How to configure Cisco SPAN Ports

The following example will demonstrate how to configure a single SPAN session on a Cisco Catalyst switch. The specifics are different between different switch models, so be sure to check the Cisco documentation. You must first configure source ports. Source ports are ports whose data will be copied, and sent to the destination, or SPAN(…)

How to Configure and build bonding in Linux

Most popular distro kernels ship with the bonding driver already available as a module and the ifenslave user level control program installed and ready for use. If your distro does not, or you have need to compile bonding from source (e.g., configuring and installing a mainline kernel from kernel.org), you’ll need to perform the following(…)

How to Create a Recovery Storage Group – Exchange 2003

1. Start Exchange System Manager from start menu. 2. Right-click on the server on which you want to create the RSG and select New – Recovery Storage Group. The Recovery Storage Group Properties dialog will be displayed. 3. Type a unique name to the Storage group. 4. Verify that the transaction log location and system(…)

HOWTo replace AD+Exchange with Samba+Zimbra

This HOWTo describes how to configure Zimbra Collaboration Server (ZCS) and Samba to act as a primary domain controller (PDC) that uses LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) as a central password database for authenticating users on Linux and Windows desktops. The motivation behind this document is the need to seamlessly integrate ZCS into corporate network(…)

The step-by-step procedures to Building an Intel PC

First the core component: the CPU I am going to need is to decide first of all on what I am using this PC to accomplish. That has already been said… it is my server. But, what will it serve on the network? In my case it will supply loads of hard drive space, it(…)


To NTFS or not to NTFS—that is the question. But unlike the deeper questions of life, this one isn’t really all that hard to answer. For most users running Windows XP, NTFS is the obvious choice. It’s more powerful and offers security advantages not found in the other file systems. But let’s go over the(…)

What is open source technology

In a word, open source is collaboration. More specifically, it’s public collaboration on a software project. IBM has committed to open source in a big way with contributions to more than 120 projects, including more than $1 billion in Linux® development. According to the Open Source Initiative (OSI), it can be defined this way: “Open(…)

How to Map Network Drives in Windows XP

If you use Windows XP on a local area network (LAN), and you save and open files in shared folders as part of a workgroup on a server, you can create a virtual drive whose drive letter appears in the My Computer window along with those of your local drives — a process referred to(…)

How to install Step by Step Guide to Installing a New Printer in Windows XP

When installing a new printer with the Add Printer Wizard, you can choose between adding a local printer (one that’s directly cabled to your computer through one of the ports) or a network printer (a printer that’s connected to your network with an Ethernet connection, just as your computer is connected to the LAN). To(…)

How to Change the location of the My Music or My Pictures Folders

In Windows 2000, Microsoft added the ability to right-click the My Documents folder and choose a new location for that folder in the shell. With Windows XP, Microsoft has elevated the My Music and My Pictures folders to the same “special shell folder” status of My Documents, but they never added a similar (and simple)(…)

what is XP expires ?

To reduce instances of “casual copying” (a nice name for software piracy), Microsoft has implemented a two-stage antipiracy scheme in its upcoming OS. The first stage is the installation and registration counter: this lets you install Windows XP only five times on the same system. (Note that you’ll be able to install the final version(…)