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Is it advisable to disable URL Path Length restrictions from firewall?

I noticed in early August that I was unable to get to SharePoint Online sites, most Microsoft Update pages, Microsoft Support pages, Microsoft.com, etc. as they all appeared to be returning a blank ...
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Is that MAC-48 address valid: “01:23:4:56:78:9A” [closed]

Wikipedia states about MAC-48 string format: The standard (IEEE 802) format for printing MAC-48 addresses in human-friendly form is six groups of two hexadecimal digits, separated by hyphens ...
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LDAP: what's with objectClass top?

I'm trying to get my head around LDAP and have installed a test OpenLDAP server (latest version slapd 2.4.31-1+nmu2) on a Debian 7.3.0 amd64 machine. After the basic setup which is done as part of the ...
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Do worldwide datacenters have global/standard unique code or name?

Some datacenter providers have 3-4 letter codes for their locations. However, it seems there is not international standards for this?
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Sending two Content-Security-Policy headers

I current have an nginx server that is sending the Content-Security-Policy header, however I've read that apparently IE only supports "X-Content-Security-Policy". Would it be a good idea to send both ...
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Standard Bolt Pattern for Racks in Datacenters

Is there a "standard" way of bolting racks down that is interchangeable between vendors? At our datacenter we've standardized on a Damac rack for our builds. Because we're building in volume, the ...
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Obtaining Full Text of ISO27002 [closed]

You would think this information would be easier to come across but I can't really find it. How do somehow obtain the text of ISO27002? I've tried to find it online in various places (including the ...
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/var/lib for holding served data, why?

Acording to the FHS, the directories /lib and /usr/lib are both for libraries (libraries used in /sbin and user libraries, respectively). But what about the /var/lib folder? Following the same logic ...
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Standard Firewall and Network Change Testing Procedure

I am looking for a standard that advises on the best practice for testing of the following situations: Network Changes Firewall Changes Does any standard exist? If so, please note where I can find ...
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Dynamics CRM 2011 On-Premise & Security Certifications (ISO 27001, SAS70, etc)

I'm unclear on how to properly word our security status. The data center our hosted IFD CRM instance is running on has not paid for these audits. However, the Microsoft literature suggests that CRM ...
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Isn't it a bug to receive mail already containing a Delivered-To: <myaddress> header?

I'm managing a bunch of mail servers, the MX are postfix+amavisd-new systems while the mailboxes are on a qmail+vpopmail box. Yeah, we already plan to move everything to postfix but that's another ...
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What is the correct response for a DNS server when a domain does not exist?

I've recently been noticing some "odd" behavior from my ISP's DNS server when a domain does not exist. It's been causing me some problems and I was wondering if these DNS servers are actually ...
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Best Practices in Username Standards: Avoiding Problems

I'm interested in finding out what people's experiences with standard usernames is. I've always been in places that used {firstInitial}{lastname} (sometimes with a length-limit). Now I've users that ...
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Naming convention for multiple sites hosted on a single dedicated server

I have several sites and several friends' sites I plan on hosting on my dedicated server (most are already established, but on a shared hosting service). Is there a good and/or standard naming ...
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Formal Criteria for Network Complexity/Size Classification

I seem to recall running across a "formal" criteria or a standardized method for helping to define and talk about a network's size or complexity - A set of generalized standards that people use when ...
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Why PTP uses Sync-followup pairs?

The PTP (Precision Time Protocol), uses Sync message then Follow-up message, as described in the article "Understanding the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol". I don't understand why do we need ...
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Why both T568A and T568B standards?

I've always wondered why there are the two different wiring standards for Cat5 UTP cabling. The only technical difference between the two is the green and orange pair are swapped, which accomplishes ...
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Parameters For Server Sizes? [closed]

We have the specification for supplying web services (to a particular industry interface standard). Two of the usual requirements in this situation is that we have are for the responses per second per ...
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server room specification standards

Is anyone aware of any standards or guidelines for server rooms or data centers (of any scale)? I am in the process of making suggestions for a design and although some things come out of experience ...
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System administration standard

I have been given the responsibility to manage a team of 4 system admins. They are managing 70+ servers. They don't yet have written processes/procedures/practices. I don't much about system ...
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Standards for cloud computing

Is there any standards for cloud computing platforms? How is a normal windows platform different from the cloud platform that microsoft provides ( azure) How do I write applications that are portable ...
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Why Body Area Networks?

Recently a large appealing on Body Area Networks is shown. Even the an IEEE taskgroup taskgroup is started working on the standards. I want to know why we should search for a new standard when we ...
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how many users typically use the “forgotten password” flow?

I was wondering what the "standard" usage rate of the "forgot my password" flow is on other ecommerce/industry websites? Right now not that many people go through the "forgot my password" link on my ...
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Incoming mail from sender, MX record won't accept replies. How to block the incoming SMTP connection from that sender?

I'm administrating a mail service for a small business. They have a mail host, foo.example.org, whose internet connection is an ADSL service with a permanent IP address. Unfortunately, many mail ...
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What are the internet standards for the CNAME record?

I'd like to know what internet standard defines the CNAME
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IT Audit checklist

I recently have taken on the position of a one man show for a company that is going to have an audit. The network isn't anywhere close to prepared and I have been looking for a general audit ...
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How do you name your servers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Coolest Server Names How do you decide what you name your servers? Do you keep it simple/boring like svr-01, svr-02; make it descriptive like citrix-01, share-01; ...
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Linux FHS: /srv vs /var … where do I put stuff?

My web development experience has started with Fedora and RHEL but I'm transitioning to Ubuntu. In Fedora/RHEL, the default seems to be using the /var folder while Ubuntu uses /srv. Is there any ...
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what's standard web server downtime?

I want to know the standard of web server, file server, database server and print server downtime per day.
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Naming standard for additional A records/IP addresses for IIS servers?

When you're adding another IP address to and IIS server, what naming standards do you use for the A records? Background: I've a bunch of sites on an IIS server which use (CNAME'd) host-headers and a ...
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Proxy authentication without challenge/response

From what I understand proxies use a similar challenge/response system for authentication as HTTP does, except with a 407 response code where HTTP returns a 401 response code. However if a client is ...
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Standard for singular vs plural type names in urls

I work on a web site where we are having a major re architecture. There is a point which may be a little persnickety but I can't see a standard one way or another. When you are using real words in a ...
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What standards should be used for email address names?

This may be to much of a subjective question, but I'm not sure. I'm setting up email for a new business, with a new domain, and a new email server (google apps). Are there any recommended standards ...
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Are there any open standards for server failover?

I'm building a client-server application and I am looking at adding failover to the client so that when a server is down it will try to connect to another available server. Are there any standards or ...
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Can I get a clear summary of the new features of pNFS?

So I'm somewhat familiar with NFS and ilk, and I realize that NFS 4 is adding a host of new features, when I stumble onto pNFS. It appears to be "parallel" NFS storage, but the diagrams and ...
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What excuses are IT managers/directors using to defer upgrading from Internet Explorer 6?

Why are so many medium to large enterprises still using Internet Explorer 6? Is there some secret ultra valuable feature or cost reason that has extended its life? What are the most common excuses you ...
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Extending the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) to house Enterprise Software

I'm not sure how many people would be interested in this, but I think if you have more than a few hundred servers, it starts becoming an issue. An applications team/middleware sends a request that ...
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Are there any FIPS-140-2 certified solutions for Linux?

I'm not even 100% certain what this involves, but my current understanding is this: use of only approved cryptographic algorithms for network traffic (easy, we use SSL and lock down the algorithms ...
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What criteria do you use to determine if someone is hammering your server?

When you go through your logs, what criteria do you use to determine if it's you (ie: you need to beef up your server/s) or them (ie: they're verging on a DoS)? How many connections/second would you ...
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What the max disc label when recording CDs/DVDs?

When doing backups, I get confused about the max character size of the disk label when recording CDs/DVDs. It's fixed size or follow some standard?