Mon, Oct 30, 2006 9:22 pm
WinAmp Not Playing Some Wav Files
A family member was unable to play some WAV files on two Windows XP
systems using Winamp, though other WAV files played without problem in Winamp
and the ones that would not play in Winamp would play in Windows Media Player
(WMP). When I checked the codec used in those that would not play, I found that
it was MPEG Layer-3 (MP3), while the ones that would play were encoded with
. I was able to resolve
the problem by associating Winamp's DirectShow codec with WAV files.
Sun, Oct 29, 2006 9:48 pm
Backing Up Exchange Information Store
Microsoft Exchange stores users' email in an "Information Store". You can
use the Backup Utility
that comes with Microsoft Windows systems
to backup the data in the Information Store. The utility can be run by
clicking on Start
, and then typing ntbackup
and hitting enter.
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Sat, Oct 28, 2006 11:24 pm
I've created a database to track information about files associated with
malware I've found while scanning systems. The information includes the
filename, the SHA-1 and MD5 checksums for the file, the file size, and the
designation given it by various antivirus and antispyware programs. The malware
includes adware, spyware, viruses, trojans, and worms.
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Fri, Oct 27, 2006 7:29 pm
Locating QuarkXPress 4.1 Serial Number
You can find the serial number for your Windows copy of QuarkXPress
in QuarkXPress 4.1 by clicking on Help
while holding down the Ctrl key.
A QuarkXPress (tm) Environment
window will be
displayed that lists the serial number and other information
Number of Colors
Display Driver Version
Note: The serial number shown has been altered
Wed, Oct 25, 2006 12:05 am
Exchange Store Database Size Exceeded
I've had to restart the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service on
a Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2003 on a couple of occasions over
the last few days due to the .edb file that holds email for Exchange
users reaching its 18 GB maximum size.
Sun, Oct 22, 2006 10:03 pm
htdig Not Indexing Site
I installed ht://Dig 3.2.0b5 on one of my Solaris 10 servers. When I ran htdig
on the server, it did not appear to be indexing my website. I used
/usr/localbin/rundig -s -c /usr/local/conf/htdig_support.conf
see statistics on what it was doing. It was only opening one connect and making
just two HTTP requests rather than indexing the whole site. When I ran
, I could see that it was stopping after reading
robots.txt. When I looked at robots.txt, it appeared to be configured to allow
any robot to index all files on the website. It had only the two lines below:
After experimentation, I found that if I specifed some value for "Disallow",
I could get htdig to index the site. I put in a dummy value, i.e.
Disallow: /abcde12345, a directory
I would never actually use on the site to resolve the problem.
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Sun, Oct 22, 2006 7:16 pm
Finding Hard Links and Symbolic Links
On a Unix or Linux system, you can find symbolic links by utilizing
options with the
command. To find symbolic links,
aka symlinks, use
find <path> -type l
find / -type l
will find every symbolic link on
the system. To find hard links, you can use
find <path> -type
f -links +1
option tells find to look
for files with more than one link to them. E.g.
find / -type f -links
would search for every hard link on the system.
If you just want to find all symbolic links pointing to a particular file,
e.g. search.html, you can use the find command with the
# find / -lname 'search.html' 2>/dev/null
In the above example, the
-lname option tells find to look
only for symbolic links to a file named search.html.
error messages by sending them to
/dev/null. Otherwise, you could
a lot of " No such file or directory" messages as well as the symbolic link
information for which you are looking.
If you wish to see full details returned regarding the file, you can use
# find / -lname 'search.html' -ls 2>/dev/null
146567 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 11 Nov 8 2003 /usr/share/htdig/index.html -> search.html
Using find to locate files
Mo Budlong's UNIX 101 Sunworld column
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May 26, 2006
Sat, Oct 21, 2006 6:27 pm
Calculating an MD5 Checksum Using digest on Solaris
If you need to calculate an MD5 checksum for a file under Solaris,
you can use the
usage: digest -l | [-v] -a [file...]
You specify the algorith you wish to use to generate the digest or
checksum with the
-a option. One of the algorithms is
md5. You can see a list of available algorithms with
# digest -l
Use all lower case letters for the selected algorithm as they are
# digest -a md5 htdig-3.2.0b5-sol9-intel-local.gz
You can have the file name and the algorithm used included in the output
by using the
# digest -a md5 -v *
md5 (idea-c.html) = 3f9f5e884189acec870c8044de11e044
md5 (idea.c.gz) = 374536bb2cdd68f5c0dce961ace26959
Mon, Oct 09, 2006 10:09 pm
F-Secure Anti-Virus for DOS
offers a free antivirus program
for DOS. This can be run from a command line within windows or you can boot
the system from a DOS floppy or CD when you can't get Windows to start properly
or want to run an antivirus program from outside of Windows. The program is
available from F-Secure at
, which provides a link for downloading the software
from F-Secure's FTP site at
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Sat, Oct 07, 2006 11:25 pm
Clamav Detected Trojan.Dropper.Small-8
When I ran a scan on a system with
, which provides a version of
for Windows, it reported that it found Trojan.Dropper.Small-8
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Thu, Oct 05, 2006 4:49 pm
Steps to Add a Printer Under Solaris 7
The steps below will allow you to add a printer on a Solaris 7 system
running the Common Desktop Environment (CDE).
- Right-click on the desktop.
- Select "Tools".
- Select "Admintool".
- Click on "Browse".
- Select "Printers".
- Click on "Edit".
- Select "Add".
- Select "Access to Printer".
- In the "Admintool: Add Access to Printer" window fill in the fields.
For "Printer Name" type some name by which you wish to designate the printer.
For "Print Server" you can enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the
printer, e.g. hp-printer.mycompany.com. For description, you can put in whatever
descriptive information you wish for the printer, e.g. "HP LaserJet 5".
If you wish the printer to be your default printer, check the "Default
- Click on "OK"
- Click on "File" then "Exit" to exit from the Admintool.
If you don't make the printer the default printer, i.e. the one Solaris
will use by default when you select "File" and "Print" in an application,
but later wish to make it the default printer, you can do so by the following
- Open the Admintool as above.
- Click on "browse" and select "printers"
- Select the printer.
- Click on "Edit" and select "Modify".
- Check the default printer checkbox and click on "OK.
- Click on "File" then "Exit" to exit from the Admintool
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