When setting up the PPTP and PPP packages on an OpenVZ VPS in order to connect to a VPN, there are a few extra steps you need to take that you don’t have to do with a non-virtualized box. First, you have to load the following kernel modules on the hardware node and/or set them […]
In a lot of ways I’m leery of the recent trends towards converting traditional products that you buy once and own into services that you have to lease every month, and hosting data with centralized corporate networks instead of locally, so I appreciate Mark Maunder’s post on his experiences collocating his company’s hardware instead of using the […]
This video explains the right way to roll cables, alternating over- and under-hand loops to maintain the natural curve of the cable. Using this method helps avoid knots, makes it quicker to unravel, reduces wear on the cable and makes it easier to get a clean, symmetrical coil. The video is geared towards audio cables, but […]
If you’re troubleshooting a network’s uplink to the Internet and want a memorable external IP address to ping, then you can use 188.8.131.52, which is one of Verizon’s DNS servers.