How to reboot a Nortel VPN router using the CLI

July 29, 2009


Log in to the VPN Router using an account with administrator privileges, for example:

Login: admin

When you log in, the CLI prompt (CES>) appears, indicating that you are in CLI User EXEC mode. To restart the router you need to be Privileged EXEC mode by entering enable at the prompt. The Privileged EXEC mode prompt is: CES#


To force the VPN Router to reboot immediately, use the reload command.
You need to be You can execute any User EXEC mode command or change the command mode to execute other commands

CES# reload restart latest
Reload: Scheduled Shutdown
Reload Explanation: latest
After Shutdown: RESTART
Disable New Logins: No
Disable Logins after Restart: No
Boot Mode: NORMAL
Config File: latest
Boot Drive: /ide0/

%Proceed with reload? (y/n)y


Hide and Seek – before and after Tiesto’s golden touch

July 28, 2009

Imogen Heap – “Hide And Seek”(original version)….

Imogen Heap – “Hide And Seek”(Tiesto’s In Search Of Sunrise Remix)….

Mircrosoft extends Windows 7 RC downloads date

July 28, 2009

Microsoft have extended downloading of the RC until August 20, 2009. After that, you won’t be able to get the download, but if you have the software, you can still install the RC and get a key if you need one. (Keys will be available till March 2010. To get a key, just go to the Downloads page and follow the instructions.)

How to determine which version of SQL Server 2005 is running

July 27, 2009

To determine which version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is running, connect to SQL Server 2005 by using SQL Server Management Studio, and then run the following Transact-SQL statement.

SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('productversion'), SERVERPROPERTY ('productlevel'), SERVERPROPERTY ('edition')

The following results are returned:

  • The product version (for example, 9.00.1399.06)
  • The product level (for example, RTM)
  • The edition (for example, Enterprise Edition)

For example, the results resemble the following.

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9.00.1399.06 RTM Enterprise Edition

The following table lists the Sqlservr.exe version number.

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Release Sqlservr.exe
RTM 2005.90.1399
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 2005.90.2047
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 2005.90.3042
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 2005.90.4035

 Source (KB321185)…

Snort Windows service startup error 1067

July 27, 2009



After installation, when you run “net start snortsvc,” the following error is displayed…

The Snort service is starting.
The Snort service could not be started.

A system error has occurred.

System error 1067 has occurred.

The process terminated unexpectedly.

Eventvwr shows the error as…

The following information is part of the event: c:\Snort\etc\snort.conf(114) => Missing argument to AIM_SERVERS


This is due to the c:\snort\etc\snort.conf being edited using Notepad using the wordwrap settings. This can be confirmed by var AIM_SEVERS setting spanning across of 4 instead of a single line e.g.






Simply open the original setup snort.conf file using Wordpad, copy the VAR AIM_SERVERS line and paste to your snort.conf file which must also be opened in Wordpad.

Snort service fails to start after installation

July 27, 2009



Snort service will not start after installation under Windows 2003 and shows the follwing error in Event Viewer: Failed to load /usr/local/lib/snort_dynamicengine/ 126.


Edit snort.conf and modify the following lines….

dynamicpreprocessor directory c:\snort\lib\snort_dynamicpreprocessor

dynamciengine c:\snort\lib\snort_dynamicengine\sf_engine.dll

Tiesto – Imogen Heap – Hide And Seek

July 25, 2009

After been at work all day doing “trained monkey” tasks,” I was lazying on the couch channel surfing the Saturday night lineup. Unfortunately common to weekend viewing, there was nothing but crap to watch so I decided to leave it on “The Last Kiss.” Yes that is sad as well as a feeble excuse but to my surprise Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap started playing on one of the scenes reminding why this is on of the biggest trance anthems of all time after passing through the amazing hands of Maestro Tiesto. Thank you DJ Tiesto and thank you Imogen Heap.