Recent content by prochobo

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    24-pin on Seasonic PSU -> MSI 790FX Mobo melted

    The PSU is a Seasonic X-1050 and mobo is an MSI 790FX-GD70 I was running 3x 5870's which were mining until yesterday, when I smelled burning. This has happened before and I'm on my second X-1050 (got my RMA two days ago). The 12v connector to the mobo just melted. This is the third time...
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    Untangle or something of the sort

    Why would you spend $220 on an Atom mobo and CPU? Sure it's "server" grade and all, but the Intel D945GCLF2 for $70 gets the job done the same and it uses 240-pin DIMMs. You don't even need a dual core Atom, you could just go with single core to get the price down. 1GB is way more than...
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    BGP? Gettign a T1

    Not as big as availability. Business wouldn't depend on the internet even if it was just slightly unstable.
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    Realistic timeranges for CompTIA certificates and...

    If you're dedicated: Any Comptia cert - Less than a month CCNA level - a few months, maybe 3-4 if you have basic knowledge MCSE, CCNP level - 8-12 months. Comptia certs are notoriously easy. You need to set your bar higher if you want to distinguish yourself from the crowd.
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    Wireless network for 20,000 sq ft office

    55 users, 20,000 sq ft. Depending on the construction of the office, you'll be looking at somewhere around 5-8 APs going off a rule of thumb for a solid network. Is this network for critical data or just for leisure? You want to build something future proof that won't fuck up because once you...
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    building server rack?

    Make a lack rack with stuff from Ikea if you can get it.
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    What was/is your Cisco cert path?

    CCENT > CCNA > CCNA Wireless > CCVP (working on now) CISSP is laughable compared to CCIE security IMO. In terms of difficulty, the CISSP is easier. The CISSP goes over information security as a whole with lots of theory and it's geared towards the management side of things.
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    2 internet connections, bridging?

    It's not called bridging, it's called load balancing. Channel bonding or LAGG is not what he's looking for and it will not work. LAGG is for combining multiple interfaces into one virtual interface that has only 1 address associated with it. OP needs to look at load balancing. Pfsense...
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    Degree suggestions

    Some real-world experience here; I just accepted a job offer for a network consulting position. The description said it required a Bachelor's in an IT related area, x # of years of experience, and certain certifications were preferred. In all the three rounds of interviews I went through...
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    CCVP in 6 months - Feasible?

    So I was offered a job as a network consultant and one of the things they would like me to do is obtain my CCVP in 9 months. If I do it in 6 months, I get a nice bonus in addition to the extra work. I've got a CCNA & CCNA wireless, which I did in a fairly small amount of time. Primarily...
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    OpenVPN + Windows 7

    Right click on icon, "Run as administrator".
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    If safe practice is to change passwords regularly, why is it so difficult to do so?

    If you're going the route of keepass to store only 3 passwords, I think you should just memorize them. I have different passwords of low, medium, and high complexity memorized. I only use keepass to randomly generate and store separate passwords per website. There's pretty much one password...
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    new construction, "future proof" with fiber?

    As p3n said, run your conduits, then you don't ever have to worry about the medium or whether its "future proof" or not.
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    What defensive measures will you take to protect from password brute-force attacks?

    Brute-force means you're trying multiple attempts at trying to crack the password. A dictionary attack is a subset of brute-force methods, therefore, answer E is correct. Any dictionary word is vulnerable to brute-force methods provided you have a good wordlist.
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    Making use of 2 (or more) wireless APs in home?

    To do roaming the right way, you need to have a centralized architecture where the core knows who is connected at what AP and what state they are in. When a client connected to AP A moves to AP B, the client only has to authenticate to AP B. After authenticated, AP B knows that the client is...