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Monthly Archive for September, 2004

Allowing TS/RDP through a PIX

Cisco’s line of PIX devices provides crucial firewall service for many in development and business environments alike. Occasionally developers require remote access to Windows platforms via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Windows 2000 Terminal Services. When VPN services aren’t available, we occasionally have to let these client connections through the firewall. Terminal Server, Windows 2000 […]

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FreeBSD is not Windows in that the system won’t try to renegotiate a DHCP lease after having reconnected a network link that had been disconnected. Users who frequently swap networks under Windows are intimately familar with the ipconfig /renew command. While this obviously won’t work under FreeBSD, there is an equivalent command to renew a […]

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As much as I like the FreeBSD installer, it doesn’t always install the latest version of the ports collection. If I were installing from a CD/DVD, I could understand when a dated copy of the collection was copied from the installatiogn media. After all, you can’t put software onto a CD that hasn’t been written […]

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