I worked on re-writing the DNS section. There
was much confusion between the DNS servers your DSL/Cable provider
gives you versus the DNS servers you need to host your own domain name.
These are not the same DNS servers and I realize that I did a poor job
in differentiating between them in the previous draft. I also updated
the related documents to clarify this point. I apologize for the
hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. I had the chance to
go see Pearl
Harbor with my family and I really enjoyed the movie. You should
definitely check it out.
you look closely at the side menu bar, you'll notice our newest section,
creatively named "Diagrams". Here you
will find diagrams of several different networks that you might setup for
yourself. So far I put up 10 different diagrams. I've been
told that this site needs some illustrations, so this is my attempt to
add visual aids. If there is a diagram that I left out, let
me know and I'll see what I can do.
have exams this week so there won't be much in terms of articles anytime
soon. However, I will still be lurking in the online
forums so that's probably the best way to get
in touch with me if you have any questions.
Step by Step article: Port
Forwarding on the Linksys Cable/DSL Router - Port Ranges (1.3x newer firmware).Actually,
this doesn't really count as a new article, but is a revised version of
the old one to include the port ranging feature that the newer firmware
(1.3x) supports. The older firmware (1.2x) didn't support port ranging.
Mother's Day! Don't forget to give your Mom a call or give your wife
a hug today because it's their day! Today I tried making chocolate
covered strawberries for my mom so I bought the giant strawberries with
the long stems, Girandelli (sp) chocolate, and some powdered sugar.
I heated up the chocolate in a double boiler and everything was ready to
go. I got through dipping 4 strawberries, then I noticed the chocolate
had begun to clump. I guess I overcooked the chocolate, no good.
So I looked around the house for some chocolate that I could melt down
to use. I found 6 bags of snack size M&M's (plain) so I thought,
what the heck, and tossed them into the double boiler. Nope, M&M's
don't melt down smooth. Oh, well, off to the store again.
more computer related news, I stopped by the computer show last week and
spent a good couple hours browsing around for cool toys. One thing
I must mention is that most vendors who sell RAM don't know the difference
between CAS 2 and CAS 3 RAM. When asked, they say it is definitely
CAS 2 when the chips aren't even marked. Also, all their RAM is supposedly
from Micron even though the chips aren't labeled either. Watch out
for unscrupulous vendors out there.
up a 3com 3c905TX network card since I didn't compare it in Network
Card Roundup - Which is the Best PCI Network Card? I did some
informal testing and found the speeds to be as good as the top network
cards in the article, but the thing I was looking for was cpu utilization.
The cpu utilization was still at 100%. I guess the only network card
that doesn't have 100% cpu utilization is the Intel®
PRO/100+ Management Adapter. You can still get your Intel®
PRO/100+ Management Adapter w/WOL for $17.50 shipped here
from a member of our forums. That's a killer price. I think
he has like 150 of these left. He'll cut you a better price of $16.50
each if you buy two and register as a member of this website.
some info in the Connection page. I
previously stated that there were routers available to handle USB DSL/Cable
modems. However, there are not. I apologize for this
changed IP numbers for this website, then I changed it back to the original
one again due to some problems with my DSL company. Everything should
be fine now. Most of you didn't notice the downtime because the changes
took place almost instantaneously. This is one of the biggest advantages
of using ZoneEdit.com.
I have some other domains that are still on GraniteCanyon.com
and those same changes are still waiting to be effected (2 days now).
Seriously people, there is no good reason not to use ZoneEdit.com.
of looming exams and the upcoming USMLE 1 board exam, there will be less
updates on this front page. I will still work on the site every day,
but those changes might not be listed here on the front page every day.
Sorry, school comes first.
thing I want to mention is that you should make sure your server is updated
with the latest patches no matter what OS and software you are using, but
especially if you're using IIS 5.0. Now people have written scripts
that go looking for holes in your webserver and hack automatically.
What's next, GUI tools for hacking? Dang hackers. Here
is the latest security patch for IIS 5.0. You should keep an eye
on Microsoft's site since they have a new patch like every other day.
You think your site is too small to be hacked. Think again.
Several people I know have been hacked running their sites on DSL and cable.
The most recent attack of a large company was Rockford
Fosgate. Their front page was hacked for over 24 hours.
It could happen to you.
article took a lot longer than I thought, but here it is: Adding
a FTP Service on a Non Standard Port Number in Windows 2000 Server/Advanced
Server. Okay people.. I'm going to slow down writing new articles
for a while, but instead I'm gonna concentrate on revising and adding new
information to current write-ups. This will keep the information
on this site nice and fresh.
Also, I want to thank everybody
who sent me emails with suggestions, tips, and words of encouragement.
I really appreciate it. <sniff sniff>. Take care everybody!
de Mayo is here! Today's article is Adding
a New User Account in Windows 2000 (Professional/Server/Advanced Server).
Sooner or later you're gonna have to add a user account so here is how
to do it as painlessly as possible.
morning, the site was difficult to get to because of DSL issues.
Once again, I called my DSL provider and they were helpful as usual.
Things should be back to normal by now.
was up and down sporadically for the past 3 days. That's why I still
strongly recommend ZoneEdit.com.
more weeks until the end of school! Yeah! Then I have 3-4 weeks
to study for the USMLE 1 (United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1).
we go: Running a Subdomain in Windows
2000 Server/Advanced Server using Host Headers. That's the third
article in 3 days! I need a vacation! Actually I have more
and more articles coming so stick around.
we keep churning out these Step by Step
guides! Today we have a continuation of our subdomain kick with:
a Subdomain to your Zone File at ZoneEdit.com. This is for you
people who have your DNS servers with ZoneEdit.com.
So you are asking: What good are two articles about adding a subdomain
to your DNS without the article about how to configure your webserver software
to handle to subdomain? Well, my impatient friend, that article is
in progress and should be out by tomorrow. It's about how to run
subdomains in win2k server. Yes I know everybody doesn't use win2k
server, but since that's what I have on hand, that's what I'm gonna work
a new article is up called Writing
a Zone File with a Subdomain. We show you how to direct a subdomain
to a different IP address or the same IP address as your current domain.
Subdomains can be used in many cool ways. Find out how to add one
to your site.