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Solaris 11 Patch History

Using the pkg history command you can take a look back and see what happened on your image.

Hard drive sanitisation - A homebrew approach

The most efficient means of sanitising computers and/or a storage media device is to overwrite the entire device with zeroes or with a random pattern.

Nibbleblog plugin: Visitor Stats

This plugin shows the number of visitors currently online, how many have visited today, yesterday, this week, this month, this year, and total visits.

Converting Nibbleblog .htaccess to IIS

This post gives an example how to convert the .htaccess file provided with Nibbleblog when SEO is enabled into the equivalent IIS web.conf file.

World Backup Day 2014

Until you need them, backups are a boring irritating waste of time. But when you need them, they can be an absolute life saver.

Testing ping with jumbo frames

Depending on the OS you are running determinas which command and options to use in your testing.

DNS lookup process

When a name query from a client computer cannot be resolved locally, DNS servers can be queried as needed to resolve the name.

Types of DNS Records

This list of DNS record types is an overview of resource records (RRs) permissible in zone files of the Domain Name System (DNS).

Installing BMC Patrol Agent 9.5

This topic describes how to perform a first-time installation of the BMC patrol agent, which includes the system collectors and service daemon.