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ffmpeg on Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10) Server

I'm trying to get ffmpeg running on my server so I can use the PHP Video Toolkit successfully. I'm currently setting up my testing platform, which is a 32-bit Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Server. ...
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Saving multiple hibernate states on Windows

This question is related to this one: http://serverfault.com/questions/97956/automated-windows-restart-testing In order to automate testing in Windows, it could be useful to save multiple hibernate ...
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Automated windows restart testing

I am developing a program, which depends on basically all other programs in our company. As there are so many programs that could potentially change and I never get notified of the changes, I would ...
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What tests do you perform before deploying gray market hardware?

We're a small shop from an IT standpoint and buy almost all of our server and network hardware from gray market supplies—typically via eBay. I'm interested in developing a more rigorous testing ...
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Compiling SVN Perl bindings on Snow Leopard: tests fail

At my work, we have to build our Subversion environment from source since it is deployed on shared applications servers and all dependencies must be contained within the user's home directory. I've ...
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How to redirect all outgoing email from postfix to a single address for testing

I am setting up a testing server for a web based application that sends some email notifications. Sometimes testing is performed with real customer data, and for that reason I need to guarantee that ...
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How do I benchmark performance of external DNS lookups?

I'm considering Google's public DNS servers as the external DNS for my network. Currently I'm using the DNS servers from my ISP. I've also considered OpenDNS in the past, but ultimately decided not ...
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Testing strategies for f5 bigip

I am a developer who is used to being able to test and debug code. Occasionally I have to make changes to our load balancer configuration. As far as I can see, if I mess this up it could stop the ...
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Tool to physically test ethernet cable with two network cards? [closed]

We're building ethernet cable or a non-profit community computer lab. We test them with a cheapie cable tester, which I believes simple checks the electrical connection of each wire. We're having ...
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Web server build end user acceptance testing

I have a web server image that I am responsible for building across multiple servers. I have a list of about 50 URL's that I am supposed to go to and confirm the correct content is showing up. Which ...
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How *much* server resources needed to make a *decent* cross-browser testing server

In my company we need to test our website (that we develop), On many browsers including: IE6 IE7 IE8 Safari Firefox 2 Firefox 3 Chrome This is a very time consuming task since we test it in many ...
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How can I test a new cron script?

I'm running on a couple of different Linux distros (Fedora 11, CentOS 5 and SuSE 10.2) and often run into a problem where a new script that I want to run as a cron job works fine when called direct ...
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Windows XP Logo Testing

I’m trying to get a point-of-sale PC computer logo certified and while running DTM Studio v1.4.7100.017, the only option I get under 'Create New Submission'->'Windows XP' o/s->System Submission is ...
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What is the best setup to have around 5 VMs running simultaneously?

I am trying to run a bunch of VMs to have a dedicated web testing environment for a massive corporate type project. I will need VMs for xp, vista, 7, ubuntu, and maybe hackintosh otherwise 2000. The ...
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How can I set up another alias like “localhost” to point to a folder within htdocs?

Hi Everyone So I have xampp running, localhost or 127.0.0.1 will take me to htdocs within my xampp folder. Is there a way I can use a similar name such as localhost2 on the same machine to take me to ...
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How to test an email address, MX records updated, it works, some users get returned mail

I had a small issue with an email address recently, after a few changes of MX records with the help from my hosting company these were resolved. I have tested the email address from multiple ...
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Intranet speed test

Does anybody know of any internal intranet bandwidth test applications I can install on our internal servers? I would like to test the speed of our WAN links like those online boradband speedometers ...
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Testing email system, spam injection tool recommendations?

is there any free spam injection tools available on ubuntu for testing the email system ? i would like to get free Spam inject tools for testing mail systems which i am part of development Edit 2 : ...
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program to emulate web browsing

I develop Web cache application for video content. I need to test it with sites like Youtube. Are there any applications which can be used to emulate random browsing of Youtube so I can stress-load my ...
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Testing software on lots of PCI cards

I am developing software that needs to work across the largest possible array of PCI adapter cards. Consider PCI ethernet cards. I can collect dozens of different cards, and I have a Windows XP ...
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How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY

This is a bit of a middle-ground between programming and server-admin, but this seems ultimately the most relevant place for it. I'm looking for a way to determine if the variable '$DISPLAY' is ...
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Activating windows virtual machines for testing? good/bad?

I am being asked to set up a battery of windows 7 flavours for a guy over in QA using VM's so that his office isn't filled with boxen. Is the common practice to activate these temporary machines or do ...
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What's a reliable way to test patch panel connections?

I just had to run a total of 12 cat5 cables into a patch panel. This was the first time I'd actually done that. I'm reasonably confident that I got all the wires in the right order after some initial ...
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Test site for evaluation of security solutions

I need to create testbed for security solution. The plan is to set up webserver with some sort of web application running on it, hook up security solution, perform DDoS attack on web server and see if ...
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Server upload bandwidth testing

I'm looking for a tool (not AB, or any stress-test) that can simply test my server's external (overseas) upload bandwidth. The machine's location is at Europe but i'd like to test my speed to America. ...
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Easiest way to send a test email from a server, to test settings?

Using Windows (2008) is there an easy command line tool that I can use to send a test email from a server to test the SMTP, user authentication, ports, etc... without writing my own?
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Testing ATI hardware for OpenGL

We have an application that uses OpenGL, and historically it has run lousy on ATI cards, although results have been different depending on card/driver combo. We're trying to put together a test ...
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“reset” functionality in Windows SteadyState

I am running some upgrade testing on a computer with Windows SteadyState. The workflow is "upgrade, write down results, reset to default condition". However, I can't seem to dig up a button that ...
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How to corrupt a file system

I am going to be testing 'xfs_repair' on some large file systems ( around 50 TB ) as in the past the memory usage is high. While I could test the program only on file systems which were correct it ...
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Redirect all incoming mail to another user

Preferably this could be done with a virtual instance of a mail server on an existing Linux machine but I'm willing to run a whole other install (Linux or Windows) to get this to work. Basically a ...
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Smartphone emulation software

With the new Exchange boxes going in, I'd like to do some thorough testing on smartphone features, as well as being able to provide salesman-proof documentation (I'm a dreamer). We've got drastic ...
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Test-driven development for infrastructure deployments?

I've been using puppet for deployment of infrastructure, and most of the work I do is with Web 2.0 companies who are heavily into test-driven development for their web application. Does anyone here ...
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Partition and Windows 7

I was formatting one my comps to do testing. The first partition seems to be EFI or something that i shouldnt touch. When creating another partition window 7 has a 100 mb blank partition before its ...
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Usual suspects for WebLogic 9.2 performance tuning

Reading through the BEA WebLogic 9.2 Deployment Descriptor Elements documentation, there are a few parameters that we already use in our web applications weblogic.xml to decrease the time it takes to ...
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Should I do acceptance testing?

We run a few commercial webapps facing customers. The release schedule for them is regular, but there's always worries about testing changes, patches and upgrades. It seems like acceptance testing is ...
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Testing a server before installing an OS

Our development server at work is taking a dump on us. So at this point, we're repurposing some other servers we have in our server room for this purpose. My boss wants me to test the servers before ...
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Ethernet Loopback plug - running a ping

For a project at work, I need to be able to test various Ethernet NICs by connecting them to a "loopback adapter plug", like this one on various embedded Linux boxen that come off a production ...
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Virtualization that is distributed on workstations or on a big central server for testing and documentation?

We are contemplating a push for employing virutalization for our test and documentation group to help manage consistent test and documentation environments. We were looking at choosing either a couple ...
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Best way to back up a system state for product testing?

I have a test system that requires a lot of setup to install the product I am testing. While testing it is possible degrade the system. I am looking for a way to go back to a point on the system ...
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How do you test your porn filter

For testing antivirus we have EICAR, for SPAM, we have GTUBE. Is there a standard site that is or should be included in blacklists that you can use for testing instead of going to your favorite porn ...
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Testing RAID

How does one fully evaluate a RAID configuration? Pulling drives is one thing, but are there tools and techniques for more? I've considered putting a nail through a running drive (powder actuated ...