I’m working on my DNS 323 to update everything so Debian will take over all control. This includes upgrading Samba. Now installing Samba using the apt-get call to the Debian package library proved unsuccessful, not that it didn’t install it just didn’t run afterwards. The package in the Debian repository is a bit behind in revisions so I figured I’d grab the source from the Samba SVN and compile it. Well after like an hour of compiling it errors out (bah!) with an error basically indicating it can’t find the main() function in one of the script files. Guess it’ll be a work in progress for now.
I do a lot of local development with Internet Information Services and either ColdFusion, PHP or ASP.net and for the longest time I would actually run the websites on separate ports on 127.0.0.1.
Unfortunately running multiple websites on various other ports causes some issues like:
- Port conflicts with other programs
- Remembering which port is used for what website
- Causes problems with some websites that look for port 80
- Doesn’t really work with SSL (port 443)
So what I started doing was running my websites on separate private IP addresses which are local to my machine only, and this worked GREAT! I could load up websitexyz, bind it to IP 22.214.171.124, setup SSL to work on port 443 for 126.96.36.199 and I would go about my business.
The only downside was when I would run out of IP addresses, because I would only add about 5 to 10 IPs at a time to my local loopback adapter. It is a bit of a pain in the butt to add a bunch of IP addresses in Windows, so it would take me a bit of time to do this everytime I needed more IPs.
That was until I ran into a small batch script which can add as many IP addresses as I want in a range.
Here’s the code:
FOR /L %A IN (41,1,100) DO netsh interface ipv4 add address “ColdFusion-IIS” 1.1.1.%A 255.255.255.0
Simply copy that into either a command prompt or a .bat file and run it to add as many IP addresses in a range that you want.
Here’s the break down of the script:
FOR /L %A IN (START,INCREMENT,END) DO netsh interface ipv4 add address “INTERFACE_NAME” IPMASK SUBNET
If we take a look at my script above we see that
- START = 41
- INCREMENT = 1
- END = 100
- INTERFACE_NAME = ColdFusion-IIS
- IPMASK = 1.1.1.%A
- SUBNET = 255.255.255.0
What this basically equates to is adding 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 to my network adapter called ColdFusion-IIS.
I’ve already written a few articles about my tablet laptop, the Toshiba M200, and I’ve been incredible impressed by it’s durability, adaptability, and overall functionality. So what have I forced it to do now? What other feat has the M200 surpassed? Two words: Windows 7. I decided to install Windows 7 RC 1 on my tablet for a few reasons, including: It’s free, … it’s free, and… I have a SSD. So far I’m quite impressed at the tablet’s ability to run Windows 7; the actions are very smooth, it’s responsive, fast in booting up and loading applications. The only thing I’ve noticed so far is that Aero doesn’t work at all, even if I try forcing it to start Aero I end up having to reboot as the screen just gets stuck in an endless flicker. But I can live with no Aero, considering it’s overall functionality is awesome.