Friday, March 21, 2008

Nortel VPN Device and Passive FTP problems

We have some site with problematic FTP trasnfers, found that Active FTP was working, Passive FTP was not working. Found IE and FileZilla both have ways to change default behavior. We needed to get FTP working.

Found a note on Nortel's site known issues with specific firmware and passive FTP.

Here is my test file, first line is active, second is passive - the second line was failing. The test downloads a 3 meg file from Microsoft.

I also found this guide:
Active FTP vs. Passive FTP, a Definitive Explanation

curl >
curl --disable-epsv >

After the firmware it worked as expected.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Reloading Laptop After some Problems

Step 1. Pull down corporate apps
Step 2. Install Office 2007 (team thing)

Installed 7.10 Ubuntu Desktop, tried to update the network with Wicd, had some failures will need to redo. The install was nice, I just told it the new size of the ntfs partition during the Ubuntu install.

Here is a program I love - Tea Timer

I am trying to add it to my GTD work.

Other apps
Hotkeys ( trying to force myself to do this more )