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Real-life Ping

Posted on July 14th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Real LIfeHere is something funny a friend of mine passed on to me a few days ago. Enjoy these common everyday situations described with just as common to network administration terms.


You wake up after wild drinking. Your first words are "Who am I?", "Where am I?". Your neighbour, who did not mix vodka with beer, tells you all your data, who you are and where you are. This neighbour behaves like DHCP-server. Note that in the Network there may be so-called "fake DHCP-servers", e.g. your wife, to the question, "Who am I?", may give you false information, "You are an alcoholic". So, obtaining dynamic registration is vulnerable, therefore it's recommended that you write your data (name, address) on a piece of paper.


S60 Web Server

Posted on July 13th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Moibile web serverIn the previous post we spoke of the web server application for iPhone. Nice little piece of software that lets you access your mobile from a regular desktop machine. Lucky for Symbian users (mostly Sony Ericsson & Nokia) there is an alternative for S60. The application is called Mobile Web Server.

The latest version of the Nokia mobile web server is available for download absolutely free of charge. You have to register a web server account and you will receive a subdomain ( This web server application isn't exactly an Apache clone for mobile devices, but more of your personality and habits shared with your friends to see.


Next Generation Intel Atom

Posted on July 8th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Intel AtomThe N450, the latest in mobile processors form Intel. The Intel Atom N450 has one main advantage over the previous versions - the CUP and GPU are snapped in together, resulting in only one chip instead of two. What Intel refer to as "Lower thermal design point" is just a fancy way of saying your netbook will run cooler, enabling netbook manufacturers to completely remove the fan from their products. With the option of having the fan removed and overall power consumption reduced, the CPU is a prerequisite for thinner designs and longer battery life.

Intel has also released 2 CPUs for entry level, low power consumption desktop PCs. The Atom D410 is the single core version and the Atom D510 is its bigger dual core brother. With both CPUs running cooler we are soon to expect a fully capable desktop PC, less than two liters in size. Intel Atom CPUs are already capable of fulfilling a lot of tasks other and more powerful CPUs usually handle. One fine example is DVD to DivX video conversion. A dual core Atom can convert a movie with nearly real-time speed, while consuming far less power than a conventional CPU would.


Ping from Your Phone

Posted on July 7th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

Ping from phonePing is so simple and so useful. In previous posts we mentioned ping a couple of times and the good work it does. The fact that ping has not changed much over the last 20+ years means it is on the right track. Now, what if you had that precious little tool with you all the time? You can check the availability of any network hardware on the Internet in a matter of seconds.

Ping is now widely available for mobile phones and it doesn't matter whether you are a devoted iPhone user, Nokia lover or Android hugger. There is a ping tool available for all popular mobile phone platforms.


PuTTY Client for S60

Posted on July 6th, 2010 by Victoria Pal in Tech

PuttyPuTTY is a free Telnet/SSH client many administrators and people with less skills have grown to love. It is the perfect little tool to help you establish a SSH connection to a remote server. It enables you to connect and administer your Unix/Linux based server from any Unix or Windows work environment.

Many of us need to multi task, be as mobile as possible and be able to deal with various situations on the go. One application I always keep on my mobile is PuTTY's mobile phone port. For many people it is more than just another application, it is a trustworthy companion they would have killed for 10 years ago. I know people who used to reboot servers with text messages just so that they can get them running while on the road and that was about as far as it got. Nothing too fancy.