Category: Internet Networking

Check Your Blacklists
article #644, updated 1288 days ago

Here’s a great place to do so:

http://www.dnsbl-check.info/

Categories:   Internet Networking   Tools

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New FTP client, also does cloud storage systems
article #549, updated 1527 days ago

Looks most interesting:

http://cyberduck.ch/

Categories:   Internet Networking   Tools

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Hidden IPv6 on XP and Server 2003
article #431, updated 1927 days ago

Sometimes IPv6 is installed on XP in a hidden form — sometimes IPv6 may be installed, but not visible in any Windows GUI. To find out, go to command prompt and enter:

netsh show helper

If IPv6 is installed, in that list will be “ipv6”. To uninstall on XP, run this:

ipv6 uninstall

The ipv6 command does not exist on Server 2003. The following does:

netsh delete ipv6mon.dll

Hidden IPv6 has been shown to cause problems in some Oracle environments.

Categories:   LAN Networking   Internet Networking

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Web/GUI front ends for BIND
article #287, updated 2296 days ago

Here is an interesting list:

http://www.debianadmin.com/bind-dns-server-web-interfacefrontend-or-gui-tools.html

But the best may be here:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/smbind/

Categories:   DNS   Internet Networking

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A Unique Private IPv6 Subnet for Your LAN
article #263, updated 2361 days ago

IPv4 has the 192.168.*.*, 172.16-31.*, and 10.*.*.* ranges; IPv6 has one range that is enormously bigger than all of those three put together, which can contain 1,329,227,995,784,915,872,903,807,060,280,344,573 devices. The standard is to use a subnet randomly chosen, to minimize conflict when creating VPNs et cetera. The best tool I know for IPv6 subnet generation, is here:

http://v6.ponderworthy.com

You will need to tell Windows the size of your subnet. The default size is 64 on Windows, but this is quite enormous; a size of 16 is more than sufficient for a current LAN. Here is Windows configured for a IPv6 static with a 16-bit subnet, without v6 DNS as of yet:

Enjoy!

Categories:   LAN Networking   Internet Networking

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JEB's Diagnostic Sites
article #164, updated 2612 days ago

Here are web sites for diagnosing DNS, Internet email, and other issues.

http://mxtoolbox.com

A very good place to test Internet email servers and servers in general exposed to the Internet at large.

http://dnsstuff.com

DNSstuff is excellent for diagnosing DNS issues of all kinds.  Most of its tools require a small subscription fee.

http://whatismyipaddress.com/

whatismyipaddress.com is very good for obtaining geographical and ISP information for an IP address.

https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/

is very good for testing Exchange WAN services, e.g., smartphone access, Outlook Anywhere.

Categories:   Internet Networking   Tools

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Example FTP batch (.CMD) script
article #153, updated 2666 days ago

A very good example is on this page:

http://ss64.com/nt/ftp.html

Categories:   Internet Networking   Scripting

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Private IPv6 Address Range Generator
article #125, updated 2752 days ago

Here is an automatic generator of IPv6 private address ranges:

http://www.simpledns.com/private-ipv6.aspx

Categories:   Internet Networking   LAN Networking

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Enable Remote Desktop (RDP) Remotely
article #118, updated 2799 days ago

As long as you have an administrative password for the domain, this works:

http://www.howtonetworking.com/RemoteAccess/enablerdc1.htm

Categories:   Internet Networking   LAN Networking

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nVidia causing RDP to lock up
article #114, updated 2812 days ago

The noteworthy Liz Landry contributes:

Just wanted to let you know that I found out this morning that the newer Nvidia drivers are having problems with Remote Desktop and causing the computer to lock up and have to be hard booted.  The fix is as follows:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Add a DWORD and call it:

SessionImageSize 

Set it to hex size 20.

Then reboot and use RDP.  There should no longer be problems with the computer locking up.

Categories:   Hardware   Internet Networking