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Upgrade Firmware On Linksys PAP2T-NA

I have a client with a Cisco 2811 with primarily Cisco 7960 phones configured off of it. Recently hey switched their telecommunications┬áprovider but didn’t get a POTS line for the fax machine. I am going to try to configure a PAP2T-NA to convert from SIP to POTS for the fax machine to see if it works but first wanted to make sure he PAP2T-NA had the latest and greatest firmware on it. Upgrading the firmware is really easy with an application that is downloaded with the firmware itself. Follow the directions below to upgrade the firmware on your Linksys PAP2T-NA.

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How to Stop Google from Redirecting to Whatever Country You Are In.

I have been on vacation for the past few weeks and every country I go to, when I open my home page which is Google, it goes to the Google page of that particular country. I have found this to be really annoying. The browser I am using is Google Chrome however I experienced the same behavior in Firefox. I looked through all the options and setting but it seems that the language settings only cover the text of the actual browser and not the language settings of the pages in the browser. After a little searching I found a simple fix.

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CentOS Linux: sort: invalid option — R, Try sort –help for more information

I was working on an article a couple days ago with a friend and he had sent over some commands for me to reference in the article which included the “sort -R” command. The sort -R switch will randomly sort the contents of a file which is very useful in certain situations. The problem is that the sort command which is installed by the coreutils RPM package on CentOS does not include the -R switch because it is to old. Below I describe the issue in more detail and provide references on how you could upgrade sort on CentOS Linux.

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Install Or Upgrade One Application From coreutils Package On CentOS Linux

Yesterday I needed to upgrade a single application on CentOS Linux. First I figured out that the application was part of the coreutils RPM package which is currently only available up to version coreutils 5.97-23 on CentOS. The current coreutils package is already up to coreutils 8.5 and upgrading coreutils is near impossible on CentOS because of other package requirements that it needs. Below are instructions on how to download the coreutils source, build the coreutils applications in a new directory, and then upgrade one application.