TA_GeoffS

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    Remote Administration

    Forgot to add address your concerns.... I don't believe that VNC offers any encryption. I believe that I have hear of a VNC product that does offer encryption, but I can't remember what it is called. We use a VPN for remote connections, so that doesn't really concern me ) I've never noticed any bandwidth issues getting the data through a cable modem connection. Cost? I'm not sure if there is a corporate rate for VNC or not.
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    Remote Administration

    I'm running VNC (RealVNC.com) locally over TCP/IP and love it. I also run it through a VPN when I am remote to hit my desktop on our corporate lan, and then connect to corp servers from my desktop using VNC (so I NVC to my desktop and then VNC from there to another server )... despite the amount of network traffic, it's still pretty snappy (my remote connection is through a cable modem). Obviously, if you need to get into bios or see startup output, you need a kvm. About VNC... when you VNC into a Windows box you get the whole desktop (I've only done Windows -> Windows recently). On a Linux box, I think you get an XWindows shell, and not the actual desktop... it's been a while since I did that, though, so I'm not 100% sure on that one. Geoff
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    SR's D2OL Metacomputing Team

    Correct... you could add all my nodes to your listing if you wanted to... they would still show up where I set them up. The database I have here does not pull userid/node associations as Sengent does not provide this information. My database keeps the list of user->node associations as this is not something that Sengent provides. And even if they did, I kinda like the idea that you can set up fictious userid with this implementation... so if I wanted a TA_GeoffS_Home and a TA_GeoffS_Work, I could do that and see them quickly! The only reason I can think of listing a single node in more than one place is if you have a miniteam made up of several individuals who do not have a userid in the Sengent stats, but want to see their nodes. In this case, I would imagine that all the nodes in the miniteam would be listed under the miniteam, and the users with no Sengent userid could make one up, put it in the URL (?UserId= parm), make their list of their own nodes, and just keep the link to that page. Geoff
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    SR's D2OL Metacomputing Team

    Take a look first... all it is is associating a list of nodes to a particular user id... I don't get the data from Sengent or anything link that and it's not something that I think needs to be secured... it's really an opt-in feature of the stats... if you want a quick look at your farm of nodes to see if any are stuck, that can be done quickly there. I can't think of any malice someone can inflict by knowing your node numbers, can you?
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    SR's D2OL Metacomputing Team

    My team-nonspecific stats are HERE I've added a rolling 24 hour accumulation of node information and a page where you can create a list of your nodes and check their stats. You can access the nodes page from your individual stats history page. I think it's pretty self-explanitary, but all you need to do is get a list of your nodes from the Sengent Teams link, and add them on the new page that I have created. You can optionally include a description of that node to make it easier to identify it. If you make a mistake, just remove the node by typing the node number in the Remove Node box and hit submit. Now... a few notes... - the page is quite wide, so some of you may have scrolling issues or wrapping issues - the userid is passed on the url, so, a little trick you can use to see the nodes for a mini-team that doesn't exist in the Sengent stats would be to replace the userid in the URL to one that doesn't already exist. This will give you a blank list of nodes. Add the nodes you want and bookmark the page (since you can't access it from a link in the individual stats since the userid doesn't exist!), and keep track of your mini-team! - there is no registration process and no password protection, so PLEASE don't mess with other people's node lists! I'm not sure I like the graph on the main page... What do you guys think? Is overall progress meaningful? Would it be more informative to show actual production instead of the accumulated total? Would it be better to bag is completely? LMK what you think! Geoff
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    SR's D2OL Metacomputing Team

    I tried the link and was unable to load the page. I then noticed you are linking to an IP that is not visible from the internet (192.168.xxx.xxx). If you are running a local web server, you need to provide the IP assigned to you by your provider. LOL... I'm a putz... that's the url I need to use inside the firewall... try THIS one!
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    Os Related Issue - Windows 98 And Pnp

    I had several Abits that bit the dust because of cap problems... there's a guy on the abit newsgroup that seems to make a living reviving dead Abits by replacing the caps. You will know right away if you see bulging and/or leaking caps... mine were all near the CPU...
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    Os Related Issue - Windows 98 And Pnp

    Can't you turn of PNP awareness in the BIOS? Also, if it always freezes at the same place (and therefore, the same time after booting), are you sure it's not a temperature issue?
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    SR's D2OL Metacomputing Team

    Hi guys! I'm looking to get some feedback on my D2OL stats site that I have HERE. A couple of things that I have planned include an overall trend line in the team and individual graphs, and the ability to compare production between individuals and teams graphically. Feel free to either email me, drop by the DC forum at AnandTech and leave a message in my stats posting there, or leave me a message on the D2OL forum. And don't forget to welcome your newest member today, JHS! Geoff