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Configuring mod_security on Ubuntu 10.04

After spending ~24 hours trying and failing to setup mod_security in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, I've finally decided that I'm going to need some help. I've tried pretty much every tutorial I can find with a ...
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Legal IT documents

I have been wondering this past week because my big boss told me to start keeping track of all the things I have fixed, how to fix them, etc. Which is reasonable and have been doing anyway. But then ...
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Racktables and DHCP

For those of you out there using Racktables, how do you handle DHCP scopes? I haven't been able to find a way to show the IP addresses as allocated.
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Industry Standards for Network Infrastructure Labeling

Are there any current industry standards IEEE, ISO, ANSI.... available that state how a buildings physical infrastructure should be labeled at the rack and jack and how the documentation should be ...
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What are some great network diagram techniques?

Over a long time, the network I work with has grown from a couple of servers and a handful of client PCs to a gargantuan beast with the following things configured on the core switch: VLANs - ...
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Server change request documentation

Is there anywhere that can provide a template for a server change request document? Thanks
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where can i find detailed docs for IIS server event id's with their description?

i have been googling for hours now and cant find a thing. There are plenty of articles/blogposts/forum_articles (from MSDN) on some specific events and their resolution etc ; but i simply cant find a ...
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Where can I find detailed documentation for IIS server event id's with their description?

I have been googling for hours now and cant find a thing. I'm looking for more information on IIS Server event IDs. There are plenty of articles/blogposts/forum_articles (from MSDN) on some specific ...
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Enable seeing the PHP source code of my test files from web browser

I would like to make my UnitTests available to see via the browser. My directory structure looks like this: application docs public - index.php tests My DocumentRoot is in the public folder. ...
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Is it possible to tell what edition of Windows a domain member is using through AD?

We are in the middle of doing physical inventory of all of our workstations, many of which were deployed in a hurry. Consequently, we do not have all of the information about them documented that we ...
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CentOS 5.5 Package documentation

Usually when I install a common package like PostgreSQL or MySQL or Python etc using Yum it installs the files held within those packages into locations specific to CentOS itself. It may also install ...
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Text template or tool for documentation of computer configurations [closed]

I regularly write and update technical documentation which will be used to set up a new virtual machine, or to have a lookup for system dependencies in networks with around 20-50 (server-side) ...
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How to visually document IT processes?

Our company has 8 departments each housing approximately 12 people on average. I'm the CTO of the company and IT is involved in pretty much all departments. As such, there is a need to define and ...
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What are suggestions for hardware,software,and active directory documentation? [closed]

There is a lot of total crap out there I don't want to waste a lot of time testing to be disappointed. I'm trying to create some physical documentation for software, hardware, active directory, group ...
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documenting a schools pcs and network (voluntary)

My daughter’s school have several networked pcs (various OS), printers, networked interactive white boards (connect to the internet, stream media etc). They have a parent who was looking after ...
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Documenting port numbers on floor plan

I want to be able to create a simple floor plan and document where all the ports are located and what there number is. Is there any good software to help with this. Preferably open source / free.
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What's new in Puppet since 2007?

I've got a copy of the Pulling Strings with Puppet book (written in 2007) but given that it has a bunch of equivocal language, I'm wonder how much has changed since then? I've found this Release Notes ...
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IT Documentation Platforms

We are a growing IT operation that continues to provide additional offerings and support to a variety of customers. As we continue to sustain this growth, we have found that we need to have easy ...
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OFL.EXE Syntax / Documentation

Does anyone know where I can find the documentation, syntax, example usage for OFL.exe?
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IT Documentation with MediaWiki

We are looking for ways in which to further enhance our documentation and our ability to allow easy access to the information as well as editing the information. With these ideas in mind, we created ...
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Documenting the configuration of Windows Server 2003?

Are there any tools that can be used to document configuration of Windows Server 2003? By configuration I mean: Services installed Programs installed Users IIS config UPDATE1: Simplified ...
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Linux I/O buffering reference

Can someone point me to a fairly complete reference on the Linux I/O system, primarily how all the buffers and caches are handled and flushed? My understanding so far is that there are Application ...
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Where can I find thorough nginx documentation?

I'd like to use nginx to serve as the proxy on our existing host when we migrate to a new server/ip address. Everywhere I've been says to use nginx for its speed. However the documentation appears to ...
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Tool to manage IP map?

Is there a tool which can manage the maintenance of an IP map? If no, it is possible to make a Powershell script which can get hostnames and their IPs, but it'd be nice if a tool exists to do this ...
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Why should I join USENIX and SAGE?

I've recently discovered some documentation on sage.org website that would be of interest and great help to me. But in order to access to it I have to register with USENIX. Now since I'm from Europe ...
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how i can write a professional documentaion for big network

I design a big network and i want to document my design in documentation . all thing swhitch, router, server and ip address ........ and i want to simulate it and draw it if anyone have a sample of ...
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How to I Document User Rights on an existing Linux System?

Need to document user rights on an existing Linux system. What commands, actions, etc. will allow me to gather complete user profiles? User rights include, but are not limited to: File/Directory: ...
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IP address range for examples in documentations

Is there an IP address range dedicated to example in documentations ? (Like example.com for DNS)
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Database security guidelines and tips

I have been recently hired by an event-planning company to create a web application that will allow online payment for specific events and keep a list of registrants. My employers are asking for a ...
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Including email, IMs, configs, etc. in documentation or notes

The shop I work in is pretty laid-back. We're on a documentation kick, only because historically we've been very bad with it. We do a lot of our brainstorming in face-to-face meetings, and also do a ...
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What metaphors have you used to convey complex technical terms to the layman or beginner?

As sysadmins, we are constantly forced to convey complex technical terms and situations to the layman or beginner. I was just wondering what metaphors each of you may have devised to describe things ...
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What to document in my network/domain?

I am doing system admin for a small domain on the corporate network. We have our own DNS, AD, DHCP servers etc and use both HyperV and ESX. What exactly do I need to document for this sort of setup? ...
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I am about to create a site bible aka documentation of our web server?

I am creating this in ms word, to create a 3-ring binder with tabs, full of documentation of everything about our web server. What are the main categories that I should include? We have 2 servers, ...
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output MOSS 2010 configuration for documentation purposes

When writing documentations about a system I usually can use the sysinfo command on the command line to output most configurations and Hardware Specs. This saves a lot of time and makes the job of ...
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How to document linux server configuration?

I have about 20 linux servers which I need to document the configuration of. I do not mean the detailed configuration of services, but rather user accounts, databases, databases accounts, ip ...
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Replication Documentation Suggestions [closed]

I am looking for suggestions on the best way to document replication....all publications....subscriptions....articles. I currently have 2 data centers & 35 remote locations. Any suggestions??
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Dell fumbles OpenManage installation process, forgets to write documentation?

I'm setting up a Dell PowerEdge 2950 for a small business, and I've just spent a while with Dell OpenManage Server Administrator 6.2, trying to clear the installation process of errors before I ...
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What to use for small scale server and network documentation? Must run on Linux

Does anyone know of a good program, web service, or CMS for documenting servers, IP addresses, logins, and network? Only requirement it must run on and from Linux. And it is just for a small network ...
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Free web-based software for team collaboration/documentation [closed]

Looking for some advice here, as my search has turned up to be pretty fruitless. My group (9 people - SAs, programmers, and two network guys) is looking for some sort of web tool to... ahem... ...
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Corporate Wiki Organization - Technical Documentation

Corporations have documents describing various aspects of their technical systems, including: Custom Applications Custom Development Frameworks Third Party Applications Accounting Bug Tracking ...
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What's the best platform to publish documentation to internal users?

My team has a need to publish documentation internally. At the moment, it's spread all over the place and this means we often have to search everywhere to find something. We'd like to publish ...
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Is the sysadmin/netadmin the defacto project planner at your organization?

At my company it has somehow over the past few years slowly become my job to come up with a project plan, milestones and time lines for deployment of developer applications. Typical scenario: My ...
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Where is a user guide for Alfresco?

Where is a user guide for Alfresco like exits for Nuxeo: Nuxeo Document Management: the User Guide
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Inventory tool to document customers services and associated network connectivity details?

Has anyone a recommendation for an inventory tool to document: customers, services associated by each customer, network connectivity details (IP, TCP, ftp, http): typically local and remote TCP ...
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Cisco 48 port switch template diagram

We have just taken delivery of a 'mature' 48 port switch for testing, deployment and general skulduggery. Since we are going to be constantly mucking around with the patching we need a diagram so we ...
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creating decision tree based troubleshooting documentation?

We troubleshoot a lot of server and network issues and follow a loose set of steps on what to do in different cases. With more and more people and responsibility, the need for standardization is ...
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How to document mail setup after hand-over

I've just moved a client's email services over from my host to Google Apps. I would like to hand over a document providing all they (or their agent) need should I not be available etc. How are such ...
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How to log adjustments made to a Linux machine for duplicating same steps on other machines, for documentation and for undo

I'm looking for method or methods and automation tools to log the adjustments I make to a Linux machine. Such adjustments would be: Installation of new software/software components via apt-get, ...
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Get man page out of preformatted cat page

Is there a way to get the source out of the a preformatted man page? I need to parse the man page sources on different platforms and on one pc there are only cat pages, and I don't want to write 2 ...
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ApplicationXtender?

Where can I find free technical documentation on EMC Application EXtender? This is a distributed system for "Storage, Organization, and Management of Business-Critical Information". The IT team where ...