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Jan
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answered How can I block hacking attempts targeting phpMyAdmin?
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Sep
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comment Routing my home traffic to another server instead of ISP's default routes
May seem a bit obvious, but can't you change ISP? Why give money to a company that can't get their stuff right? :-)
Sep
14
comment Mac Server bizzare routing table
Gordon, great answer :-) . Thanks for the educational post. Server was on DHCP just for testing. Everything you said is correct :-).
Sep
14
accepted Mac Server bizzare routing table
Sep
14
comment Why do I have network speed differences between 2 similar computers
Yep, I agree, use a linux to test. Could be faulty wiring, will cause dropped (damaged) packets, which cause retransmissions. XP has some horribly written network drivers. Are both ports operating at the same speed? Have you verified that on the switch? Does the switch port parameters match the OS configured port parameters? Speed/duplex mismatch? Sometime autoconfiguring network cards, don't autoconfigure very well, leaving the port in a degraded state.
Sep
14
comment Just one client bound to address and port: does it make a difference broadcast versus unicast in terms of overhead?
if you really have to reinvent the wheel, multicasts might be what your looking for. Most switches treat multicasts well, and should only copy them to stations that have interesting in that traffic. However most switch are dum and will treat multicasts as broadcasts.
Sep
14
comment Security for university research lab systems
if security is a priority for you, get a consultant to help you, don't be asking in free forum's.
Sep
13
comment Mac Server bizzare routing table
I see some anonymous coward has marked this down already. There should be no reason why my default route is pointing to interface. Server is on DHCP just as it's in test mode. Bizzare is the word.
Sep
13
asked Mac Server bizzare routing table
Aug
29
comment Problems with SCP stalling during file copy over VPN
so few understand icmp PMTU discovery :-(
Aug
29
answered CPU?: Not responding
Aug
1
comment One device for routing/firewall/ISP balancing/gateway
are you suggesting that you run a full routing protocol on a firewall device? Think again. This is terrible security practise. If your firewall need more than static routes, then it's not in the right place.
Aug
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comment One device for routing/firewall/ISP balancing/gateway
Linux/bsd machines can be made to be as fault tolerant as cisco devices. You can boot from usb/flash/cdrom to avoid hard disk crashes. You'll get more bang for your buck. But you will have to know what your doing. Cisco is for people that want a solution, not exactly know what it's doing.
Aug
1
comment One device for routing/firewall/ISP balancing/gateway
+1 for PFSense!
Jul
27
comment Is my TCP connections sabotaged by my country's government?
thanks for the +2 ...that cheered me up somewhat!!!!
Jul
27
comment block Torrent through pfsense-firewall
yes, you could ask your users to kindly stop using torrents. Co-operation from your user base will always work better than enforcing rules on them.
Jul
26
comment Cannot start listening on a certain TCP port, but there's nothing currently listening on it
reboot a day keeps dr watson away.