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Anything of a Personal nature. Things relating to your everyday life.

Useless cable/DSL modem info as noted from several recent projects

A question was asked about Cox cable modems and the need to do a custom routing to gain a external IP address The router is a Cisco DPQ3212 this one has VOIP. VOIP needs a IP address so you cannot by default turn off NAT or do a Transparent Bridge because the VOIP would need to be set up externally, not inside the modem. VOIP models usually have a battery to run the phone/modem during power outages/emergency, but if you edit the config and pull the power to reboot as I did, it kept running on battery and never changed till I removed the battery---live & learn.

Secure Passwords

Many people who use a Linux Operating System believe that it is by definition a secure system and that they are in no danger. I was once told that Linux is like a room with all the doors and windows closed and locked. I have also been told that the only truly secure computer is one that is disconnected from the Internet, turned off, unplugged and battery removed (for laptops), and placed back in its box on the top shelf of the hall closet. The truth is probably some where in between.

Windows/Ubuntu Dual Boot time issues

I have been hearing that several Dual booted computers were have time issues
on windows at several local Linux events. after quick search I found
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:All#Dual-Booting_Windows_and_Ubuntu

and in it is the answer and cure

Adjust Windows clock

linux installer fails to see a sda1 after the drive was used in a raid

Stump the installer. Last week we had another challenging install at the local installfest in that most installer programs would not see the HDD sda. server did work but no desktop versions. after going home I found this link http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2003675 checked and verified and even and format and new partition tables the drive still thought it was part of the raid. sudo dmraid -E -r /dev/sda fixed it and then all installer programs seemed to work fine

Looking for volunteer opportunities

My name is Stephen Melheim and I currently work in a help desk position. I am looking to get deeper into networking and security fields but know a bit more. My free times are usually Saturday and Sunday, but I do get out of work after 4 on weekdays.

If anyone has projects they need help on a won't mind having someone that knows a little about the technology being used and would be find teching, then I'd been willing to help. Post here or email me at smelheim85@gmail.com.

Looking to volenteer

My name is Stephen Melheim and I currently work in a help desk position. I am looking to get deeper into networking and security fields but know a bit more. My free times are usually Saturday and SUnday, but I do get out of work after 4 on weekdays. If anyone has projects they need help on a won't mind having someone that knows a little about the technology being used and would be find teching, then I'd been willing to help. Post here and give me details about the project please.

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