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Oct
27
comment ssh connection being assigned wrong IP address
I've updated my question. Secure log pointed me in the right direction, thanks.
Aug
8
comment QoS switch messing with local http traffic?
10-4, thanks. Maybe next time I'm in the datacenter, I'll hook up the other cable again just to see what the lights do.
Aug
8
comment QoS switch messing with local http traffic?
Wouldn't I have seen an issue with the link in the capture if it was the link being lost? I didn't--I scrolled fully through several captures from start to end--but wasn't specifically looking for one. And can't say for sure I'd know one if I saw one. Though wireshark has great highlighting, I don't know how much/if a link down would show. If I had to guess, which I do, I'd guess I'd see a bunch of re-connections. I didn't--but again wasn't looking for them specifically.
Aug
8
comment QoS switch messing with local http traffic?
I don't know the specifics of how, but that's what was happening--the connection would come up, then the delay (~20sec in above capture) was the stall waiting for the db machine. If I had to guess, which it so happens I do, I'd say the traffic was only utilizing part of the available cable--fragmenting everything, then once all the data was there (~20 seconds), it displayed the page.
Aug
5
comment QoS switch messing with local http traffic?
I think I found the culprit. I didn't use a crossover cable to connect to the db machine, but instead used a regular cable. I will try with the right cable as soon as I can get in the DC.
Aug
3
comment QoS switch messing with local http traffic?
Well we have several machines behind that switch. a PDC and BDC one of which is also fileserv and dns, all those work fine (RDP, DNS, FILES, telnet, etc). Thanks.
May
26
comment secondary 2003 server on 2008 domain
Thanks. I don't really care, but I'm trying to get policies to propagate to the client which doesn't seem to be happening. I wasn't clear until I read your answer whether or not there was a master/slave type thing and thought maybe because I was making changes on the new primary DC those changes weren't propagating... Now I know the issue is somewhere else.
May
25
comment server 2003 to server 2008 R2 Foundation
Thanks again. Now that the 08 machine is joined, I ran adprep et. al. and the 08 machine is now DC global catalog... IS there a way/should I demote 03? Or would I be better off leaving it? I can't even run dcpromo on 03 as cert svcs are running there which I assume I'd have to move. If this were your shop what would you do?
May
24
comment server 2003 to server 2008 R2 Foundation
@mfinni I did manage to get the 08 machine to join the domain. I tried again today, and it seems the few days that have passed cleared out the problem (I should have known to try the usual MSFT toolkit: do nothing and thing's will change inexplicably). I really can't afford to upgrade the 2003 machine; can I still use it as a DC? Does that eve make sense?
May
24
comment server 2003 to server 2008 R2 Foundation
@joeqwerty thing is: I don't have too many users. It's just that fumbling around with 2003 for 5 years has led to quite a few stray accounts. I tried deleting the ones that I couldn't identify, but I think there are some created by programs or other ways (IIS installs/uninstalls etc.). I need this server to remain functional so I can't just go all willy-nilly deleting accounts. Thanks!
May
24
comment server 2003 to server 2008 R2 Foundation
Yeah, I forgot that I tried this; when I tried to join the existing domain 2008Foundation threw a license error (too many users). Very much shoestring budget--RAID and backups. Thanks...
Apr
28
comment printing directly to (not from) php
The php script would indeed be on linux. But what I am confused about is what is "standard input"? What sends data to printcap? Thanks.
Apr
28
comment printing directly to (not from) php
Does the above-mentioned PHP class alleviate some of that work? I mean does it have to act as a service? Can't it handle a stream and spit that out onto paper? I think I'm missing some fundamentals here... off to google... thanks!
Mar
17
comment Encrypt uploaded pdf files with mcrypt and php
I actually ended up using mcrypt and the file library included in the framework I'm using to do essentially the same thing the filter you linked to does. However, next time I need something similar, I will follow your suggestion--thanks! I've changed the accepted answer to yours because as of today, it is the most correct.
Mar
16
comment Splitting up multiple WAN's on Sonicwall
Thanks very much for your help Christopher.
Mar
15
comment Isolate Multiple WAN Connections on Sonicwall
serverfault.com/questions/247344/…
Mar
4
comment Isolate Multiple WAN Connections on Sonicwall
Thanks Chris. the networks are physically separate--as in there are 2 connections coming into the area (one cable, one fiber), then 2 cables running to each station--but I'm not so sure about logically. It would be very do-able to set everything up separately physically (in fact, that was the plan),but I'd like to have a NSA on the fiber/phone and our Sonicwall has plenty of room. Much thanks!
Mar
2
comment LAN speeds and firewall/switch connections
Thank you. Actually checking the server connection info, I was able to see that the link was only 100 mbps. Even though it shouldn't be an issue with so few users, it's still nice to know... thanks!
Feb
22
comment VOIP and internet connection speeds [cable vs. fiber]
OK, good--that's not who we're going with... Thanks very much for your help.
Feb
22
comment VOIP and internet connection speeds [cable vs. fiber]
OK, great. Thanks very much.