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How can I ban a user from accessing my router?

How can I ban a user from accessing my router – or how can I end his session? My router is a D-LINK DI-514.
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How to export and import an user profile from one Quassel core to another?

I have been using Quassel as my bouncer for IRC for quite a long time now. We (a group of administrators of a small network) have set up a shared Quassel core with many users on the same core. But ...
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Login to a windows (domain) user account when not connected to internet

When I am on my local network I log into a computer that is added to a domain. This creates a local user profile with my documents, desktop etc. Problem is that I am unable to login to this account ...
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List of current logged on users, from list of PCs

From a list of computers (IP address, or hostname), is there a tool I can use to build a list of the currently logged on user for each computer? I have a tool which can do this but used all computers ...
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Increasing the user space on windows XP machine

I have a problem with user space on XP. I have a machine with 3GB RAM and my application needs more memory. One solution would be increase the RAM to 4GB and switch on the 3GB Switch. Right now, I ...
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How to alter output from the 'who' and 'w' command?

I don't want my users to see each others ip's/login info so I want to alter the output when they use the 'who' and 'w' commanda to hide that info - is there a way to do this?
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Cannot log onto new accounts - “The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded”

I'm on a fairly new install of Win 7 x64 with default UAC settings. I recently had to delete a user profile due to the win 7 2012 virus issue, but when trying to create a new profile (any profile name)...
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set user's PATH variable without admin access in XP

I have two related questions for XP variables; it may end up the same method works for both of them. I as a user want to modify my Path but lack the admin rights necessary to change it. I imagine ...
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How do I modify the short username in OS X?

I have modified my username from Supreeth to Sagar R Kothari. But I feel that it's not applied in most of the places where it's used. The username Supreeth is found in each new project (e.g. project ...
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Assign Port to specific user

I need to be able to assign specific ports to a given user to listen at. Say I have user X, I want him to be able to only listen on port 500. User Y only on port 501. How can I do this? Im working on ...
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Is it standard practice to make a user's profile Documents and Settings and Local Setting Read Only and Hidden?

Is it common practice to make a user's profile Documents and Settings and Local Setting "Read Only" and "Hidden", e.g from a Systems Admin perspective? In my experience, this is rare, however I work ...
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How to SSH to localhost without password?

EDIT: Putting exactly what was done. I need to SSH to localhost without a password, the usual way of doing it (with public keys) do not work. user@PC:~$ rm -rf .ssh/* user@PC:~$ ssh-keygen -t rsa &...
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Can I resume an existing vim process?

When I left work yesterday I left vim open with the files I was working on. I'm working from home today, so I VPN'ed in, and when I go to edit those same files, I get the warning that there's another ...
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Is Remote\username same as ComputerName\username or username in windows 7/xp?

Is there any difference if I log in as: username computername\username remote\username domainname\username something\username I want my computer to behave differently depending how I log in. Is ...
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While adding a new user in Microsoft Office 365 stuck at a results step

Recently I have signed up for Microsoft Office 365 and while trying all different features of this product, I wanted to share some documents with my friend so I decided to add a new user. I have ...
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Run Tomcat Service as Different User on Windows 7

I have installed Tomcat6 using the 32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer download version. In the setup instructions, it is recommended that "For optimal security, the service should be run as a ...
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Restrict user to delete 1 folder, add/change/delete files in that folder

I want to limit delete of a particular folder in the user's home folder and to restrict any add/change/delete on files in that restricted directory. /home/myuser /home/myuser/_protected //no delete /...
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How will IPv6 impact everyday users? (World IPv6 Day)

With the current (one hour in at the moment) trial by all the big boys (Google, Facebook, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) I wondered how IPv6 will effect home users and the Internet as a whole. Will the change ...
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My main User directory is gone, how can I get it back?

If I open up my hard drive and navigate to Users, my main account is not there. How can I get it back? In retrospect I realize it has been gone for a while, but since it still appears in the Sidebar ...
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Create a Windows XP user from a linux partition

Long story short, someone repaired my brother's computer and set a password on his account, now we can't get in and can't contact the person who set the password. Is it possible to create a Windows ...
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Run an application as a domain user from VPN [duplicate]

I am connected to a VPN as a domain user. I would like to run a local application as the domain user from the VPN instead of my local workgroup user. If I select run as a different user and insert ...
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Multiple concurrent users on a same physical machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I share a single computer among different users? At home, I have 1 PC with 2 screens, 2 mice and 2 keyboards. What is the best way to enable concurrent (simultaneous)...
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XP Pro 5.1: User accounts give “”Your current security settings put your computer at risk" warning--why? Fix?

I'm the admin. When I log into my recently set up user session (there are two) the Win Security Center pops up a bar that says "Your current security settings put your computer at risk, click here..." ...
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Windows 7 other user

I want to know how to log on to a hidden account. I know that you can set it so that you will have to enter the username and password but I want the welcome screen that will show the usernames. I ...
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Windows 7 Network using different user

following problem: I have a windows 7 box and alot of xp boxes. Every xp box supplies a network drive. But my windows 7 box signs in with some user that has not got any privileges. Can I set a ...
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how do I see which user I am logged in as in MySQL?

I have multiple text console session open and log in as different users into different consoles. I forget after while which consoles belong to which user, it would be nice to not have to quit and log ...
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Explorer automatically opens new window

I just did a fresh install of Win7 and was having a few issues getting it to know that I wanted the %userprofile% to be E:. Now I finally have that fixed, but for some reason explorer opens all new ...
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How can I lock a limited access user from changing their own password in Windows 7?

My son needs to be logged into his own account but we restrict his usage by logging him in with a PW he doesn't know. He figured out he can change his password negating our control. Is it possible ...
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Force an application to use 90% of the cpu, mac

a software that I downloaded is kinda running slow and I guess it could run a bit faster, so I wondered: Can you force an application to use 90% of the cpu (90% not 100% {leave 10% for other stuff})? ...
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Ubuntu: limiting user account only to access his home dir

I just created new user account, but the new user is able to access all the directories structure (including other's home directories). I'd like to limit the user to access ONLY his home directory (...
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Hide user from login screen without deactivating it

I have several network shares and created user accounts for the people who want to access them on my computer, so I can give every user different access rights. My only problem is, these users are ...
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How can I work out which user is currently logged into a Windows 7 machine?

I have a machine running Windows 7 which I set up a long time ago to autmatically log into windows. That's still working fine, but how can I work out the username of the currently logged in user when ...
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Can I make fast user switching in Windows 7 show a list of users?

Is there a way to "emulate" the fast user switching behaviour of Mac OS on Windows? I'm already aware of the WIN+L shortcut, but is there a way to have Windows list the users and allowing one to ...
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Windows - My profile will not load correctly

Every time I turn on my computer it says that it's creating a new desktop even though all of my files are still there under my user account. I get this message every time I turn my computer on " you ...
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How can I find out which user logged in as root?

We have a couple of servers which are managed by a large group of admins. They usually log in as service users (say hudson) and then switch to root to make some small fix. This means we often can't ...
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Vim - how do I map tabedit command to enable cycling through file names?

I use the command :tabe **/<file-name-pattern> all the time to open files in the current directory and subdirs in a new tab in vim. The command enables toggling through similar file names until ...
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How can I equate the same user on different Windows 7 machines within a home group?

Here's my scenario. In our home I have a desktop and a laptop, my wife has a laptop and my two sons each have a desktop. All these machines run Windows 7. I can set up shares on either of my machines ...
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Great ID-Ten-T Errors [closed]

Working at a help desk for a school I've gotten to see some rather classic Tech Support problems: Prof: The projector isn't working. My self: Is the computer turned on? Prof: Hey! It ...
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How can I set up a policy on Windows XP to logout all users at midnight?

Sometimes the kids are on the computer too late and rather than yelling at them I want the computer to help me out. I already have a separate user set up so they don't have admin access to the ...
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Skype status always appears offline for one user

I have one Skype contact who always appears to be offline, even when he's online. We've chatted regularly over Skype for years without any issues, except for the fact that he always appears to be ...
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How can I create an SSH user who only has permission to access specific folders in Ubuntu?

I installed SSH, but I found if I use my original account to login to Ubuntu, it has too many permissions. I want to constrain the user to only have permissions for specific folders in Ubuntu. How ...
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LAMP: How do I set up http://myservername.com/~user access?

Been trying to Google this, but I can't figure out good search terms to find any info about what I need, since I don't really know what it's called. I'm pretty much being thrown to the wolves to ...
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User account that is not allowed to edit one file on Ubuntu

I wanted to ask if it is possible to create a user account on Ubuntu so that it had all powers and rights of root account except it would be impossible to edit a certain file. What I intend to do is ...
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How to get rid of superuser`s password?

My father put a new superuser password on my laptop, and now i cant access my computer without him putting the password in. I am really helpless. How can i get rid of his superuser control? Can i ...
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Switch User in RedHat like XP

In our cluster, RedHat4 & 5 machines, if someone locks the computer and walks away no body can use it. Is there a feature in RedHat5, Gnome, KDE etc that would allow for the option of switching ...
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howto install firefox + dependencies on debian without root privileges

I have a problem installing Firefox without root privileges. Mozilla says the following: Firefox will not run at all without the following libraries or packages: * GTK+ 2.10 or higher * GLib 2.12 ...
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*nix: Run as different user GUI

I want to run an application using only GUI as a different user. Not root. I want the user to be presented with a dropdown of system users, select one, enter the password, and the app gets run as ...
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Git version control with multiple users

i am a little bit lost with this issue, let me explain you my problem: I want to setup a git repository, three of four users will contribute, so they need to download the code and shall be able to ...
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Why is the reported user “root” when a “normal user” executes “ps ux” on OS X? Is this normal behaviour?

I am running OS X 10.6.1 . When i am logged in as a normal user of group staff and do a ps ux it lists my ps ux command as being run by root: snies 181 0.0 0.3 2774328 12500 ?? S 6:...
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How do you manage the user groups that users are assoicated to in Mac OS X?

How do I add/remove users to user groups on Mac OS X 10.5? Like 'bonic_master' for instance.. and out of curiosity how do I create a user group?