Posted in Computers & Tech / What's New...?
Author: vhortex Total-Replies: 12
yeah.. some proxies use cache.. this speeds up the download and display but some proxies are set up in a dumb manner that is forces you to see the cache and not the live site..
i have used a proxy some time ago.. it was a nice setup.. it checks if the current website changes and creates a cache version.. if the cache looks different from the live one.. it will redirect you to the live site..
there was a flaw in it however.. if you are browsing a site with one dynamic page.. [a php page or like].. and the rest are plain html.. it you visit the php page first.. then the static html's.. all page data will be loaded from the live site..
nice though.. since that is the only flaw i have encountered.. too bad the server was abused by spammers.. it was now blocked on some websites so i stop using it..
Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / Windows (All Versions)
Author: bakr_2k5 Total-Replies: 10
Can you post the contents of your c:\windows\hosts file and perhaps the Apache directives for the Vhosting from the httpd.config files to ensure that the default settings for localhost are correct, please and thanks.
Maybe post them here to have someone double check them, even if they are the default settings as created by XAMPP.
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hosts file isn't in 'c:\windows\hosts' but in 'C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts' though on Windows 9x it's the first one,,,, Anyways the hosts file is setup for ' 127.0.0.1 localhost ' so that isn't the problem.
I have attached the httpd.conf file, but it's the XAMPP default one so I don't think there anything wrong with it.
Perhaps you can find a faulthy thing in it. Though in Firefox and Opera it works like it needs to do. I think it's a IE7 specific problem... Anyway I dropped IE7 as my default browser and downloaded Opera (since it's the standard compliant browser), and I'm happy now
Isn't there something like a bugzilla for M$ products?
Posted in Computers & Tech / What's New...?
Author: 8ennett Total-Replies: 4
Ok, I've recently managed to get VPN working at home and thought I would share this method with everyone as it took me a while to find software and configuration controls that actually work.
First of all though I would like to point out, THE FOLLOWING METHOD WILL BYPASS PROXY FILTERS ON YOUR LOCAL NETWORK SUCH AS AT SCHOOL OR AT WORK. THIS IS NOT THE INTENDED PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE AND SHOULD NOT BE USED ON ANY NETWORK WHERE YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION FROM THE NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR BEFORE HAND TO BYPASS THESE FILTERS. THE FILTERS ARE IN PLACE FOR A REASON AND IF UNAUTHORISED SHOULD NOT BE BYPASSED. THIS ARTICLE IS DESIGNED TO PROTECT YOU ON PUBLIC NETWORKS SO YOUR DATA CANNOT BE INTERCEPTED BY ANY THIRD PARTIES SNIFFING THE NETWORK.
So first I will explain the advantages of using VPN on a network. When connecting to a public network you are sending your data raw through the networks proxy. This is a major security risk as it can be intercepted by people and used for malicious reasons. VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a method of creating an encrypted tunnel straight through the proxy and on to the internet. This works by the VPN client connecting to the proxy, establishing a connection to a tunneling server (Your Freedom for example) and then this external server handles all requests and sends it back to you. If the proxy network has a filter to prevent connections to the external server then this will not work and you will have to find a new server to use.
This article assumes you know the proxy server address on your network and the port it operates on. If you do not then you obviously do not have permission to do this. There are other articles online which can help you find this information on your network, but that will not be covered here as it is illegal.
Right so first of all you will need to download OpenVPN 2.1.4 (http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/downloads.html). It is important you download 2.1.4 and NOT 2.2.0. This is because we will be using a client software named Your Freedom and currently it is unable to detect OpenVPN 2.2+. Now OpenVPN is installed go to Start -> Settings -> Netowrk Connections (path may be different for later versions of Winblows, if so have a little search around online for the alternate path). You should see a new connection in this window named TAP-WIN32 Adapter V9. If this is here then you have setup OpenVPN succesfully and are ready for the next part.
Once installed and all appropriate permissions have been set if prompted, you will need to download Your Freedom (http://www.your-freedom.net/index.php?id=downloads) and download the latest full version. If running an older version of Vista, don't download the full version. Instead update the java runtime llibraries manually on your computer then download the 2MB version of Your Freedom. If using the business version of Vista like myself then don't bother, just download the full version (12MB). While this is downloading sign up for an account with Your Freedom on their site. You will be required to validate your account via an email they send out to you.
Now you can install Your Freedom and unblock through your firewalls when prompted. Next a setup wizard will guide you through configuring Your Freedom. It will first ask you some questions about your proxy and the settings it needs to connect. Eg. Proxy: webproxy.mynet.com Port: 8080. Also it will ask you for the username and password you signed up to their site with. When done, Your Freedom will begin inspecting its online server database and test which different connections can be made to each server (which ports are open basically). This may take some time, actually that's a lie, this will take A LOT of time so while it is running, kick back and chill with a brew and a smoke. Once it has finally finished and the config wizard has closed, you are ready to configure Your Freedom.
In the Your Freedom window, click on the 'Ports' tab at the top. Where it says OpenVPN the port number should be 1194. Now unless you are using something on this port number already (which I really doubt) just leave this as it is and click the radio button so OpenVPN is selected. Now the port number field should grey out. On the top tabs again click the 'Status' tab and then click 'Start Connection'. In the icon tray next to your system clock there should be an icon for Your Freedom with a brown door that is slightly open, after a couple of seconds it should hopefully open a little further. This means that OpenVPN is working properly and you have full access to the Your Freedom servers. Now it's time for the final stage of our setup, configuring firefox (you can use other browsers if you want, but since firefox exists why would you want to?).
Open up firefox then go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Network, then under this sub-tab where it says: Configure how firefox connects to the internet, click the Settings button. We are going to configure out local VPN proxy which firefox is going to use to send and receive http requests from. Click the 'Manual Proxy Configuration' radio button and then enter in the http proxy field: 127.0.0.1, and for the port number enter 8080. Beneath this there should be a checkbox named Use this proxy server for all protocols. Check this box then save your settings.
If everything has gone to plan, you should now be online and able to visit any website through firefox without risk of your data being stolen. Also, if your network had any web filters (like they put in high schools to block innapropriate content) this should now be completely bypassed and all blocked sites will be available to you. Now because you are using Your Freedom and they are free, you will not get a very fast connection speed. There is the option however to upgrade your account to premium servers where you will get the best connection speed possible for an annual fee.
Now many people seem to swear by using CGI web proxys to get around these filters however this is not recommended. For one, the network admins usually find each new proxy and block it after a day or two forcing you to search endless lists for another one which is not blocked. Also, they are incredibly slow, don't work with 50% of websites out there, full of marketing ads, and highly unsecure. Did you know mny of the proxies store certain information passed through them, including usernames and passwords and some even store credit card information. My method of using VPN is highly secure and safe for all, as long as you don't visit any dodgy websites that is.
Posted in Computers & Tech / How-To's and Tutorials / Internet / Internet Browsers
Author: Mopargeek Total-Replies: 9
QUOTEHere are some hints to help you more efficently use rapidshare.
Rapidshare has been an excellent tool for sharing large files. Over the last few weeks, many people have figured out how to more efficently use this service. I wanted to document some of these suggestions here. If you have more please let me know.
Rapidshare traces the users IP address to limit each user to a certain amount of downloading per day. To get around this, you need to show the rapidshare server, a different IP address. You can do this one of multiple ways.
1. Short-Out the java script:
1. Goto the page you want to download
2. Select FREE button
3. In the address bar put the following: java script:alert(c=0)
4. Click OK
5. Click OK to the pop-up box
6. Enter the captcha
7. Download Your File
2. Request a new IP address from your ISP server.
Here's how to do it in windows:
1. Click Start
2. Click run
3. In the run box type cmd.exe and click OK
4. When the command prompt opens type the following. ENTER after each new line.
5. Erase your cookies in whatever browser you are using.
6. Try the rapidshare download again.
Frequently you will be assigned a new IP address when this happens. Sometime you will, sometimes you will not. If you are on a fixed IP address, this method will not work. To be honest, I do not know how to do this in linux/unix/etc. If this works for you, you may want to save the above commands into a batch file, and just run it when you need it.
3. Use a proxy with SwitchProxy and Firefox:
1. Download and install Firefox if you have not already
2. Download and install SwitchProxy
3. Google for free proxies
4. When you hit your download limit, clean your cookies and change your proxy
4. Use an anonymous service:
Running your system through the tor network should in theory work; however, it is difficult to use and setup. Plus, you allow others to run their evil deeds through your system as well by using this system. Anonymizer 2005 is inexpensive, easy to use, but not free. Other pay services would likely work as well.
5. You can use a bookmarklet to stop your wait times:
1. Open IE
2. Right Click On This Link
3. Select Add to Favorites
4. Select Yes to the warning that the bookmark may be unsafe.
5. Name it "RapidShare No Wait"
6. Click on the Links folder (if you want to display it in your IE toolbar)
7. Click OK
8. You may need to close and reopen IE to see it
9. Goto rapidshare and click the bookmarklet when you are forced to wait
This has Been Posted Before On A Different Forum, By The Creator.
He Gave Me Full Permission To Post Here, So Mods Please Dont Lock!
I wont lock the topic but as discussed you NEED to add quote marks to copied information from other websites...
Posted in Computers & Tech / Networking
Author: WeaponX Total-Replies: 27
Why don't you just buy a router and share the internet connection between the two computers? The router will be able to handle multiple computers (depending on how many ports you got with the router). Otherwise, with your current setup with just the modem, you will only have room to connect to one computer and make it act as a gateway in order for the second computer to connect. With the router, each computer is independent, where as the gateway aspect will require the first computer to be on in order to go online.
Posted in Astahost / Hosted Members Support / cPanel
Author: Chesso Total-Replies: 11
Yeah it's working now, it was PeerGuardian blocking it :S, it must have been an update in the lists since I last tried to login to my cPanel, now I just disable it while I'm using it, or shut it off.
I also test everything offline (including php/mysql code and setups) and always advise others to do so as well (it can really save a lot of pain, bandwidth and time).
Posted in Computers & Tech / Software / Internet & Network Clients..
Author: vhortex Total-Replies: 14
Heck if this guy knows what he is doing then why don't use just disable his account altogether, or can he hack is way through that as well. do you have some sort of filtering software, like the school use?
My question that seems to be coming out is how is he getting admin access into his account when you have block every attempt at admin level?
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either that the guy have an access to an account that can be an admin or he is in the network with autorithy to modify access for all users..
i have a problem like that before, the place where i work where the system admin have keeps on pestering my access by disabling all ports that i am using.. heck, i am using them for work purposes..
i was on the station and a network admin with stripped access.. the person pestering me was suppose to be much knowledgable but proves empty headed.. reason she shutdown my access is that according to her.. my account resets the access level of a certain network server something i never have access in my entire life..
case this is your setup, a computer which is part of a network.. i detached my computer from the network by resigning from the domain and imposing NTFS security.. i upped 2 firewalls and one of them is zone alarm.
only two accounts have access to admin and everything was disallowed even access to USB and such devices.. though the difference is that i disallow IE in my computer but let Firefox, mozilla and OPERA to get connection..
IE sucks.. Firefox rocks.. same to mozilla and OPERA.. netscape is a turtle..
by the way.. the access is controlled by policy editor and my firewall does the dirty job for the restriction of browsers..
do some research on policy editor.. that can help...
Posted in Astahost / Your Voice! Your Review..
Author: Levis Total-Replies: 27
Well it works, i recieved my free domain in less then 24 hours and i spent about 25 minutes to earn it. They make money from my BS informaion and i get a free domain. I now need to setup it up so that it works with the atahost FREE service. If you really want a domain then go to domainlagoon. You can even get a second one free. Also, after one year you can either pay them or you can go through the offers again and renew them for free. If you don't believe me, you can go to google, type is whois, then type in bakalinsky.org. You will see that it is registered to me.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Software / System Tools & Utilities
Author: iGuest-How-To-Hide-IP.info Total-Replies: 25
How To Hide IP Address
How To Hide IP Address
There are a lot of methods of hiding your ip address: choose a proxy from a proxy list site (e.G. Samair.Ru) and then set up your browser connection settings to use that proxy, use web proxies (e.G. Hidemyass.Com, proxify.Eu, etc), setup TOR (for advanced users) or use hide ip software.
I use all these on a daily basis. What I recommend these days is a small product called IP Hider from www.Allanonymity.Com. The product is easy to use and proxies are quite good.
I hope it helps!
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Posted in Astahost / Hosted Members Support / IRC Support
Author: X-Wes Total-Replies: 14
I've been considering the idea of setting up a web page with an IRC client Java applet. Instead of guiding users through the rather involved process of downloading a client program and using slash-commands to get onto #astahost, a member could simply direct them to a link to click to open this applet. This applet would then automatically connect the user to #astahost on DALnet.
I've begun testing a Java IRC applet called PJIRC. This applet seems to be supported both on Internet Explorer and normal browsers. (The distinction here is that Internet Explorer will use .cab cabinet files instead of standard .jar Java archive files.) More importantly, here are some of the features that sound intriguing:
Even if there is ultimately not enough of a demand for this type of thing to be necessary, I'd love to keep this applet up just to make it easier for the general Astahost population to find our channels should they need it. As such, please leave a message below if you can think of anything that should be changed, fixed, or modified right off the bat. Thanks in advance!
I don't mean to double-post, but editing has been disabled...so here goes.
An update: Nakulgupta has been able to give the site a quick run in Internet Explorer. I would assume that he might use Microsoft VM. In any case, he couldn't get the applet to run. If anyone else has a similar problem, or any other problem, I'm definately open to fixes. Meanwhile, I will go and check some of my HTML syntax there, to make sure I didn't make an obvious mistake
Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / Windows (All Versions)
Author: sparx Total-Replies: 7
I wanted to add:
Use the Group Policy Editor when in Admin mode to effect changes in an easier fashion. START > RUN gpedit.msc
I also recommend using X-Setup, the last freeware version is 6.3 which allows customization of hundreds of options in a safe manner with the ability for a user to rollback changes made.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Security issues & Exploits
Author: vhortex Total-Replies: 19
QUOTE (tgp1994)Very interesting, except I was doing none of the above
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QUOTE (tgp1994)Last thursday I was surprised to see a firefox update, but it downloaded and installed like usual, so I went about my daily business. At one point after that, a friend contacted me about a software website they thought was suspicous, so I followed the link. "Yup," I told him, "sure is."
QUOTEDo you also know that all servers where websites are being hosted can track your IP, your Lan Card serial/address (MAC address) and using this info alone a script can be written to automatically test your computer for attack
On the moment you visited that website, you already left your computer address and since you have no protection, your computer is way open to the whole world. In fact, if this forum will show your browser details, your IP address and MAC address to the world, any of us who visit here can plant a virus on your computer.
An antivirus is not a thing for bragging or something to waste your cash, it is their to provide a lock for your computer. Visiting a shaddy website with no firewall and antivirus is like walking to a field of snow wearing only a boxer shorts.
QUOTE1. infected CD be it an active virus or trojan.
2. from your cellphone (Surprise!)
3. from your music CD with hidden sectors from a shaddy source (Surprise!)
4. from a DRM encoding on one of your videos (Surprise!!) and windows download this DRM files without asking you (Surprise again!).
5. your USB devices
6. and the most common error that people say "iPod runs on a different OS and can't infect windows computer", it was funny since your iPod or iPad or even iPhone may not be harmed by that virus but once you sync it with your computer, you are executing that "autorun.ini" file. There is no other clean way to disable that completely other than partially hacking windows registry.
Since you said that you never do any of the above things, I will tell you that you are the single person I ever know that never inserted a CD, never connected a cellphone to a computer (including blue tooth), never listen to music, never watch a video and never used any form of USB device.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems
Author: Jeigh Total-Replies: 20
I'd agree with the linux idea. If you only use it for basic tasks then even if you are a complete linux newbie it won't matter. I'd reccomend Ubuntu if you are indeed new to linux since it has amazing hardware auto-detection/setup and their forums will tell you the answers to any other question you have. Also all the debian based distros have apt-get, making obtaining and installing software a breeze. This is why Mepis is also reccomended by myself. But if you aren't doing anything complex on it, any linux is your best bet.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Security issues & Exploits
Author: tansqrx Total-Replies: 31
A good way to get around filters is to use a proxy server. The problem is that many free public proxy IPs are filtered also. One way of getting around this is to setup your own proxy server on your home machine. There are several open source projects on the web that will allow you to do this. Install the proxy on your home machine and then add the proxy settings to your school browser. I will be just like surfing at your home computer. An added benefit is that you can password protect your proxy so no one else could use it. I would highly doubt that your school would filter private ISP address. The down side to this is there is quite a bit of setup and configuration to do on the home machine, I would only recommend this to experienced users. Also you may have problems with a dynamic IP on your home computer, especially if you have DSL. There are also site on the web that will help you get around this. The upshot is it will work every time, from everywhere, is cheep, good bandwidth, and you are not at the mercy of public proxies.
Posted in Computers & Tech / How-To's and Tutorials / Internet / Internet Tools - Utilities - H..
Author: qwijibow Total-Replies: 43
There are 2 measrurements of network quality, Bandwidth and Latency.
Bandwidth = Amount of Data per second to be delivered.
Latency = the amount of time it takes a piece of data to reach its destination.
Examples.... I carry a hard drive with 200GB or data to my friends house, it takes 100 seconds to carry it there by hand.
Bandwidth = 20 Gigabytes per second !!! (Very very very fast compared to internet)
Latency = 2 minutes.. (Very very very bad compared to internet) (i walk alot slower than exectricity)
Latency and bandwidth are not the same thing you see.
If your computer is communicating with the internet slightly slower than its maximum.
then the data moves quickly.
If you are at bare maximum.. then there can be bursts where data cant be recieved fast enough, and needs to wait in a que at your internet service provider.
So for example, you might be able to download web pages slightly faster...
but when playing online games, your latency / ping / LAGG can seriously suffer.
Microsoft have setup your machine to work best alround, good throughput, and good latency.
if you remove reserve bandwidth, then throughput will increace at the cost of latency.