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comment Why is it good practice to compare checksums when downloading a file?
It's actually got nothing to do with protecting against malicious activity. If the ISO could have been replaced with a malicious one, so could the MD5 checksum value. Having them signed is a different matter but not what the OP is asking about. So instead of "malicious activity" being first on your list (it sure sounds good), it actually shouldn't even be on your list. You're giving people a false sense of security, which is dangerous. superuser.com/questions/849845/…
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comment Working around GAL conflict between Office 365 and on-premise Exchange 2003 server
Well, according to DNS standards, ".local" is an internal-only domain. I'm not sure how best to describe why the TLD was changed from ".com" to ".local" but can you see why this would have been done and what I'm trying to get at?
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Apr
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comment SoftEther VPN not allowing clients to connect using AD credentials
Thanks, except SoftEther VPN is not an enterprise VPN solution. It's a free, open source VPN solution (look it up - it's just a Japanese university research project). 12 other people have asked questions on SuperUser regarding SoftEther VPN (do a quick search) and they received useful answers and no petty downvotes for spurious reasons.
Apr
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comment SoftEther VPN not allowing clients to connect using AD credentials
Instead of simply voting a question down, try taking 10 seconds to write some feedback in a comment so the OP can adjust the question so it no longer offends your sensibilities.
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comment SoftEther VPN not allowing clients to connect using AD credentials
If you're going to vote a question down, at least have the courtesy to say what's wrong with it in a comment.
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revised Troubleshooting unusual server room power issue. (Suspected power surges or spikes)
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comment Troubleshooting unusual server room power issue. (Suspected power surges or spikes)
@derobert that's one of the things we're looking at trying now. There must be something happening that we can detect, even when it's not causing things to malfunction. We checked the UPS logs and it wasn't seeing any surges or spikes. This is strange because whatever happened went straight through the UPS and hit the servers the other side of it, so you'd expect it to have a record of something.
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comment Troubleshooting unusual server room power issue. (Suspected power surges or spikes)
@ekaj sure. We had a day of around 50% downtime due to this last week but since then everything has worked perfectly. I'll wait a while and report back with any new info or clues I find in the UPS logs.
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comment Troubleshooting unusual server room power issue. (Suspected power surges or spikes)
@joeqwerty I'm contacting the access control system company to see if the system logs power events and to see if they've ever seen a power issue hard reboot the system before. I'll check the UPS logs. ekaj - we've only just moved into this building and the first day the users came into the office everything in the server room started rebooting without warning. This could have been because the air conditioning was not turned on until the same day but also there was more load on the PoE switches. Hard to say now as the problem has stopped happening and the HVAC is still running.