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IT Director at a Minneapolis-area technology incubator. Husband. Father. Amateur Radio enthusiast.

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Aug
29
answered How to have server turn on only when being accessed?
Aug
23
comment what firewall linux distro applicance could track internet usage per device in my home?
The stock pfSense does not do per-device tracking. As I mentioned, however, the ntop package will add that functionality.
Jul
15
comment how does Ping resolve website
Heh, I was thinking about it, Evan, but then realized it would be a big pain in the rear to explain. :)
Jul
8
comment Changing router from 100Mbps to Gigabit. Is it really worth it?
Well, first of all, you don't need to upgrade the router. Your router's main purpose is to route traffic between your LAN and the internet. Your existing router is doing that just fine. In addition, the switch will give you a few more ports for future expansion, adds flexibility and will likely perform better than the built-in switch on the router. Additionally, a switch purchase will most likely be the cheapest solution.
Jul
8
awarded  Editor
Jul
8
revised Changing router from 100Mbps to Gigabit. Is it really worth it?
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Jul
8
answered Changing router from 100Mbps to Gigabit. Is it really worth it?
Jul
7
comment Changing router from 100Mbps to Gigabit. Is it really worth it?
...unless the traffic actually does pass through the router. At this point, nanda hasn't provided enough information for anyone to give an accurate answer.
Jul
7
comment Changing router from 100Mbps to Gigabit. Is it really worth it?
Does traffic between your clients and your NAS actually pass through the router? What analysis have you done to ensure that the router is actually the bottleneck and not some other part of the network (or the NAS itself)?
Jun
19
awarded  Supporter
Jun
16
comment My NTFS Partition keeps becoming “unusable” on Ubuntu, Any Ideas?
Does $ dmesg show the USB device disappearing when this happens? Any other relevant logs messages in /var/log/syslog or /var/log/messages?
Jun
13
awarded  Commentator
May
18
comment How can I free up disk space in my Ubuntu Hardy Heron install?
Well, if you've deleted everything you can, then really the only recourse you're left with is adding another hard drive.
May
18
answered How can I free up disk space in my Ubuntu Hardy Heron install?
Apr
17
answered what firewall linux distro applicance could track internet usage per device in my home?
Mar
26
comment Cannot access router outside of network
You're going to have to work harder than that to get a good answer. How are you accessing it via your phone? What behavior are you expecting?
Jan
28
comment Why do I only get 24 MB/s throughput when copying files from a USB hard drive to my hard drive?
There's way too little information here to give an answer. What type of hardware are we dealing with here? What OS? Is this a server-class system or a desktop system? What type of hard drive? How much cache on the hard drive?
Jan
2
comment intermittant “connection reset” problem browsing web sites at home
Should be moved over to superuser.
Dec
3
awarded  Teacher
Dec
3
comment How to make linux have fixed IP address
Sheesh, that formatting got messed up and for some reason, I'm unable to re-format correctly. Anyway, details on how it's supposed to look are here: ubuntugeek.com/…