Trashed tcp on your nic?

Have you suffered a slow xp start and no working nic? Ipconfig will not work? Have you ever suffered a nic that would not repair in XP? You get errors suggesting that it cannot see the tcp. I started disabling antivirus services with no joy. I found this comment at http://www.bangsar.net/mt-archives/000279.html His comment lets you uninstall the tcp so that you can do a fresh install of the tcp. Note that this did not solve my problem but it is sort of neat that you can yank out the tcp with an edit of the nettcpip.inf. Quote: Problem: Can’t connect to the … Continue reading Trashed tcp on your nic?

Sending email frustrations and black hole routers

I had an account that was having a hard time sending email using web based interfaces like Yahoo. They spent some time with the isp and I think they ended up calling Microsoft when they got no satisfaction. It ended up being a blackhole router. This article explains the concept pretty well. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/cableguy/cg0704.mspx The pain in the butt was that they had to edit each computer on the network that wanted to use web based email. Just fixing the server was not good enough. After that incident I have done that edit on a few servers. Most of my accounts send … Continue reading Sending email frustrations and black hole routers

Exchange settings to reduce traffic, lessen spam attacks or relay attacks.

I am a user of Trend CSM which does a pretty good job of killing viri and spam. You still suffer some traffic/overhead dealing with ndr and directory lookup when you are getting spammed. I have a guide Microsoft Exchange 2003 by William R. Stanek which has some things to reduce some of this hassle. Les Conner, another SBS MVP discovered the same things about the same time I did. Open the Exchange System Manager and find Global Settings/ Internet Message Formats/Advanced. I do not check the first three boxes and the last three are checked. I do sometimes clear … Continue reading Exchange settings to reduce traffic, lessen spam attacks or relay attacks.