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Jun
9
answered Windows SBS 2008 - how to diagnose port forwarding problems?
May
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comment What are the command-line options for un-tarring a tar.gz file to a specific directory?
many commands use the multiple v method for defining just how verbose you want to be, the more vs, the more detail is displayed. the upper limit depends on each program though.
May
11
comment Can a faulty DNS record prevent networking?
Just to make sure you got this part, the testing you are doing at this point is to IP address and not a hostname just to take DNS out of the equation. Once you can get to the box via IP, then you can work on resolving any remaining DNS issues.
May
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May
11
answered Can a faulty DNS record prevent networking?
May
11
answered How to setup external mail addresses without external autodiscover tries?
May
11
comment Installing raid controller forces reinstall of Windows Server 2008
You might also be able to tell by going into the RAID controller's BIOS. Depending on which one, it may show drive/channel status. Or, boot off of a Linux LiveCD and see how many drives are visible. Say you have 2 internal and 2 external but when you get in there, you only see 2, you might be having the conflict Chris referred to.
May
11
answered Technical explanation of what is going on when you add IP addresses to windows server
May
10
comment Multiple IPs on firewall, are these virtual interfaces or what?
We use SmoothWall and the IPs are aliased on the firewall's red interface when we have multiple public IPs. I don't see how it would work without. How would the ISPs router know to send the traffic to the firewall otherwise. Like you said, firewall public 12.12.12.12, that means it's gateway is say 12.12.12.1 and you have a second IP of 12.12.12.13 you want the firewall to port forward to a server inside. If the firewall isn't running 12.12.12.13 as an alias, how does 12.12.12.1 know to talk to the firewall for that traffic?
May
10
comment Multiple IPs on firewall, are these virtual interfaces or what?
The point was you can only send the traffic from the firewall to one place per ip/port combo, yes that place could be a device that then determines which webserver to send it to, but unless you need that for load balancing, I bet getting an extra IP address is going to be way cheaper. Webserver was just an example, could be mail, ftp, ssh, etc.
May
10
comment Multiple IPs on firewall, are these virtual interfaces or what?
You assign them to the firewall so you can expose services behind the firewall targeted at those addresses. Also if you want to make different groups of machines going outbound use different IPs (say, your users get .180 and your mail server gets .181 to lower the chance of your mail server IP getting blacklisted from malware activities).
May
10
answered Multiple IPs on firewall, are these virtual interfaces or what?
May
8
comment FTP Load Balancer
That is too bad, I was hoping down the line to look into if it could handle SIP traffic, from that second post it sounds like that might be held back by the same issues needing more like ip hash load balancing.
May
7
answered FTP Load Balancer
May
7
answered About to go live: virtual dedicated server or cloud?
May
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Apr
19
answered Remote desktop sessions - Unwanted automatic log off after period of time
Apr
17
asked How to move a ruby on rails application to a new server
Apr
14
answered How do ring and bus network connect to router?
Apr
14
answered Run one virtual machine on a Linux server + standard Linux functions