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VMware Console repeating Characters and how to stop it

I was recently connected to the console of a Linux VM on an ESXi server using vSphere and whenever I would type it would repeat each character a random number of times, needless to say this got quiet anoying. So I did some Googleing! As we all do, and I found this article which was […]

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How to add to hosts file on a MAC

From time to time it is necessary to update the hosts file on a machine, and MAC’s are no different! given they are based on unix most bits and pieces are in their usual places but “hidden” from the usual users. With good cause! If your reading this your obviously not a normal user… So […]

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How to configure domain specific relay hosts in exim using remote_smtp with CPanel

So you have, for whatever reason, a requirement to send all mail from CPanel server x addressed to *@domain.com via a specific smtp server. I recently ran into this issue and found a relatively simple fix. Unlike Microsoft Exchange and its easy UI where you can create a send connector with a bunch of prerequisites, […]

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How to Enable SSH Access to ESXi v4

Learn how to enable ssh access to your ESXi VMware hosts

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How to Secure SSH on CPanel and restrict to specific hosts

What I tend to do is restrict ssh to protocol 2 to start with, then change the listening port for ssh and lastly utilize CPanel’s built in hosts access control to restrict what sources are able to access ssh.

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Configuring AXFR using ACL’s with BIND/NSD on CPanel

From time to time my configuration of CPanel Hosting servers requires the ability to allow a Windows  (or other) style DNS server to retrieve hosted dns zones from the hosting server. As default AXFR is blocked with Bind/NSD on a CPanel box, and with good cause! My configuration in an environment where Windows DNS servers […]

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Snow Leopard & mounting smb shares to folders

OK, so if you’re like me your a bit of an all rounder, you will almost certainly come up against a MAC in your travels! While I used to cringe when I got the “ohh while you are here, the designers MAC has been playing up” line, now I am joyed by this as it […]

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