Browsing articles tagged with "guest - Admins Goodies"
Oct 10, 2012
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Host a simple website ON a wifi router?

I need to setup a wifi ‘guest’ access network that will automatically direct users to a website with a flash video. The website can either be hosted internally or externally. The goal would be to make sure the user can not access anything else until the video is done playing or for a certain amount of time after agreeing to the terms of wifi. Questions, any wifi router that can actually work as a web […]

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Jun 9, 2012
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ESXi 5 Guests will not boot

I have a problem with Guests not booting under VMWare ESXi 5.0 on my IBM x3550M3 server. Note: Investigation eventually determined that problem was with the VMware client on a Lenovo Edge laptop, the only Windows box available in a Linux IT shop. vSphere Client v4 and v5 duplicated behavior on the Lenovo Edge. As indicated in the comment to the accepted answer, replacing the workstation with one using different video was the “fix” for […]

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Apr 30, 2012
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Can I host a domain on a kvm guest with a private IP?

I have a server on which I want to host several domains. Let’s say these: example1.com example2.com example3.com I only have one public IP (currently). I have configured all A-records to point to that public IP address. I can configure my apache to serve files for all domains without any problem and I can ssh to any of these domains and reach my server. Now I have installed KVM and created a couple of guests. […]

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Apr 23, 2012
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is anti-virus needed for windows guest accounts

A co-worker of mine insists that if a Windows PC is used exclusively by guest-accounts, then there is no need for anti-virus software to be installed. this strikes me as a bit optimistic. is this true? Asked by animemastr No. While many infections come through the actions of privileged users, there are plenty of sources of potential infections (attack vectors) that eliminating privilege doesn’t solve. For instance, this RDP bug from last month is a […]

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Jan 15, 2012
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Setting up a web server on a virtual machine viewable from the host and all other vms running on the host

I have set up an Apache web server on a windows 7 ultimate VM guest machine. This machine also has all the software I need to develop server-side scripts (aptana, VS 2008 etc) The VM is bridged with its own ip address 10.1.10.19 and the apache server is listening on port 80 http://localhost and http://localhost:80 both work on the guest VM – so the apache server is working OK However, I cannot access the webserver […]

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Aug 24, 2011
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Security effects of granting guest access to a database

I’m doing a compare of my development server with production and find one has this: EXEC sp_grantdbaccess N’guest’ How would anyone take advantage of the guest user in a connection string? It doesn’t seem to be mapped to a logon. In pubs I see guest is a member of public. Guest doesn’t seem to be deletable. Is this some sort of anonymous access account or what? If this is a security problem, what do I […]

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Aug 21, 2011
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Wireless guest access with HP ProCurve 420

We have a HP ProCurve 420 wireless access point hooked up to our LAN, which then connects to the internet though a gateway router. Is it possible to set up a guest SSID, which can access the internet but not our LAN? After reading through the manual, I don’t see anything put forward as providing this function, but there are enough features to make me think I may have missed the implications of one of […]

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Aug 21, 2011
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Renting a dedicated, but getting a VPS. How to detect?

When renting a dedicated server, how can one be certain than he/she is not getting a VPS or some other virtual machine variant instead of a true dedicated hardware box? Which checks can be run (assuming it is a linux box) to detect such case? First of all, physical machines tend to have more memory than VPSs. Question 512MB or less. Secondly you can check several things to find a VPS. You’ll commonly find virtual […]

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Aug 19, 2011
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If I’m using Workgroup based Windows networking, do I need a login for all users on all PCs if I have a guest account with Admin Priv?

I administer our small office network. If I want PC’s 1-5 (PC1, PC2, etc.) to all have access to our Server (using Windows Workgroup networking (not Domain networking) that I have to have the logon for each user (from PC1, 2, etc.) on that server. If I have a Guest account on the server, does that give each user access to whatever the Guest has access to (without needing to have all those duplicated logons?) […]

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Aug 19, 2011
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Weird fluctuating time on a XEN linux guest

I have a weird problem with some servers here at work. We have a few XEN guests who’s current time fluctuates. # date;date;date;date;date;date;date Thu Feb 25 16:00:40 PHT 2010 Thu Feb 25 16:00:48 PHT 2010 Thu Feb 25 16:00:40 PHT 2010 Thu Feb 25 16:00:48 PHT 2010 Thu Feb 25 16:00:40 PHT 2010 Thu Feb 25 16:00:48 PHT 2010 Thu Feb 25 16:00:40 PHT 2010 As seen above, the time fluctuates between 16:00:48 and 16:00:40, […]

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