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Jun
17
comment Connecting to a SonicWall VPN from a Linux machine
ps) the latest version of NetExtender can also be downloaded after logging in to http://mysonicwall.com - again YMMV depending on what you own and have registered to your account
Jun
17
comment Connecting to a SonicWall VPN from a Linux machine
NetExtender is the Sonicwall VPN client for desktops (as opposed to an always-on connection, to a satelite office for example). The client does have Linux builds available and works fairly well. If you have the SonicWall Virtual Office enabled on your appliance then you can download the client by going to https://your-sonicwall-public-ip:4433 and logging in with a regular (not "admin") user account. I'm not certain those details are all stock settings, but we've used them a few times on a TZ205 appliance with ~5.8.0+ firmware.
Apr
1
comment How can I get the ID of an online disk in a ZFS pool?
@DarthAndroid sure, but that's a different topic altogether.
Nov
10
comment Hdparm - Checking if a drive is spun down
In testing BOTH hdparm -C and smartclt -i -n standby (Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS)
Oct
29
comment Am I likely to encounter data loss when using ZFS send to copy a pool to a server without ECC memory?
I agree with your approach. I'm no ZFS guru, but my sense is that the risk of having a zpool on a desktop machine with non-ECC will be lesser than adding the complexity of mounting the remote drives to the server over ethernet. ECC mitigates the less-likely issue of memory corruption--and scrubbing a pool with multiple copies is likely to catch any issues due to drive corruption.
Oct
22
comment How to enable dragging windows with alt-click in gnome 3 / gnome shell
This doesn't appear to work (at least in 3.10), however the Tweak Tool UI controls this setting. It's the Windows > Window Action Key setting
Oct
22
comment How to enable dragging windows with alt-click in gnome 3 / gnome shell
In GNOME 3.10 (possibly earlier) the option is called "Window Action Key" under the Windows section of GNOME Tweak Tool
Apr
24
comment How can I access the contents of a ZFS snapshot without affecting its current data?
Perhaps it's because I'm using ZFS on Linux, but I don't see the .zfs folder under my pool's mount point
Mar
13
comment Can you run TeamCity 7 on an intel 2700/amd e450 based system?
To add a (late) suggestion, check out the HP Proliant MicroServer line. They're priced in the same range as a NAS enclosure but have some nice server features, like an IP-KVM tool.
Jul
12
comment Ubuntu Server - RAM Upgrade
I updated the answer. If this is your first RAM upgrade you can probably find some good tutorials online. The hardest part is just making sure you buy compatible memory; the actual installation is dead simple.
Dec
16
comment What basic linux command-line utility can I use to test a JDBC connection?
Thanks! I forgot to specify that this is a command-line only server, but I'll see if by chance I can run it remotely over xming
Oct
19
comment How can I identify if my LCD screen has an LED backlight?
ahh! good point Daniel, that interpretation didn't occur to me
Sep
21
comment Javascripted malware detected, how to delete?
Sounds like a SuperUser.com question to me -- not programming related
Jun
25
comment What's the difference between surfing and downloading speed?
as mentioned in my answer, different browsers also support different numbers of concurrent connections--so older browsers may feel much slower because they allow fewer requests to run in parallel
Jun
25
comment What's the difference between surfing and downloading speed?
@Gnoupi also, most browsers support the [CTRL]+[F5] shortcut to bypass the cache and reload the page 100% from the server
Feb
3
comment 64 bit Windows 7 + 32 bit windows XP dual boot?
...oh yeah, +1 for VirtualBox. Why pay a couple hundred for VMWare Workstation when you can get something that does very nearly as much (in some cases more) for free.
Feb
3
comment 64 bit Windows 7 + 32 bit windows XP dual boot?
Virtualization is an option, but it does often have hardware requirements and incurs a performance penalty on both the host and guest OS. For the OP's specific issue I'd agree that it would be the better choice, but not a definite.
Sep
15
comment What is Gnome / KDE etc?
The difficult part of understanding the different components of a Linux system versus Windows is that Windows rolls everything up into a ball and gives you the ball as a whole (filesystem, kernel, console, gui, applications, servies, etc...). Linux gives you alternative choices for nearly everything. It's like comparing a toy boat to a lego boat. The toy boat you're stuck with as it comes, the lego boat you can rip apart, extend, shrink, or swap out tons of pieces.
Aug
31
comment Tools / Applications to detect altered photos
A perfectly valid point, but the metadata within could still be useful in determining the history of the image.
Aug
31
comment Tools / Applications to detect altered photos
Aww!!! but what's the program that CSI uses?!?! lol, jk... I know there's no silver bullet, but have seen some proof-of-concept apps and was hoping the techniques had trickled down to some open-source utilities