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    PDU w/ssh?

    APC Switched rack PDU's. You can do telnet or SSH, web, and they support SNMP. Not sure whether you can power cycle via remote command - you may have to login and use their menu to do it. You could certainly script either the web or ssh menus though.
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    Looking for a solid router that'll last at least 10 years w/o problems

    Is the issue downtime or performance? You could build your own pair and use a IP fail-over solution in case one dies. Equipment will always fail, a standby (hot or cold) router will be there should something go wrong.
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    Opinions on Fortinet?

    From my experience with them at where I work (A/V + Antispam) - they seem more geared towards office environments. I'll second the UI being clunky - the CLI is pretty much worthless and I'm unimpressed with the VDOM functionality. They have a ton of documentation if you're looking to read up but...
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    Good high-level programming language

    Python is absolutely wonderful, I work in it constantly from smallish scripts to distributed applications. It's not always the best tool for the job, but I am a huge fan of using it for prototypes.
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    question about security when using a virtual machine

    Just wondering - how does VMWare handle the networking ? I know under Linux (xen) if you do network bridging you can inspect other virtual systems packets.
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    Guy builds computer with Intel 486, claims it can withstand digg/ slashdot effect

    While impressive the effort put into the project, I think calling the site dynamic content is a bit much. Very cool project even if it can or can't handle the actual /. load... I'm surprised he was able to get that much stuff into 16mb of ram
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    Easiest (and cost effective) way of duplicating 50+ hard drives

    As a sidenote, are they sata disks? If they are, could you use hot-swapping enclosures to put disks in/out without having to reboot. Might speed up time if you have to do disk-disk
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    Testing network stability?

    When in doubt, tcpdump/wireshark.
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    Change website IP address

    Change the DNS server to point to the new IP address is what it sounds like you mean to do. Unless you hard coded the address into your site, which sounds like a bad idea to me.
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    Testing network stability?

    http://dast.nlanr.net/Projects/Iperf/iperf_faq.php#3
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    Best price/performance PCI RAID for linux?

    Gentoo offers a lot of flexibility but requires a lot more time to stand up. Ubuntu pretty much works "out of the box" but will probably have a lot more bloat. All Linux systems should come with cron for scheduling, but you could probably easily script something to run every week pulling your...
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    Best price/performance PCI RAID for linux?

    Is this a DAS backup, or are you putting this on the network? At 100mbit you'll cap out at ~10 megabytes per second, and on gigabit about 100ish megabytes per second (assuming the protocol supports it). As you can see from the speeds listed above, from the two raid configs posted the raid speeds...
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    Best price/performance PCI RAID for linux?

    If you are trying to compare IDE/SATA, SATA has a lot of benefits (hot swap, seems to be the direction everyone is going). SATA might not be available on older gear though, so you would have to drop in an SATA card. A hardware raid card does not come cheap, unless you mean a card that just has...
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    Stacker 830/832 Airflow

    I've got 4x Panaflo 120's on the side volt metered to stay pretty slow, 2x front 80mm's in my hot swap cages, rear and top scythe 120's at full speed. Not a lot of gear in my rig by current standards but disk temperatures have always been very acceptable (mid 30's to low 40's).
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    SSH Brute Forcing and Reporting It

    Only allow authentication via public key encryption. That increases the brute force space to satisfactory levels.
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