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A mystery including ping, nslookup and unresolvable issues

A mystery including ping, nslookup and unresolvable issues

Today at work I noticed that when I logged in on my Windows 7 client laptop, the network shares had not been mapped. That’s weird, was my first reaction. So I went ahead and tried to ping the server the share resides on, with a standard ping servername from command prompt. I simply got a “Ping request could not find host servname. Please check the name and try again.”. Ok, I then tried the FQDN, ping servername.mycompany.com. Same reply, “Ping request could not find…

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Connecting USB programmer AVR ISP MKII to target board for ATtiny2313

Connecting USB programmer AVR ISP MKII to target board for ATtiny2313

I recently bought an Atmel AVR programmer since I was interested in helping a friend out with programming some blinking LEDs. This is a brief description on how I connected the programmer to a solderless breadboard so I would be able to program the ATtiny2313 I had concluded was sufficient for the project. First of all, I downloaded AVR Studio 5 from Atmel (there exists other software as well, such as AVR Dude) and installed it. When I connected my…

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Commodore nostalgia and IDE64 woes

Commodore nostalgia and IDE64 woes

For the past week I have been tinkering with setting up a Commodore 64 with a new mass storage device (IDE64 v4.1) I bought. It plugs into the cartridge port, it has an interface for CF card, 2 IDE interfaces (for external hard drives) and a PC Link connection for USB transfers between a PC and the C64. This device makes it incredible easy to transfer files from the PC to the CF card and then e.g. write disk images…

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Installing Snort on a flash based FreeBSD system

Installing Snort on a flash based FreeBSD system

For some years I have run Snort on my main server, along with Apache, bind etc and this solution has the obvious limit to only check traffic accessing the server. In a perfect world, it should be placed either before or behind the router/firewall so all traffic to the internal network is examined. This can be accomplished by various techniques, such as getting a passive network tap or using a hub. Since I already had an ITX system, Alix 2D3,…

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Alix2C2 as a firewall with M0n0wall

Alix2C2 as a firewall with M0n0wall

For some time I have been pondering the option of getting a stand-alone router/firewall, since the combined modem/router provided by my ISP has some drawbacks (very rudimentary logging, max 10 ports forwarded etc). A few years back, I used my main multi-homed server (running FreeBSD 4.5 at that time) as a gateway/firewall. What I did like about it was the configurability and the logging options, but when I retired that box and moved FreeBSD over to a virtual machine, I…

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Navigon 7310

Navigon 7310

After months of patiently waiting for Navigon’s new flagship to arrive, I spotted it at a local electronics store and before I could say “Rob Hubbard’s 8-bit remixes” I found myself walking out of the store as a proud owner of a Navigon 7310. It was announced at CES this January and it has now finally become available to many parts of Europe. Some of the features this GPS brags about are: Voice navigation Bluetooth Landmark View 3D City View…

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