Recent content by jpnilson

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    Trying to Get Gnome Boxes to Boot Up VM

    I agree job one is the virtualization settings in bios. Use the link below skipping the windows stuff at the beginning and make sure the virtualization is enabled. You may have to find other instructions based on the bios using but the intel/amd settings are the same...
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    Text editors that run from the terminal.

    Its fairly common but some appliances running stripped down highly modified flavors of linux sometimes do not. My work history is long and I am a creature of habit. I just go to VI without thinking about it.
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    Text editors that run from the terminal.

    I most often use VI because of the environment I worked in did not allow anything but the bare minimum to be installed. It is good to become comfortable with it as it is almost always available. I do like nano. Notepadqq is also good as you can open and manipulate large files without issue.
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    Ubuntu PPTP VPN portforwarding

    One quick and dirty thing you could do is to temporarily disable your firewall and see if the problems go away. As far as reaching your server it would be helpful if you could provide a bit more about your network topology...
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    Ping timeout from windoze (11 enterprise) client

    Give your interface an address on the same subnet as the windows interface. Ping doesn't work because there is no route.
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    Selecting the right router for a cluster?

    You would need to look a backplane specs to determine if it meets your need. I would suspect you could get something like a cisco 3750 on ebay that will work for what you are doing. I'm guessing the systems NIC cards and cpu that you are using will end up being a bigger bottleneck. Without...
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    Selecting the right router for a cluster?

    I'm not sure where you are at but in in the US it is easy to find an old wireless routers. I think just about any router would work.....
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    VM NAT Private IP Address

    With the Network and mask listed you would expect to see a class C address space of - Not sure the nature of your NAT configuration but sounds like you have no return path. I say this as you see SYN going out but the rest of the handshake is missing. This tells me that...
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    Some websites not loading - Arch Linux

    I would also check to see if UFW is running on your machine. You may try to disable temporarily if enabled and see if that makes things work for you
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    Some websites not loading - Arch Linux

    For instance you say you cannot reach First I would do an nslookup of If it doesn't resolve then you will need to do things like look for an up stream firewall blocking. Since you are able to reach some sites Im guessing that is not the issue. Next if nslookup...
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    The reasons why Linux will never go above 2.something% of computer users.

    Microsoft and apple always amaze me in they seem to be able to incorporate new and improved ways to create new revenue streams. A couple recent examples for me: Windows: I set up file history to run on windows boxes in my home to simplify backups. Now that we have both retired in my household...
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    Mysql error!

    Here is the problem 2022-04-21 10:21:10 0 [ERROR] InnoDB: Plugin initialization aborted with error Data structure corruption You could try something like this to resolve If its a new installation might be easier to start...
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    After fighting an OTP issue today I was reminded of something I learned years ago. Just...

    After fighting an OTP issue today I was reminded of something I learned years ago. Just because you are using NTP does not mean you can assume that your system clock will be correct. Since I made an assumption that time had to be correct I spent a couple hours trying fix everything else that...
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    What is the simplest way to transfer a file between two systems?

    If your doing this a lot for a particular device I would use something like filezilla. When I am remote I have a nextcloud server set up at home. I drop the file I want to folder that I have set up to sync and off it goes. From a command line I prefer scp.
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    Is there a word for the data encapsulated in the frame?

    Here is a link gives a little more information on encapsulation. There is a lot that goes into getting information from one location to another. If you really want to dig into networking that you get the latest CISCO CCNA certification text. It of course has a lot of proprietary information...