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How to monitor bandwidth use of each device on wifi network

I have in my home a standard Comcast cable internet connection. I have it going from the wall to a cable modem, and from the modem to a late-series Linksys router, which provides wired and wireless ...
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Setting permissions for specific user and groups in Linux

How can I grant permission for files to a specific user or a specific group? We have three groups: "g12" ("u1" and "u2), "g34" and "g56". g12 - should only read the file. g34 - should write and ...
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Linux - Protection from ourselves (Root)

I love Linux and everything she stands for; however, unfortunately I grew up with Windows. Thusly so I have learned very bad practices (such as NT Authority will protect me). I have several Linux ...
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What are reasons to disallow ICMP on my server?

An EC2 Instance has ICMP services disabled by default. While it's not totally clear to me why, I think it's because it could be a potential security risk. At the moment I'm enabling Echo Responses ...
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How to Configure a Remote Home Directory on Mac OS X?

I have an iMac, an XP box, and a Windows Server 2003 home server. I don't have active directory set up. To make a remote home directory on XP, I remapped the My Documents directory to a remote file ...
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Can I create an admin privilege for just one application?

A university tries to run our software, but their users don't have admin rights. However our software requires admin rights to run. Is there a way to have their system admin create a privilege, just ...
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How to interpret the output of ipconfig/all?

I am shaky on network setting up concepts. When I do ipconfig/all on my machine, I get: I need to set up a basic home network and want to understand these basic things and what is going on. I ...
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Cannot do sudo: “/etc/sudoers is mode 0740, should be 0440”

I have a problem: I don't have a root password on my mac. I just have an Admin account, which can do stuff using sudo. Now, I wanted to add my normal user to the /etc/sudoers file as well. Since it ...
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Setting user/group restrictions in Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm have been requested to set user restrictions across 100+ computers running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have done a bit of research and I have found that the user restrictions I'm able to set via ...
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windows runas command with elevated privileges, user in admin group

I have a windows 7 user who belongs to admin group. I want to execute sc command that requires admin privileges. I DON'T want to open an elevated cmd, want to be able to simply Win+R->Enter command, ...
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How to get to c$ with Windows 7

I'm trying to get to the admin share on a Windows 7 home machine from a Windows 7 home machine and nothing is working. I enabled file and print sharing in the firewall and even turned Windows ...
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How to enable remote access for another account on Mac remotely via SSH?

I have admin rights at a remote Mac computer. I can access it via SSH. The Mac has another user account, which doesn't have remote access. How can I remotely (via SSH) enable remote access for the ...
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Remote access to BIOS?

I have a home server running headless (i.e. without a monitor), using ssh for remote access. This works fine most of the time, but I still need a graphics card and still need to drag out a monitor ...
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Remove password of user on OSX

As much as I would like to figure out the problem, at this point too much time has been invested in deleting a stupid key when I already had a solution (the command line creation) that works. I'm ...
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How to delete or resize pagefile.sys?

How to delete or resize pagefile.sys in WinXP? Changing properties in "My Computer" doesn't work, changing properties in Administrative Tools > Computer Management doesn't work either.
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How can I limit the disk I/O priority for a process in Windows XP?

I have a setup where a Windows XP machine gets backed up to a server on the LAN, using rsync. Because of operational requirements, the backup needs to happen while the machine is in use. While this is ...