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    Amazing new server tech pitch: What to do with it?

    I think you missed the part of my PM explaining the basics of how SMTP and DNS work with one another thus requiring a total rebuild of how servers talk to each other. Unless you were to forward to a single SMTP smart host that then delivers from there, but again you run into the same issue of a...
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    How to set up a SMALL cloud-storage facility?

    Mozy allows resellers, its actually really easy to become one too.
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    How to set up a SMALL cloud-storage facility?

    Let me tell you the story of a 17 year old kid, working by day as a systems administrator for a local web hosting company, and deciding that he has $8,000 saved up, why not build a gaming hosting company to make extra money? In my parents basement I brought in twin dedicated 20amp lines on...
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    Amazing new server tech pitch: What to do with it?

    Not going to post the PM or my response, but all I have to say is that it is one of those ideas that sounds good on paper, but will end up A) requiring a complete rework of how certain internet systems connect to each other (which will require a predictable "random" pattern, thus opening up...
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    LAN Party + Wireless Bridge + Switch = Need Help

    There are, but an ASUS RT-N12 or RT-N16 will be cheaper then just about any dedicated wireless bridge. I also don't know of any stock firmwares that allow for the wireless to be set to bridge mode.
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    Home Network Overhaul

    Yes it does. Just make sure to access it through IE.
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    LAN Party + Wireless Bridge + Switch = Need Help

    ASUS RT-N16 running DDWRT as a bridge.
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    Network pics thread

    I am probably somewhere between 13 and 14. Trying to consolidate into an absolutely minimal network that suites all my needs and has at most two servers cus as it turns out, power isn't cheap.
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    WLAN with 2 routers. Client visibility issues.

    If all you want is one network with one SSID you just want multiple APs then all you need to do is change the linksys's AP to exactly the same settings as the ISP's AP (same SSID, same protection, everything except channel, pick probably 1 or 11). After you have done that turn off the firewall...
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    WLAN with 2 routers. Client visibility issues.

    Call the ISP, have them put your modem/gateway into bridge mode. Use the Linksys as your normal router / AP. If you want two SSIDs install DD-WRT and create two VAPs, however if you are dumping all the clients into the same VLAN anyway why bother? If you want two separate networks but you want...
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    Cute cable management holes w/o saw?

    True that. The $80 I spent on mine + bits and everything else was well worth what it has returned to me. As far as doing it without power tools, I one time did it by hammering a large nail through the mobo tray to get a couple starter holes, and then using tin snips to cut the rest of the...
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    Untangle + OS X L2TP VPN

    Have you tried restarting the service? I have had strange issues with the OS X server VPN in the past.
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    router under computer help

    A switch will not work, it has to be a router or similar gateway device.
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    Hard freezes - vSphere 5 and Supermicro x9scm-f

    Once you restart your box you should be able to SSH in and get the logs. That's what I did.
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    router under computer help

    There is an easy fix for this. They have port security enabled which doesn't allow you to just hook a switch right up to the wall. However what you can do is hook your router up and register the MAC address of the WAN port as a normal PC. Then hook up the rest of your network behind it. This is...
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    Hard freezes - vSphere 5 and Supermicro x9scm-f

    2011-10-24T18:44:53.749Z cpu1:4745)WARNING: iscsi_vmk: iscsivmk_ConnProcessRejec t: Sess [ISID: 00023d000005 TARGET...
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    Router OS to log bandwidth usage by IP?

    I feel like if you found something that you half like, that would be easy to fix, you may want to take it to the developers of that open source software. They (and their forum, or pfSense's forum) can probably help you a lot better then we can. EDIT: They may also be able to tell you why that...
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    Router OS to log bandwidth usage by IP?

    They exist, they just aren't free. For instance if you were to look at something like Solar Winds Orion NPM, ManageEngine's NetFlow, Websense, etc you are looking at starting around $3,000 a year for 100 endpoints. You could look at doing something like a cymphonics box that would show you what...
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    Router OS to log bandwidth usage by IP?

    Eh I personally don't find that my Sonicwalls running 5.8.1.x are that much more accurate then my bandwidthd + pfsense box. However the graphs are a lot prettier and do break things down a lot better.
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    Router OS to log bandwidth usage by IP?

    Yes BandwidthD does average, however if you actually look at the specific client's stats graph you can get an accurate breakdown of what they are doing that day at what time. NTOP does the same thing (though does require a lot of extra setup). I too used to have DD-WRT dump my daily usage...
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    Hard freezes - vSphere 5 and Supermicro x9scm-f

    Not with that specific board but one of my R810s did that to me yesterday morning. All its VMs were fine, but couldn't manage the host by any means, totally frozen. Any insight would be nice.
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    Best method of rolling up a single ethernet cable for storage?

    I just loop em, and secure em with a piece of velcro.
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    vpndownloader.exe question

    AFAIK to your temp folder and deletes the .exe on successful install.
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    Router OS to log bandwidth usage by IP?

    BandwidthD is running on my pfSense 2.0 Release box. I have about 25 devices on this network at any given time, my switches are a Dell Powerconnect 5324 and a 2816. I have found that while it may not be accurate to the KB, its good enough to figure out where my hogs are. If I want real...
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    Router OS to log bandwidth usage by IP?

    Take a look at ntop too. Personally I have had no issues breaking down my BandwidthD data for a daily, hourly, weekly, or monthly set per user, but that's just me. I get my daily breakdown of my top 20 consumers, I can click on each IP which then also gives me the DNS name of the PC, and...
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    A little help

    Just setup DNS as you normally would and create a reverse lookup zone for the 2nd subnet. Also are you planning to actually route these VLANs or are they just static for storage / LAN? Just wondering because if you aren't going to route them then DNS for the 2nd vlan is pretty useless.
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    cheap place to get cat 5

    I bought my last batch of CAT5e from firefold.com. They were the only ones that had the right lime green CAT5e that I wanted. Bout the same price as monoprice, and the shipping was not terrible.
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    network boot set up

    Yes, this could be done through windows. Google is your friend for guides.
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    network boot set up

    PXE booting is exactly what you are looking for. Some instructions (though not simple) are here. http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/478
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    Mobile Phone email encryption

    For full phone encryption hold off android until 4.0. Honeycomb brought in full device encryption and it works very well. This will be included in 4.0. As of right now there are a few apps that do device encryption, but none of them seem to be priced in the SMB range. I would stick to iOS and...
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    Mobile Phone email encryption

    Are you trying to encrypt the email on the device, or the connection between device and server? Also what version of android are you using.
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    Extreme Networks

    I wouldn't suggest them. I used them in the labs back in school, and they sponsor the LAN group I game with so we have a stack of 2 X670s and the stacking cables for them for our core. As far as hardware goes, they work just as well as any Cisco, HP, Dell or other enterprise switch I have used...
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    Dealing with none technical IT Managers

    You just SSH into the router matrix and add a new sub interface for the leased line on the parent port, then replicate the changes through the network topology and then write the running config to the startup config. Pretty easy yo! :p
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    *SQUEEEE* MY DEGREE!

    QFT: Had an intern like that at my last job. He didn't last very long. Also just to point out a few things from experience 1: Community colleges are usually not known for their IT departments. The lax security you are seeing is because -They have students, interns, etc managing the network...
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    *SQUEEEE* MY DEGREE!

    You will find that even on some of the most technologically advanced schools's networks they don't practice what they teach. This is usually due to two things 1: The IT department is far too overworked to patch every single flaw and vulnerability in a 10,000+ device network. 2: They leave...
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    Exchange Environment Recommendation

    I wouldn't recommend DAG unless you have at minimum 3 machines. With a 2 system DAG you run into a lot of problems recovering after a host failure. Also for CAS servers a CASArray will work just fine instead of using a physical (or virtual) load balancer, unless you are doing large scale...
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    *SQUEEEE* MY DEGREE!

    Don't double major. Major in Networking / Security with a Minor in Business OR Major in Business and Minor in IT (This will get you further then your first IT job). INTERNSHIPS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THEN CLASS. I don't care that you graduated with high honors, that you turned in the best lab, or...
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    Dealing with none technical IT Managers

    In my experience these people got to where they are because 1: They are excellent business managers (by excellent I don't mean that they are really good at managing people / departments, they are really good at keeping things in line with the companies goals) and when a promotion came up IT was...
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