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Top new questions this week:

Does a company have implied right to crawl my website?

I have found out that McAfee SiteAdvisor has reported my website as "may be having security issues". I care little about whatever McAfee thinks of my website (I can secure it myself and if not, …

web-crawler  
asked by kralyk 21 votes
answered by jcanker 35 votes

Linux kernel 3.10.0-123.4.2 processes [flush] aren't present

I am using CentOS 7 with "3.10.0-123.4.2.el7.x86_64" version, but I don't know why the kernel threads named flush aren't present in this kernel version. I tried to look in the kernel change log, but …

linux centos redhat kernel centos7  
asked by c4f4t0r 6 votes
answered by Michael Hampton 7 votes

WSUS and Pulled Patches

When Microsoft pulls bad patches, does WSUS automatically pull the patches as well or do we need to do it manually? If we have to do it manually, how do we keep on top of bad patches?

windows wsus windows-update update updates  
asked by Travis Jackson 4 votes

Complete Active Directory redesign and GPO application

after much testing and hundreds of tries and hours invested I decided to consult you experts here. Overview: I want to apply some GPO to our users which will add some specific site to the Trusted …

active-directory group-policy  
asked by Wolfgang Kuehne 4 votes
answered by Tim Brigham 6 votes

What could cause TFTP reloaded Cisco `running-config` on 871 to fail?

Cisco CCP Write Configuration borked my 871w config while I was trying to setup port forwarding. I went through the basic steps to reconfig the router. I looked to see if I could just reset the …

cisco config tftp  
asked by xtian 4 votes
answered by Giedrius Rekasius 1 vote

What is an acceptable secure time source in a datacentre environment?

GPS and NTP are two very typical time sources when accurate clocks are required. However, each has an important failing. NTP does not provide authentication of the time source, and so may be …

time datacenter  
asked by Falcon Momot 4 votes
answered by gtirloni 3 votes

Can I force a Windows Server 2008 DNS Conditional Forwarder to use TCP Only?

We've set up a tunnel to a partner firm. Part of their security policy insists that our DNS queries are TCP only (UDP will not be routed). We're able to use dig +tcp and verify that queries are …

windows-server-2008 dns  
asked by SmallClanger 4 votes
answered by gtirloni 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do I tell Git for Windows where to find my private RSA key?

My GIT setup runs fine in Linux, but when I try to set things up under Windows (using Git for Windows and TortoiseGit), I don't know where to put my private ssh key (or, better still, how to tell ssh …

windows ssh git rsa  
asked by binaryorganic 147 votes
answered by Dan McClain 155 votes

how to download the ssl certificate from a website?

I want to download the ssl certificate from, say https://www.google.com, using wget or any other commands. Any unix command line? wget or openssl?

ssl ssl-certificate openssl wget  
asked by RainDoctor 59 votes
answered by RainDoctor 31 votes

Can you answer these?

how do I handle a URI with spaces in a chef source attributes

I am trying to copy a package from a remote server, into my system and then use chef to install the same. Following is the code I use to copy the package remote_file 'c:/repo/OpenOffice 4.1.0 …

chef  
asked by gfc 1 vote

WWNs,WWPNs and Fibre Channel addresses

Lots of contradictory on these subjects and I don't know why. My first question is about the 64 bit WWN. One reference claims the terms WWN and WWPN are synonymous. An online source seems to refute …

fibre-channel  
asked by maxwebster 2 votes

Setup Apache + mod_wsgi: incorrect function

I'm trying to setup an apache http server with mod_wsgi on a windows machine, but when I start the service, it fails to launch. In the Windows Event Log I get the following message: The Apache2 …

apache-2.2 mod-wsgi windows-8  
asked by TiagoOliveira 1 vote
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