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  1. will

    Linux based distros

    Oh, regarding "versionless", the problem is that there are some core programs/libraries that are incompatible with earlier versions. For example, glibc. You need a base for software to rely on. Say you were running glibc2.3 now and next month, glibc2.4 was released. You upgrade glibc to 2.4 and now all your programs compiled on 2.3 is broken. (I believe glibc did this from 2.2 to 2.3 a while back). With "versions", you assume that version X is glibc2.2 and version Y is glibc2.3.
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    Linux based distros

    Wow, someone else who uses CRUX... Yeah, I love CRUX because it's so slimlined for my servers. Install just the basic settings, and install Apache/PHP/MySQL myself (not even with the port system). Crux does have versions that need to be upgraded...
  3. Ah, ok. So basically two 512MB sticks would be faster than one 1GB stick. It doubles the bandwidth... in what situations where the extra 2.2GB of transfer rate be beneficial? Is it the same as with hard drives? The difference between STR and seek for example? The system is a Web server running Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP. I have the MySQL settings to use up as much RAM as it can for caching. I even have some MEMORY tables. Currently, my RAM usage is under 1GB. But would I notice speed improvement if I added another 1GB stick to get that extra 2.2GB/s TR? Thanks!
  4. I've read some RAM or motherboard chipset works better when the RAM is in pairs. But I can't find that tidbit of info. Right now, I have a P4/3Ghz with one 1GB DDR2/533 stick. Would I increase overall RAM performance (not system performance because of additional RAM) by adding another 1GB DDR/533 stick? Would adding the second stick increase the performance of the first stick? ( I hope I'm clear... heh ) Thanks, -will
  5. Looking to buy a 1 channel U160 SCSI card for this old drive I have. Something used will be fine. I want it cheap. E-mail me if you have one for sale: willfxp@gmail.com Thanks! -w
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    Which HBA?

    Good idea. Thanks. -w
  7. will

    Which HBA?

    Haven't used SCSI in a long time, so I kind of forgot a lot of stuff. I want to buy a SCSI HBA for this Fujitsu MAN3184MC, which I believe is LVD. I am thinking about buying the: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=...101&hdwt=0&sp=1 http://www.lsilogic.com/products/scsi_hbas/lsiu80alvd.html But I wanted to check with you guys. I want an inexpensive card that will just work with Linux. I was also thinking about the: http://www.hypermicro.com/product.asp?pf_id=CTLS001 http://www.lsilogic.com/products/scsi_hbas/lsi20160.html But I'm not sure which one is better. Any recommendations would be great. Thanks! -w
  8. will

    Remote Desktop Over Ssl?

    I was pretty sure RDP was encrypted in itself... No need for certificates or anything.
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    I'm a high advocate of both MySQL and Windows. I use what works. However, I have found this particular combination to not work very well under loads. MySQL 4.0.(12-15) Windows 2000 Server Doing various queries on ~2.5GB of data. I wasn't able to pin point the cause of the problem.
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    MySQL offers many of the features Oracle and SQL Server offers. Does lack a few things, like subqueries and stored procedures in a production-ready pre-compiled binary format. If you need those features, you may grab version 4.1 (subqueries) and 5.0 (stored procedures). http://www.mysql.com/doc/en/Roadmap.html MySQL is free if you don't distribute (http://www.mysql.com/products/licensing.html), and if you wanted a 'commercial non-GPL license', it's $500. How much is an unlimited CPU/client license for Oracle and SQL Server?
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    Big Air with Silence

    Only fan that I've used (not many, however) that will hover right off a desk if turned on and placed upside down. The whine is intolerable in a bedroom, but ignorable in a server room.
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    Networking Crazyness

    I'm running Linux. How do you setup/configure flow control? I've never seen this setting before. How did it affect your network transmissions? Thanks, -william
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    Networking Crazyness

    Thanks for all your replies- willy- This is my biggest concern, actually. No, I don't have any spare NICs around. Plus, the one running Linux is a Dell PowerEdge with a built-on card. I really want to use that. qawsedrftgzxcvb (Please tell me that means something... ) - I don't have a firewall installed. It's a fresh install and I haven't had time to install one. Plus it's behind two firewalls already. The distro is a minimum install of Slackware 9.0 (a,d,l,n). And using Windows XP w/whatever is the latest service pack. I've never upgraded a firmware on a NIC. blakerwry- Internal IP (192.168.1.x). They connect fast. I will try to have the Linux server connect to itself. Will have to try that when I get home. Never tried that. Thanks!
  14. I have two computers connected to a Netgear Firewall router/gateway thing. They both download from the Internet fine. I can upload files to my remote servers fine. When these two computers talk together, I get problems. Speed is beyond horrible. One is a Linux running on an Intel 1000 NIC, the other is a WinXP running on a 3Com 3c905C-TX. ssh runs slowly when doing ls. ftp (over proftpd) is really quick to connect, but when trying to upload to Linux/proftpd, it has trouble connecting, starting, and only getting 2-4KB/s. When downloading to WinXP, only getting 50KB/s. I have no idea what could be wrong. I could play around with stuff if it was having trouble over the Internet. But since they work equally well, I'm at a loss on where to start. Any help would be great. Thanks! -w
  15. will

    Real VNC

    Hmm... This is the way I've done it. Windows client -> Linux Server Local network: Used PuTTy to create the tunnel from localhost:5901 to 192.168.1.x:5901. ssh'ed into server. VNC'ed localhost:1 and it works. If I logout of the SSH session, VNC window goes. Internet using same server: Network configuration Windows Client (192.168.0.x) -> Hub -> Gateway1 -> Internet -> Gateway2 -> VNC Server (192.168.1.x) I set up my Windows PuTTy to connect to the public IP of Gateway2 on port 5901, and Gateway2 forwards to the VNC server. This is the part that doesn't work. Now after laying this out, do you think it's the same issue with services like FTP that need that direct connection (I.e. that PASV mode)? Thanks, w