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Apr
10
comment WiFi range extender drops connection after a day. Rebooting main router fixes it
Wifi extenders are horrible. It's far worth your time and money to install network cabling from your network rack to the second AP location and then install a real access point there in place of the extender.
Apr
10
comment Hard disk size increased from Vmware manage dialogue but guest fedora says no storage left
Post the output of: df -i and df -m.
Apr
10
comment Hard disk size increased from Vmware manage dialogue but guest fedora says no storage left
Did you resize the filesystem as well?
Mar
24
comment Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop as local server - ext4-fs error
Virtualbox is not a production-ready solution. KVM, Xen, and ESXi are all very high quality, free solutions.
Mar
22
comment openwrt ping: bad address on DNS entry. IP is fine
OK, you're trying to troubleshoot DNS issues with ping. That's not going to work out well for you. If you're troubleshooting DNS, use DNS tools (dig, host, nslookup, etc.). From what I can tell, this question has nothing to do with ICMP pings.
Mar
22
comment openwrt ping: bad address on DNS entry. IP is fine
You haven't provided nearly enough details here to help. Describe all relevant bits involved, where they are located, how traffic is routed to them, etc. What are you referring to by "the IP address of a server"?
Feb
20
comment Trying to recover an SATA HD
Well, normally I'd say just restore from backup, but I'm guessing that tou wouldn't be asking this if you had your data backed up. Your other option is to send your drive off to a data recovery company, but that is going to be quite expensive.
Feb
20
comment Strange selective packet loss, only when request comes from outside ISP network
I'm sure! Regardless, you have neither the access needed to diagnose this, nor the capability to fix it, in which case it's off-topic here.
Feb
20
comment Strange selective packet loss, only when request comes from outside ISP network
Unfortunately that's what you get with a consumer ISP. Upgrade to their business service and you'll have better support options.
Feb
20
comment Strange selective packet loss, only when request comes from outside ISP network
This is really only something your ISP support can help you with.
Jan
31
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Jan
31
comment As a user with a home server, is it particularly bad or dangerous to open port 22 to my server?
@Michael Well of course your private keys should never be on a machine you don't trust. Using password auth from a non-trusted machine isn't any better, though, as it is trivial for root to log all of your activity, including your password.
Jan
30
comment As a user with a home server, is it particularly bad or dangerous to open port 22 to my server?
@HTTP500 There is really no good reason for anyone to use password auth anymore. Thanks to organizations like github and AWS pushing key auth, getting keys generated and deploying them is more and more becoming computing 101 type material. With the prevalence of distributed slow-burn brute-force bots, the tools you suggest will not do a thing to help the situation.
Jan
30
answered As a user with a home server, is it particularly bad or dangerous to open port 22 to my server?
Jan
27
comment Vertical mounting of heavy servers
...that said, this is off-topic for Serverfault. I've voted to have it migrated to Superuser.
Jan
27
comment Vertical mounting of heavy servers
IKEA 19" rack.
Jan
26
comment SSH issues on centos
As @fuero said, check the format of your authorized_keys file. Your key should be on one line, in "openssh" format. You cannot just copy/paste the native putty key format.
Jan
25
comment Port forwarding not working on Verizon FIOS router
Well, you should probably start performing some packet captures and/or examine firewall logs to see where things are breaking down. There's no way for us to give you any further recommendations with the information you've provided.
Jan
25
comment Port forwarding not working on Verizon FIOS router
Why are you listening on port 23?
Jan
23
comment How to recover MySQL database on xampp/windows using ib/frm files?
"What am I doing wrong?" Well, for one, running XAMPP on Windows 7. You will have a much better experience if you use a BSD/Linux platform to run MySQL on, not a desktop operating system