Windows server

The convenience and reliability that monitoring programs offer system administrators is astounding. Whether at home, commuting, or on vacation, admins can continuously monitor their networks, learning of issues long before they become catastrophes.

Nagios, the most popular open source solution for system and network monitoring, is extremely robust, but it’s also intensely complex.

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From my mailbag:

I turn off the PC at home or the office once in a while. Now, I’ve server at colocation center. Do we need to run server 24/7? I do reboot the server once a month. Is it advisable to completely power off a server once in a while instead of 24/7 running?

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MySQL vs PostgreSQL

by on October 9, 2008 · 1 comment

Useful comparison of MySQL and PostgreSQL open source database software.

MySQL vs PostgreSQL is a decision many must make when approaching open-source relational databases management systems. Both are time-proven solutions that compete strongly with propriety database software.

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Learn from Google how to save electricity while serving millions of request across a globe. Google come up with 5-step approach to build efficient data centers.

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PuTTY is a terminal emulator application which can act as a client for the SSH, Telnet, rlogin, and raw TCP computing protocols. You can use putty for remote login or to control your router connected via serial devices.

By default PuTTY stores the session information in the registry on Windows machine. If you have several PuTTY sessions stored in one laptop and would like to transfer those sessions to another laptop, you need to transfer HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham registry key and value as explained below.

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Midori operating system is the code name for a microkernel-based operating system written as managed code, being developed at Microsoft, mooted as a possible successor to Microsoft Windows by many.

Midori will use the Internet to operate and data will be stored on central Microsoft server. It will remove the role of a single PC.

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Explains how to use Windows nslookup command to verify your own or ISP recursive DNS resolvers are free from DNS cache poisoning bug.

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