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Incremental copy from linux to windows share

Using a cronjob I'm daily backing up a linux system (ubuntu) onto a windows network share so it gets picked up by our organisation's backup system. Currently I'm copying using cp -au. Although this ...
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Why Won't My MacBook Auto-Detect Windows 7 PCs in My Network?

I used to run Windows XP on my computers. When I would use my MacBook, it would automatically show the computers in the left pane in Finder. Clicking on these would show me their network shares. I ...
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Is there a simple way to detect ISP port blocking?

Is there a way to tell the difference between my ISP blocking traffic on certain ports and my NAT router/firewall blocking that traffic? The sites “Shields Up” and “Can you see me” show my ports ...
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Installing VirtualBox has broken my remote desktop - how can I resolve this?

Recently I installed VirtualBox (and the networking support that comes with it). Everything worked great, it's a lot nicer than the old VM I was using. However, ever since installing, I can no ...
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network issue-apple remote desktop 3

I have a Comcast SMC Business cable router. I need to be able to manage this router from the internet via apple remote desktop. I know that the comcast smc router/modem is pretty stripped down. Is ...
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How Can I Force Unmount a Network Device on Mac?

Hey guys, I currently do CMD + K in Finder to connect to my Windows computer to be able to browse and use its network shares (i.e. smb://MyPC). It works fine, but sometimes when I click on it, maybe ...
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Why is my router assigning the wrong address via DHCP

I have a WRT54G router that is set up to serve out addresses via DHCP. It correctly serves up addresses to every other machine on the network, including another PC, my macbook when connected via ...
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Advice for a Defcon Virgin

I have never attended a Defcon convention before and I am very excited to be attending this year. I need some help in making sure I am prepared for the event.- If I bring my laptop and connect it to ...
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Wildly varying file transfer speed over network between 2 Macs?

2 Intel Macs; a brand-new MBP and a 1-year-old iMac. Both have good quality wired network connection to an Airport Extreme. I regularly copy a 25Gb+ file between them. The disks have plenty of space ...
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How to give a name to Vista / Win2K8 network for Scheduled Task conditions

In Control Panel\Network and Sharing Center, I have two networks listed (I have three network adapters). One is my internet connection, and is described:Inet (Private network)AccessLocal and ...
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Disabling networkmanager for a specific interface

I'd like to do some experimentation with hostap without disabling my primary wireless interface. How do I tell networkmanager to keep its hands off a specific interface or interfaces while allowing it ...
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Change MAC address for TEW-444UB wifi USB connector?

The free wifi networks in the public libraries where I live only allow 2h/day share. They use the MAC address to check if a user has used up his daily quota.To bypass this limitation, I'd like to ...
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Usage of Dual Ethernet Jacks (One for LAN, One for WAN)

I'm working on an old Mac PowerPC G5 that has two Ethernet jacks. I'm interested in finding a way to have both jacks setup so that all internal traffic (all traffic to and from a specific IP address ...
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Why do I get slow network throughput when I have a bad DNS server?

I have Fedora 11 in a Virtual Box VM and because of a bad DNS configuration my network connection in that VM was awfully slow.I fixed it now, but I don't understand what happened and I'm curious ...
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Advanced Router - Power networking

I'm considering upgrading my current DD-WRT micro equipped router to something more powerful. I am interested in a router than handle atleast double the amount of connections my router can currently (...

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