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awarded  Popular Question
Apr
16
comment Set FTP User default directory to /var/www Ubuntu Server
It's an internal server only accessed internally (behind firewalls), with only 2 users who have ftp access to the server. What is the security hole just opened and what would be the best way to fix it? Seems silly to criticize just to criticize and not offer any suggestions how to make it better. I came here and asked the question because I didn't know how to do it - so instead of saying "not how I would do this", explain how you would do it.
Apr
16
answered Set FTP User default directory to /var/www Ubuntu Server
Apr
16
comment Set FTP User default directory to /var/www Ubuntu Server
Nevermind - I went into /etc/passwd and edited the home directory there and it worked exactly as intended. Thanks!
Apr
16
comment Set FTP User default directory to /var/www Ubuntu Server
How would I go about that?
Apr
16
asked Set FTP User default directory to /var/www Ubuntu Server
Nov
27
comment DNS Issue - Windows 2003 environment
As it turned out - that separate DSL line we had for some banking stuff was wired incorrectly (a big thanks to the painters who were kind enough to unplug everything, then replug it incorrectly) so the modem for the extra DSL line ended up wired back into a wall port that attached to the switch attached to our main network and was occasionally handing out DHCP. You guys were spot on! Thanks for the insight! Also @Paul - Around here, I wouldn't put it past people to bring in their own... week 3 here and I'm seeing some weird things! Looks like we still use that extra DSL line - ugh!
Nov
27
accepted DNS Issue - Windows 2003 environment
Nov
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comment DNS Issue - Windows 2003 environment
Great stuff guys! Thanks! Hadn't considered the wireshark method - although I am admittedly not very familiar with it or how to use it. @MDMarra - that command is super heplful! thanks!
Nov
26
comment DNS Issue - Windows 2003 environment
Excellent - thank you for the input! Didn't realize ipconfig /all would show the assigner - good to know and yes, it will help! If it does turn out to be a rogue DHCP server I will be sure and mark you as the answer :) Cheers!
Nov
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asked DNS Issue - Windows 2003 environment
Jun
20
comment VPN Connection causes DNS to use wrong DNS server
If the VPN is not being handled by the firewall but Windows then that presents a different sent of parameters to work within, as Windows VPN is fairly limited in my experience. For example with a ASA 5505 - split tunneling is something really easy to troubleshoot and there is a good deal of configuration that can be done, especially with regards to DNS issues and assigning DNS. That was why I asked, thank you for clarifying.
Jun
20
comment VPN Connection causes DNS to use wrong DNS server
You never mentioned which firewall you're using? That's a pretty important factor IMO, as I think that's where you're going to potentially find the answer to this question.
Jun
19
comment Moving Joomla-based site
In the future - for when you've got this up and going again, do yourself a huge favor and install Akeeba Backup as TJ Suggested. Excellent advice there! It puts the database backup & file backup all together in one archive file that you can then take anywhere.
May
29
accepted Outlook Security Certificate - issued by untrusted company
May
29
comment Outlook Security Certificate - issued by untrusted company
Thanks Shane! It was the clients own internal CA, which is why it was frustrating that the message kept popping up. They were thinking there was something wrong with the server setup.
May
25
answered Outlook Security Certificate - issued by untrusted company
May
25
comment Outlook Security Certificate - issued by untrusted company
Yes, it's the clients exchange server that issued the cert. I realized I was placing the wrong cert into the Trusted Root Cert - once I installed the proper cert (the root cert) to that location it worked fine without issue! :) thanks!
May
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asked Outlook Security Certificate - issued by untrusted company