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I started programming BASIC on an old HP mini as a child in the '70's, and later learned how to patch z80 code into an 8080 assembler on an Epson QX-10. I finally got out of my Arts degree program to get a BA in CS, and have eventually become an old UNIX guy working on Linux network drivers.

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answered How to keep the top lines of a file while scrolling down the page in vi editor
Jun
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answered iperf connect failed: Connection refused
Dec
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comment How can I check how much data has been transfered in a particular remote computer in my LAN?
Perhaps I wasn't clear that I meant using ethtool on the suspect computers, not on the routers: no special settings needed, no new software to be installed. This could even be driven remotely with ssh from the admin's computer and would work regardless of what routers or hubs are in place.
Dec
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answered How can I check how much data has been transfered in a particular remote computer in my LAN?
Aug
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comment How do you search for backdoors from the previous IT person?
But don't forget that what you have just backed up may include rooted apps/config/data etc.
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Mar
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answered Making a bootable image of linux Red Hat Ent Es for a VM
Feb
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revised Virtualization in Ubuntu 9.10
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Feb
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answered Virtualization in Ubuntu 9.10
Feb
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comment How to make multiple VMs share the same folder on host datastore
Do the VMs need to share the database files? If so do they need concurrent access? Or are you simply trying to put all your DB files in one place that has storage space and perhaps easy backup tracking?
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revised access linksys router admin module remotely if linksys is behind a linux router
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comment access linksys router admin module remotely if linksys is behind a linux router
Yep - that works, too.
Dec
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comment should use sudo or just su root in server management?
When using sudo, root doesn't even need to have a valid password as you only need to rely on the users' passwords. Along with not needing to change root password when someone leaves, you also have one fewer password that could be guessed/broken/hacked.
Dec
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answered access linksys router admin module remotely if linksys is behind a linux router
Dec
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comment Ethtool on VMWare
From inside the VM, iperf is one tool that would be useful. If you have access to the ESX server COS, you might try using esxtop to watch the network throughput.
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Dec
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comment Ethtool on VMWare
I'm glad that helped. Even though you get a "Speed: 1000Mb/s" type message from this, be aware that the actual speed will depend greatly on the CPU utilization and general busy-ness of the server. Your traffic is going through several layers of software and emulation to get to your VM.
Dec
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answered Ethtool on VMWare