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Mar
11
answered Why is https//www.google.com/ getting redirected to http://www.https.com/www.google.com
Mar
11
comment Why does dd only copy 128 bytes from /dev/random when I request more?
2uo.de/myths-about-urandom
Mar
11
comment Preveting DNS Leaks using gnupg over TOR while allowing key-fetching via DNS
Tor has an option to receive DNS requests DNSPort and resolve them over Tor. So you can set your DNS servers to the local IP that your Tor daemon is listening on. Read more here: trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/doc/TransparentProxy
Mar
11
comment Need to create .tgz file in Windows
stackoverflow.com/questions/11534918/…
Mar
11
comment Like the J command in Vim, but take a motion
Wasn't really saying it didn't belong here, just suggesting it may get a better answer there.
Mar
9
comment What is a hostname versus a computer name versus a subdomain versus www?
@fixer1234 - It's hard to explain properly IMHO without going over the basics of DNS. The main point I'm trying to make is that the local hostname and DNS are really two different things and aren't really connected to one another, even if a like terminology is used with both concepts.
Mar
9
comment How to get DD-WRT (dnsmasq) to serve DNS but *not* DHCP?
I don't have a lot of experience with DNSMasq, but briefly reviewing the documentation - I could be wrong but it seems DNSMasq local DNS resolution works only with it's integrated DHCP server. So it will only resolve local names it's given out with DHCP. It may be possible to configure it otherwise. If your router has enough memory you may look into running BIND on it, or run BIND elsewhere on your network.
Mar
9
comment Computer makes 3 short and 1 long beeps when I turn it on, then freezes randomly
The manual for the specific model of motherboard (should be silk-screened on the board itself) will tell you exactly. Generally though, beep codes indicate problems with RAM or the CPU itself. If the system is beeping, then powering on, it might be thinking a fan has failed or there is an issue with power.
Mar
9
comment What is a hostname versus a computer name versus a subdomain versus www?
To be absolutely sure you want to use a utility like dig - you can play with an online version here: digwebinterface.com. As an exercise, enter edu, then mit.edu, then www.mit.edu and compare the results. "SOA" is a DNS record that says "another server handles anything in this subdomain" - "A", "PTR", and "CNAME" records are (pointers/aliases to) names/IPs of actual hosts.
Mar
9
comment What is a hostname versus a computer name versus a subdomain versus www?
To say "hostname" in this situation - you are emphasizing that the "en" is not a subdomain, it's a computer you connect to. It's local hostname is probably "en" but you can't tell just from the FQDN, but it doesn't matter since you don't need to know the local hostname to connect.
Mar
9
answered What is a hostname versus a computer name versus a subdomain versus www?
Mar
4
answered Proper way to denote base 10 (decimal) in computer science
Mar
2
revised Does Operating System modify BIOS in any way?
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Mar
2
answered Does Operating System modify BIOS in any way?
Feb
28
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Feb
27
answered What is the difference between Intel (CISC) and ARM (RISC) architecture?
Feb
27
revised What is the difference between Intel (CISC) and ARM (RISC) architecture?
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Feb
24
comment When is the subnet mask used?
It's possible - especially if you have multiple hosts connected by a hub and not a switch or an ancient bus-type network where all hosts are connected by the same physical wire - for a NIC to receive traffic that's not specifically destined for it (though rare). So your NIC can eavesdrop, and therefore can "hear" any traffic "on the wire."
Feb
23
revised IP Address conflict in a LAN
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Feb
23
answered IP Address conflict in a LAN