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Feb
28
comment What are the best possible ways to benchmark RAM (no-ECC) under linux / arm?
+1 This dd method (on an old AMD Athlon 64 3200+) has given me results consistently proportional to changes in memory clock speed, which I take to mean that it is good enough. Not sure, though, why you would want to clog the entire system memory with /dev/zero - my system froze when I attempted to do that.
May
8
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
15
accepted Possible to install a 3rd party RPM locally? So as not to interfere with the system RPM?
Feb
15
comment Possible to install a 3rd party RPM locally? So as not to interfere with the system RPM?
Well, it was 20 years ago, or even more. Went to see London, and my aunt lives in East Grinstead with her family. I'm from Hamburg. So plus one for Tunbridge and let's call it a day with the boring RPMs. :)
Feb
15
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Feb
15
revised Possible to install a 3rd party RPM locally? So as not to interfere with the system RPM?
clarified: side-by-side installation sought
Feb
15
comment Possible to install a 3rd party RPM locally? So as not to interfere with the system RPM?
Thanks, Tunbridge. I remember having had to change trains there on the way from London to East Grinstead. Or maybe it was where they came to pick me up. Anyway, it sounds like an RPM cannot be installed out-of-the-box into your --prefix of choice? Because if it cannot, compiling from source is likely easier as then you don't have to deal with the RPM mechanics.
Feb
15
comment Possible to install a 3rd party RPM locally? So as not to interfere with the system RPM?
Roman, thanks. There are dozen or two packages depending on the old system-provided libxml2 (attempted to indicate this by ...). That must all stay as it is, I don't want to meddle with it, I have the distinct feeling that things will go awry if I do. I'd like to know if there's a way to install an RPM like you'd install a built in /usr/local or /opt or /what/ever using --prefix as with autoconf?
Feb
15
asked Possible to install a 3rd party RPM locally? So as not to interfere with the system RPM?
Feb
14
answered Can't get SSH public key authentication to work
Jan
24
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Jan
24
comment Determining cause of TCP/IP connect issue without traceroute
Benny, thanks for your comments. Inbound ICMP is blocked indeed. (Due to inability to configure some Cisco hardware, including by a Cisco consultant. So not on purpose.) Our network admin configured a static route correctly. The failure was on the other side: they said they'd granted our IP number access through their firewall, but they actually hadn't. Without ICMP/traceroute I didn't know how to assess where the problem was. Looks like it's not possible without ICMP. Now access has been granted. The nmap --traceroute shows two hops only. How is it better than just curl?
Jan
23
comment Determining cause of TCP/IP connect issue without traceroute
In the scenario we're talking about here (ICMP blocked), neither TCP nor UDP will work. See @syneticon-dj's answer for why this is so. Thanks anyway.
Dec
7
accepted Determining cause of TCP/IP connect issue without traceroute
Dec
7
comment Determining cause of TCP/IP connect issue without traceroute
Thanks. I do and did get ping replies, but no tracert replies. Before the other party granted my IP number access to their server I did not get ping replies. Now that they've granted my IP number access I do. In hindsight it's always easier. Thanks again!
Dec
7
comment Determining cause of TCP/IP connect issue without traceroute
Windows tracert doesn't allow you to use TCP, so I checked from a virtual Linux on my computer. Using traceroute -T has the same outcome as using UDP, or as using tracert on Windows. See @syneticon-dj's answer for why this is so. Thanks anyway for -T, I didn't know about that.
Dec
7
comment Determining cause of TCP/IP connect issue without traceroute
I know the host is up and was up because when repeating the question here on Serverfault (but not yet when asking it on Superuser) I already knew the problem had been the other party's failure to admit traffic from our IP, which they were saying they were doing. Before they admitted traffic from our IP I couldn't get any sort of access to the host. And because of ICMP being blocked by our network guy I wasn't sure of the reason. Thanks for the useful advice.
Dec
7
awarded  Student
Dec
7
asked Determining cause of TCP/IP connect issue without traceroute
Dec
2
comment Useful Command-line Commands on Windows
Put @findstr %* into a file named fs.bat in the PATH.