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    server for my dads small business, simply accounting

    Don't forget the Dell Outlet. You get great deals on hardware with the same 3-year NBD warranty as new systems. I've purchased from the outlet for 6 or 7 years now and I've never had a DOA system -- anything from thin client Optiplex workstations all the way up to $20k database servers.
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    DNS opinion requested

    What problems were you experiencing? Switching DNS providers will not help with throughput and ping times, as you mentioned above.
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    Think I got hacked?

    Think about it... if you're intent on hacking someone, what's your motivation? Do you want to just move their cursor or would you rather deliver a payload that has some benefit. It's far more likely that what you are describing was not some furious hacker attempting to befuddle you, it's just...
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    I would like a new routing box.

    http://www.logicsupply.com/products/nc92_330_lf Throw on an appropriate daughtboard for your usage, add some memory and storage and you're good to go. I'm using several of these with the Realtek modules running Untangle and it keeps my remote locations running just fine. If you don't want to...
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    Think I got hacked?

    There's about a 0% chance that what you are describing was a "hacking" incident. I'd say you either had a stuck key or some other fluke.
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    Some 10Gb love for the home lab!

    Myrinet is horribly inefficient when running with a typical IP infrastructure...
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    Is this a decent server?

    http://outlet.dell.com Save some money...
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    Server and network monitor

    Ditto. Look at Cacti EZ for a quick and easy way to get it running.
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    ESXi 4.1 + Supermicro X9SCL Onboard RAID

    Well, that answers that... thanks for the info. Any low-cost controller you'd recommend?
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    ESXi 4.1 + Supermicro X9SCL Onboard RAID

    I just picked up a few new parts to build a new VMWare ESXi box to consolidate some servers... here are the specs: Supermicro X9SCL-F Intel Xeon E3-1230 2x Crucial 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1333 4x Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB There isn't going to be...
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    Timeclock for business?

    I've rolled-out Qqest's TimeForce with a lot of success. Their fingerprint scanners work very well and the software is intuitive and easy to use.
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    Server room temp monitoring system?

    I've used AVTech in the past and it gets the job done. This should work just fine: http://avtech.com/Products/Temperature_Monitors/TemPageR_3ER.htm. It includes an internal sensor and an external sensor with a long cable to place somewhere else.
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    rackmount dmarc?

    I did read, I guess I just didn't realize that "negative on the smart jack" meant you aren't using the smartjack. Seems like you have your problem figured out, regardless.
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    rackmount dmarc?

    This thread has me confused... what are you doing with the cat5 from the smartjack that it needs to be broken out into pairs like that? Who is bonding the T1 circuits, your telco or you? Are the smartjacks terminating to a router?
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    Replacing an IT for an office

    With 30-40 users and 1 IT person, I wouldn't even be concerned about fixing hardware issues on the workstation level. Keep your systems up-to-date and in warranty and let your vendor handle any hardware issues that arise. Dell has next-day on-site warranties that are dirt cheap! If the IT...
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    Setting up a small business mail server...?

    Another vote for Google Apps for Business. If you're just a small office with a limited IT budget, it can't be beat. I'm sure your boss(es) hired you to be a paralegal, not an IT consultant! Couple that with the fact that I'd hate to have to report to a lawyer if/when the mail server crashes...
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    Management Wants Internet Filtering - Options?

    In past experience, I've used Websense with multiple content filters for different groups and a whitelist filter for another group. It worked very well, but you'll want to deploy it through group policy in an AD setup. If you've just looked at a couple retail prices online, don't use that as a...
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    What is a realistic budget for this system I am looking to build?

    That statement leads me to believe you need to go with Dell or HP. The margins aren't nearly as good as you think they are, trust me. You're forgetting the great warranty that comes with these systems, and the tried and true R&D that goes into each server that keeps things running better than...
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    Funky Physical Placement of New Servers

    If I was a potential investor and saw that datacenter strategy, I'd turn around and leave without saying so much as goodbye! I'm not going to relist the obvious flaws in physical security, cooling, and disaster planning -- that's been harped on here enough. If you're looking to upgrade, do...
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    Backing-up Domain Controller

    Why would you want to add to your problems because you don't have a backup for your AD? Backup nightly, and keep a weekly backup offsite.
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    3 monitors with Dell T5400 & Quado FX 570

    Sorry to sound a little out-of-the-loop, but I haven't been in the video card game for quite a while. I'm attempting to setup triple monitors (all DVI, if possible) on my Dell T5400 workstation. It currently has a Quadro FX 570 installed and it has one empty x16 PCIe slot. What do I need to...
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    Corporate Antivirus Solution

    About 65 mailboxes in Exchange. Maybe about 10% growth. Not government/education/NPO. Thanks for the help, Stonecat!
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    Corporate Antivirus Solution

    Hey guys -- We've been a Symantec shop for many years now, but the cost to renew our license just seems to be too high this time around. I'm looking at going with ESET and I was wondering if any of you resellers wanted to help me out with exactly what I need to purchase. Here's my setup...
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    IBM T61 (Intel 82566MM)

    If it is only connecting at 10mb, that is indicative that there is something wrong with the NIC, the cable, the switch, etc... I'd start swapping ports, cables, and adapters to help troubleshoot the problem.
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    Server Room Temperature Monitoring and Alerting

    Thanks for the info -- I'll look at the NetBotz next week. In case you were wondering, I walked into this early this morning:
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    Server Room Temperature Monitoring and Alerting

    What do you guys use to monitor room temperature and conditions? I'm looking for something that will monitor temperature, possibly smoke, and flooding. I'd also like it to notify via SMS, email, etc.
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    Slow upload on Cisco 2800

    I have about 15 public addresses that I use. I only use one for me gateway, however.
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    Slow upload on Cisco 2800

    I can get aggregate upload bandwidth across 3 different workstations that is greater than 3mb, so I think we're on to something. What do you mean by "are you using one "inside global" address in your config?" Which config are you talking about? The Adtran or the Cisco? We don't maintain the...
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    Slow upload on Cisco 2800

    I enabled CEF on the interface, but it still seems to be doing the same thing. Here's some info from CEF: kcmo-2801#sho ip cef summary IP CEF with switching (Table Version 166), flags=0x0 165 routes, 0 reresolve, 0 unresolved (0 old, 0 new), peak 3 3 instant recursive resolutions, 0...
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    Slow upload on Cisco 2800

    Hah! It's early... Do you know if I have to recycle that interface to enable it?
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    Slow upload on Cisco 2800

    Actually, I just looked through the config this morning and CEF IS enabled. Any idea what else I should be looking for?
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    Slow upload on Cisco 2800

    During my upload test I don't see any CPU spikes above 30%.
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    Slow upload on Cisco 2800

    Should I experience any downtime if I enable CEF? I guess I should have tested it last night... This router terminates about 14 IPSEC DMVPN tunnels, so I'd rather not let those go down if I don't have to.
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    Slow upload on Cisco 2800

    I'm not familiar with CEF routing, and I haven't tried it. I'm pretty sure I'm not double NATing. The outside interface on the Adtran router has no firewall or NAT enabled. To test the upload speed, I'm using speakeasy.net, speedtest.net, or any of the dslreports tests.
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    Slow upload on Cisco 2800

    I'm using a Cisco 2801 with 4 bonded T1 connections. The T1s terminate to an Adtran router provided by my ISP (Paetec). If I connect directly to the outside port on the Adtran, I get perfect speeds both ways. My download speeds while connected with my Cisco are hovering around 5600 kbps, but...
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    Inventory software ( software, hardware )

    I've been using it for a little while, too. Works great.
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    Modem eternally connecting.

    Did you pay your bill? :)
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    Dumb question - gigabit switch

    It's funny how often this question is asked... I wonder if it's more popular than "Which AV is the latest and greatest?"
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    sbs 2003, and server 2003...

    Buying a Server 2008 license and downgrading is your best bet. I'm pretty sure there's not a definitive difference in price, either. I'm not really sure why you wouldn't make the new server a member server. If you're worried about the software vendor causing problems, don't give them rights...
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