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Oct
10
comment Convert .txt file to .cap to open it by Wireshark
@freehonest, I believe it's part of the wireshark install. On my windows machine, it's located at C:\Program Files\Wireshark\text2pcap.exe.
Oct
3
comment What is SysLog, A product or a standard?
Hi downvoter, please do let me know what you didn't like about my answer :-).
Sep
27
comment Big picture of Lotus Notes?
Might have better luck on SuperUser
Sep
25
answered Hudson started failing with ClassNotFoundException
Sep
15
comment How are subdomain resolved?
@harrymc, you can see the DNS root servers here - root-servers.org. Looks like we're up to around 200 physical servers backing up the 13 root server names. But yes, I believe the load on the roots tends to be intense. DNS software will often cache responses so it will know net., but when the cache expires it will go back to . to refresh.
Aug
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Aug
12
comment Password for GNU screen lockscreen command?
Probably belongs on SuperUser
Jul
24
comment Using /etc/hosts to redirect traffic during DNS switch
You won't be able to do that with /etc/hosts, which is only consulted by local processes. That is sort of like changing a number saved in your cell phone's address book and expecting calls to forward from the old number. You should be able to redirect traffic on the network level, however, or use @medina's solution.
Jul
23
comment Window 256 characters path name limitation
I think the worry is that there are older programs that have a hardcoded idea of how long a path should be, so that if you try to use them on longer paths, they will explode in interesting ways.
Jul
17
answered users unable to view security log in event viewer
Jul
16
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Jul
16
comment MediaWiki is getting slower gradually
Dupe of serverfault.com/questions/160947/…, or vice versa
Jul
16
comment How do I disable parking pages on non-existing domains? (name.com)
The question is a bit unclear, but I think he means that he controls example.com, and his DNS host is redirecting non-existent subdomains of his domain. So changing the DNS on the client wouldn't help, because Google would just go to the servers for example.com and run into the same problem.
Jun
30
answered Number of Periods in a Top Level Domain?
Jun
30
answered What really is DAC - Dedicated Administrator Connection in SqlServer 2005
Jun
16
answered ubuntu server slowly filling up
Jun
16
answered Why is exec-shield protection not on by default? (What are the pros of having it off?)
May
10
comment What is SASL/GSSAPI?
Indeed, as I said, "SASL . . . that various authentication providers can be plugged into". They are two different frameworks that you can plug various authentication providers, such as Kerberos or NTLM, into.
May
8
answered What is SASL/GSSAPI?