I wanted to log all our calls and found out that there’s a feature in IP Office called SMDR that sends logs to a server.
Continue reading Small Hack to Send SMDR to Syslog, for IP Office and other PBXs
I got the message “the computer did not resync because no time data was available” after running “w32tm /resync /force”.
I had followed the various howtos out there*, and checked them against each other : as expected, they differed slightly, but none of them worked for me. Well, it turned out that I needed to run the update command, below.
Continue reading w32tm reports the computer did not resync because no time data was available
This inexpensive SOHO/Small biz router has a simple and pretty feature-rich implementation of vlan routing. It’s so basic at this router, that it’ll upset you that switches don’t do a great job helping you to configure vlans.
Continue reading ZyXEL ZyWALL USG-50 VLANs
The USG-50 has a pretty flexible system for saving configurations.
Continue reading ZyXEL ZyWALL USG-50 – Backing Up the Configuration
When you reset the 108T, the system creates three default VLANs.
This isn’t some kind of industry standard – it’s a netgear non-feature, and we have to live with it. So going forward, I’m not going to make any vlans for 2 and 3. We may end up using these for voip, anyway. There’s a lot to be said for built-in features that are supported, and so far, my experience with netgear voip support has been okay.
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One morning, I started wondering how RAID 5 parity works to rebuild a disk array. It seemed “magical” to me, that you can get redundancy and still use most of your disk capacity. So I searched for it… and turned up not very much info, and one other person’s unanswered question. A few articles explained it, but in a little more detail about performance, and less detail about the actual parity function. So I wrote this. The good articles were at:
Continue reading RAID 5 Parity. What is it, and how does it work?