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Aug
26
comment How risky it is to have a personal server with ssh opened to the Internet?
I think you hit the nail on the head when you mentioned that you don't have the time or inclination to become an expert in $TECHNOLOGY security; this is the primary reason to use a hosted solution. The only other common argument in evaluating in-house vs hosting is the cost. Since github and the like are free, you're essentially giving up your personal time just to gain the knowledge of how to run a git repo. We can't tell you what you should be doing with your personal time, but in a professional situation this would make no sense. (caveat emptor: complicated situations have more variables).
Aug
8
revised creating a domain from my home router that connects to my development machine
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Aug
8
answered creating a domain from my home router that connects to my development machine
Aug
8
answered Why are files created by Puttygen hidden in Windows 7 Explorer?
Jul
31
comment Fix hard disk errors using Fedora live cd
So why not run fsck with sudo?? Also, why are you trying to fix Windows from Linux?? Why aren't you using the Windows CD that came with your computer?
Jul
25
comment My httpd server is often down for no reason
Check dmesg, the debug log, and any application logs for the httpd service.
Jul
15
comment issue setting up home server
Suggestions: Nobody hosts websites on OSX (Apple.com is run on Linux). Use Windows/IIS or *nix/Apache/nginx/etc. Run the "server" in a VM using VirtualBox or similar. There are guides around to walk you through the process. Check out Super User, Unix & Linux, and Ask Different for more help too. As for the "problem", your router almost certainly can't hairpin NAT. Also, hosting websites on a MBA is a terrible idea and a good way to get a virus.
Jul
12
revised External drive shared between Windows Server and Mac OSX
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Jul
12
comment External drive shared between Windows Server and Mac OSX
"large" is pretty meaningless - I've heard people refer to 100MB files as large. Excuse the brainfart, I meant to recommend exFAT, which is really just FAT32 with some minor tweaks, including support for exabyte files.
Jul
12
answered External drive shared between Windows Server and Mac OSX
Jul
12
answered How do I know if a NAT device is taking place on my network?
Jul
11
comment Does an ISP have admin access to your modem/router?
ADSL uses OFDM modulation, but I wouldn't consider that Analog... unless you also consider WiFi, Cellphones, and Bluetooth to be "analog" too.
Jul
11
comment Does an ISP have admin access to your modem/router?
Comcast doesn't allow CMs they can't control. Even customer owned equipment is managed by them. I couldn't say definitively for other ISPs, but I'm sure it's common practice.
Jul
11
comment Does an ISP have admin access to your modem/router?
DSL is digital, that's what the "D" stands for. Every system I've seen is based in SNMP or TR-069.
Jul
11
answered Does an ISP have admin access to your modem/router?
Jul
11
comment Accidentally formatted hard drive when installing Ubuntu 12.04
Data Recovery companies can't recover overwritten data from modern hard drives. What wasn't overwritten might be salvageable, but it's probably not much at this point.
Jul
10
comment No Internet After Uninstalling Avira Internet Security
Is there a good reason you're trying a web browser instead of ping to diagnose connectivity issues??
Jul
9
answered Why there isn't any Intel Core i4?
Jul
1
comment No video signal at boot with custom built computer
@PetterH There's no 9v power in a modern PC. Perhaps you mean the 12v EATX connector?
Jul
1
comment No video signal at boot with custom built computer
Try the DVI->VGA adapter on the 7870, see if that works.