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Sep
2
comment Can ISC DHCPD operate as a Proxy DHCP server for PXE boot?
Jim, dnsmasq works ok when you just do a regular boot. But I needed to send some other bits of info down the wire that only come via the primary dhcp server not the proxy.
Sep
1
comment HA router with keepalived showing unexpected traceroute
ok that leads onto to another question...
Sep
1
comment HA router with keepalived showing unexpected traceroute
Thanks, So it's normal behaviour. There must be some other issue.
Sep
1
asked HA router with keepalived showing unexpected traceroute
Aug
28
answered Linux bonding: 802.3ad (LACP) vs. balance-alb mode
Aug
27
comment Signal delivery system for routers
You probably want a proper network monitoring system instead of this cludge.
Aug
27
comment Why Linux guest VMs performs better than Windows ones in terms of network?
You can't test network performance over loopback. Windows loopback is entirely different to the Linux one. The Windows loopback performance is really bad even on bare metal in comparison to Linux. Don't even go there.
Aug
25
comment Low latency TCP settings on Ubuntu
Any ability to tweak this software for TCP_NODELAY?
Aug
25
comment Is it still “wrong” to require STARTTLS on incoming SMTP messages
+1 on note about spam. Just because it's encrypted it doesn't make it secure.
Aug
25
comment Is it still “wrong” to require STARTTLS on incoming SMTP messages
@kasperd - you could turn on TLS or use it as a means to reduce spam, but it won't last. All it means really is that the smtp client they are using to push spam to your server is not using TLS, or perhaps tries to not use TLS by default but may try a TLS enabled session if it is required. At best, you'll see a temporary reduction in SPAM, but I expect it to come back to normal levels over time.
Aug
24
comment Is it still “wrong” to require STARTTLS on incoming SMTP messages
Good question. Having TLS forced on isn't going to prevent SPAM though.
Aug
22
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Aug
21
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Aug
20
comment Move, and split up, 5TB of data
If you can't take down your server that might be a problem. So doing it over ethernet might be the only option.
Aug
20
comment Move, and split up, 5TB of data
Yeah it might be a bit harsh. My memory of it was that it was underwhelmed. I was considering re-writing it but I was just too busy with other things.
Aug
20
comment Move, and split up, 5TB of data
I'd go with the hard drive copy idea. Anything over the network is going to be slow.
Aug
20
comment Move, and split up, 5TB of data
not really, it just underperformed. Worse was the fact that it missed file permissions and other metadata. Don't use it on windows until someone comes up with a native port that overcomes the limitations. Acrosync claims to be a native port.
Aug
20
answered Performance associated with storing millions of files on NTFS
Aug
20
comment Move, and split up, 5TB of data
I agree with Chris, 5TB isn't so much data. However, 41000 directories is a little horrible because I assume you've got lots of little files. That will make the copy process a tad slow.
Aug
20
comment Move, and split up, 5TB of data
I've found the windows rsync port with cygwin performs very poorly unfortunately. It's not that surprising. It also misses file permissions.