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  1. Security should be the main concern for everyone, but sometimes there can be too much "unnecessary" security.


    Lets see, a program that has a password that stores ALL my passwords...that in itself goes against some basic rules of security. That being storing all your sensitive data in one location.


    But what this program does is help individuals control and give them easy access to all the passwords that are forced upon them by all the programs that require them to be secure. You need a username/password to access your ISP, then a username/password to open email. Then there is a Username/password to get into the Forum or Chat...oh yea, I belong to 7 different forums and 8 different Chat areas...yep, all require a password!


    Sometimes you just want to say...WHO CARES, take my data, I give up. :lol:

  2. I don't have the 10 second delay problem on my wireless network at home...but I know why :D


    I use IRC and needed port 113 open for identd usage so I could be identified on the server. I configured my router a long time ago to keep 113 open for the IP of my desktop.


    Interesting that the server software for FTP would check for identd even if no one is actually using it for identification purposes. I suppose its a security feature thats not being used but is left on by default since it doesn't actually stop connection.

  3. Yeah, being "hijacked" was at first scary...but I know better and don't scare easy :)


    you just redirected the user to a different page based on their browser.


    Maybe some rewording so you don't really scare the viewers away from your site...the idea is to keep people there, not send them running for the kill button.

  4. well that depends :D


    What were you doing just before the crash? Why do you think it was a "crash" that required a reinstall of windows? When scandisk comes up with these errors like a crossed linked file, it takes an "educated" guess at which file is the actual owner of the data and assigns it to that file, effectively getting rid of the duplication error.


    But if it gave ownership of the spot to the wrong program than its possible that the program will have problems. This may cause a "crash" but thats highly unlikely.


    Normally this happens to strictly "data" since those are the ones that are usually being changed or modified. "System files" which are the first things loaded on the computer don't usually get confused with other data files since those areas were reserved way before any of the other data files.

  5. Hi Thomas, ok, lets see if you can understand this :D


    "Crosslinked" means thats two files are both referencing the same spot on a disk at the same time. When files are created they are put in specific areas of a disk and the disk knows where these "areas" are by a code that is assigned to them. These are known as sectors and clusters.


    Each sector can only contain the data of one file and when two files "think" that their data is in the same sector you get this "crosslinked" message. This usually happens when the system is shut down bfore the disk is completed writing its data.

  6. Lianna, I haven't seen it but have heard it.


    I agree, an "audit" is a very necessary tool in a lot of aspects in the business world and a network security audit is one of them. But putting the "ethical hacking" label on it I suppose rubbed the wrong way <_<


    Criticism is hard to swallow and thats what an audit is. I guess my point was this "criticism" was aimed at the wrong folks, the current Admins. They were hired to administer what was already set up and probably did not even know there were such holes so how could they be responsible for it.

  7. You are paid to come in and find holes in Networks for a President or a Director of a company that does not know the technical side of the business. If you did not find any holes you maybe accused of not doing a good job, so you look everywhere and find whatever you can by doing your best...and yes there are lots out there to find.


    The Network Admins are the ones who more than likely inherited these systems which were setup by others and are just there doing the administrative work of keeping it running, backing up, applying patches and upgrading the systems when the money is available.


    So you come in without the knowlege of these Admins, break into the system because there are always going to be holes and get the guy fired or put on the hotseat because he was left with an unsecure system.


    Systems are built and none are perfect and some are better than others. Lots of factors go into this process and money and time is usually a major force. If you invest enough money and time to make the system secure upfront, then your job is a little more difficult and you find a lot fewer holes to break into. But the majority of the time the cost for this security is too much and these holes are left open for you to find.


    A job is a job and security is a very interesting field and an extremely important one, I hope you enjoy what you do. But personally I do not want a job that may be the deciding factor on whether someone can feed his kids next week because of the work of someone before him.

  8. Using www.tracert.com, no matter where I come from I stop at the same hop


    1 ( 0.528 ms 0.736 ms 0.698 ms

    2 ( 0.487 ms 0.407 ms 0.384 ms

    3 g1.ba21.b002802-1.mia01.atlas.cogentco.com ( 15.734 ms 15.775 ms 15.674 ms

    4 g6-0.pr01.mia01.atlas.psi.net ( 15.678 ms 15.649 ms 15.611 ms

    5 savvis.mia01.atlas.psi.net ( 17.006 ms 16.641 ms 16.606 ms

    6 at-1-2-0.829.uslsan3-01.j20c.savvis.net ( 65.544 ms 65.181 ms 65.455 ms

    7 ( 81.321 ms 80.732 ms 81.236 ms

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  9. server36.totalchoicehosting.com

    Result for

    traceroute to server36.totalchoicehosting.com ( from 1-30 hops, 38 byte packets

    1 ( 1.59 ms (ttl=64!) 1.53 ms (ttl=64!) 1.42 ms (ttl=64!)

    2 ( 2.59 ms 1.81 ms 1.99 ms

    3 ge-1-0-0.a05.nycmny03.us.ra.verio.net ( 1.83 ms (ttl=252!) 2.12 ms (ttl=252!) 2.17 ms (ttl=252!)

    4 p16-3-0-0.a04.nycmny01.us.ra.verio.net ( 2.34 ms (ttl=251!) 2.41 ms (ttl=251!) 1.78 ms (ttl=251!)

    5 xe-0-2-0-4.r20.nycmny01.us.bb.verio.net ( 2.26 ms (ttl=250!) 2.48 ms (ttl=250!) 3.65 ms (ttl=250!)

    6 p16-0.sprint.nycmny01.us.bb.verio.net ( 7.27 ms 2.61 ms 2.87 ms

    7 sl-bb22-nyc-14-0.sprintlink.net ( 2.62 ms 2.36 ms 2.66 ms

    8 sl-bb21-chi-9-0.sprintlink.net ( 26.0 ms (ttl=247!) 26.6 ms (ttl=247!) 26.0 ms (ttl=247!)

    9 sl-bb25-chi-13-0.sprintlink.net ( 24.8 ms (ttl=246!) 25.6 ms (ttl=246!) 24.4 ms (ttl=246!)

    10 sl-bb23-fw-10-3.sprintlink.net ( 48.1 ms (ttl=244!) 47.2 ms (ttl=244!) 48.1 ms (ttl=244!)

    11 sl-bb23-ana-11-2.sprintlink.net ( 107 ms (ttl=246!) 217 ms (ttl=246!) 230 ms (ttl=246!)

    12 sl-gw23-ana-10-0.sprintlink.net ( 78.6 ms (ttl=245!) 78.0 ms (ttl=245!) 78.5 ms (ttl=245!)

    13 sl-savvis-14-0.sprintlink.net ( 80.8 ms (ttl=241!) 81.7 ms (ttl=241!) 80.0 ms (ttl=241!)

    14 ( 114 ms (ttl=238!) 135 ms (ttl=238!) 98.5 ms (ttl=238!)

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  10. Not sure if this is the correct answer or not... file "sizes" are sometimes interpreted differently depending on the program you are using. They do not round the numbers the same way.


    For example looking at one of my index files on my hard drive using Windows Explorer (XP) it reports the file size as "6K". Looking at this file in WS-FTP online and offline its reported as 5406. When I go thru cpanel and look at it from File Manager its reported as "5K".


    So there are three different "sizes" for the exact same file...but there is actually no difference, they are exactly the same just the size is different because of the way the program calculates the size. One uses the actual bytesize, one may use the correct kilobyte=1024 and the other may use kilobyte=1000. Or it maybe a simple rounding issue with one rounding up and one rounding down (or not rounding at all).


    I would think there is not an issue with dreamweaver, but I could be wrong. :)

  11. The only advantage to separate folders is when (or IF) you want to remove a subdomain or subfolder. It is very easy to just delete the individual image folder. If all images are in one folder you will need to identify which ones to remove.


    Otherwise you end up leaving them and wasting space

  12. I started reading and reading and reading...since I didn't see an end to the sentence I had to stop and take a breath. B)


    Now you have listed several questions and problems here and they do not look related.


    Give us one problem at a time and someone will try and help and when its corrected we can move on to the next.


    The first question you had was about Active Directory. My question would be why do you want to install it? AD is for "Organizations to centrally manage and share information on network resources and users while acting as the central authority for network security. Active Directory is designed to be a consolidation point for isolating, migrating, centrally managing, and reducing the number of directories that companies require."


    If you are an individual user you would not need it. If you are from a big organization I would direct you to your Network Admin and let him install it :)

  13. Hi John, sorry if I bore you but thats the way it goes sometimes. You have the option of just ignoring my posts if you wish. As a customer here on TCH I have every right to post my comments as long as they follow the guidelines and I believe all my posts have.


    Take care John and have a nice day.

  14. Guess I have already done the upgrade and I am still alive ;)


    Those are probably the standard MS mumbo-jumbo denying you yours rights to sue them if something goes wrong (which it does). I never read them since it makes little sense to anyone anyway.


    If you have Windows XP you can set a "restore point" before updating and if things go bad you can come back and restore to your point before the upgrade. Has saved more than one person so far :)

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