I have a relatively large music library stored on my file-server. Can anybody recommend a server-side tool to help me keep the files and their metadata organized? [more inside]
posted by Eamon
on Jun 15, 2005 -
I have a new LaCie 800GB Ethernet NAS disk. It's advertised as working well in a cross-platform environment. It sits on my lab's LAN with three XP boxes and three Mac G5s. But it's been trouble from the beginning . . . . [more inside]
posted by realcountrymusic
on Jun 15, 2005 -
I'd like to run a FreeDB server on my Windows box at home so I don't have to stay connected to the internet to get the track listings for the CD's I want to upload into iTunes. However, although I can find a zillion FreeDB aware clients, I'm having difficulty finding a native Windows version of the server
. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
posted by ralawrence
on Jun 6, 2005 -
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 -
I am trying to setup a server or something (i am very amature at computer network) so that I can share radio records and video files (200mb to 600mb) with my parents abroad? [more inside]
posted by curiousleo
on May 11, 2005 -
Is there an easy way to export a list of user accounts / details from Active Directory (Windows Server 2003) preferably in a html format like the Group Policy Management reports?
posted by Leud
on Apr 7, 2005 -
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 -
What is the best (easiest) way to convert an IFO DVD file to MPEG4 which I am prepping to get something like this
for my home network.
posted by benjh
on Mar 27, 2005 -
A client wants to enable fiile uploads via their web site. The web site is hosted outside the company and the files need to be uploaded to their FTP server which is hosted within or on-site at the company. Thus far all the components I've looked into upload to the web server. Is this simply the only option? Can anyone recommend a good component or alternate method? PHP, ASP are fine.
posted by juiceCake
on Mar 21, 2005 -
What HTML editor would you give your dad?
OK, it's not my dad, but you get the point. I'm looking for a very simple
WYSIWYG Windows HTML editor that will allow a computer novice to easily edit static pages on one of my hosted web servers. [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman
on Mar 15, 2005 -
I am trying to implement SQL mail fonctionnality for monitoring purpose under win2k / sql2k, only problem is to be configurer properly it must first obtain its parameter from Microsoft Mail API (MAPI) thru an already configured mail account, these are production servers and i don't feel too good about installing Outlook or Outlook express just to get an account configured so i can use this fonctionnnality. is there a way around this ?
I am aware of several monitoring solution offered by third parties and i accept proposition (please no astroturfin') but I want to get that build in feature to work first.. anyone ?
posted by selfsck
on Mar 15, 2005 -
I am having a problem with our account app / server; I need to apply a hot fix to the sql db and the files are encrypted. When trying to decrypt the file, I get varied error messages. Any MCSE / encryption Guru's in the house? [more inside]
posted by AllesKlar
on Mar 11, 2005 -
I am looking for a way to monitor the disk space remaining on several of our windows servers. [more inside]
posted by viama
on Mar 9, 2005 -
I need help to find out why my mother's website is down because I know nothing about networks, servers, or apparently anything else. [more inside]
posted by Ugh
on Mar 8, 2005 -
What's the best way to ensure 99.999% service of a MySQL server? I'm looking for information on best practices for redundancy, and what the best way to acheive hot-failover would be ... or if it's better to use a cluster. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Feb 22, 2005 -
External hard drive: I need something reliable, solid, and QUIET, in the 120-200GB range. Quiet is key, since it would be predominantly a music server and it's very annoying to have high-pitched hard drive whine in the background of everything I listen to. I'm currently using a LaCie 120GB Firewire drive, and it's been great except for the constant (not aggressively loud, but certainly noticeable) whine. Am I a spoiled brat, or is it possible to get a whisper-quiet external disk? (Tips for silencing or quieting an external drive are also welcomed.)
posted by logovisual
on Feb 13, 2005 -
I wish to rip DVDs to a Linux server and then watch them at my leisure on my TV via either a wired or wireless network. There appear to be countless devices that will stream videos (like this
) but I haven't been able to tell which will play DVDs off a network (with menus and all) and which just stream plain-old-MPEGs. Has anyone got experience with a digital media gadget that will do this?
posted by jewzilla
on Dec 27, 2004 -
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 -
A friend, who is a prominent Australian comedic voice talent, would like to dynamically stitch together disparate mp3s through a web interface and convert the resulting mp3 to suitable delivery for mobile phone voicemail recordings via MMS. While i can conceptualise the web interace and preview mechanism through flash, I am clueless to how the backend would work.
So, what specific technolgies should i enquire into to make this dream a reality (i am aware this kind of application development would be pricey), and also, are there any sites that you know of doing this at the moment?
posted by elphTeq
on Dec 1, 2004 -
I'm on a foreign network (traveling for work) and more than half the websites I try to load (any browser) end up at a dodgy looking place called 'Med Network' (viagra, etc). [little MI] [more inside]
posted by erebora
on Nov 20, 2004 -
My current host
is closing down, and since I bought my domain through them it will be transferred into my name before they finally close at the end of the year. However, my domain expires on December 12, and they are so far unresponsive to my emails and have not transferred the domain (it has been two weeks since my initial request). I am worried that if I'm not able to renew it, it will be snapped up by a domain-sitter and I will lose it. In case it isn't transferred in time, is there a way I can beat the domain-sitters to it and reserve my domain? What are the more affordable options for doing this? Will I be guaranteed to get it?
posted by teem
on Nov 18, 2004 -
I'm an A/V and computer enthusiast, and one of my dreams (sad, I know) is to have a computer-based server connected to my television that contains all of my (legally store bought) DVDs, so I can basically have a local version of video-on-demand. [mi] [more inside]
posted by robbie01
on Nov 10, 2004 -
Colocation: What are the best colocation facilities in the Michigan area (or elsewhere if it's very good)? What do I need to know about server administration, what books do I need to read, and is it worth the hassle? [More inside] [more inside]
posted by banished
on Nov 2, 2004 -
A couple months ago my site was lightly hacked. It happened again on a site for a friend of my father, possibly not as lightly. --> [more inside]
posted by sailormouth
on Sep 14, 2004 -
Windows 2003 Server: I know how to open a port/ port forward for P2P apps on a router, but does anyone know a simple way to open the same ports so Windows 2003 will allow traffic through them?
posted by yerfatma
on Sep 6, 2004 -
A family member of mine wants to set up a simple site for his home business - schedules of classes, some photographs, contact information, links, etc., and I have suggested that he use Typepad, which I use for a number of projects. However I think he'd prefer a non-weblog format, which leads me to my question: are there combined hosting/construction tools out there, like some of these weblog services, that have a good and very easy-to-use back-end, lots of design/format choices, but are more focused around a more heirarchically structured, top-down site structure?
posted by luriete
on Aug 25, 2004 -
Where's a good all purpose reference site for administering a Unix server (a Raq4 if it makes any difference). I've read the manual and thus have the basics, but having absolutely no grounding in Unix, simple tasks take a lot of blundering around Google hoping to hit the right keyword.
For example; it took me a good half hour (twenty minutes search and ten minutes working out how to use Vi (have since discovered Pico) to keep my log files for more than a week (rotate was set to 1 in logrotate.conf)
posted by Hartster
on Aug 17, 2004 -
The rather rude Popdex bot has been bugging my referrer log every 5-10 minutes. I wish to block it via a "deny from" in my .htaccess, but the source address, http://h69-10-144-111.n-01.net, fails to resolve to an IP. How do I block this rather obnoxious crawler?
posted by brownpau
on Jun 28, 2004 -
I've been assigned to develop a plan to convert everything on my unsupported Novell 3.12 server to a shiny new Windows box. Is there any way to get SYSCON to spit out a list of users in a particular group? I don't want to have to transcribe all this crap by hand (one of the groups in question has 300+ users). [more inside]
posted by Irontom
on Jun 22, 2004 -
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 -
FTP help: I have some files on an external server (Apache) that I am unable to delete because "there is no such file or directory". Yet, mysteriously, they remain. [mi] [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Apr 30, 2004 -
I'm trying to get my application (VB, but that doesn't matter) to connect to the internet and support proxy servers that require a username and password. The former is easy, the latter not. What I'm doing is sending Proxy-Authorization: Basic [authentication]
in the header (where [authentication] is "username:password" base64 encoded) with each request. However the proxy server keeps reporting error 407 (authentication required). I've read the RFC's, I've read google groups but I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Any ideas?
posted by ralawrence
on Apr 30, 2004 -
I have a webserver colocated in Los Angeles, where I live. I am moving to New York in a few months and I'm wondering if I should take the server with me. I have a ridiculously great deal at my current facility. How big of a deal is it to have a server in colocation in a far away location? (The server has RAID 1 and hot-swap drives, if that helps.)
posted by 4easypayments
on Apr 6, 2004 -
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 -
Windows Backup Software? I'm looking for software that will backup data from multiple Windows computers onto a Windows server regularly without a user starting the backup. Hopefully it will be automatic. Thanks.
posted by Argyle
on Feb 17, 2004 -
I've been asked to redesign a medium-sized corp (60 employees) web site. The current host is dreadful and I want to switch it to Dreamhost, who I use for all my small clients without problem. How will moving their web site/domain to a different host affect their email? [MI] [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Jan 13, 2004 -
(1) Is there a significant difference between running Linux on Opterons vs. Xeons? Is one clearly better? For MySQL? For Apache/PHP?
(2) Ever hosted with Cogentco
? Is there anyone else with prices like that? (100Mbps at $1000/month)
(3) What's your favorite server vendor for typical 2-way 1U systems? (Looking at Dell, IBM, Penguin
; where does Google buy them again?)
posted by sylloge
on Dec 21, 2003 -
Searching for a web host is excrutiatingly painful. Tons of options, tons of discrepancies between hosts, how and who did you choose?
What's a reasonable price to be paying? $5, $10, $20/month? [more inside]
posted by jacobw
on Dec 18, 2003 -