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What should we test before buying a second hand cisco router

For some scenarios buying second hand cisco products it's a very good options. It could even be the only possible solution. I have network knowledges but I am not very familiar with CISCO. I would ...
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Creating a test database with copied data *and* its own data

I'd like to create a test database that each day is refreshed with data from the production database. BUT, I'd like to be able to create records in the test database and retain them rather than ...
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How to test virtual host setting on local or intranet environment?

I have the following httpd configuration to allow subdomains and to redirect www url to non-www url: ServerName example.com:80 NameVirtualHost *:80 <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ...
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Testing and workflow capabilities keep failing

My testing and workflows are failing. The workflow fails for this reason. But I have the TFS build service on the environment and the agent has the green light beside it. The testing fails for ...
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How to Make a WMI call fail?

I'm a developer but I have a question that seems belongs more in the ServerFault category than StackOverflow. We have a production service that every so often tends to throw: System.Runtime....
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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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What's a worthwhile test for a new HD?

I work for a company that uses standard 2.5" SATA HD's in our product. We presently test them by running the Linux 'badblocks -w' command on them when we get them - but they are 160 gig drives, so ...
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telnet counterpart for UDP

Is there anything that enables a "telnet-like" functionality for UDP? I know the difference between TCP and UDP, and why telnet itself won't work - but I'm wondering if there is something similar to ...
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Testing Active Directory users and groups [closed]

I have an Active Directory instance set up on a VM, and have set up a number of users and groups. I was wondering how I would go about testing this instance e.g. testing the connection, and verifying ...
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Using a Virtual Machine for Active Directory for application development

I'm developing a .NET application which requires user authentication and role management to happen through Active Directory. I was wondering whether there was a way of installing a test instance of AD ...
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Geographic testing for latency

Really struggling to find tools that report latency loading a website from multiple geo-graphic locations. Are there such tools? I have begun replicating infrastructure in other EC2 regions, but find ...
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Sabotaging an apache server

Bit of an odd one this. We have a very political management situation brewing and as the developer looking after the interaction with the hosting company, I have been asked to perform a bit of ...
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How do you apply development practices like version control, testing and continuous integration/deployment to system administration?

Imagine you're going to manage a number of servers with a number of different services that's used by a number of people. Now say you want to reconfigure or replace some software on one of those ...
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Software Testing framework for Route Distinguisher

I am entirely new to networking. I have a question on testing in this area. There is a sample testbed as below: Host server ---- RD ---- WAN Emulation Server --- RD --- Host Server. I am hoping RD ...
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How is a testing domain useful?

I've come across this article about Testing Domains and I don't understand why this is useful at all... Why does this differ from using localhost ? Can you give me a concrete example, because in the ...
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testing ports on a Nortel Networks switch

I'm trying to test a number of Nortel Networks BayStack 470-48T switches. I can connect a machine per port, but it's a 48 port switch. I have two machines, and my plan was to plug one in and move the ...
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Need a live UDP echo Server IP and port

I require to test my UDP program using echo server. I have tested this application in LAN but now I require it to test it in Internet. Is there and globally recognize freely available well known ...
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Infrastructure-oriented testing Methodology [closed]

In software development, there are plenty of testing methodology that one can adopt during the software lifecycle. Is there anyone aware of a testing methodology that is infrastructure oriented or ...
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How to config Apache to get error 502 Bad Gateway for testing?

I'm developing a website with ajax allow many queries insert many many row to database in the same time. It's run ok on localhost, but when I deploy onto server (free Amazon server), it's often get ...
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What is the best server or Ip address to use for prolonged testing?

I usually run uptime/latency tests against (and from) two servers that we own at different sites and until recently I've used the google dns servers as a control group. However, I've realized there ...
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run and track SMART tests of harddisks

At our shop we have nagios checks for the SMART status of hard disks in linux servers, but it hasn't been really useful so far: by the time we get a SMART alarm the system already had problems so we ...
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Print Out Redirect URL without Actually Redirecting

I have set up a server that is a clone of our production server that we want to use as a test server for testing our redirector. Importantly, we don't want to actually redirect to these urls like we ...
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Test Server for Redirector Display Redirect URL without actually Redirecting

I am setting up a test server whose primary purpose is to test the scripts we are using for Apache redirectors. On the test server, I don't want to actually redirect to the page but instead I want ...
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How to generate test data from an sql query and a result set?

I am using an oracle database and want to generate test data from a live database, but I do not want to copy the whole database content. Given a database DB(S, D) consisting of the database schema S (...
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Network Cable Testing Diagnostics

I've recently helped a friend wire his new office up with Ethernet cable wall sockets that all connect to a central patch panel. The issue I currently have is with testing the cable.. I receive the ...
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Automated Tests for System Configuration

In software development, i like to do tests. But are there any useful frameworks for automated tests for system configurations? I think like you may be able to test a Backup-MX configuration: - ...
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Burn in 50 Computers without installing an OS on each

I am burn in testing 50 propritary PCs for a customer. I am having some issues figureing out how to burn these machines in using my customers requirements. I must use Passmark Standard 6.0 or >. I ...
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Looking for a software alternatives to a Fluke Meter

I have cat5 ports through out the office that seem to not work 100%. I wanted to know if there is a software alternative to the $1000 Fluke Meters, that I can do the same thing with. Maybe something I ...
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Make apachebench(ab) send HTTP1.1 request?

I'm trying to use ab to test my webserver, but it only supports HTTP/1.1 (reject requests that have HTTP/1.0 in the first line). The -k switch only adds a header with connection: keep-alive. Is it ...
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Does Ixia Qcheck support IPv6?

I'm trying to use Ixia Qcheck 3 on Windows 7. The QCheck documentation does not indicate whether IPv6 is supported. However it does say that addresses up to 64 characters are supported, so that would ...
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Port Address Translation via Local Desktop

Recommendations for how I might configure Windows and Macs to perform port address translation locally. Need to test a web service that sits on port 99. The client application I am testing (think ...
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Website diff testing tool [closed]

Our CEO wants us to check all of our 100+ hosted/partner websites. Not only does she want to check if they are up and running, but she would like a diff analysis on the websites so that we can keep a ...
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Slow “applying computer settings” on workstation when I simulate domain controller being turned off that holds the FSMO roles in a two DC domain

Slight problem testing fail-over procedure with my two domain controllers. I have two domain controllers, DC1 and DC2. DC1 has all FSMO roles, is Active Directory integrated DNS DC2 is Active ...
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How do I write integration tests for cron jobs?

I have a series of cron jobs and I would like to test them in a more timely and automated way than the following: Test individual jobs in isolation by running them manually. Install job and update ...
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Upgrading from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010, routing works in one direction only

I'm in the process of upgrading an Exchange 2003 server to Exchange 2010, and have installed the prerequisites and Exchange 2010 on the new hardware I've purchased. We use postfix on the perimeter to ...
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testing SSL server loads [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites There has been a lot of talk about SSL creating excess CPU/memory load on websites. What I want to do is test ...
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Tool to replay access.log files with cookies?

Is there any tool that will replay combined access.log-style (or any other format) files back and preserve the cookies? We need to load test our application with real user accesses but we really need ...
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Best practice for testing chef recipes?

My team has created a large number of chef cookbooks. I was wondering what methods and frameworks I should look into so we can start creating tests to assure that our nodes are configured properly?
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Is there any way to add a temporary, static record to DNS?

This is for bind9. Is there a way to add a DNS record without too much mucking with zone files and named.conf? I need to test some web servers before we migrate from the old servers to the new ones. ...
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Copying SQL Server 2005 Databases

We currently have a single SQL server (2005, on a Windows server 2003 machine) with 3 DBs on it that I would like to just straight copy so that I can run some test on them for an upgrade. I don't ...
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Best practices for managing a web-server

Hi I want to ask what are the best practices when installing new software on a web-server, I'm pretty much self-taught, I have on my home PC: Ubuntu 11.04 with LAMP installed, and a VPS that I manage ...
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Using a VM for testing, how to artifically reduce performance?

My workstation has VMWare Server, and I'm running a few VMs for mocked production environments. I'd like to artificially slow them down, which should make finding poorly-performing code easier. ...
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Simple proxy server for development

For some development purposes I need to use a proxy server with authentication to test applications. I use Squid but sometimes I just need a simple configurable proxy where I need to provide hostname/...
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How do I force ext3 partition to the “error” state?

I have a script where fsck is called in case filesystem is in "error" state only. I'd like to tests it. Unfortunatelly I don't know how to force "error" state on ext3 partition. The only one idea I ...
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How can I test apt-get updates on a test box before deploying to production?

I would like to schedule updates on my ubuntu servers, but would like to test the updates first on a test server. I'd like to run all updates on the test box at the beginning of a development cycle, ...
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Web test for application requiring authentication

Not sure how to go about this...basically we need to perform load testing on a web application, but the problem is, all the pages are accessible only by authenticated users. The authentication is ...
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Affordable iSCSI SAN Suggestions [closed]

Our little snowboarding company currently has three NetGear ReadyNAS units that I am ready to put through a wall. Every few months I start looking into the possibility of consolidating down to one ...
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How can I test HTTPS configuration in a LAN?

I'm developing a website that should be used with HTTPS. I am developing the site on my Windows machine and I have a Linux machine on the same LAN where I test my websites. I don't have a DNS-server ...
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What is the point of staging?

I thought I'd worked this out, but after reading Continuous Delivery (excellent book) I'm a little confused. They talk about having servers for: development various forms of automated tests user ...
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Auditing user behavior in a small organization to prepare IT restructuring

My company will be working on restructuring/rethinking the whole IT infrastructure for a small company (about 25 employees). A part of this is a migration to Google Apps for email, calendar, etc. That ...