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Why does my hostname appear with the address 127.0.1.1 rather than 127.0.0.1 in /etc/hosts?

This may be a bit of a noobish question, but I was taking a look at /etc/hosts on my new Xubuntu install and saw this: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 myhostname On most 'nixes I've used, the second ...
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What do I have to configure on my server to increase security from default?

I am setting up a Windows 2003 machine to host a website, are there any settings that I should pay special attention to in regards to security? In other words, is there dangerous default setting I ...
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Is it possible to set the default web site to redirect to a virtual directory in IIS [duplicate]

Can you set up a website to make a default redirect to a virtual directory? I tried to do this but it overrode every single website in my setup to that redirect. I want to be able to open http://...
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How do I change the Software Update server address on a client Mac (to use my own server)?

Now that I have started the Software Update service on my Leopard Server, how do I change my client Macs to check for updates on it?
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How do I change the default location for a users home directory in Vista?

I would like to move the default location of my c:\Users\USERNAME to another drive. What is the easiest way to do this and how? I know that I can move each of my "Special Folders" like Documents, ...
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Importance of default windows shares

I have to set up some shares on a windows server (2003), but I really don't like those default shares (C$, ADMIN$, IPC$). I seem to remember that you shouldn't remove those shares, but when the ...
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Default user for MySQL [duplicate]

With a fresh (but old) install of Ubuntu and MySQL, I found I could access the MySQL via command line client without being asked for any user or password. Logging in as root requires the root ...