boot from that repo using gPXE (with/without memdisk if necessary) and ...
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how to use a disk with high reallocated sector count?

After 3 years in 24x7 service a 1TB Seagate Barracuda ES.2 enterprise drive is showing signs of failure. S.M.A.R.T. reallocated sector count is high. Wikipedia article suggests that the drive can ...
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Limitations of SQL Server 2012 Express version?

I'm aware that the SQL Server 2008 R2 Express was limited to 1 CPU and 10 GB Databases. It's not clear if Microsoft bumped those numbers up to be more reflective of 2012. I looked at several places ...
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Use two DHCP servers in one LAN

How do I configure Windows XP to choose between one of as two DHCP servers in one (same) LAN?
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What replaces IIS SMTP server in Windows Server 2012

I have read the notes here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831568.aspx regarding deprecated and removed features in Windows 2012 and it says that SMTP is deprecated. I assume this is ...
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How do I turn windows features on or off using powershell or commandline in windows 7?

I have scripted against sysocmgr in windows xp, servermanagercmd in server 2008, and now I find that I have to use a new powershell module servermanager to install features on Server 2008 R2 and so I ...
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Where is the sshd log file on Red Hat Linux stored?

Can someone please tell me where to find the SSHD log on RedHat and SELinux.... I would like to view the log to see who is logging into my account..
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CentOS: eth0 not starting on boot

Whenever I reboot a CentOS Hyper-V VM, eth0 does not start automatically. All I need to do is perform ifup eth0 and all is fixed, but that isn't feasible from ssh! I am starting in runlevel 3. ...
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Inaccessible_boot_device after installing KB2919355 on Server 2012R2

I have a server 2012r2 machine that I just installed KB2919355 (the mega 800+MB patch recently released for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012). Server is a Dell Poweredge R715. Disks are 2x500GB SAS in ...
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Postfix Temporary lookup failure

I am trying to set up postfix, but I get a "Temporary lookup failure" error main.cf: inet_protocols = ipv4 inet_interfaces = all queue_directory = /var/spool/postfix command_directory = /usr/sbin ...
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Is there a built-in command-line tool under Windows like wget/curl?

I come from a Linux/Unix background and I have been wondering if Windows has a binary that can download files from the console. I would like to automate a certain process and one of my requirements ...
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How do I set up a VPN on WIndows Server 2008 R2?

I have searched all over the Internet and used several walk-throughs on how to set up VPN on Windows Server 2008 R2. I still cannot seem to get this to work properly. Can someone please point me ...
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How do I reduce transaction log backup size after a full backup?

I have three maintenance plans set up to run on an Sql Server 2005 instance: Weekly database optimisations followed by a full backup Daily differential backup Hourly transaction log backups The ...
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How to install Windows Updates from command-line

Is it possible to install windows updates from the command-line? The graphical update tool doesn't seem to work so well in Windows 7. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't... My problem is that I ...
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/etc/security/limits.conf soft nproc limit appears to be ignored

My MongoDB database was running into problems under load, with the following errors spamming the logs: [initandlisten] pthread_create failed: errno:11 Resource temporarily unavailable [initandlisten] ...
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centos 100% disk full - How to remove log files, history, etc?

mysqld won't start because disk space is full: 101221 14:06:50 [ERROR] /usr/libexec/mysqld: Error writing file '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.pid' (Errcode: 28) 101221 14:06:50 [ERROR] Can't start server: ...
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Should I RAID my SSDs?

I have a couple of SATA hard disks RAIDed for safety in my machine, because I'm worried about the drive having some sort of mechanical failure and losing my data. I'm considering switching to an SSD ...
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Force authenticated user immediate logoff (emergency case)

In Active Directory if you want to prevent a user from logging in you can either disable their account or simply reset their password. However, if you have a user who is already logged in to a ...