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  1. Not with putty alone, but you can tunnel other ports across your ssh connection and use vnc through an encrypted channel. I used to do that ALL the time. There are tons of good tutorials out there for that if it is your thing. My suggestion though regardless of having high speed connection at home is to make your background something dull like medium gray with no images.
  2. First, bite the bullet, and do it command line style. First, you need to know if you need to restart your smbd/nmbd daemon style or not. Do a ps auxw | grep mbd If you see something like "smbd -D" and "nmbd -D" then they are running daemon style. Honestly that is the only way I know to run them. After editing your /etc/samba/smb.conf file by hand, you can give your samba daemons a HUP like this: killall -HUP smbd and also with nmbd after changing something more related to names/domain/workgroup, than actual shares. This will cause your changes to take effect, I.E. the programs will re-read the config file. Typically the default config file shipped in the RPM is good enough to get started. If smbd/nmbd aren't even running yet, then start them as root. nmbd & smbd & You don't have to give the -D because that is the default.
  3. I don't normally give answers like this, but I saw nobody else was answering.. RTFM!! NO, seriously, google "apache +HOWTO" or something like that. Aside from that, give a more clear idea of what you are trying to do. You say www files and throw out ftp in the same cluster of words. Are you trying to cache internet pages, or let people develop web material locally and view it from an internal web server?
  4. I'm not familiar with that product. Does it connect to your pc with ethernet cable, or a usb or something wacky like that?
  5. Vdubjunkie

    Virtual hosts

    I'm not sure what all you need it to do. My idea wouldn't help much if they had to have their own MAC's or anything, but you could do a search for maybe "eth0 +alias" or something like that on google. I think you just make a few extra lines in a /etc/*.conf file to cause the machine to take on many IP's with different names, etc.
  6. Ok, first of all sounds like you got a good start to your troubleshooting. Ping is your friend as it is a very basic tool which will work even when DNS doesn't. The first thing I would do is make sure Dante's ( isn't running some other type of security thing. I've beat my head against the wall and still can't think of it, but my server had a security tool load at boot time which kept me from accessing it remotely in any way. All I would have to do is get on the machine, do a ps auxw | grep securityutilityname get it's PID, and kill it. If nothing else, you may try doing a ps auxw and just looking through everything to see if there's something you don't recognize. Google it to see what it is. Kill anything you don't need. Typically if you can ping machine B from machine A, but not the other way around when they are on the same physical network, it is due to some type of a firewall/security deal.
  7. DHCP server is what provides an IP, so what you need to obtain an IP is actually DHCP client which typically shows up in a ps auxw as "dhclient" I'm not certain myself what is causing your problem, but I know that when I've adjusted my /etc/resolv.conf or my /etc/hosts files directly, I've come to the understanding that the OS was actually using $HOME/tmp/hosts or something like that. Maybe do a find / -name "hosts" and same for resolv.conf to see where all it shows up. Perhaps that can help some.
  8. You know, bsdforums.org has a wealth of knowledge on BSD. BSD is a little better suited for such operation. Other than that, I'm not exactly clear on what you are doing. Maybe if you want to go ahead with this direction, give a little clearer picture of what you are trying to do.
  9. Sorry, but this statement couldn't be left alone. Indeed, you have to tell the machine to do ip forwarding. Madrake isn't network unfriendly.. Non network people find networking unfriendly. There is a lot to networking. Just because doze finds a cute way to put wizards together to hide what is going on and allow shcool kids to "set up networking" and really don't have any idea how a network works, doesn't mean Mandrake isn't network unfriendly. Look at any real OS. You are expected to know something about networking to set it up, or at least be able to type intelligent search criteria into google.
  10. I like this idea quite a bit. Although, for me it is more like "Do it command line all the time."
  11. Probably your issue with the hdd should be addressed in a separate thread, but start by doing a dmesg | less using up and down arrows and space bar to move around, and "q" to quit. Scroll through see if the OS even sees both hard drives. The first will probably be hda or hdb or whatever. An optical drive will also obtain one of these, but you will see something obvious like "Western Digital WD8xxx" or whatever. Start there, and post a separate thread if necessary. As far as your country, look harder. I had the same thought initially on a list with some *nix, maybe Mandrake. It was actually alphabetized which I am not used to being from the doze world. It's probably there, or possibly listed as America or something. I am personally unfamiliar with dial up in *nix, but you may just try doing a google for "wvdial +HOWTO". I understand wvdial is a great utility.
  12. I hate to be critical, but that is a very poor answer. Do a ipconfig -a and post the results here It is very hard to help much without some further detailed information. Each OS may be having it's own problem, so for now and here, we'll look at why Mandrake is having issues with your eth connection. As a second thought, the layout of your machines is unclear. In this scenario, is Mandrake obtaining an IP from your internet connection modem/etc or is it obtaining an ip from the other box which is either performing ICS(windows inet sharing), or some form of *nix with ip forwarding?
  13. I didn't read past the first couple of paragraphs, so sorry if they were important. My suggestion would be to use Samba to share the printer from linux, and never move it again. I have been sharing a HP LJ 6L for some time with this method. I'm honestly not sure what exists to print from linux by a doze shared printer.
  14. SSH is definitely the only way to go. There is an excellent free utility which I don't remember the link for, but just google "putty +download". It will be the first or second link. Make sure if you have a firewall, or need to do port forwarding, you have port 22 open. I have putty and pscp on my thumb drive at all times.
  15. I would tend to think this would be a problem with the "port" to linux. Likely the version of Zsnes you have would tell you which Windows program and version they used, and probably that Windows version has the same problem. This is my guess. I would do a little research that way. If that was a problem with the Windows program, likely it has been fixed, and it would just be a matter of the person maintaining the Linux port to update the port with the latest Windows version. This is very admirable. I ditched Windows altogether for quite some time. I only recently loaded back Windows to any of my boxes, and that is a dual boot with FreeBSD 5.2.1
  16. Does nobody have any ideas on this? I sure would like to have protected data again.
  17. Vdubjunkie


    Dude, I hate to be the one to say this, but you will likely eventually reach the same level of frustration I did with *Mule. Once you finally get it to install, it will crash at some point and you will tear your hair out to get it going again. Then you may try another *Mule and eventually have the same results there. I finally bit the bullet and am once again dual booting a <gulp> $MS with a *nix to have those few things that are just too much hassle to work in *nix.
  18. Vdubjunkie

    Raid problem

    Hello all: The reason I call this a Raid problem as opposed to a drive problem is that raid complains about an offline drive, but the system sees the drive fine. I was able today to do a fdisk and list the partition table on all three drives involved in this RAID. History includes the fact that this RAID worked fine for a long time, but "broke" after a dirty system shutdown. The configuration is three drives each with two partitions. The first partition of each drive is part of a RAID 5 configuration, and the second partition of each contributes to a RAID 1 configuration. My raidtab is simple and hasn't changed. Here is a potentially useful bit of info: #dmesg <snip> CMD649: chipset revision 2 CMD649: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later CMD649: ROM enabled at 0xe4000000 ide2: BM-DMA at 0xec00-0xec07, BIOS settings: hde:pio, hdf:pio ide3: BM-DMA at 0xec08-0xec0f, BIOS settings: hdg:pio, hdh:pio hda: WDC WD600BB-32BSA0, ATA DISK drive hda: DMA disabled blk: queue c03cb420, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff) hdc: CD-RW BCE2410IM, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive hdd: IC35L120AVVA07-0, ATA DISK drive hdc: DMA disabled hdd: DMA disabled blk: queue c03cb9a8, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff) hde: Maxtor 6Y120P0, ATA DISK drive hdf: WDC WD800BB-00BSA0, ATA DISK drive blk: queue c03cbcb8, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff) blk: queue c03cbdf4, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff) hdh: Maxtor 6Y120P0, ATA DISK drive blk: queue c03cc240, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff) ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14 ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15 ide2 at 0xdc00-0xdc07,0xe002 on irq 10 ide3 at 0xe400-0xe407,0xe802 on irq 10 hda: host protected area => 1 hda: 117231408 sectors (60022 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=7297/255/63, UDMA(66) hdd: host protected area => 1 hdd: 241254720 sectors (123522 MB) w/1863KiB Cache, CHS=239340/16/63, UDMA(66) hde: host protected area => 1 hde: 240121728 sectors (122942 MB) w/7936KiB Cache, CHS=238216/16/63, UDMA(100) hdf: host protected area => 1 hdf: 156301488 sectors (80026 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=155061/16/63, UDMA(100) hdh: host protected area => 1 hdh: 240121728 sectors (122942 MB) w/7936KiB Cache, CHS=238216/16/63, UDMA(100) Partition check: /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 p7 p8 p9 p10 > /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0:<6> [PTBL] [15017/255/63] p1 p2 /dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 /dev/ide/host2/bus0/target1/lun0:<6> [PTBL] [9729/255/63] p1 /dev/ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0: p1 p2 md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27 md: Autodetecting RAID arrays. md: autorun ... md: ... autorun DONE. <snip> md: autorun ... md: considering ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 ... md: adding ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 ... md: adding ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 ... md: created md0 md: bind<ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1,1> md: bind<ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1,2> md: running: <ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1><ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1> md: ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1's event counter: 0000004a md: ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1's event counter: 0000004a raid5: measuring checksumming speed 8regs : 1015.600 MB/sec 32regs : 483.200 MB/sec pII_mmx : 1228.000 MB/sec p5_mmx : 1269.200 MB/sec raid5: using function: p5_mmx (1269.200 MB/sec) md: raid5 personality registered as nr 4 md0: max total readahead window set to 496k md0: 2 data-disks, max readahead per data-disk: 248k raid5: device ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 operational as raid disk 2 raid5: device ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 operational as raid disk 0 raid5: md0, not all disks are operational -- trying to recover array raid5: allocated 3284kB for md0 raid5: raid level 5 set md0 active with 2 out of 3 devices, algorithm 2 RAID5 conf printout: --- rd:3 wd:2 fd:1 disk 0, s:0, o:1, n:0 rd:0 us:1 dev:ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 disk 1, s:0, o:0, n:1 rd:1 us:1 dev:[dev 00:00] disk 2, s:0, o:1, n:2 rd:2 us:1 dev:ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 RAID5 conf printout: --- rd:3 wd:2 fd:1 disk 0, s:0, o:1, n:0 rd:0 us:1 dev:ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 disk 1, s:0, o:0, n:1 rd:1 us:1 dev:[dev 00:00] disk 2, s:0, o:1, n:2 rd:2 us:1 dev:ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 md: updating md0 RAID superblock on device md: ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 [events: 0000004b]<6>(write) ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1's sb offset: 38400128 md0: no spare disk to reconstruct array! -- continuing in degraded mode md: ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 [events: 0000004b]<6>(write) ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1's sb offset: 38403264 md: ... autorun DONE. [events: 00000047] [events: 00000047] [events: 00000047] md: autorun ... md: considering ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 ... md: adding ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 ... md: adding ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 ... md: adding ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 ... md: created md1 md: bind<ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2,1> md: bind<ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2,2> md: bind<ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2,3> md: running: <ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2><ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2> <ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2> md: ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2's event counter: 00000047 md: ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2's event counter: 00000047 md: ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2's event counter: 00000047 md: raid0 personality registered as nr 2 md1: max total readahead window set to 768k md1: 3 data-disks, max readahead per data-disk: 256k raid0: looking at ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 raid0: comparing ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2(82220544) with ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2(82220544) raid0: END raid0: ==> UNIQUE raid0: 1 zones raid0: looking at ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 raid0: comparing ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2(81660480) with ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2(82220544) raid0: NOT EQUAL raid0: comparing ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2(81660480) with ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2(81660480) raid0: END raid0: ==> UNIQUE raid0: 2 zones raid0: looking at ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 raid0: comparing ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2(81660480) with ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2(82220544) raid0: NOT EQUAL raid0: comparing ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2(81660480) with ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2(81660480) raid0: EQUAL raid0: FINAL 2 zones raid0: zone 0 raid0: checking ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 ... contained as device 0 (82220544) is smallest!. raid0: checking ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 ... contained as device 1 (81660480) is smallest!. raid0: checking ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 ... contained as device 2 raid0: zone->nb_dev: 3, size: 244981440 raid0: current zone offset: 81660480 raid0: zone 1 raid0: checking ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 ... contained as device 0 (82220544) is smallest!. raid0: checking ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 ... nope. raid0: checking ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 ... nope. raid0: zone->nb_dev: 1, size: 560064 raid0: current zone offset: 82220544 raid0: done. raid0 : md_size is 245541504 blocks. raid0 : conf->smallest->size is 560064 blocks. raid0 : nb_zone is 439. raid0 : Allocating 3512 bytes for hash. md: updating md1 RAID superblock on device md: ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 [events: 00000048]<6>(write) ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part2's sb offset: 81660480 md: ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2 [events: 00000048]<6>(write) ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/part2's sb offset: 81660480 md: ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2 [events: 00000048]<6>(write) ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part2's sb offset: 82220544 md: ... autorun DONE. raid5: switching cache buffer size, 4096 --> 1024 This part here is the one that I just noticed... RAID5 conf printout: --- rd:3 wd:2 fd:1 disk 0, s:0, o:1, n:0 rd:0 us:1 dev:ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 disk 1, s:0, o:0, n:1 rd:1 us:1 dev:[dev 00:00] disk 2, s:0, o:1, n:2 rd:2 us:1 dev:ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 RAID5 conf printout: --- rd:3 wd:2 fd:1 disk 0, s:0, o:1, n:0 rd:0 us:1 dev:ide/host0/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 disk 1, s:0, o:0, n:1 rd:1 us:1 dev:[dev 00:00] disk 2, s:0, o:1, n:2 rd:2 us:1 dev:ide/host2/bus1/target1/lun0/part1 disk1 is showing up as [dev 00:00] instead of it's full /dev/hostx/busx... assignment, and I don't know why. It's definitely not listed that way in raidtab
  19. Vdubjunkie

    Pen drive help

    I don't know about that app in particular, but I have managed to use my sandisk cruzer mini on MD 9.1 & 10 as well as FreeBSD 4.9. I simply mount it as "-type msdos".. which answers your question. Yes, the pen drive is formatted dos by default.
  20. I still have yet to find a way around that myself. But, for me, I am a cli junkie, so it is no problem to su. I NEVER forget my root password
  21. I've really never done the whole "Guest" "nobody nogroup" thing, so that makes it harder for me without putting more effort into it I don't have right now. I usually get that message when I have failed to make the folder I'm mounting to (/mnt/anime in your case) rwx to the specific user I'm using to do the mounting. Even when I open it wide up with a umask of 666, I can't mount to it unless the user doing the mounting is specifically the owner, or an immediate member of the group. What am I saying? I would "su" to root and do a "chown -f normaluser:normalusergroup /mnt/anime" and see if it works then. Of course "normaluser" and "normalusergroup" replaced with real values. Your error message is not coming from Windows, so nothing need be done there. Just work on the *nix side.
  22. I had this same problem on my server running 9.1 for a long time. I use 3c905's. My fix was replacing that particlar nic with another. I don't know why, but it worked for me.
  23. If you decide to stick with *nix, do yourself and everybody a favor and learn command line. There just isn't any substitute for it. My friend used to give me a hard time about it being slower until I showed him wrong. Plus, you can always do anything you need not relying on pretty pictures to tell you everything is ok.
  24. I mount samba mounts as a normal user all the time, and I don't use "mount -t smbfs..." or whatever. I just use "/sbin/mount.smbfs3..." As long as that normal user has rwx permissions to the local folder you are mounting to, and exists via the smbpasswd creation tool, all should be well.
  25. Thanks a lot for that help. I'm strongly considering moving to another card anyway since I simply cannot get my firewall server to boot with the thing in it. I cannot imagine why it is doing that, but it won't do me mch good this way.. Does anybody know a good site to check on card compatability with nix? I can get a narrow window of cards at a beneficial price, and would like to compare that list with a good site.
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