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  1. Andy

    How to run JNLP files on Linux

    So what's JNLP anyway? Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP) is a protocol which enables an application to be launched on a client desktop by using resources that are hosted on a remote web server. The standard way of accessing Server iLO/IPMI or ScreenConnect client for Linux is via JNLP file...
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    What social networking are you using?

    Hi everyone, I'm surveying what social networking services are you using 🗳 To participate, tap on login (if you haven't logged in) -- then you can select Log in using (Facebook/Twitter/Google/GitHub/LinkedIn/Microsoft/Yahoo!) If you don't have these accounts, then you can still participate by...
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    What to do when SFC /scannow found corrupt files but unable to fix them

    So you tried to check and repair your Windows system files using System File Checker utility aka sfc.exe, but then you got the following error message: C:\windows\system32>sfc /scannow Beginning system scan. This process will take some time. Beginning verification phase of system scan...
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    MikroTik RDP Bruteforce Login Prevention

    This is an expansion from our standard MikroTik SSH, Telnet and FTP Bruteforce Login Prevention. To stop Remote Desktop Connection attacks on your router, follow the following guide: in /ip firewall filter add chain=forward protocol=tcp dst-port=3389 src-address-list=rdp_blacklist action=drop...
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    Happy New Year 2020

    Just had my 3 weeks of holiday in Indonesia 🇮🇩 And I'm posting this brief message from 35,000 feet on my EK450 flight from DPS back to AKL. Cheers 🍻 Here also a good news, Emirates offers unlimited Wi-Fi for the entire flight just for only $10.99 ✈ Definitely worth it, aye? Post your...
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    Changing the frequency of checking email in Microsoft Outlook

    Click on File in the Ribbon interface. Click on Options in the sidebar. When the Options screen opens, make sure you are on the Advanced tab by clicking on it. Under the Send and Receive category (you may need to scroll down), click on the Send/Receive... button. Make sure Schedule an...
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    Script to clear printer spooler on Windows

    Here's the simple script to clear printer spooler on Windows: net stop spooler del %systemroot%\System32\spool\printers\* /Q /F /S net start spooler Copy all of the three commands above and save to a .bat file and run it whenever needed 😉 Works with the Windows 10 & Server OS 👍 Let me know...
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    Auto Provisioning 3CX Phones using Option 66 on a MikroTik router

    Option 66 is a feature that's available in most commercial grade routers which enables offering a 'provisioning server address' to any device on the same LAN and obtaining an IP via DHCP. This method of "broadcasting" the server address to multiple IP phones during the network boot up, versus...
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    3CX instance post-installation final touch ups

    After finished installing 3CX Debian Linux ISO: nano /etc/hostname make the hostname to an FQDN, for example: test3cx -> test3cx.my3cx.nz nano /etc/default/grub adjust GRUB_TIMEOUT=5 -> GRUB-TIMEOUT=2 to make boot loader timeout faster (on line 7) also, remove the QUIET boot option, on line...
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    Enable logging in to Windows with a PIN on a domain environment where you can't enable Windows Hello

    Do you want to login to your Windows using a PIN, but a group policy object prevents you from doing it 😕 Usually, this issue comes with this classic error message: *Some of these settings are hidden or managed by your organisation. -- But, worry not! As long as you have a local admin right on...
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    Disable Windows Hello Face Login from automatic scanning on logon screen

    Are you annoyed with the Windows Hello Face Login that automatically scans your face on every time you're on Windows logon screen? You might have a group policy object that prevents you to disable it, showing this classic error message: *Some of these settings are hidden or managed by your...
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    How to clear bash history without leaving any trace

    In some occasion, if you don't want to leave any trace on what you've done on your Linux bash console or terminal or SSH client, use the following command: history -c && history -w && exitThis will clears any history, writes an empty value of history (since it was cleared) and exits the terminal...
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    2013 NZ Toyota Prius V Hybrid 7 seaters for sale

    Equipped with Reverse Camera, 8 Airbag, Well-maintained & operated, Keyless (Proximity key) This super rare genuine NZ Toyota Prius V is for sale! Asking price: $20,000 Kilometres: 83,000 Engine size: 1800 cc Transmission: Automatic Seats: 7 Body: Pearl white, 5 doors, station wagon, also...
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    Upgrade Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10 for FREE

    Even though Microsoft's free Windows upgrade offer is technically over, you can still upgrade your good old Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC to Windows 10 for FREE. The process is seamless and reasonably easy and I have done this many times without activation issues. All you need to do is just to...
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    Allow a hotspot user to be simultaneously used by multiple users or devices

    Log in to the MikroTik interface, either Winbox or Webfig, then navigate to: IP > Hotspot > User Profiles > Profile > Shared Users This is set to 1 as default, you can either directly increase the numerical value here or click the triangle at the end of the line to remove the restriction for...
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    Use any network share for Time Machine backup

    Follow through this guide to use Time Machine backup on any network location. Create the sparsebundle: (just need to type the red command, the other commands are just for reference only) mm:MM andy$ ls -al total 80 drwx------ 1 andy staff 16384 16 Sep 09:43 . drwx------ 1 andy staff 16384...
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    How to create or overwrite 0 byte file

    This can be very useful especially when you try to overwrite a file and preserve all of the original file permission, while on the destination has no enough disk space. The solution is to use the old school 'copy con' command, then CTRL+Z to save the 0 byte...
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    How to disable completely 3CX Voicemail

    You may already have disabled Voicemail by unticking Enable Voicemail on the extension level like this: But wonder why sometime you get 'Voicemail disabled for this extension' message. Here's the solution: On the extension level, go to Forwarding Rules, then check on the drop down on each...
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    MikroTik L2TP over IPsec VPN Server Tutorial Guide for RouterOS v6.44+

    This is an updated tutorial from my previous RouterOS v6.43 L2TP/IPsec tutorial. In RouterOS v6.44 there were major changes where they removed "main-l2tp" exchange-mode from the /ip ipsec peer. But this means configuring L2TP/IPsec is even more simpler, just follow through my guide down below...
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    Creating SPF include record

    In this article, we will learn how to implement SPF include record, which can be very useful if you have large SPF records with many entries. Many people may not realise it, but the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) specification has a limit on the number of DNS lookups (10) required to fully...
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