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Jun
24
comment Increase application performance on Amazon AWS
I too recommend looking at perfmon carefully. Hopefully you won't need another VM, but at least that's totally an option. And on AWS, you can EASILY rig it so that the only machine allowed to connect to a given VM is something you specify..
Jun
24
answered how to resolve all externally unresolved DNS queries?
Jun
24
comment ldapsearch against Active Directory fails authentication + search params wrong
I've battled out AD auth for web apps a few times.. Sounds like you're having to dig in a bit more than I've had to in the past.. Something that I have found helpful for understanding the AD/LDAP environment I've been dealing with, is this little windows app called "ldp" (support.microsoft.com/kb/224543). You may be past the point of things like that being helpful, but just in case, there you go.
Jun
24
answered Quickly set up a Windows Server and automatically install and configure software
Jun
24
comment Attempted access to web server
Once upon a time I had rules to detect quieries like this and respond with offensive ASCII pages or redirect to other rude things. Granted, that's not especially wise as it could provoke unwanted attention. I believe all you want to do here is keep watching your logs, keep your software packages updated & run backups regularly. That's about all you can do - ohh and write "secure" web applications, as best you can. No?
Jun
23
comment RSync over SSH - permission denied even though the user is in the root group
Maybe there's a write lock on that particular file. I don't think you can open a file with a write lock on it for anything until that write lock is closed.
Jun
23
answered How can I create a system mirror?
Jun
23
comment Sql Server 2005 Service Pack 3 does not install
Obviously you wanna make sure you have a really reliable backup of your database contents - provided there is any. Obviously obvious, indeed.
Jun
23
comment What's the risk of running a Domain Controller so that it is accessible from the internet?
@Adrian Regarding your edit - that certainly helps.. If I were you, I'd still want to require that those communications are over ssl. Further, in a case like that, it doesn't hurt to throw in a little obscurity (have them connect through a non-default port number). Granted an info sec person would tell you "Security by Obscurity is only a false sense of safety" (etc).
Jun
23
comment What's the risk of running a Domain Controller so that it is accessible from the internet?
If you're trying to share a DC between two fairly static networks that are physically disjoint, you may be able to get away with having a DC in both sites and configure them so one has a means of "securely" syncing with the offsite one. I'm not a Windows Sever geek mind you, but I'm pretty darn sure you can do that.
Jun
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answered What's the risk of running a Domain Controller so that it is accessible from the internet?
Jun
22
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Jun
22
comment best VNC Server for Linux?
The TurboVNC suggestion above sounds pretty shiney and fun. I'll have to give that a whirl!
Jun
22
comment VMWare Workstation - Setting up Virtual Network using Windows 2008 R2
Well, I haven't used VMware Workstation in.... like 5 years.. But in VMware there are settings for your VMs - you can add things like virtual hard drives - in that location, should also be some virtual network cards, which have settings. Anyway, my current VMware knowledge is more industrial strength, so I can't easily explain where to go - but I think looking through that stuff should put ya on the right track. Good luck friend.
Jun
21
answered Apache + mod_php Ignores SUID?
Jun
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answered Can I have several wordpress instances running in a single Amazon EC2 instance?
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answered VMWare Workstation - Setting up Virtual Network using Windows 2008 R2
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