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Pin-out of Fritz!Box Y-cable

This is more for myself than for others, but, if you can use it, go ahead. In The Netherlands here, a fair amount of the decent modems sent out for DSL and fiber-to-the-home connections are Fritz!Box routers. These also have a fairly decent phone system built-in that can be hooked up to ISDN or POTS, but DSL and phone signals both go into the same port (but different pins obviously) on the Fritz!Box for some insane reason. A special...

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VMWare tools in Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora, on ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5

This is more like a quick note for myself that I can easily reuse. It can also be used to upgrade an older VMWare Tools to the latest version. Prerequisite is that you right click the VM and select Install/Upgrade VMWare Tools so it mounts the .iso image with the VMWare Tools on it to the CD drive of the VM. Make sure a previous other ISO wasn't mounted. If asked which mode to use select Interactive. Then copy and paste the following stuff...

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IMAP server on Debian or Ubuntu with Courier-IMAP and fetchmail

On a forum I frequent I've seen this question asked a lot; how do I use my email on multiple computers? The POP protocol, that has been used for ages and still is quite popular, was never designed with multiple clients in mind, so we need to look at another solution. The IMAP protocol, which requires an IMAP server and an IMAP compatible email client, was designed to store email in a central location and keeps the clients and the server...

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VMware ESXi v4.1 on a Fujitsu Primergy TX100 S2

So due to circumstances beyond my control I ended up with a Fujitsu Primergy TX100 S2 server that I had to make work somehow with VMware ESXi v4.1. As I already knew, ESXi is a bit finicky on what hardware it runs on, and I certainly would recommend using a supported HP server machine. But I had this and had to get it working so I figured I'd give it a shot. Since ESXi is a bare-metal hypervisor I understand there isn't a hell of a lot of...

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