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  1. The issues is not always the hardware. Depending on where you decide to co-located there can be fees like no other. If you server breaks, the co-location company is not going to touch it. There may be a fee to enter the data center on off hours. You are responsible for the hardware, security, and maintenance on your server. Unless you are going to put 5 or 6 racks in for a small business it is way easier to buy a dedicated server and most likely cheaper in the long run.
  2. I am a fan of Linksys equipment... However, the newer stuff that they are putting out is pure garbage, wrt54g2. If I were to buy one right now it would either be one of the dlink gaming routers or an old school Linksys WRT54g. I have been running ddwrt for quite some time now and all i can say is that it will blow any manufacturer's firmware out of the water. It is that good! The one place yiou might want to check would be a circuit city store near you. I was at one shortly after Thanksgiving and the networking area was still fairly well stocked, only like a 10% discount.
  3. Alright... a little update at to where this issue stands, for those who are interested. First the exchange server was missing an SMTP connector that would work correctly with the Internet. The easiest way to solve this issue was to use the Internet Mail Wizard.. This enabled the server to lookup up the domains via DNS and send them on their way. Next was the issue of the ISP. Inbound SMTP is allowed however outbound SMTP via port 25 is not. Therefore what we are going to try next is using the ISPs mail server as a relay host. I have done this in the past with Comcast.. however, I am not sure how cbtshare's ISP has their mail server configured... Meaning that they may or many not forward mail from any other domains through their servers.
  4. Not a problem.. glad it worked! I normally dont use Windows for website stuff.. So I learned something also.
  5. It wouldn't be your DNS issue.. Does the server resolve domain names?
  6. good.. you got php installed correctly.. php5 doesnt not include mysql support.. That should fix the issue. System32 is the best bet.. as it is already in the Windows PATH variable.
  7. can you run this for us: <?php phpinfo(); ?>
  8. It is a relay issue.. Sorry I was pretty busy today. That could be a possibility however, you shouldn't need an ISP relay server to do this. The only thing that I can think that it would be is a DNS issue.
  9. Kaspersky had a little mishap today and logged google.com as a threat... I am still waiting for confirmation as to what other products are affected.. UPDATE: This issue is isolated to the original release of 2009 ( Here is the work around:
  10. Alright a few things... This is just about impossible to do, shutting down p2p apps. The reason being that most of the applications that are being used today use encryption. So any type of traffic recognition is not going to work. If the users are fairly dumb.. you might get them off which is about 10% maybe. Most of the bit torrent stuff is going to have encryption enabled to begin with. The most logical solution would be to install something like pfSense or m0n0wall. (most people know that I am a Smoothwall guy.. I will explain in a minute why I like these two products) The reason for this is to gain a hold of you network. Using the same network for both your business transactions and your guests is a really really really ( that is 3 reallys) bad idea. You really should segment the wireless and the business components to prevent any worms, viruses, etc from your network. Now the fun stuff.. I don't know if your users have to accept a User Agreement prior to using the network... The two products that I recommended will allow you to create a captive portal. Meaning that prior to giving them access to the Internet they will have to accept your terms. The other great thing is that if the users are using p2p you can queue their traffic, if it is identifiable. Kazaa and the other non bit torrent should be a little easier to block as they require a specific port to connect to the master servers. So I would start with looking into those two products... My guess would be that m0n0wall is going to be the way to go due to the captive portal and traffic shaping flexibility. If you have any more detail on your network that would also help. You are really not going to be able to do anything with a consumer router.
  11. Alright.. the MX record looks good.. Are you able to send and receive mail? Also is there a test account that we can send/receive mail from?
  12. Click the Download or Upload link at the top of the page?!?! http://www.testmy.net/speedtest/download_speedtest.php That will also take you there.
  13. You cant even right click... Personally I would go with the Mac.. There are a few reasons.. A) The build quality is going to be better.. Dont get me started.. If you are remotely interested in a machine that lasts longer than 2 years go with a business class laptop. You might pay a bit more and most likely wont get the bells and whistles like you would on a consumer laptop.. but they are built to last! The nice thing about Apple is that their consumer laptops are business class.. So you dont have to worry about that and you get some pretty nice hardware for the price. Dont have to deal with the crap ware, at least not yet. C) Vista.. next that is just IMO
  14. I would call bs.. there is not much "programming" of the router that needs to happen. Ask him what he is doing for you 1,500.. If you can find out I am sure that we can give it a shot to save you some money.
  15. No.. There is no performance increase.. The reason for teredo is to get an IPv6 tunnel through a non IPv6 aware NATed device... Since just about no one is offering IPv6 support at this time, if they are it is IPv6 over IPv4 tunnel. It is more or less a future feature so that when IPv6 is rolled out you can take advantage of it.
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