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Stop the Auto Play Pop Up When You Plug In Your iPhone or iPod Touch to a Windows XP Computer

Every single time I plug in my iPhone to┬ámy Windows XP computer I get a pop up window asking how I want to handle the images from the iPhone. The most annoying part of this is there is no way from that pop up to tell the computer that you don’t want to be asked every single time. The good news is that it is really easy to tell your computer you do not want to be asked every single time. Follow the instructions below to turn off the pop up every time you plug in your iPhone to your Windows XP computer.

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Compile Litespeed PHP To Include GD FreeType Support, GD FreeType Linkage, and GD JPG Support

I was recently installing KBPublisher on a web server running Litespeed web server with both PHP and Ruby running on it. The initial check for KB Publisher complained about GD FreeType Support, GD FreeType Linkage, and GD JPG Support not being compiled into PHP. Its fairly easy to resolve this but may not be obvious to all so use the tips and directions below.

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Install ionCube Loader on a Linux Server Running Litespeed Web Server with PHP

Installing the ionCube loader on a Litespeed web server is easy. You will typically be required to install ioncube when you are running software that a company is attempting to protect. Sometimes the company will protect all of the code and other times the company might only protect some of the PHP code. The easiest way to install the ionCube loader is to modify the php.ini file located in the /etc/ directory by default.

Install ionCube Loader on Litespeed Web Server:

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Technology Errors

Yum Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: dag. Please verify its path and try again

When updating CentOS or RedHat via yum its possible to receive an error similar to the below. This error will cause an issue where yum will not work even though as described below the issue is typically isolated to one yum repository.

Error:Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: dag. Please verify its path and try again

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dumpcap: That string isn’t a valid capture filter (syntax error), dumpcap filter syntax

I needed to capture some packets on a server to import into Wireshark on a Windows XP computer but hadn’t done this in awhile so I needed to refresh on how to do this. I ended up using dumpcap to capture the data, then obtain the dump file on the windows computer, and then imported into Wireshark. One thing I had a moment of trouble with was the dumpcap filter syntax. Below are some examples of how to use the filter that the dumpcap -f switch uses.

Basic dumpcap Capture[All Data]:

bash

  1. dumpcap -w /path/to/file
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