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How can I configure wpa_supplicant so that my wlan interface is disabled when I plug in ethernet cable?

I am trying to come up with the standard configuration using wpa_supplicant for both Ethernet and wireless interfaces on a Debian system. I would like to do it in a way that when you plug in the ...
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How can I automaticaly change the DNS A record to point my site to a secondary server in case of a failure?

My hosting is charging me a $50/month fee to put my servers on the same VLAN so that I create a cluster using the Network Load Balancing feature. I'm really not needing split the load between the ...
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Wondering about Acunetix

Does anyone have experience using Acunetix? Is it possible to . . . scan/probe all the web sites one has open in tabs in a browser? (I know there is a Firefox add-in, but I'm not familiar with what ...
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Manage USB hard disk on Ubuntu

I have some USB drives attached to my Ubuntu machine, I was looking for some commands to: Power-Off a drive after umounting it. Power-On and Re-Mount. Does it make sense to power-off and on a USB ...
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Is there any way to exclude specific files / directories from SuperFetch?

Overall, I love the SuperFetch feature in Vista and believe it results in hugely noticeable gains in the launch time and overall "snappiness" of the system. However, sometimes it apparently gets "...
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Does PFN_LIST_CORRUPT error always indicate bad RAM?

I'm receiving a PFN_LIST_CORRUPT BSOD after a few minutes of using my Dell D600 laptop (running Windows XP). Based on my searches, it seems this is typically related to bad RAM. I haven't had other ...
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From developer to sysadmin vs. from sysadmin to developer [closed]

Did you start as a sysadmin and later turned a developer? Or viceversa? What prompted the change? Which career do you like more? What advantages have you found from the transition? Tell us your ...
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Configuring mutt to send e-mail over an SSH tunnel

I want to be able to send email from mutt through an SSH tunnel I can SSH into the SMTP server, but I don't know how to tell mutt how to use the tunnel to send e-mail. Can someone help me out, ...
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offsite dvd storage [closed]

Is there an offsite service i can use where a 3rd party will keep my dvds for me?
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Store DVDs + How do DVDs get scratched?

What is the best way to store DVDs? I know to Keep them away from light Keep away from humidity I heard a rumor that DVD wallets with plastic selves are bad? Why? How do DVDs scratch? I want to ...
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How do I allow my computer to refer to itself as any ip on 192.168.1.*?

I'm using a Mac OS X, and I'm trying to begin using VirtualHost functionality with Apache2. I've created and loaded up a hosts file that looks like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost 192.168.0.71 ...
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Best USB Fingerprint Reader for Corporate Use

Looking for a fingerprint reader recommendation that meets the following requirements: Can be used for logon with machines on domain (rules out MS Fingerprint Reader) Stores passwords for logon for ...
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Which are the requirements of datacenter network for Network Load Balancing to work?

I have two rented dedicated servers and I would like to put them on load balanced cluster configured on Windows 2008 Network Load Balancing. Since the servers where purchased on different times, they ...
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yum for fedora fails when I include the dev repo

I've been having issued with yum for a while, then I disabled all the extra repositories and it started working fine. My problem is I'm trying to get dropbox installed and they don't have an rpm for ...
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SSL Error: ssl_error_bad_mac_read

I am having a very weird problem when browsing a HTTPS site we host with Firefox. I have no problem with most of the pages (we are using PHP/FreeBSD), but a few of them, when accessed with latest ...
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Disable Autodiscover in Outlook

My Dad's Outlook constantly asks him for Autodiscover settings. Since he is using 1and1 and I'm hosting the domain and doing email forwarding, I'd like to disable the Autodiscover process on his PC. ...
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Network booting solution [closed]

I'm looking for preferably free/open source solution for booting from network. What I need to do is: Have a boot manager check specified folder on a server. If there's a file named f.e.: "image.img", ...
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Are RSA keys needed for LAN only setups?

I have an SSH installed on my Ubuntu server. I can log into it from my Ubuntu desktop, using a user and a password. I can only access SSH from my LAN, since the SSH port is not forwarded on my router. ...
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Automated configuration of ldap authentication for RHEL5 servers

I use puppet for managing our production servers. Under rhel5 the standard way of enabling ldap is to use the authconfig tool. Which works successfully, but isn't really capable with the puppet way of ...
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Installing Windows 7 RC on Mac OS X [closed]

Is it possible to use the Bootcamp Assistant to install Windows 7 RC on Mac OS X? Also, how do I install/boot from usb after copying the iso to the usb harddrive??
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Schedule Windows Updates exclusively on a specific work day (and time)?

On Windows Server (2003/2008): is there a way to schedule Windows Updates (and reboots) exclusively on sundays, 1 a.m. (for example)?
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How to remove dead SQL Server registrations from SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager?

We had some databases decommissioned recently, and my SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager still shows the server group I originally created containing those servers. I tried deleting the entire server ...
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What is the Bash command to create a hardlink to a directory in OS X?

How do you create a hardlink (as opposed to a symlink or a Mac OS alias) in OS X that points to a directory? There is the command "ln target destination" but that only works when the target is a file. ...
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propagate removal of an ACL entry for just one user in Mac OS?

I'm trying to remove an ACL set for johndoe from all the folders recursively on one of my drives without hosing any other entries! Anyone know how to do this without affecting the ACLs that already ...
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Does the EIA-310-D Spec discuss Vertical vs Horizontal rack mounting

Is it possible for a rack designed to store servers on their side (blade style) to be EIA-310-D-compliant? I suspect not, but reading the spec I couldn't find any explicit statement about it. I know ...
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Eliminating the Page File

I've seen discussions go back and forth on this on several sites, so maybe we can come up with something definitive here. I have 8 GB memory on my Vista x64 workstation. Do I need a page file (that ...
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Conficker: Should steps taken in group policy to secure against virus remain?

We got nailed two weeks ago by Conficker, I ran through the 26 step checklist from Mircrosoft on my own computer, as well as on our domain server. It says near the end to reverse all the changes, but ...
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When does it make sense to use Terminal Service Gateway?

We've been using XRDP which was developed by one of the fellows who used to work at my company, but I'm pretty sure it's not being too actively developed any more and we're running out of people who ...
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Vista / Win7 indexing on TrueCrypt drives

Vista and Windows 7 save bits of information to a central location in the background. Instances I know of are desktop search indexes, recent documents and thumbnails (saved to \Users\[User Account ...
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directing monitoring function of GNU Screen to the hardstatusline

I really like the monitoring function in screen c-M and c-_ but whenever an event happens (or doesn't happen if c-_) on a screen I am monitoring the message doesn't go to the hard status line I have. ...
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Cannot delete or edit files on ProFTPD server

I have an Linux server running Ubuntu Jaunty. I have successfully set up an FTP server for the user 'fileserver' using this configuration in proftpd.conf: <Global> <Limit ALL> ...
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Your favorite website/forum for Mac OS X Server? [closed]

I'll get the ball rolling: http://discussions.apple.com/category.jspa?categoryID=96 Apple Discussions http://afp548.com http://macenterprise.org http://krypted.com/ Charles Edge's blog http://www....
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What is “best practice” for reinstalling Mac OS X Server

Since you can't "Archive And Install" on Leo Server the way you can on Leo Client - what's "best practice" for backing up/reinstalling without losing your data/ldap/service settings? I'm aware of the ...
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What should every sysadmin know before administrating a public server?

Similar to this question on Stack Overflow, what should a sysadmin who is used to private, intranet-type situations know before being the administrator of a public site? These could be security ...
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What version of .NET comes with Windows Server 2008?

I just recently remoted into a dedicated server I recently got which is running windows server 2008. I went into the Programs and Features and I don't see any .NET framework installed, but I know its ...
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GUI Tool to configure SFTP in Mac OS X Server?

Is there a GUI tool out there to configure SFTP for Mac OS? I have SFTP running fine, but I have no idea if it's possible to restrict access to certain Shares etc. Server Admin just lets you configure ...
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Suggested config for PHP VPS host on Linux for low memory

I'm looking at using Linode at a VPS host for a PHP Webapp. Linode offers a variety of Linux distros. I'm basically after a config that will absolutely minimize memory usage while still keeping the ...
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Workaround for using “.local” as a Leopard Server's hostname?

Using ".local" as your hostname breaks Kerberos (and other services) in Mac OS Server 10.5 Advanced because the server will only do Bonjour lookups instead of checking with the DNS Server(s). There is ...
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What do you have on your (physical) desk?

I'm settling in a new office and except the obvious (PC, screen, mouse, keyboard) and the can't-work-without earphones, tissue box, Philips screwdriver and stack (overflow?) of papers my table looks ...
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Is it possible to test Windows 7 RC XP Mode under VMWare Workstation 6.5?

I am currently using VMWare Workstation 6.5 to test the Windows 7 RC build 7100, and am particularly interested in evaluating the new "XP Mode" feature. However, since one of the prerequisites is ...
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Com DLL becomes unregistered at random

We have a VB6 application that uses a COM object to communicate with an email package. The app runs autonomously and every once in a blue moon the COM DLL seems to become unregistered. A quick call ...
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Does a ClickOnce Application deploy to a FDCC locked down computer?

We are looking to publish a ClickOnce application to a large Active Directory network which has to abide by the FDCC (Federal Desktop Core Configuration) which is an OMB-mandated security ...
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Sending from alternative addresses in Exchange

One of the most frequent requests I get from users with Exchange, is to be able to send from one of their alternative email addresses, that is one of the addreses there account is configured with in ...
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How can I improve my Windows XP start up time?

Windows boot time is pretty good, but it takes forever to get to my desktop once I login. Whats the best way to find out whats happening? I only have 3 items in my Startup folder, but the admins at ...
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Wireless configuration file

Vista now appears to support automatic wireless key distribution through USB disks. To see this in action, attempt to connect to a secure access point (that you don't have a key for) and when it asks ...
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Win XP SP3 & Bootcamp

The download page for Boot Camp 2.1 says to install it before applying SP3, but my XP installation CD is already SP3. This is a scratch install on a formatted NTFS partition. How am I supposed to ...
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What sort of time management system do you use?

System and network administrators are usually very busy people. Juggling projects, meetings, support tickets, and verbal requests from people in the hallways can make a real mess. We've discussed ...
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Is there an alternative to /dev/urandom?

Is there some faster way than /dev/[u]random? Sometimes, I need to do things like cat /dev/urandom > /dev/sdb The random devices are "too" secure und unfortunately too slow for that. I know that ...
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Time synchronization and scheduled tasks

If NTP runs at 10:59:55, and fixes the time to 11:00:13, does chron run the 11:00:00, and *:00:00 tasks, or are they skipped? Alternately, if NTP runs at 11:00:00 and fixes the time to 10:59:48, do ...
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Time drift

How do you deal with server time drift?

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