Entries by jeremy

iPod Touch stand from LTO case

In a moment of not doing what I should be doing I decided I needed a stand for my iPod Touch so I could watch some video I had recently loaded on it.  What to use? As luck would have it I had an old LTO-4 case sitting on my desk destined for the recycle […]

Telus SIM card default PIN2

So after being on the phone for over an hour with Telus “tech support”, I finally discovered the default PIN2 for their SIM cards. Not that tech support was any help. The first guy I talked to only had one thing to say to me: We don’t have it, so it doesn’t exist. Despite my […]

Delayed ACK in OS X is incomprehensible…

I still don’t understand exactly why OS X ships with Delayed ACK but it sure does kill network performance immensely – at least with a Freenas based server.  Modifying the Delayed ACK parameter will greatly improve you OS X network performance. Today I was transferring a few files from the server to a Macbook running […]

Upgrade Samba 3.0.28a to 3.4.3 on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Download the source and unpack… # wget http://samba.org/samba/ftp/stable/samba-3.4.3.tar.gz # tar zxvf samba-3.4.3.tar.gz # cd samba-3.4.3/source3 Some people have tried the latest Samba 3.4.4 and report that it works with the rest of these instructions as well. If you want 3.4.4, do this instead: # wget http://samba.org/samba/ftp/stable/samba-3.4.4.tar.gz # tar zxvf samba-3.4.4.tar.gz # cd samba-3.4.4/source3 I needed […]

Acrobat 9 Fails when using ADMit (Network) Mac Accounts

Snagged from http://groups.google.com/group/adobe.acrobat.macintosh/browse_thread/thread/c425e6404785220f/aafd5ccfb85618fa?lnk=raot Accrobat 9 would crash on start up with the following messages in console: [0x0-0x483483].com.adobe.Acrobat.Pro[9638] terminate called after throwing an instance of ‘SQLiteUtils::SQLiteException’ [0x0-0x483483].com.adobe.Acrobat.Pro[9638]    terminate called after throwing an instance of ‘SQLiteUtils::SQLiteException’ com.apple.launchd[133]    ([0x0-0x483483].com.adobe.Acrobat.Pro[9638]) Exited abnormally: Abort trap [0x0-0x487487].com.adobe.Acrobat.Pro[9655]    terminate called after throwing an instance of ‘SQLiteUtils::SQLiteException’ I am running 10.5.8, Intel, using […]

Freenas Upgrade

I’ve been running a Freenas server for sometime.  The configuration was as follows: VIA EPIA 533MHz MB 256 MB Ram Sil 3112 4-Port SATA 4 x 500 GB HD I upgraded to the following configuration: ASRock P965-GM w/E4300 2 GB Ram Sil 3112 4-Port SATA 4 x 500 GB HD 2 x 1 TB HD […]

“How to stop the ‘SBCore Service’ Service” or “How to use SBS2003 as a normal server”

AKA How to stop Windows SBS2003 from shutting down automatically. Most of this info was found here: http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=173731 Note: Removing this service apparently violates the license agreement for Microsoft Small Business Server. See the details here if you care. Tools you’ll need – Process Explorer from www.sysInternals.com http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx As you probably know, you have a […]

Procrastination and Firewalls

I was working on a post about downgrading a Gateway MX8711 from Vista to XP, but it was more fun to go through some old files and put the Smooth And Naked page back up…  Also fitting because Smoothwall 3 was just released.

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock

When you try this: mount -t smbfs -o username=jeremy,password=secret //server/share /mnt/directory and your computer tells you this: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on //server/share, or too many mounted file systems You are probably running something like Fedora Core 3, and You should try this: mount -t cifs -o username=jeremy,password=secret //server/share /mnt/directory

Installing VMWare Server on CentOS 5 64-bit

This is basically the same as a regular install, with the addition of step 3.  The extra libraries are for vmware-config.pl, and xinetd is required anyways. Step 1: Download VMWare Server wget VMware-server-1.0.3-44356.i386.rpm Step 2: Install vmware server rpm -ivh VMware-server-1.0.3-44356.i386.rpm Step 3: Install required files / libraries yum install libXtst-devel libXrender-devel xinetd Step #4: […]

SBS2003 Exchange POP3 Connector Polling Interval

A quick registry fix revealed here shows how to increase the POP3 email retrieval speed on Small Business Server 2003.  Yes, having SMTP mail delivered directly to the server is better, but first things first! 1. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/SmallBusinessServer/Network/POP3 Connector” 2. On the “Edit” menu, point to “New”, and […]

Disconnect Remote Desktop Sessions

Thanks to Scott Forsyth, I found a way to disconnect remote desktop sessions when you are unable to connect to the server via RDP…  Apparently qwinsta and rwinsta are built-in to Windows (XP Pro at least). Scott said: qwinsta /server:12.12.12.12 Where 12.12.12.12 is the IP address or name of the non-accessible machine. This will display something […]

DD-WRT+SD/MMC Mod+AutoAP on Buffalo WHR-G54S

Step 1:  Purchase Buffalo Airstation WHR-G54S. Step 2: Flash with dd-wrt.v24_std_generic.bin dated July 16 2007 using TFTP. Step 3: Perform SD/MMC Card Modification to add some flash storage.  Completely ignore section where you determine where the solder points are, and just get soldering.  Also ignore the section about SD card adapters and solder your wires directly […]