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 Post subject: How to clear/reset DNS cache on Windows XP / Linux
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:59 am 
How to clear/reset DNS cache on Windows XP / Linux, clear dns cache on windows, clear dns cache on Linux.

Windows XP remembers failed ("Unable to resolve" - DNS requests) entries for a few minutes. This can be very unpleasant when moving and debugging/developing web-sites. As long as that failed entry sits in your DNS cache, your box will continue to give you a "Unable to resolve" error. By cleaning out your DNS cache, you ...

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 Post subject: Windows 7 - How to add static route from command line
PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:35 am 
Many of us connect to corporate or personal VPNs and all traffic gets routed through ipsec vpn. For those rare cases, where we need to still access a host on the local network directly, a static route on the Windows running laptop will do the trick.

Below is the "route" command line utility in Windows:

C:\Users\user>route

Manipulates network routing tables.

ROUTE [-f] [-p] [-4|-6] command [destination]
[MASK netmask] [gateway] [METRIC metric] [IF interface]

-f ...

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 Post subject: Remote shutdown or restart of a windows system
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:24 pm 
Windows Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) removes the "Shut Down/Turn OFF Your Computer" option from the Start Menu.

To shutdown / reboot / stand-by a remote windows machine, follow next steps:

Right click on taskbar -> Task Manager -> Shut Down (menu) and choose whatever action:
Stand by
Hibernate
Turn Off
Restart
Log off
Switch user

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 Post subject: Using Firefox "Modify Headers" Add-on to change your browser's "User-Agent" attribute in HTTP header
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:57 am 
Using Firefox "Modify Headers" Add-on to change your browser's "User-Agent" attribute in http header

To install the "modify Headers" add on, go to the following url:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/967/
Then click "continue to download" and follow the steps. At the end it will ask you to restart Firefox.

Once the add-on is active, go to Tools->Modify Headers.

In the new popped up window, select Add in the first select box. Next box will define the attribute name ...

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 Post subject: How to open *.VSD files in Windows X
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 4:01 am 
How to open *.VSD files in Windows X.

VSD files are files that contain diagrams or schemas of a specific system (like a network infrastructure). They are created using Microsoft Office Visio and they can be views using the same software or a viewer: Visio Viewer.

Below you can find the download page for Visio Viewer 2003. Download and install it and you should be able to view VSD files.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3fb3bd5c-fed1-46cf-bd53-da23635ab2df&displaylang=en

Link redirects to microsoft ...

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