Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processes.

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“Device not ready” on a network share in Windows 7

I have two computers C1 and C2 runing Windows 7 and both of them are members in a domain. On C1 I have an USB hard-disk which I shared for the users U1 and U2 giving them Read-Only permissions on the ...
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How to troubleshoot banned connections on OS X / Ubuntu

I have an ubuntu 11.10 VM running on an OSX machine. Every once in a while some services become inaccessible from specific IPs (e.g. sometimes just ssh is blocked, and sometimes both ssh and https.) ...
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How to investigate unexpected Linux server shut down?

In a new Xeon 55XX server with 4xSSD at raid 10 with Debian 6, I have experienced 2 random shut downs within two weeks after the server being built. Looking at bandwidth logs before shut down does not ...
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Monit will not start my node js app

I have a problem with Monit that I use for monitoring of my Node.js app. I just moved from a single core machine to a multi core one. On both of them I run Ubuntu 11.10. On the old one this was ...
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alfresco, tomcat crashes on startup, no clues in the logs

I have installed an alfresco community edition 4.0 on a Win 2003 R2 with 3GB of RAM. I've used alfresco for some hours, i've created a user, uploaded some documents. But now, restarting it, tomcat ...
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Troubleshooting strategy for very poor iSCSI/NFS performance

We have a new Synology RS3412RPxs that offers iSCSI targets to three Windows 2008 R2 boxes and NFS to one OpenBSD 5.0 box. Logging into the RS3412 with ssh and reading/writing both small files and ...
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What could cause two devices to refuse to link?

This is a curious case where all the devices at hand will link with one another, except for two that just won't detect one another. One device is a single board computer (SBC) with a gigabit nic, the ...
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Troubleshooting ESXi hardware freeze with PCI Passthrough

I have a Supermicro X9SCM board with a Atheros AR5008 PCI Express card (D-LINK DWA-556, Device=0024&Vendor=168C). The card can successfully be marked for PCI passthrough in ESXi (I tried versions ...
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Server keeps crashing [closed]

I just recently rented a new server which is being used for hosting files and converting them. however for some reason the server keeps crashing every few hours, how can I find out the reason why my ...
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How to verify DNS change is active

I have DNS service from a third party, which provides an webapp for changing the DNS. I changed the DNS settings to point one of the domains I control to our new IP, but it's been hours and there was ...
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PC Shutting Down Without Warning [closed]

I have a Windows 7 PC that is shutting down without warning, seemingly at random. Here are the symptoms and notes: PC seemingly turns off completely. After taking off the cover it turns out the ...
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Fortinet: Is there any equivalent of the ASA's packet-tracer command?

I would like to know if there is not Fortigates an equivalent of the packet-tracer command that we can find on the ASA. Here is an example of execution for those who don't know it: NAT and pass : ...
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WHEN does IIS 6.0 Application Pool CRASH with memory issues?

We've been having Out of Memory issues with our mixed classic ASP/.NET site for quite some time. Basically, we see a couple of different cases: Some request (SQL query that returns a LARGE ...
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Cisco 878 Router Physical Layer troubleshooting

My problem: Upon connecting the FastEthernet0 with a straight-through cable to a Catalyst switch, the line protocol comes up briefly and then goes down. Interface goes down too, I now have this on my ...
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How to troubleshoot intermittent winsock 10054 errors on Windows Server 2003 SP2

We are getting 10054 errors in a couple of our applications on one server running Windows Server 2003 SP2. This happens intermittently, and we also have other similar servers running the same ...
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What factors can disrupt a VSAT connection?

In some locations, the only option for an internet connection is to use some form of Satellite dish. Like any wireless medium these can be quite tricky to troubleshoot. What factors have you ...
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What sort of network problems can a single NIC host cause?

A remote office has a Cisco ASA 5505 connecting the LAN to our HQ LAN via VPN. When a particular Windows XP PC is connected to the ASA via a switch, the VPN tunnel drops, and after a short while, all ...
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Can't update SQL Server 2008 to SP3, it only offers the option to create a new instance

A colleague is attempting to update our server's SQL Server 2008 version 10.0.1600.22 (not R2) install up to SP3. Unfortunately, we can't work out where the "Update" button is; the installer seems to ...
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Slow connection to a shared .mdb file over a LAN on some machines only

A single client program on each of about 10 computers are sharing a .mdb file on a windows 7 machine. The network is cabled and has a switch. For no obvious reason the connection on 2 of these ...
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Application getting VERY slow only in the morning: tools to track the culprit?

I have two Ubuntu Servers: one acting as db server (mysql) and file server and the application server. Using this three service an application has been working flawlessly for months. Now we've found ...
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How to check http errors with Windows 2008 Server?

This is the best I can describe my problem... I am running a search engine scraper essentially on Windows 2008 Server. Constantly accessing millions of random domain names and following their links ...
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how do I troubleshoot rdp

I have one Windows XP SP3 pc on the domain that I cannot rdp into. The xp pc is enabled for rdp sessions. Port 3389 is open in the firewall. There are no errors in the event logs. I have tried to rdp ...
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When troubleshooting a complex issue is there a reason to go with an additive vs subtractive troubleshooting methodology

TLDR: I am interested in finding out whether there is a reason to select an additive approach to troubleshooting over a subtractive approach, or vice-versa when trying to troubleshoot a problem with ...
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Internal e-mails

We need to send mails from our domain (assume this is example.com) to our self. Now, the 'incoming' mails are handled by another server (from Google). We can send mails through sendmail to external e-...
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Putty + Bash + Screen, up arrow for history not working (Ubuntu 11.10)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 11.10 that I am logging into SSH via PuTTy. When I am inside screen, I cannot use the up arrow to recall bash history (though this works outside of screen). I ...
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How to troubleshoot many failed pageloads?

I've had a few cases in which the homepage of one of my sites wouldn't load in the browser. The site is running on django/fastcgi/nginx. It was difficult to reproduce so, in an attempt to understand ...
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Troubleshooting potential compromised server from Brute Force SSH Attack [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My server's been hacked EMERGENCY So I noticed some files/folders on my webserver and investigating leads the fact that a brute force attack via SSH was done on my ...
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nginx redirecting for no reason?

This was really annoying and now i see when it happens. If <ip>/NAME exist in /var/www (/var/www/NAME) nginx will give me a redirect to www._.com/NAME/ (note the slash and lack of url) which is ...
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Trying to bridge NIC. What does this error mean?

I would like to bridge between br0 and tap0 for my OpenVPN server, but I get the error at the bottom of this post. Background The server have one physical eth0 with IP xxx.xxx.68.58. The bridge ...
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Troubleshooting Nagios alerts; aka. Why aren't my alerts firing?

I'm attempting to add email alerts to an existing Nagios install. I've been using the web interface to keep an eye on some non-critical systems for a few months and it's been running well; warnings ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 install is missing /etc/rc0.d, is there a quickfix?

I have no idea how this happened, but /etc/rc.*/ is simply missing. As a result, aptitude and apt-get don't work right anymore. Is there a quick-fix for this? I really don't want to reinstall the OS ...
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Performing root-cause analysis

I want to learn more about how to perform root-cause analysis. More times than not, our department tells the user to try rebooting (thier Windows XP system), which actually "fixes" a good number of ...
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Proxy-Connection Header associated with failed connections

I work with microprocessor devices that have/run a micro webserver. I have two of these devices set up so that they can be accessible to/by the Internet - I'll call the devices "A" and "B". ...
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End-user SSL certificate management workflow [closed]

We have an internal website, served from behind HTTPS with client certificates. Website users are non-technical persons, working remotely. They use Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and OS X (10.5, 10.6, 10.7). ...
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Ubuntu troubleshooting

I have a computer which keeps becoming unreachable, and a restart fixes the problem. It's under somewhat heavy load (high cpu, and high ram usage), but appears for the most part stable. What's a good ...
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Server is rebooting unexpectedly, strange kernel messages in log file

I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04 that is rebooting several times a day it seems, and I can't figure out why. It doesn't appear to be a graceful reboot either, because some of the services complain ...
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SSH closes connection when key is accepted

In server's auth.log: Failed publickey for agladysh from MYIP port 61313 ssh2 In ssh -vvv: debug1: Offering public key: /Users/agladysh/.ssh/id_rsa debug3: send_pubkey_test debug2: we sent a ...
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LAN - troubleshooting

I have 2 clients on my LAN that I'm trying to get to "see" each other. The first as follows Computer1 IP 172.21.62.230 Subnet 255.255.255.224 Default gateway 172.21.62.225 Preferred DNS server 172....
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Troubleshooting firewall and routing on Linux

Are there any tools or API hooks for troubleshooting iptables or routing on Linux? (besides the obvious -j LOG) In other words: what to do when tables with 200 or 300 firewalling rules after adding a ...
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VMWare Workstation connection problems

Our old setup (which worked): On workstation W-1 (WinXP - 64bit) we had two virtual machines (VMWare 6.5) V-1 and V-2 (both with WinXP-32). All of them had a different IP static address, V-1 and V-...
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Troubleshooting linux server reboots?

I have a Linux server I've just set up, debian squeeze, 2.6.32-5-amd64, and over the past week it's rebooted three times, twice in one day. There was no power outage that I am aware of (and it's ...
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my ssh sessions are randomly killed on Debian

I have a Debian 6.0.1 vanilla install, and I use PUTTY to ssh into it. I will usually have 3 or 4 PUTTY login shells running at the same time. What I'll find is that if I leave my computer for a ...
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High ping everywhere except one PC

I have a network with a really high ping (usually more than 500ms) except for one laptop. And in that laptop the ping is usually 5ms. I've tried: - using same model laptop - compare lan driver ...
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Troubleshoot DBMail in SQL Server 2005

On a SQL Server 2005 machine, I have DBMail setup and correctly configured. I am able to use "Notify Operator" and EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail to queue emails. But the problem is the queued mails ...
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troubleshooting a printer problem

I have a large Kyocera Printer/Scanner/Copier machine in a office with three PCs (all plugged into a lan via router. The three PCs all have individual printers (inkJets) hooked directly via printer ...
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ADFS 2.0 Errors Event ID 184 & 364

I have ADFS servers set up and each component such as in URN, relay, claims etc. in place, but am getting this error massage "There was a problem accessing the site. Try to browse to the site ...
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Cannot mount /dev/sdc1 on Debian 5.0, special device /dev/sdc1 doesn't exist

I'm trying to fix an odd problem I'm having that I've never seen or heard of before. I have a disk, /dev/sdc and I'm trying to mount it, but cannot. sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt mount: you must ...
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Port forwarding not working, tcpdump shows “reset connection”

I have an home web server that I use to serve a few pages for personal purposes. The server runs Ubuntu and is behind an ADSL connection, and it's working nicely. Recently I subscribed to a Hiperlan ...
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How can you identify why a Windows service (TeamCity build agent) is hanging when running a command?

I've got a problem with a Windows service I just simply can't get to the bottom of. What I'm trying to do is execute the HP WebInspect 9.0 application from a TeamCity build agent which runs as a ...
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mac OS X version 10.6.5 network connection troubleshooting/solution?

Im connected to a small office network where where everything works fine. however once in a while or on a random occasion usually after the computer has been left on or on sleep all night there are ...