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Jun
5
comment Does the router have to always take the first valid host addresses in a subnet?
Moving away from this convention is considered unorthodox and can lead to confusion in the future. One example on a wider scale of things is the situation I'm in at the company I work at, where three ISPs merged, two of which use x.x.x.1 as the gateway and the third uses x.x.x.254 as the gateway. This has a caused a great number of sync-no-surf issues where both installation and support reps from either company get confused and use the wrong gateway while working on a router config.
Jun
3
awarded  Civic Duty
Jun
1
answered What kind of latency numbers are reasonable for a corporate network?
May
30
comment Asterisk for Small Business - Where to Start?
For the most part, the data connection that voice is piped over doesn't really matter, but the type of trunks you have on that data connection does. Will you be using PRI or SIP trunks? or something different?
May
29
awarded  Enthusiast
May
25
awarded  Organizer
May
25
revised Best way to break up a large subnet
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May
25
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May
13
comment How to route VoIP phone through VPN
Routing VoIP phones across the world is not going to solve your call quality issues, it might even make them worse. You'll lose any QoS effect that the circuit you are currently using provides. If that is what your provider is telling you, it is time to get a new provider.
May
13
answered Can't access internal local website by host name
May
13
comment Can't access internal local website by host name
Windows machines use WINS for hostname to IP.
May
10
awarded  Vox Populi
May
10
answered How to wire a patch panel with incomplete labels
May
10
comment How do I label the network ports in our office?
I honestly don't know about profit margin, I just know whenever I wired buildings, I tested and labeled everything before leaving, regardless of whether that was specified or not, as it is part of the job of cabling. Out of all the companies I've worked for while wiring, that was the case, and that was across 4 different states. Maybe it is just a US thing. To me though, cabling means running, terminating, testing and labeling, nothing less.
May
10
comment How to wire a patch panel with incomplete labels
That isn't really 568B, that is the start of the 25 pair color code: Primary: White, Red, Black, Yellow, Violet. Secondary: Blue, Orange, Green, Brown, Slate.
May
10
comment How do I label the network ports in our office?
A competent low voltage tech would test and label regardless of what his papers say.
May
10
comment How do I label the network ports in our office?
Here is an example of one that does tones and continuity for both cat5e/6 (RJ45) and coax (BNC). Should make testing from port to port easy, even for an inexperienced tester. amazon.com/dp/B00006HO7S/…
May
9
comment Running command on multiple servers
have you tried an automated ssh query?
May
9
comment “fallback” http server
If it is a custom app, it may have a custom setting for this. If not, you might be able to script something to send requests to the server and based on the response, take actions. Say if it does not receive a response, it could then shut it down and pull up a backup server app (a lamp stack or nginx or anything else) that has a basic version of the site to use while the main one is down.
Apr
22
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