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  2010-06-06 11:56:07 PM
Can anyone recommend a good key logger scanning tool? I don't have any issues now but WoW players are getting hit hard by gold farming hackers and I don't want any troubles.
 
  2010-06-07 03:04:50 AM
quickdraw: Can anyone recommend a good key logger scanning tool? I don't have any issues now but WoW players are getting hit hard by gold farming hackers and I don't want any troubles.

You'll find most antivirus software will at the very least warn you about a detected keylogger.
 
  2010-06-07 11:04:08 AM
quickdraw: Can anyone recommend a good key logger scanning tool? I don't have any issues now but WoW players are getting hit hard by gold farming hackers and I don't want any troubles.

we've used DesktopShark with good results. there's a free 30 day trial. it includes logs as well as screenshots if you want them. not great, but good. Although it will pop up a message to the user when it comes time to update it, so make sure you disable that if you don't want them notified..
 
  2010-06-07 03:34:47 PM
thanks folks
 
  2010-06-07 07:27:24 PM
Well, here's a little update to my self-reboting PC after installing a raid card (got lazy and was expecting some more parts for it, so I held off until I could completely disassemble the machine).

It reboots in either slot. Guessing I'll be keeping it around until the next major upgrade, or throw it into my eventual linux box. Oh well.
 
  2010-06-09 09:34:11 AM
geekybroad: I'm not the only student with this problem, either. It's happening to about 1/3 of the class.

That is because most colleges do not know squat about running networks. Or Computer science.
Good luck with that.
 
  2010-06-09 03:45:46 PM
vudukungfu: geekybroad: I'm not the only student with this problem, either. It's happening to about 1/3 of the class.

That is because most colleges do not know squat about running networks. Or Computer science.
Good luck with that.


More students in the developmental psych class I was taking thought Astrology (not Astronomy) was a science than thought "Computer Science" was a science, at least from a poll on the first day of class...
 
  2010-06-09 04:31:36 PM
Mike: We'd need to get a new SSL cert w/ multiple hostnames to cover all the cases (in particular Totalfark) and that's something we're looking at the next time our current cert comes up for renewal. That's a few months off though.

I've had great success with wildcard certs. Covers all subdomains. The only client I've found that has a problem with them is the Exchange connector for Windows Mobile 5
 
  2010-06-09 05:09:52 PM
Hyppy

Mike: We'd need to get a new SSL cert w/ multiple hostnames to cover all the cases (in particular Totalfark) and that's something we're looking at the next time our current cert comes up for renewal. That's a few months off though.

I've had great success with wildcard certs. Covers all subdomains. The only client I've found that has a problem with them is the Exchange connector for Windows Mobile 5


Speaking from an infosec POV, wildcard certs a bad idea. The potential for abuse is very high. I guess for a site like Fark with few server-level admins it could be ok, but in general they make me nervous.
 
  2010-06-10 12:03:32 AM
I'm not thinking a true wildcard cert so much as a cert with several alternate names on it. True wildcard certs, yeah, not the best idea, even though there's only 2 people that use root here.
 
  2010-06-10 12:41:34 AM
Barakku: vudukungfu: geekybroad: I'm not the only student with this problem, either. It's happening to about 1/3 of the class.

That is because most colleges do not know squat about running networks. Or Computer science.
Good luck with that.

More students in the developmental psych class I was taking thought Astrology (not Astronomy) was a science than thought "Computer Science" was a science, at least from a poll on the first day of class...


Only an Aries would take an issue with something like that...
 
  2010-06-10 11:00:43 AM
Hey have yall seen google today? What the fark are they doing? Are they trying to be like bing or something?
 
  2010-06-10 12:25:14 PM
WayToBlue: Speaking from an infosec POV, wildcard certs a bad idea. The potential for abuse is very high. I guess for a site like Fark with few server-level admins it could be ok, but in general they make me nervous.

It depends. Installing it as non-exportable may help. Still, all it takes is one rogue server admin to screw everything up.
 
  2010-06-14 02:46:25 PM
anyone know of a FF addon to view a page as IE would see it, but for ubuntu?

I think the addon requires some M$ .dll files, which is why the 2 or 3 addons I did fint arent supported on linux. :(

Basically I want to test my pages in IE w/o switching to the vista / 7 boxes. Only other option I see is to make a small app that when I push a button on this box, it reloads the app on that box, but that seems to be nuking it from orbit...
 
  2010-06-14 06:33:22 PM
Hey Geekers.

Soooo, I tossed out an idea to my boss and he went "ok".

I'm moving to the east coast but will continue to work for them here in Vegas.

Mostly remote designing/engineering wood products (I log in, grab blueprints, log out - design at home, log back in and drop them on the server).

Other job tasks of mine are daily backups I took home so we had offsite copies; I tested this through the internet yesterday & even though it took longer than expected, it worked well.

I also have all 12 machines in the office and the other 18 in the yard set to allow remote connections so I can take them over and run software updates, setting changes.

I'd like to get a hold of some (hopefully free) remote viewing software like TeamViewer or RealVNC to deploy on the machines before I go for training purposes and troubleshooting.

Anyone with ideas or can point me in a direction? I checked downloads.cnet to see what's out there now & Teamviewer was their #1 DL but a corporate download is over $1,400.
 
  2010-06-14 06:35:53 PM
.... or, anyone know of a tool I could possibly add to our company website that would run remote sharing/viewing?

"hey, goto our website - click 'allow VegasJ to take control' & sit the fark back, pay attention"


'cause that'd be, you know, awesome...
 
  2010-06-14 08:29:47 PM
Set up a VPN server on the Las Vegas end (Cisco ASA5505 is cheap if you can find one in stock) and then run VNC or (on Windows) the built-in remote desktop service over the VPN connection?
 
  2010-06-15 08:14:47 AM
vegasj: .... or, anyone know of a tool I could possibly add to our company website that would run remote sharing/viewing?

"hey, goto our website - click 'allow VegasJ to take control' & sit the fark back, pay attention"


'cause that'd be, you know, awesome...


Might want to check out Citrix's line if you're wanting a full-featured product and support for it. Otherwise, as Mike said, VPN and VNC should do just fine.
 
  2010-06-15 11:07:02 AM
Note to self: when staring at a router or switch config for 10 minutes wondering why the hell your vlans and vtp you just set up aren't working, CHECK TO SEE IF THE PORTS ARE ACTUALLY "NO SHUTDOWN".
 
  2010-06-15 11:19:42 AM
Mike: Set up a VPN server on the Las Vegas end (Cisco ASA5505 is cheap if you can find one in stock) and then run VNC or (on Windows) the built-in remote desktop service over the VPN connection?

I think that's the route I was looking at now.

I have a VPN setup already on my machine for when I'm at home now, here in Vegas. I'll probably just deploy VNC on all the office machines here, use to use that years ago at another company for remote support between us and our Canadian co-workers in Vancouver.

Was just checking, didn't know if there were any newer "ways".

thanks Mike & Hyppy

 
  2010-06-15 01:36:38 PM
Hi all, long time no see. Good luck on the move, vegasj! I dig VNC. Works great through a tunnel, too, if you need encryption.

Does anyone know how I can find out the filesystem size limit for Samba-mounted filesystems? I'm asking because I'm mounting a multi-terabyte drive onto my OS X machine and the results are amusing (df claims -1.1TB free, for example). I'm assuming it's just too huge, but how small does it have to be in order to work properly? I figure it's different for different Samba clients / servers running on different OSen, but the Googles, they do little to help. I'm not even sure how to ask the question. Any ideas?
 
  2010-06-15 02:21:50 PM
eh thank you Zorgon.... getting ancey about it.

I actually found a cool one... I created a customizable exe file for the client side to run - UltraVNC SC (new window

It creates an exe for my office to use. I'll have to redo it once I get settled and have an ip address/port I open, but it sends a listen from the server (my machine), not the client. no client install either. The client puts out a "distress" signal basically, my machine (server) listens and says, "oh hia!"

All they'd have to do is run the exe, my machine pops a message, "so-n-so wants to connect", I click ok and take over.

pretty cool.
 
  2010-06-15 04:06:03 PM
Hey guys, I was wondering what I program I needed to stream tv over my home network and be able to change the channels. I'm using multiple tv tuner cards (4 NTSC and 4 Clear Qam and two ATSC also 4 hd cable boxes and 4 usb ir blasters) and I'd like to be able to watch any channel on any computer on my network at the same time. Any ideas?
 
  2010-06-15 10:25:06 PM
Maddogjew: Hey guys, I was wondering what I program I needed to stream tv over my home network and be able to change the channels. I'm using multiple tv tuner cards (4 NTSC and 4 Clear Qam and two ATSC also 4 hd cable boxes and 4 usb ir blasters) and I'd like to be able to watch any channel on any computer on my network at the same time. Any ideas?

I'm pretty sure MythTV would allow this since it does a server/client sort of thing, but it would require that all of the computers involved run Linux.
 
  2010-06-16 09:34:50 AM
FuturePastNow: I'm pretty sure MythTV would allow this since it does a server/client sort of thing, but it would require that all of the computers involved run Linux.

Well, Linux isn't an option for me since I am a rabid gamer. I do appreciate that you took the time to answer my question, thank you.

/Wine doesn't work for about 3/4ths of the games I play. :(
 
  2010-06-16 09:49:59 AM
FuturePastNow: I'm pretty sure MythTV would allow this...

It does indeed allow that - I've been using MythTV for years and it's nice being able to watch TV on any of my machines as well as the big screen.

Sorry Maddogjew, I don't know of anything else.
 
  2010-06-16 09:58:56 AM
Benny_Hill: Sorry Maddogjew, I don't know of anything else.

Well damn. I guess I could always dual boot but that is kind of a pain. Thanks.
 
  2010-06-16 10:53:48 AM
zorgon: I'm asking because I'm mounting a multi-terabyte drive onto my OS X machine and the results are amusing (df claims -1.1TB free, for example).

That client/server combo's probably got a 2 TB limit then. I know Snow Leopard definitely handles volumes bigger than that though, so is this an older OSX?
 
  2010-06-16 10:57:05 AM
if you have Dish Network, they have Slingbox stuff that might do the job now... but that's not exactly open source stuff. I'm thinking of getting it anyway though.
 
  2010-06-16 11:38:50 AM
nosajghoul: anyone know of a FF addon to view a page as IE would see it, but for ubuntu?

I think the addon requires some M$ .dll files, which is why the 2 or 3 addons I did fint arent supported on linux. :(

Basically I want to test my pages in IE w/o switching to the vista / 7 boxes. Only other option I see is to make a small app that when I push a button on this box, it reloads the app on that box, but that seems to be nuking it from orbit...


Not having any need to do that, I do not know of an addon for FF that would do that.
I will now unhelpfully suggest using virtualbox to test it in. Because that is my fallback for most things.
 
  2010-06-16 02:16:41 PM
Maddogjew: Well, Linux isn't an option for me since I am a rabid gamer. I do appreciate that you took the time to answer my question, thank you.

I figured. You asked for any ideas, though.
 
  2010-06-16 03:03:00 PM
Maddogjew: Well damn. I guess I could always dual boot but that is kind of a pain. Thanks.

Try using something like Portable Ubuntu^. It runs on top of Windows using CoLinux.

MythTV will probably run in that environment, but it could be too slow to be usable. Portable Ubuntu is faster than a separate virtual machine at least.
 
  2010-06-16 07:47:31 PM
HansensDisease: MythTV will probably run in that environment, but it could be too slow to be usable. Portable Ubuntu is faster than a separate virtual machine at least.

I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
 
  2010-06-16 08:39:24 PM
Maddogjew: HansensDisease: MythTV will probably run in that environment, but it could be too slow to be usable. Portable Ubuntu is faster than a separate virtual machine at least.

I'll give it a shot. Thanks.


That would certainly still require an actual Linux install running on the Myth server (the PC with all the tuner cards).
 
  2010-06-17 08:19:45 AM
Dual booting is always an option, too. Ubuntu and Windows 7 live quite well together.
 
  2010-06-17 01:28:05 PM
Mike: zorgon: I'm asking because I'm mounting a multi-terabyte drive onto my OS X machine and the results are amusing (df claims -1.1TB free, for example).

That client/server combo's probably got a 2 TB limit then. I know Snow Leopard definitely handles volumes bigger than that though, so is this an older OSX?


It is Tiger, but Apple claims the size limit for locally mounted filesystems on Tiger (past a certain n in 10.4.n) is ca. 8 exabytes. So this has to be some sort of Samba thing. I just can't find out if it's client or server or if I can upgrade it. Thanks Mike.
 
  2010-06-17 03:08:41 PM
Anyone used a bluetooth "Personal area network" in windows 7 before? I'm trying to use it to connect my laptop to my desktop (which is basically storage space now) since my desktop has no wireless except for bluetooth. I tried the 'join personal area network' option and both seemed to add each other as bluetooth devices, but the "control" option still wouldn't let me access the computer directly or view files on it. On my tablet it gives me the control option and I enabled the "authorize ect" option, but that option isn't there when I try to do the same from my desktop to my tablet.

I figured I could use the PAN the same way a wireless LAN works, but I'm not sure what step I'm missing. I just want to be able to access the desktop's files. Is there a way to make this work like a network drive over bluetooth? That would be ideal, since I like to back this tablet up to the desktop's HDD.
 
  2010-06-17 09:31:08 PM
zorgon: It is Tiger, but Apple claims the size limit for locally mounted filesystems on Tiger (past a certain n in 10.4.n) is ca. 8 exabytes. So this has to be some sort of Samba thing.

Most likely the Samba client in 10.4. Go to Leopard or (if this is Intel) Snow Leopard and that problem should go away.
 
  2010-06-18 11:21:04 AM
Yeah, that seems to be the only solution, thanks Mike. Alas this is only a 2 gig 1 GHz first-gen Intel Mini, so Snow Leopard is going to drag. Also the SuperDrive is dead. No choice: NEW COMPUTER YAY.
 
  2010-06-18 11:27:49 AM
I've been through two optical drives in mine already. The CPU is socketed and can be upgraded...
 
  2010-06-18 01:36:04 PM
LA LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU BECAUSE OF THE SOUND OF ME ORDERING A NEW COMPUTER LA LA LA

;)
 
  2010-06-18 04:53:18 PM
Erm, another question, does anyone have any idea what's going on hen Steam hit an error while trying to update, and says steam.exe was deleted but the file is still there. Trying to delete the file manually doesn't work, says I need permission. I'm the computer admin, and the only account on the computer, what's the cause of this error? I've had the error before but don't exactly remember why, on occasion when trying to delete something it will say X folder is in use by another process and won't let me delete it. My AV isn't scanning so nothing should be using the files when I'm trying to delete them.
 
  2010-06-18 08:32:36 PM
Barakku: Erm, another question, does anyone have any idea what's going on hen Steam hit an error while trying to update, and says steam.exe was deleted but the file is still there. Trying to delete the file manually doesn't work, says I need permission. I'm the computer admin, and the only account on the computer, what's the cause of this error? I've had the error before but don't exactly remember why, on occasion when trying to delete something it will say X folder is in use by another process and won't let me delete it. My AV isn't scanning so nothing should be using the files when I'm trying to delete them.

Have you tried shutting off steam on startup (using MSConfig, if necessary), and then restarting your computer, and then manually signing into Steam? Have you tried manually killing the process Steam.exe or Gameoverlay.exe or any of the other Steam processes when you start it up?

Usually just about every other update, I have to try to sign in, let my system crash, then kill the processes, then try to sign in again and get Steam running. Steam has always ran so poorly (and I've had it on several different computers with several different [including no] antivirus programs and it's always ran like that) that I don't even let it run on startup anymore, I only run it when I'm going to play a game.
 
  2010-06-19 04:37:49 PM
Good idea, but disabling it didn't do anything. It's updated a dozen times before on this comp and never had this problem...
I guess I'll scan my SSD for bad sectors when I have time, but I don't think that's it. Never had problems with steam before, but this's my first x64 machine.
 
  2010-06-20 10:17:48 PM
Ugh, there is some sort of bug that is making steam.exe a file that only the 'SYSTEM' user can access, no matter what it seems like I can't get it to go away and stay away. I've even searched and manually deleted all files and registry keys for steam.exe, I don't see how this is possible. On google there are forum threads about what looks like the same issue (usually 64 bit win 7) but none have a solution.

Even if I take ownership of the steam folder and delete it (I'm an admin and the only actual user account, I should have complete access...) steam gives the same error after it tries to reinstall and update.
 
  2010-06-20 10:46:07 PM
I looked around and came up with these things, I hope they help
got both of these from Link (new window)

when your steam fails to finish its update and crashes go to your steam folder and click steam tmp. this should allow it to finish. i have had to do this many times lately but it works for me.


I uninstalled steam, I then reinstalled so i got the error message. On my desktop and in my start menu I still had a steam.exe that I could run. I rebooted into safemode and then ran the steam.exe file. Everything worked like a charm. It updated, I am now rocking the mw2 and my steam is no longer acting up. hope this helps
 
  2010-06-20 10:49:01 PM
here is one more that might help too.

from this page Link (new window)


After I install Steam it gives me an error and say "steam.exe has been deleted but it's still there", then when repairing it says that I don't have permission to access steam.exe/steamtmp.exe

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition, it's a fresh install and not an upgrade.

Update: Solved the problem with a mix of all the suggestions. What I did was:

1. Install it.
2. When the update window open I close it immediately.
3. Go to steam.exe, proprieties, compatibility > XP SP3 mode.
4. Open it a let it update, after every update close it and run it again to let all the updates download.
5. When it doesn't update anymore go to steam.exe and unchecked the compatibility mode.
6. Start it normally with Win 7.

After that it worked with no problems.
 
  2010-06-21 12:10:17 AM
Barakku

Haven't really messed around with Bluetooth, but keep in mind Bluetooth/PAN is very short range, i.e. 3 feet or something like that.
 
  2010-06-21 12:28:28 AM
Barakku:

so there I was and I thought I would throw this one at you too, it is for file sharing via bluetooth from laptop to pc with win 7

Link (new window)
 
  2010-06-21 11:41:20 AM
paleryder69: here is one more that might help too.

from this page Link (new window)


Apparently the problem is that the update brilliantly creates multiple copies of steam.exe and tries to edit them while they're still 'open' and cannot be accessed, and the program apparently doesn't have an exception to handle this.
After applying compatibility to every copy it made and canceling the update like 10 times it finally worked. I think...god knows if I'll have the same damn problem next time it updates.

I looked over the steps for blueooth troubleshooting in the article you linked, it's all stuff I've done before...I can't seem to find any specific info on using a direct bluetooth connection in windows 7, doesn't seem very popular I guess.
 
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