Supermicro motherboard throwing an F2 error

Couple of weeks ago I had some spare time and was going through the pile of hardware at work that needed to be looked through. Were a fairly large Supermicro shop and usually have fixes for every error, but this is one I hadn’t seen before. The system would boot, but got stuck on “System …

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I Wish This Ran JUNOS …. Stickers!!

JUNOS Stickers

Those who have been using JUNOS just as long as me (or longer) would probably remember for a while Juniper provided stickers that said “I Wish This Ran JUNOS”. I saw them years and years ago and always wanted to get my hands on some. I tried (and hoped) for a very long time I …

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Juniper SRX and FTTN VDSL

Over the last few years, Australia has been rolling out a National Broadband Network (NBN for short) (National Bullsh!t Network if you ask me). I recently moved into a new house that was connected to the NBN via Fibre to the Node (FTTN) utilising VDSL technology. I was very excited to know that my Juniper …

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Folding@Home Diskless cluster

Folding@Home Logo

For a very long time (about 11 years… wow) since I was in high school, I have been a proud supporter of Folding@Home. It is a great project not only because of the backend research it helps with, but also the technical aspects of their distributed system. But I have always wanted to run it …

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Finding domains without NS records in PowerDNS

So, a fun one happened the other day. I needed to remove all the old domains from our nameserver cluster which is open to customers who were no longer pointing there domains to our nameservers. Easy eh? Well, unless you have access to a unrestricted IP capable of doing that many lookups on Ausreg (most …

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