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Jun
21
comment How to automate FTPS uploads from the Windows Command Line
@djangofan: When was the last time you used WinSCP? The oldest reference I can find on archive.org is Feb 2005, and it was open source back then. OldApps.com indicates that Version 2.0 was released in 2002 and was free then too. The comparo w/ Bitvise is particularly confusing since it's an SSH server, while WinSCP is an SFTP client.
Jun
20
comment What protocols do various web-services (ie ports) useā€”for unblocking purposes?
@Synetech: The point is that some routers have support for whitelisting some services and dynamically unblocking associated ports automatically (e.g. opening passive FTP ports w/o forwarding a large range of ports back to the server) or other useful functionality, so having router/OS info is useful.
Jun
20
comment How to automate FTPS uploads from the Windows Command Line
@ciscokid: That's probably impossible, since there's no FTPS client built into Windows AFAIK. WinSCP at least has a portable version, so that no data need be stored outside of the program folder. A VBS/PS wizard might be able to put something together (assuming there's any FTPS client functionality built into Windows at all), but it'd be a lot of work, particularly to get the "avoid overwrite" bit in place and working correctly.
Jun
20
comment How to automate FTPS uploads from the Windows Command Line
@djangofan: When has WinSCP ever cost money?
Jun
20
answered How to automate FTPS uploads from the Windows Command Line
Jun
14
comment Confidential Documentation and the role of the Sysadmin
"Typically recruitment of IT people is less thorough in this area too." That's a significant failure of HR & management. In many organizations (particularly SMBs), IT has "keys to the castle" levels of access, with the ability to read and modify nearly every document and DB stored within the organization.
Jun
14
comment Confidential Documentation and the role of the Sysadmin
Wait, she's worried about the security of these documents and they're being stored on an online service? Oh, and have her store those files in a TrueCrypt container. You can backup & restore the container as needed, and her documents are safe(r) from others.
May
25
answered install bacula director / server on windows?
May
18
comment Setting Java Runtime setting for all users on a client PC
Also, since deployment.config uses an URL to point at the .properties file, it's possible to host the file on an intranet server and have clients retrieve the file via HTTP. You still have to deploy the .config though.
May
18
answered Setting Java Runtime setting for all users on a client PC
Apr
20
awarded  Yearling
Apr
14
comment Is there a tool for remotely monitoring resource usage on OS X workstations?
Can SNMP be enabled on Mac OS X Clients? If so, do you know if it's possible to get hardware sensor information?
Mar
24
answered Wildcard subdomains for all domains
Mar
19
answered MySQL Workbench HTTP tunnel
Mar
15
answered More efficient method to synchronize very large # of files
Mar
15
comment More efficient method to synchronize very large # of files
@Zoredache: One thing that rsync will provide (especially if you can a client/server setup) is that each system will be using its local disk to find changes, and communicating change information far more efficiently than dumping the entire tree (and metadata) over SCP, which will be terribly slow.
Mar
1
answered Booting a native Windows install in Virtualbox: is it possible?
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
4
comment good, free undelete for windows?
I'd give you +2 if I could for not just warning the user but also mentioning PhotoRec too. GetDataBack is also a good program, though not free.
Dec
16
comment Mac Fonts stored on Ext (Linux File System)
Only Type1 fonts, suitcases, and dfont style TrueType fonts store don't information in the resource fork. OpenType and Windows TrueType fonts use the data fork for everything, and are greatly favored over the older style fonts. Unfortunately, upgrading an entire legacy dfont library is expensive.