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Apr
24
comment What other IP addresses can/should I use for my home network?
Keep in mind some of these networks are used more commonly than others. The 172.16. networks are used the least frequently that I've seen, and the size of the 10. network means that you can choose something in the middle reasonably safely without risk of conflict (I use 10.24.1.0/24 myself personally). The 192.168 network although the middle in size is the most commonly used and the chances of having a conflict using any /24 in there is pretty high (and from 192.168.1.0/24 through to 192.168.10.0/24 extremely high)
Apr
14
comment SSD's or HDD's in a LANcache?
500MB/sec with just three 7200 RPM drives is going to be difficult. But really, what you need to do is just set them up and benchmark them. If you can get 500MB/sec - great. Do not more. If not, then you need to reconsider. Honestly if this is just a temporary cache for a LAN party I'd just go RAID0. If you lose a drive, just take it off the network.
Apr
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Feb
25
comment Windows not using manually set IP Address
Does your IP address start with 169.254.x.x? If so then this is a link-local address and is not a DHCP address.
Feb
25
comment Using ppp0 via VPN for everything but ftp
Note that active FTP does not stay on Port 21 for very long. I'm not familiar with iptables so I don't know if it is smart enough to know to "expand" the rule to cover the new ports after the port negotiations.
Jan
30
comment Disable LAN Ports on ASUS RT-N56U
On second thoughts looks like the RT-N56U does not support tomato because of its chipset. forums.smallnetbuilder.com/showthread.php?t=6810&page=3
Jan
30
comment Disable LAN Ports on ASUS RT-N56U
I'd load Tomato onto it and then put the physical ports into unusued VLANs. That way if they do plug in to it, they're not going to have a useful connection.
Jan
27
answered What is this part I found in an old PC? It looks like metallic alternating spikes
Jan
27
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Jan
20
comment Why using hexadecimal in computer is better than using octal?
As an aside, the dotted-decimal IP address 192.168.0.1 is the unsigned int 3232235521 which how it's actually stored (which translates into the binary you've posted, but without the dots).
Jan
19
comment KVM to/from PCs
Nope to his actual question: Any homebrew/inexpensive solution? (I like contraptions, also I'm broke).
Jan
19
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Jan
19
answered KVM to/from PCs
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Dec
18
comment how do I scroll up in Mac OS X?
99.999% of the time (on Windows and on Mac) I use the scroll wheel. (Well, on a Mac it's not really a wheel but you do the same action). And if I ever need to a massive scroll that will take too long with the wheel, that's when I do the dance of getting the scroll bar to appear.
Nov
26
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Nov
26
comment Personal /etc/hosts?
As a note this will only work if the site you are masking with a new domain name is listening on that domain, otherwise it may say "nope! I don't know who mythissite.com is!" And return a 404 error
Nov
18
comment Debian console has first character hidden (outside of monitor)
Please post your solution as an answer so that this doesn't float around on the un-answered list forever