Author Archives: koolbeans

HOWTO: Backup ZCM Sybase SQL database.

I’m currently running 10.0.3.2 of ZCM and am prepping to make the move to 10.1.1, which will require a DVD install. I want to make sure that my stuff is backed up before I do this! Here’s how: From the … Continue reading

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My Vista SP1 Experience

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the long-awaited release of SP1 for Vista. There has also been no shortage of press articles about how Microsoft has released a dud of a product, and how everyone should wait … Continue reading

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I’m not dead yet…..

I’m getting better, actually. I haven’t posted anything on here yet for 2008, but I promise that I’ve got some stuff coming up. Stay tuned.

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HOWTO: copy running config to TFTP on PIX 6.x

Pretty simple, but slightly different: write net running-config 1.2.3.4:config.txt where 1.2.3.4 is the IP of the TFTP server.

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Too much vacation!

Well I just got back from a week-long vacation in the carribbean last week, and I’m finding it mighty hard to get back in gear. I haven’t posted much on here lately, especially not anything particularly interesting, just a couple … Continue reading

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IPCop vs. pfSense

I’ve played around with each of these a pretty good bit. I run IPCop at home and at a customer site, and pfSense I’ve messed with off and on, and have been impressed by it’s performance and features. Despite what … Continue reading

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Projects out of the way

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything here, been really busy with a lot of different projects. The one I’m most proud of is setting up a fiber WAN connecting 5 sites @ a gig. It’s fast, really … Continue reading

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Procurve Best Practices: auto-negotiation and fiber optics

First off, let me say that fiber optic connections using Procurve equipment do not auto-negotiate. And yet, there is a setting to set your mini-GBIC (SFP) to 100-half, 100-full, 1000-half, 1000-full, and even auto-1000. This is retarded. Fiber by it’s … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Reinstall iManager 2.5, Apache2, and salvage iPrint

Your certificates need to already be in order for this to actually work. I’ve had iManager 2.5 blown up on my iPrint server for a few weeks now, which means I haven’t been able to do any administration of my … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Delete local users through Group Policy and vbscript

If you deal with imaging a lot, you’ve probably run into a situation where you have some local users on a workstation that you don’t want to be there, maybe they were creating during the OS install or whatever. It’s … Continue reading

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