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Forum: General Hardware 11-29-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By smokie mcpott
i have one of these: ...

i have one of these:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=81
coupled with a 4gb cf card and a dual port pci nic, it consumes all of about 20 watts
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 11-28-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By smokie mcpott
i completely took it as an attack on me, since...

i completely took it as an attack on me, since apparently i am not allowed to voice my opinion
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 11-28-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By smokie mcpott
how can an opinion be accurate? perhaps...

how can an opinion be accurate?


perhaps it be best to understand what i am saying before telling me i am wrong?
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 11-28-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By smokie mcpott
1.dude i have used it, i was involved in the beta...

1.dude i have used it, i was involved in the beta testing from first rc all the way up through gold, thanks

2.you are reading what i said OUT OF CONTEXT, when he said OpenFiler looked a little too...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 11-28-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By smokie mcpott
CW, i think that was uncalled for. i didnt...

CW, i think that was uncalled for.

i didnt say that it did everything that WHS can do. i was frustrated at the comment 'dont have time to learn a new os', when in fact you dont have to learn a...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 11-28-08, 02:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By smokie mcpott
perhaps you missed the point i tried to make...

perhaps you missed the point i tried to make earlier.

there is no need to LEARN a new OS with FreeNAS. you install it, you browse to the webpage, you configure your disks and your shares, just...
Forum: nVidia GPUs 11-28-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By smokie mcpott
And consider switching to using Firefox with its...

And consider switching to using Firefox with its built in spell checker. My 5yr old has better grammar

LandShark
Forum: Cases and Case Modding 11-28-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By smokie mcpott
i have some of these: ARK 4U-500-CA Black 4U...

i have some of these:
ARK 4U-500-CA Black 4U Rackmount Case - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811182566)
ARK IPC-4U600 Black Steel 4U Rackmount Server Case - Retail...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 11-27-08, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By smokie mcpott
port forwarding on your router

port forwarding on your router
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 11-27-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By smokie mcpott
the easy way around that is to use a port that is...

the easy way around that is to use a port that is uncommon
for instance, forward outside port 30035 to inside port 80 on the WHS (i dont know what ports WHS uses, but my guess is that is one of them.
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 11-27-08, 09:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By smokie mcpott
pick one. my guess is that there is a linux...

pick one.
my guess is that there is a linux version of EVERYTHING that WHS can do
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 11-27-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By smokie mcpott
i completely agree TalRW. if it werent for...

i completely agree TalRW.

if it werent for my gaming addiction, every pc in my house would be windows free
the only windows machines i have here are the 3 gaming pcs, and my htpc. all the others...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 11-27-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By smokie mcpott
i set up a second nas last night with the latest...

i set up a second nas last night with the latest release of FreeNAS....i have to say, they have come a long way with this release... there are TONS of options now, my favorite is the addition of...
Forum: General Hardware 11-26-08, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By smokie mcpott
thats not the only glitch in their descriptions: ...

thats not the only glitch in their descriptions:
lets play a little game shall we?

one of these lists is not like the other one....
Features
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium operating...
Forum: Displays and Digital Cameras 11-26-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By smokie mcpott
go with dvi-hdmi cable... much cleaner than a vga...

go with dvi-hdmi cable... much cleaner than a vga IMO
Forum: General Hardware 11-26-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By smokie mcpott
the only way to overclock your cpu is through...

the only way to overclock your cpu is through your motherboard (add more voltage, increase FSB, etc) you cannot overclock your CPU without the aid of a motherboard
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Security 11-26-08, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By smokie mcpott
i use something similar to this here at my house...

i use something similar to this here at my house (powerconnect 5012 is the model i have)
http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/pwcnt_2724?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd
Forum: Alternative Operating Systems 11-26-08, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By smokie mcpott
best thing for you to do would be go look at ...

best thing for you to do would be go look at
www.smoothwall.org
www.ipcop.org

check out the screenshots and decide which one you like better. they both do the SAME jobs, with smoothwall...
Forum: Alternative Operating Systems 11-26-08, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By smokie mcpott
where the smoothwall team may have been focusing...

where the smoothwall team may have been focusing on commercial stuff, the real efforts have come from the community. the smoothwall forums are chocked full of excellent info, tweaks, mods, and...
Forum: Alternative Operating Systems 11-26-08, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By smokie mcpott
smoothwall will do all those things as well and...

smoothwall will do all those things as well and provide a much nicer interface, considering smoothie was based on ipcop

i will have my cobalt raq3 here on monday that i got from fleabay for 33...
Forum: Alternative Operating Systems 11-26-08, 12:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By smokie mcpott
you will want 2 nics upon install, as it just...

you will want 2 nics upon install, as it just complicates things if you dont.

a few tips:
disable DHCP on your router if your new smoothwall box is going to be performing those duties

put your...
Forum: Alternative Operating Systems 11-25-08, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By smokie mcpott
one thing you dont want to do is make your router...

one thing you dont want to do is make your router a file server as well... pick one thing to do with the box and do it...the more things you add to your router/firewall, the more insecure it becomes...
Forum: Alternative Operating Systems 11-25-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By smokie mcpott
if you want a router/gateway/dhcp server i...

if you want a router/gateway/dhcp server i suggest you look into a different distro like:
ipcop
smoothwall
pfsense
untangle
astaro security gateway

if you want one that you can play around...
Forum: Cases and Case Modding 11-25-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By smokie mcpott
apparently, you have never had a lian li. ...

apparently, you have never had a lian li.

the quality and craftsmanship is above and beyond what some of those 'other' companies have to offer
the only company i would rate up there with lian li...
Forum: HTPC 11-25-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,913
Posted By smokie mcpott
then you will need, as already suggested, a...

then you will need, as already suggested, a separate HTPC(computer) for each tv...
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