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DHCP static leases are much better. They're easily managed, many consumer grade and SOHO routers have the ability to do so, and it enables everything to be done under one single management tool.


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Depending on the wireless router that you use, you can flash the device to DD-WRT and use it as a hotspot. There is an option already built in to use the AnchorFree software and appears to work similar to what hotels provide: paid service wireless. For a tutorial and how to setup a router that's already flashed to DD-WRT with the AnchorFree service look ...


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I think APNS certificate is used for iOS MDM services per organization. Please go through how to generate MDM certificate or APNS certificate for iOS MDM service. For example airwatch ,mcafee, good-sales and so on...


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On Unix systems PAM, or Pluggable Authentication Module is a nice administrative tool that comes with a crack library that you can test passwords against. After doing some recent security work, I know that Government standards usually have these guidelines when it comes to a password: Minimum Length of 14 characters At least 2 special characters At least ...


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Go into the System Preferences -> Software Updates -> Installed Updates. This does not work from the Apple Menu, but does from the System Preferences.


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A great many people defer to the knowledge contained at this site: http://www.blackviper.com/ It has a great deal of information relating to all Windows platforms and their services.


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Browse the cablemanagement tag at Lifehacker.com: http://lifehacker.com/t/cablemanagement/ Some top ideas/articles: Top 10 Ways to Get Cables Under Control. Use an old coiled phone cord. Use a binder clip. Use binder clips as cable catchers redux. Repurpose a Hanger to Tidy Long Cables


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Bruce Schneier has a nice article on it, based on what a company has have to be common practice in people choice of passwords. EDIT: Oh, to generate password. You can use tools such as KeePass or Password Safe to auto generate and store different good password for your logins. See this question for more information.


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If you use apt-get and dh-make-perl for all packages, deborphan --guess-perl will find perl packages without any dependencies, which you can then remove and run it again iteratively. deborphan has a keep list which you can add the ones you're actively using to and they won't show up. So to make this work, you'll have to uninstall all the modules you ...


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Personally what I try to do for passwords is first think of a relatively long memorable phrase and perform the following transformation on it: Include all unambiguous punctuation and the first letter of each word Perform German-style capitalisation (first word and all nouns / names as capitals), or the inverse... Replace some words or letters with digits, ...


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I use apt-get to install most modules. If a module is not in one of the repository (or if I need a latter version of a module), I install that module into my home directory with cpan. This is made easier by the local::lib module. Download the tarball from CPAN, decompress it, change directory into it, and then type perl Makefile.pl --bootstrap make make ...


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The Firefox password manager will happily store more than set of login details per domain (and realm), as long as you have different user names for each login. I have a main Google account and two accounts on Google Apps systems, so three accounts on the www.google.com domain. For mail.google.com/a/company1.com the login name is my first name, for ...


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A flash drive (thumb stick, thumb drive, whatever you want to call it) should work fine. I've never actually reset my password, but I've sucessfully made one from a USB flash drive. You should be able to pick up a small one for cheap if you don't have one. Really handy things.


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Have a look at Quest Software's Toad for SQL Server. Free! Toad ™ for SQL Server Freeware is a tool that improves the productivity of developers and administrators by providing an easy-to-use development environment. With Toad, developers and database administrators can use a familiar, proven tool to manage SQL Server databases. Quest ...


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You're referring to directory services. There are several systems that can provide this functionality. DNS is probably the best-known type of directory service; this is how your computer translates domain names (www.example.com) into IP addresses (111.000.111.000). Hesiod is one of the oldest directory services; it took the DNS concept and applied it to ...


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For a small environment at home, you can do the same thing without a full-blown Directory Services server like LDAP or NIS. Simply create user accounts with the same user name, userid and group id on all systems. Pick one system to host home directories, and use autofs on the other system to mount these directories over NFS. This gives you most of the ...


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Do it in separate steps: Create two new folders: C and Matlab. Move existing files from the current location into the C folder. Start adding new files in the Matlab folder.


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grc.com has a nice page where you can get strong passwords.


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Currently I use KeePass on my PC, an free open-source software on Windows to manage passwords. The iPhone version of KeePass is not available yet, but it is in development. An existing commercial product for the iPhone is Iliumsoft's eWallet. It has some nice features like synchronization to a desktop PC version of the software. Besides usernames and ...


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This is how I have understood Picasa :-) Folders in Picasa are your actual file-system directories or folders. I prefer to keep a bunch of pictures taken together in a 'folder', straight from the camera Albums on the other hand are more like 'labels' and can be groups of specific pictures that you would like to label together If you edit an album, the ...


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Well, Picasas Online Help will answer your question about Folders versus Albums. Quote: Folders in Picasa represent actual folders on your computer's hard drive that contain photos. Changes you make to folders in Picasa affect the corresponding folders on your computer's hard drive. For example, deleting a photo from a folder also deletes the photo ...


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There are various Linux-based routers that can run the DD-WRT firmware, to which you can add ChilliSpot. However, it has not been updated for a long time and the project is dead. A new alternative is CoovaChilli, which is a fork of ChilliSpot which is actively being developed. It runs on the OpenWRT firmware. The easiest option would be to get a suitable ...


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Do yourself (and your loved ones) a favor and move out of manual system configuration as soon as possible! You should start using system configuration management software. The original use case for such software was management of large number of hosts (for some definition of "large"). However the underlying premises hold for the management of even a single ...


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In terms of tools, you may take a look at this page which is about automating system administration using open source configuration management tools (USENIX 2010 conference in Boston which hosted the first Configuration Management Summit): The wikipedia related page is also useful. Hope these help


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The group in /etc/passwd is the user's primary group. /etc/group allows users to belong to additional groups.


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You could create a couple of batch files on your desktop and use net start and net stop. Then you'd just double-click on whatever action you want to take. No software required. net start MSSQLSERVER net stop MSSLQSERVER Or, you could create Powershell scripts and use start-service and stop-service start-service MSSQLSERVER stop-service MSSQLSERVER


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Many office supply stores sell velcro ties to bundle them together. I recommend against the plastic zip ties, as you need to have a scissors on hand every time you want to (dis)connect a cable. Example of the VElcro ones: http://cableorganizer.com/wire-wrap/


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You have a few questions in there. To answer your first one, I don't think the partition managers will even allow you to shrink your C: partition to less than the amount of data on it. To answer your second question, the Ubuntu installation does a great job at managing partitions. Check it out and see if it does what you need.



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