Sometimes I would need to retrieve the serial numbers of servers remotely – HP ProLiant and Dell PowerEdge servers to be precise. The normal way is to make a trip down to the server room and write down the serial numbers found on a sticker pasted on the server chassis. The other lazy (and smart) way is to retrieve the information from the command line!
In the computer networking field, traceroute is a diagnostic tool for displaying the hops and the round-trip time for each hop. Ping, on the other hand, computes round-trip times only from the destination point. But if you are just interested in finding out the number of hops to a destination and not the round-trip times, ping is an alternative utility to traceroute.
When you click on the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon in the system tray to remove your USB thumbdrive, you may receive an error message saying that it is still in use and you may not be able to remove it successfully.
Changing the IP settings from the Windows GUI is a no-brainer! I have never been a fan of using the GUI for system configuration. I change the network settings of the ethernet and wifi interfaces from the command line!
'which' is a Unix command used to identify the location of executables by searching in the directories listed in the
PATH environment variable.
Have you ever come across the error message “The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections” while trying to login to a Windows machine as an administrator?
Are you bored with your typical screen saver? If yes, read on…