gbarry
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Where did "Wait 30 seconds before turning it back on" come from?
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Shut the computer down, take the side cover off, and look inside to see if there are LED's on the motherboard that stay on when there's standby power. Now pull the plug and watch how long it takes ...

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What causes a delay of 100 ms in initiating an HTTP connection?
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A network trace (e.g., Wireshark) will show if the delay is in waiting for a response. It would also point out other "detours" like the suggestion about DNS. Sounds like you may have done this ...

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Quick format vs full format
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Inasmuch as the term "format" has been badly misused in modern times, a "quick" format simply creates an empty directory structure which renders the disk "empty" for all intents and purposes. Linux ...

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Connect up to 127 USB devices MY ASTERISK! Mine gives up after about 4!
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As an insult to the existing injury...each hub counts as a device, so you'll burn quite a few device addresses on your quest to get to 127. A "powered hub" actually has a power supply that plugs into ...

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Which FTP client do you prefer and why?
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Presumably the "best" ftp program would read your mind and get the file for you. I like to use scp (in *nix or Cygwin) because it works like a copy command; there's no session where you have to log ...

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Find Sniffer on LAN
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Wireshark is a great tool for monitoring network traffic. And it will look up names to match IP addresses, find the manufacturer from a MAC address, etc. Naturally, you can watch it doing these ...

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What is this address "223.1.1.128" that ZoneAlarm blocks?
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What I found, and the answer I would most liked to have seen is this: After you install the SonicWall "Global VPN Client", you will now see a network adapter has been added to your machine with this ...

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Network routing issues on Linux
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Did you copy/paste this info, or try to type it? You have "193" in your network, except one machine shows 195. Then you show 192 in your routing tables.

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How to troubleshoot a black screen (no video) on boot?
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Keep removing hardware until you do get a beep.

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Pinging switch results in alternating high/low response times
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Look on the switch for the word "Linksys". Just kidding (mostly). But try pinging something that is connected to the switch, rather than the switch itself. If that works normally, then it's ...

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Command-line partition reboot selection
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The nature of booting means that the only things available at boot time are the boot program and its configuration. Therefore, if you are going to modify anything, it will have to be somewhere in the ...

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What CHMOD settings to keep users from viewing directory?
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If you remove read privileges they won't be able to see what files are there. (If you remove execute privileges, then they can't cd to it.)

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Remote linux installation
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Shrinking a partition while it is still mounted could be...um, exciting. As for the "setup everything and reboot hoping it boots, and sshd starts, etc...", well, you might not make a single mistake ...

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Command line safety tricks
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Instead of rm foo* use rm -i foo* This is practical with a handful of files, but not with, say, a whole tarball. That's why aliasing rm will get in your way.

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Explain the pros and cons of standard desktop OS
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I.T.: You want to make your life as easy as possible, but remember your company is about getting their work done. Given the premise of the technical users, you should be able to have your way with 95%...

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Is there a good overview of the DNS system?
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Lots of information there, but consider how it starts. First of all, there's a (usually small) DNS server right there in your computer. And maybe it already looked that address up recently. So if ...

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