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Tigervnc stops working after upgrade to Fedora Core 25

I’m a big Fedora Core fan… I use it as my main PC at home [everything else is a VM on VMware somewhere].   After the upgrade from FC 24 to FC25, I could not VNC into my Linux box. I got ...

Review of Veeam Endpoint Backup

This is a minor review of Veeam’s new Endpoint Backup from my testing/usage.   I’ve almost always used Windows Backup for all my Windows Servers [2003, 2008 R2, 2012 R2] backups. The best thing about Windows Backup is you have to create ...

Configure Sonicwall Router for Comcast Business Fiber Ethernet [Multiple IP segments/ranges]

[UPDATE: As of March 2019, this also works for ATT / NiTel setups] I had to deal with a most interesting network issue with Comcast Business Fiber. Comcast Business Fiber and Metro Ethernet both use an interesting way to get the ...

How to setup DHCP server for Samsung VOIP phones in PNP [plug in play] mode.

Ran into an interesting problem. Samsung VOIP phones, for example the SMT-i5210, have a PNP [Plug In Play] mode. If DHCP is setup with the correct optional parameters, you can have the phone pick up the Samsung phone system’s IP ...

60+ days of Barracuda Spam Filtering

It has now been 60+ days of using Barracuda Spam Filtering. We were testing and using the Virtual Machine version, v300. As I said the my 30 days of Barracuda Spam Filtering, installation was fairly straight forward.   Now that a few ...

30 days of Barracuda Spam Filtering

First, I did NOT pick Barracuda by default. I’ve been using Open Source versions of software to remove and prevent spam from hitting our email servers for years now. I was given a 30 day free trial for my company, ...

How to virtualize a Windows 2000 server for VSphere V5.

Well, I can’t blame VMware, the new version of conversion tools will not convert Windows 2000 to a VM correctly. Instead of fighting with that, I found a simpler way to do this.   The Windows 2000 server I was virtualizing is ...

Sonicwall NetExtender and Global VPN Client cause packet loss and drops.

A while back, I was really happy with Sonicwall, and really excited when DELL bought them. I had high hopes for Sonicwall in that just maybe, JUST MAYBE, Sonicwall support would get much better. After all, they DO charge for ...

Installing VMware Player 5.0.2 on Fedora Core 18 gives a misleading failure message

I was installing VMware Player 5.0.2 onto my Linux laptop that runs Fedora Core 18. The installation works perfectly, and the first time you click on VMplayer, it starts to install. I would get  a error message “C header files ...

And now for something completely different, how to extend the range of Autocross timers made by Race America’s T-Link

Let me start by saying that Equipe Rapide Sports Car Club has been using Race America T-Link timing system for quite a few years now. Before that, ERSCC had the older, but very reliable, JAC Circuits timer but really hated ...

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