Our current Call Manager 4.x servers are creaking under their age, and we are looking at replacing this either with a new Cisco telephony system or a completely new system altogether. The system has to use IP as the connection to the handsets, as we don't want to add in more cables.
Has anyone any experience in deploying a new Call manager setup, or a similar telephony system, and how was the accessibility?
I just got a promotion at work, and with the goodness of a promotion comes more responsibilities. I'm now in charge of our backup infrastructure. We run Backup Exec 12.5, and have 16 or so media servers in various branch offices around the world. While Backup Exec used to be very accessible, over the last two versions accessibility seems to have gone into something of a decline, I already use scripts just to read the main table of jobs, and might need more just to get around the scheduling window so I can actually schedule a job. I'd consider the rest of the program accessible but clunky, tabbing doesn't always bring you where you think it will, on some screens tab order seems to be dynamic. Backup Exec also has an odd way of bringing up alert windows and grabbing your focus, even when you tell it specifically not to. While clunkyness is OK on one server, when you have fifteen individual servers to manage and no way to do it in a centralized fashion clunkyness is less acceptable. This is also less than a quarter of my new responsibilities as well. The current admin has the remote desktop console setup with all the Backup Exec servers in his favorites, stays logged into each server with a Backup Exec window open, and flicks from screen to screen and can easily glance at the output from each job. For us screen reader users, that doesn't work well. I've already got e-mail alerts set up and am using some Outlook rules to sort failure jobs out from successes, but was wondering if there's anything else I can be doing? I'd think people in really large environments with hundreds of media servers aren't logging into each server on a daily basis, so there has to be better ways to handle this. Any ideas?
This is a frequently asked question on linux lists. It usually generates quite a bit of debate because the military doesn't usually tell people what they can do so you can only speculate on what it would take to destroy the data so that even the military can't recover it. Certainly, if you destroy the platter physically by doing something like hitting it with a hammer, that should do it.
But most people believe that just wiping the disk a dozen or so times will do it. You can do that with the dd command lie this:
Dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/sda
Thats if your disk is a sata drive. For IDE drives, the command would be:
Dd if=/dev/random of=/dev/had
Those commands write random digits over the entire drive, wiping out the boot sector, partition table, and all data. You would have to do that several times because the read/write heads might not line up exactly right to destroy every single bit if you do it just once.
.From: "Ibraam Wahib"<ibraam.wahib(a)gmail.com>
.Sent: 5/17/10 4:38:19 AM
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.Subject: [Blind-sysadmins] data format.
.need quick help please,
.how can I format a hard disk which can not be recovered forever by any means? )data destroyed(
.the hard was have windows format then formatted and now have Linux, I need to delete all partitions and delete any data to be unusable anymore even via military means.
.can we do this?
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Is it possible to take a wireless WiFi connection under windows XP Pro and
share it with the included ethernet port?
Never done this on windows.
Any ideas how to set up a nat type thing?
All responses please private as this is probably off topic.
I'm going to atempt to get myself back in school. I'm doing it
differently this time and looking in to online universities, and i'd
like to know if anyone has used them, dealt with them, heard of them
good or bad, my focus is in obtaining a higher degree in I.T. The
1. American Intercontinental University
2. Colorado Technical University Online
3. South University
4. Florida Tech University Online
5. Capella University
I've got an interesting issue for everyone - hopefully someone might
have some idea as to whats going on here?
I have a laptop with an intel wifi card, I think it's a pro 2100. No
matter what I try, I can't get it to see my access point.
Things I've tried:
Set both devices to work with both 11b&g at the same time, even though
there both g
Tried setting them both to g only.
Other clients can connect to the ap fine and the card can connect to
other networks without any problems.
Tried updating drivers.
A channel change didn't do anything.
I entered the info for my network manually in windows but it still
Signal isn't an issue - I've searched for my network in different
rooms both near and not so near to the ap.
I really don't get what's going on here, I thought I was fairly good
at wlan related stuff but this doesn't appear to be the case. I've
scene instanses where the card will try and connect then fail, but in
this situation it can't even see my ssid.
If anyone has any ideas or they've spotted something that I could be
doing wrong, I'd be really interested in hearing them.