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Centos Network Configuration – on a Barebones from Command Line

Centos network Configuration – is very simple on a full installation. However, I downloaded the Centos’ “Minimal Install” cd and used yum to install various packages I needed. The simple way to do it if you have a standard installation is to use the network Administration Tool (system-config-network), which is a graphical interface to edit the configuration files. Since I haven’t installed this tool, I needed to edit the files manually. How to Configure network in …

How to troubleshoot a slow computer network?

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Your network is slow. What do you do to make it faster? The answer is not simple and the reason for your slow network could be a lot of things. You have to take a step by step approach and isolate the bottleneck. Once you isolate the point of failure it is easier to find the problem. Many times a packet sniffer will help you find the problem faster. A good free packet sniffer is Wireshark. Another …

Compress files in Windows

As a Windows network Administrator I always have to make space delete unneeded files, archive old files, compress files that we don’t need but we might need at some point. I don’t use the same compression method every time, because the scenario is different. Here are a three compression methods for Windows. Compress Files Using the NTFS Compression This method of compression only works on NTFS partitions. You don’t have the option for a FAT or FAT32 partition. The most usual …