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Can I easily configure a domain name that works locally and remotely.

I'm in the process of setting up a home server that I would like to be able to address by the same domain name ( www.whatever.org ) both from the outside world and from within my home network. Is there an easy way to do this? [more inside]
posted by metadave on Jan 20, 2014 - 5 answers

MX Servers / DNS Zone File question

I have a domain name hosted by GoDaddy. For a year or so now I've not had a website, I've just had some DNS settings which 1) routed my email to gApps using MX records and 2) allowed me to use Jabber through the domain name by pointing the XMBB [more inside]
posted by dance on Oct 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me delete a few hundred thousand files from a webserver

Let's say I have 300,000 files on a webserver in a single directory. I want to download them to a local directory and then delete them. My FTP client of choice is choking on the task. What should I do?
posted by fake on Dec 18, 2012 - 23 answers

Appearance of mysterious servers in OSX "Recent Items"

Appearance of mysterious servers in OSX "Recent Items." [more inside]
posted by Cucurbit on Oct 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Questions on the best way to create a weather station with video for a second home.

We want to see what is going on at our second home when we aren't around through streaming video, and also be able to check the weather (rainfall, wind, current temperature) over the internet. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by alextprice on Nov 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Remote area internet access

Email and basic web-browsing solution using a server in the city, dialup terminal in the bush - is it possible? I have a friend who operates a business at two locations in a 3rd-world country: (1) a city-based business office in which he is able to get ordinary DSL-speed and relatively reliable internet access, and (2) a remote site in which he has unreliable dialup-speed internet access. His problem is that #2 does not cope well with photos, videos, or anything bigger than about 100K, all of which he frequently gets as email attachments. [more inside]
posted by aeschenkarnos on Mar 8, 2010 - 5 answers

How can I easily stream a server directory of MP3s?

I have a CentOS server with a directory of some MP3s. What is the easiest way to have a radio stream setup so I can listen to them at work or on my phone? I looked at Shoutcast and it seems perfect, but I can't seem to figure out how to get it to randomly pick something from a directory of music instead of connecting to Winamp on a host machine.
posted by ilikebike on Mar 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Local Apache server + public wireless = problem?

I have a new EeePC 1000HE with Windows XP, which I want to use for both web development and casual web browsing. Are there security issues with installing Apache and PHP on a machine that is also used to access public wireless internet? If so, what steps can I take to make my netbook more secure?
posted by oulipian on Apr 5, 2009 - 5 answers

DHCP and VLAN configuration help needed.

DHCP and switch VLAN configuration help needed. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Best OS for these requirements.

Best *nix distro for SSH, RDC, router and print server. Or i could use windows if that would satisfy the conditions. [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Oct 11, 2007 - 17 answers

How to get a simple VPN set up without using standard ports?

Trying to set up a VPN at a managed office where a third party manages connectivity with an iron fist. [more inside]
posted by rc55 on Jul 10, 2007 - 4 answers

Advanced Network Routing

Is it possible to configure a Mac OS X Server to route incoming and outgoing traffic via two different interfaces? [more inside]
posted by ijoshua on Apr 26, 2007 - 9 answers

How can I get a list of all files in a directory on a webserver?

I think the title explains it all: I'm looking to get a list of all files in a specific directory from a web server- www.site.com/docs/. The thing is, there's an index.htm file in that directory so if I browse to it, I just get the index file. Is there any way to find out the names of all files in that directory, scripting or otherwise? [more inside]
posted by newatom on Apr 20, 2007 - 13 answers

Is my company logging web activity at home?

I use a laptop at work, where all web traffic goes through a proxy server and is logged. I don't have a problem with that. If I don't change my configuration in Firefox when I am back home, and keep the routing through that proxy server, are they still logging my activity even though I am accessing the internet on my home network?
posted by jules1651 on Apr 10, 2007 - 9 answers

Auto Proxy Disable?

Looking for a free app that can enable/disable the proxy settings in Internet Explorer on a timer. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Jul 25, 2006 - 5 answers

Blogger to Wordpress for a Fee?

Moving from Blogger to Wordpress: Can I pay someone to have it done? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 18, 2006 - 8 answers

What's the best way to deliver streaming videos of lectures to students?

What's the most reliable, simplest, and cheapest way for my company to deliver streaming videos of lectures to students? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Jul 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Server service monitor

Hi I am looking for a way to monitor a few servers - HTTP, POP, SMTP from the Internet and receive an email when a service goes down. Is there a free service? Or perhaps a simple script. I do not want to install Big Brother. Thanks!
posted by bright77blue on Nov 2, 2005 - 7 answers

WebServer setup suggestions?

W2k3 Server Gurus - best practices for setting up a dedicated Web server and recommended log analyzer software (more inside) [more inside]
posted by gsquared on Aug 14, 2005 - 8 answers

blocking "ilicit" sites

i'm in a central-asian country right now working with an NGO run hospital. they've recently acquired satellite based internet access, and are concerned about limiting website access for their staff. [more inside]
posted by quadrinary on Jun 2, 2005 - 3 answers

Sniffing HTTP traffic

What is the easiest way, in Windows, to sniff the HTTP (and HTTPS) requests and responses back from the server for an application that won't let you tell it to use a proxy? [more inside]
posted by ralawrence on Mar 30, 2005 - 9 answers

3rd party POP3

Say you've got a domain and a server, but the account didn't come with any POP3 setup. Assuming you're not going to abandon that hosting provider for one reason or another, what's the best 3rd party POP account provider? And is this a huge headache?
posted by paul_smatatoes on Dec 12, 2004 - 8 answers

Alternative to Floppy Disk Authentication for Client-Server Non-Web System?

Looking for advice for replacing the floppy disk as an authentication factor for logging onto a client-server non web-based system. Anyone have any bright ideas? [Details within] [more inside]
posted by loquax on May 13, 2004 - 9 answers

Server Log Mystery

I check my server logs pretty frequently, and am always pleased by the variety of visitors my site gets. I particularly love trying to suss out who's reading the site at any given moment by deconstructing their IP address and/or machine identity. (Ex-coworkers, ex-bosses and ex-girlfriends always especially amuse me.)

One thing I don't love: a machine called "tide70.microsoft.com" is literally "viewing" my site close to 100% of the time - like, whenever I check, it's on. Sometimes it's joined by up to thirty other "tide*" machines, but tide70 is always there. I have my ideas and suspicions, but can anyone confirm for me what the tide series is up to?
posted by adamgreenfield on Feb 27, 2004 - 14 answers

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