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    Are there any NUC style PCs with dual NICs?

    I've been looking around everywhere and can't find what I'm looking for. Ideally it would be a small compact PC like Intel NUCs with a built in mobile CPU (i3/i5) and at least 2 Intel NICs. The few that I found have Realtek which I'd rather not use for pfSense. Is there anything else...
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    How do I protect the CPU pins

    I have a i7 720QM mobile processor I want to sell. These CPUs still have the pins on them - how can I secure them for shipping? Are there any pin protectors/special cases that I can buy?
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    Dell PERC H700

    Does the PERC H700 work with Advanced Format drives (4KB sectors)?
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    Hard drive suggestions

    Which would be better for a ESXi home lab setup: 4 250GB WD Scorpio black drives (already own) - OR - 2 500GB WD Caviar black drives (will need to purchase) This home lab computer would be used for primarily learning more about microsoft server products, exchange, system center, etc...
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    Untangle/pfSense - is this possible?

    I'm trying to find a way to work in both Untangle and pfSense while utilizing VLANs. I was thinking of setting up several subnets in Untangle (have it do NAT as well), and then define the VLANs/routing in pfSense. Is this possible? It would be this...
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    Powerconnect 2816 blinking red

    Managed LED light is blinking red, no traffic is going through and it reboots itself every 5 minutes. Is the switch dead? Tried a firmware update via HTTP and this is all that it is doing.
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    pfsense intervlan routing

    I'm trying to configure a pfsense box that will function as a router on a stick for several vlans I have set up. The vlans seem to be working fine, I can get an IP from the pfsense box. However I have no idea how to get the vlans to connect to the internet. I have set up firewall rule that...
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    Verizon FIOS coax to ethernet question

    Gonna get FIOS installed at my new place and got some questions. Every room in the place has a coax port. I was hoping to get some coax to ethernet adapters to get wired access in every room. Is this possible if I want the Actiontec router/modem combo in bridged mode? I want to use my own...
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    Fake Security Malware question

    I am dealing with a machine that had the Win 7 Home Security 2011 malware come in and trash the machine. I am confused however - all users that had access to the machine had restricted accounts (no admin level) and had an updated AV (Symantec Endpoint) yet it still managed to infect the whole...
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    Don't know where this belongs ... anyone Dell certified?

    Anybody know the steps to becoming Dell certified? Can an individual do it by himself or do they need to be sponsored by an organization? How much does it cost and how long is the process? Thanks
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    Running 8 VMs - hard drive questions

    Folks, I'm in the process of setting up a ESXi server for pentesting, security stuff, etc. This is going into an Optiplex 980 SFF machine, it has room for either 1 3.5" drive or 2 2.5" drive. Would you recommend 1 big drive or 2 laptop drives? I'm thinking laptop drives would be better but...
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    I'm probably going to get yelled at for this...

    Due to a lack of resources I have to put my firewall, router, and Active Directory VMs all on one machine. I really wish I had $$$ to separate out at least the firewall/routing part but I just can't do it. What are some recommendations for securing the box and the VMs? I understand it won't...
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    eSATA devices problem

    Trying here first since it does deal with storage... I'm finding out that eSATA devices do not work after my computer wakes up out of standby mode. I have to go into the Device Manager and view the properties of the eSATA controller in order to "wake it up". I can't do this for onboard so the...
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    External enclosure for slim DVD drives?

    I have a spare DVD burner drive from a Dell Optiplex SFF system. It is the slim ones that you would see in laptops. Is there an enclosure that allows me to use this over USB or anything like that? It uses the mini SATA interface, hoping for something in the $15 range.
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    Cisco Catalyst 2970G

    Does this router work with an APC UPS unit that provides power in a "stepped approximation of a sine wave" manner? Or do I need to shell out the big bucks for a SmartUPS unit?
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    Core i5 ECC?

    Can the Core i5 processor use ECC unbuffered RAM? I know the Core i3 can, just wondering if it applies to Core i5 as well. Thanks. EDIT: Only works on Intel 3400 series chipset but not Q57. Drats
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    ATI Radeon HD 3450

    Is this video card good for HD video? I have the Dell version in my computer and the mouse cursor moves really slowly and feels sluggish when I play HD videos (but the HD video content plays smoothly)
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    URL Filtering with password bypass?

    Is there any firewall distro that has URL Filtering with password bypass for free? I know Untangle has this but you gotta pay $$$ for bypass. Thanks
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    4:3 IPS displays?

    Are there any manufacturers making 4:3 IPS displays (doesn't matter if it is eIPS, SIPS, or HIPS). I saw one from Dell but it's kind of old, uses a lot of power, and costs $400 a pop...
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    Time loop with cmd.exe or Powershell?

    I need to run a command every 5 minutes. How can I do this with the command prompt or via powershell? it will run the command "git pull origin", wait 5 minutes, and run it again. This batch should NOT exit (always be running). it has to be in a batch or powershell script, NOT via task...
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    Running Windows OS on WD20EADS RAID?

    I'm recycling a leftover Dell Optiplex computer and it can only accomodate 4 drives. I'm thinking of using RAID 10 - would it be OK stability-wise if I put a small 80GB partition to store the OS? Thoughts? This will need to run as a file server as well as HTPC, it will be used for watching TVs...
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    Anyone familiar with PacketFence?

    1. PacketFence does DNS/DHCP/InterVLAN routing, correct? 2. Should I put a firewall VM alongside the PacketFence VM? I was thinking of taking something like pfSense and run it in bridged mode to the PacketFence ZEN VM. Then PacketFence would handle all the DNS/DHCP requests. 3. The VLANs...
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    Downgrade a Dell SFF system?

    I have a spare Dell Optiplex 780 SFF PC that I would like to run Untangle on. It has the following: Core 2 Duo E8400 3GHz 4GB RAM 160GB HD 255W 88% PSU Should I downgrade some components to cut more power? Does something like this use that much power to begin with? Thanks.
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    Windows Server Firewall

    Is there a software like pfSense and Untangle that can run inside a Windows OS not on a Linux install?
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    routing between VLANs

    I'm looking into getting the Cisco SRW2016 (Sg300 series) switch for my network. Since this is not a layer 3 switch, can I hook it up to a computer and run a firewall distro to do the routing between VLANs? How would I go about doing this - do I just add the VLANs in the routing table? Can...
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    Disk requirements for 13-14 VMs

    On my new server I expect to run about 13-14 VMs. Most of them will be idling but two VMs might use a good chunk of resources (these two will handle application deployment, software updates, and OS imaging). To ensure that all VMs run at a reasonable speed, what kind of disks should I get...
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    Dell UltraSharp monitor weight

    I currently have a Ergotron Neo-Flex 33-326-085 stand and am looking to install a Dell Ultrasharp monitor on it. The thing is, it has a 16lb weight limit. I noticed that Dell has new models such as U2211H and U2311H - does anyone know what the weight of the monitor panel by itself is? I...
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    Dell PowerEdge R410

    Anyone own a PowerEdge R410 server? How are the noise levels? I heard it was a screamer at first but the new firmware that came out recently cut the noise levels down. I want to buy one to use as a ESXi server and wanted to get your input. I do have a closet I can stick it in but it's only a...
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    SATA drives in SAS backplane

    Looking into buying a refurb Dell server - is it OK to buy a system with only SAS drives and then stick SATA drives into it? In another words, do SAS backplanes take SATA drives? Are the SAS and SATA connectors identical in shape and size?
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    MAC based VLANs

    What is a quick and easy (and not too expensive) way to set up MAC based VLANs? I understand that Cisco's VMPS protocol is decomissioned and 802.1x authentication is the way to go. I was hoping to use Windows Server 2008 R2 NPS to set up the MAC based VLANs, but I am willing to change...
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    black magic intensity pro

    Hello folks, I am interested in getting some sort of HD recording device for my computer. Did some searching and it seems that Black Magic Intensity Pro and Hauppauge HD PVR tuners can record over the component input, even for the HD content that is originally sent encrypted. Am I right...
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    Dell PowerEdge T410

    I'm looking into buying a PowerEdge T410 for a ESX 4.0 server which will run about 10VMs (most will be app servers so i expect little activity). 1. Single or Dual E5620s? 2. How loud is the server, would you put it right next to you?
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