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answered What is causing the limit of 300 connections per second in Apache 2.2?
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comment Centralized Windows/Mac Patch Management that is easy to use
Our biggest gripe for the longest time was that it didn't support patching Adobe Air. The latest versions do and the gripe is gone. We are patching a variety of Microsoft products, Acrobat, Flash, AIR, Java, Skype, Firefox, and Safari. That covers 98 - 99% of our apps. The rest we address using another tool. Shavlik could be used to push out custom patches for these but mostly for historic reasons we don't do so. Occasionally we do hit patching failures on particular machines but they have always been due to an issue on the machine versus any Shavlik issue.
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comment Centralized Windows/Mac Patch Management that is easy to use
Shavlik supports both agentless and agent based scanning. We use a mixture of both. We also use Shavlik on our servers and for the majority if these we do not install the agent. Some servers exist in network segments where the needed ports for agentless can not be opened and for these we do install the agent. On the workstations we use the agent. Agentless does scans at a frequency you define and if a workstation is disconnected (such as a traveling laptop) or has been shutdown the scan will fail. With the agent the agent does the scan and contacts the server, so it solves this issue.
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answered Centralized Windows/Mac Patch Management that is easy to use
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comment Windows SBS 2008 and Exchange Move to external provider. MSSTD
Yes but his local Exchange is still up and therefore the local clients are using the SCP to get the url for the autodiscover service. The local autodiscover service is then returning the url for the local Outlook Anywhere. By changing this setting autodiscover will now return the url for the external hosted Outlook Anywhere which should fic his client settings being overwritten with the local Outlook Anywhere.
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answered Windows SBS 2008 and Exchange Move to external provider. MSSTD
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answered Solaris 11: Make sunrpc listen only on localhost
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answered Interesting network design problem (advanced sub-netting issues)
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comment What is the best way to execute remote command on EC2 Instance (Windows)?
Also WinSSHD has a 30 day eval period an dis free for personal non-commercial use. It only cost $100 for perpetual license and $20 a year for upgrades. A bargain next to other commercial SSH offerings. That being said sometimes $100 isn't in the budget and that's when I go CopSSH.
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comment What is the best way to execute remote command on EC2 Instance (Windows)?
I personally prefer WinSSHD. It is a true windows application rather than a packaging of OpenSSH on cygwin. It is easier to manage (has a management GUI), ties in to Windows authentication better, and is FIPS140-2 validated (oftern a requirement for my customers).
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answered What is the best way to execute remote command on EC2 Instance (Windows)?
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answered Can I purchase a certificate for my domain that can sign other certificates for subdomains?
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answered Exchange 2010 forwarding rule stripping address
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answered How to make iptables rules expire?
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answered Howto Redirect unresolved DNS queries to a host?