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About Akolyte

  • Title
    Pretty Yeet Bro
  • Birthday 1999-08-27

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  • Discord
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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    New Zealand
  • Interests
    Microsoft Technology, Powershell, Exchange Server, Azure, Linux, RHEL, Infrastructure, Acoustic Music, Christianity, Networking, Cyber Security
  • Occupation
    Service Desk Engineer


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 4670k @4.5Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Gryphon Z87
  • RAM
    16GB GSkill
  • GPU
    EVGA Superclocked GTX 960 4GB
  • Case
    Corsair 300D
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 840 EVO
  • PSU
    550W Seasonic Powersupply
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
  • Keyboard
    Razer BlackWidow 2013
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. Yep, that's where it comes into then using VPN Relays, and different protocols to connect. SoftEther Azure Project as an example. Why not try and use AnyDesk TCP-Tunneling? I just answered a post where someone was thinking about using it. No way it could possibly be blocked by the firewall unless your admins are paranoid psychos. https://support.anydesk.com/TCP-Tunneling Just tunnel it directly from your home PC 3389, to your current PC 2912 or whatever.
  2. No worries, I think I understand what you mean. OpenVPN is worth a shot, but I think it will be blocked. Keep in mind with any of these, especially OpenVPN might raise some red flags to the sysadmin.
  3. On one of the projects I admin, we use AnyDesk on a lot of servers, and it works quite well. I believe this TCP tunneling would be similar to using an SSH tunnel (if you have used it) to tunnel applications eg: using VNC over an ssh tunnel. I'm not 100% certain but because it's AnyDesk the tunnel will probably be able to bypass firewalls and be convenient in that way I suppose. To explain this, it's more like creating direct tunnels for applications rather than using a VPN. If you only wanted that remote access to let's say, VNC into a computer on the network, this would be good, as you could create a tunnel yourip:5010 -- serverIP:5800. Which now means you can connect to serverIP/AndeskID:5010. I think for general purposes, I do not recommend using this. It seems overly complicated, and should only be used if: You use AnyDesk for many servers already, and cannot install or configure new remote access software/methods because of policy or access limitations. You would like to use one service (eg: FTP, VNC) between two computers only and potentially through a firewall. My personal advice, as I recently recommended in another networking post, is SoftEther or ZeroTier. If you would like to learn a lot about networking, you can also set up OpenVPN, or a SSH Jumphost. If you need any help with any of these, or if I can help further in any way, just gimme a ping.
  4. Yeah mate, just gimme a ping if you need anything. I think my Discord is in my profile or my Steam, use them as I can't see LTT notifications.
  5. Yep, you can change the port RDP listens to: Doc on Microsoft The only issue, is I'm not sure how your issue connecting using RDP actually has anything to do with RDP? You should be able to just rdsserver:443? OpenVPN is always an option, but I guarantee they'd block that too. My advice for your situation would be to try out SoftEther Azure (routing through MS Azure) if you would like to host a component yourself, but ideally ZeroTier. ZeroTier is esspecially good because it will come up as another interface, is easy to manage, free, open source and can bypass pretty much any firewall. If you need any help to set up any of these just hit me up anytime. Hope this helps man.
  6. I hope whatever revisions they've made help the current crisis many Youtubers are experiencing. But mostly, the Verge used to be such a good source of technology news, they used to be really reputable. Now they've just been thrown into the dump, and I understand what's happened and I understand why. It just surprises me that I've not been on the forum in about 2 years and I returned and back then the Verge was considered a really good source, and now it's considered an abhorrent one. Shame they ruined their reputation.
  7. So, I think it's best I try to highlight everything since you might've missed something. In fact, I guarantee this whole problem is just because you overlooked something simple and so it's important we highlight every possible step to raise awareness as to what that might be. The easiest way we can tell if your ISP has natted your network is by hosting a simple server like a web server from the host server and port forwarding it, and if you cannot connect to it from the external IP address then, there is something wrong with your WAN setup, or your ISP has your network behind a locked NAT. So, you've made sure you have your adapter bridged as a physical adapter on the server, you've also made sure the VM is accessible from outside the server by being able to ping the server across the LAN and that the Minecraft server works and is not blocked by the Windows Firewall by being able to play over LAN. So, this means the problem has got to be between the router and the VM. It's worthwhile disabling the Windows Firewall for a period because it might be blocking any external addresses connecting to your server, and make sure the rules on your router point to the VM's IP address, and that they are enabled, and then connect to the server via the external IP address. I'm sure you know how it works, I just want to make it absolutely specific for the purposes of troubleshooting. Lastly, check over the minecraft server configs and make sure there's no option set for blocking external IP addresses from connecting. If you do all of this and you still can't connect I don't know how to help you. There is software called Hamachi that's pretty much a VPN over Teredo, meaning it doesn't require any port forwarding, but it needs clients to all connect to each other and can lead to your friends access to your whole LAN, and that's not really what you want. Otherwise, you'll have to setup a VPN through something like SoftEther which isn't too hard to do either, and use that. The problem is it would be slower, but in good news if you configure it properly your network would be more secure from the outside.
  8. Lol - dat profile pic xD 

  9. Akolyte

    New SSD

    This where cloning software comes in. The best way to do this would be to buy a Sata adapter so you can plug your SSD in through USB. Then you can boot from cloning software and clone the HDD to the SSD. if you can't do this you can clone the HDD to an external hard drive, and then replace the HDD with the SSD, and clone the external hard drive to the SSD. To do this you'd need some cloning software, Clone Zilla is great for this. Keep in mind you'll need to have a USB Drive so you can put Clone Zilla onto it, and boot from it into the clone zilla live environment. http://www.clonezilla.org/ Alternatively, if you don't mind reinstalling Windows, you can create a Windows System Image of the drive. You can do this by going to Windows Backup in control panel, and clicking create system image. After plugging in the SSD, during the Windows Install Process you can choose to restore from a system image.
  10. I assume you mean a homegroup? To create a homegroup you should set all your computer's network location to home in your LAN. Windows 10 I believe automatically sets the network location to public, you can go to network in file explorer, it will scan for network clients, and a yellow bar will popup, you can click on this and choose to set the network location to home. After that you can go to Control Panel > Network > Homegroup. Here it should find homegroups in your network, and ask for a password. I'm not 100% sure but I wouldn't be surprised if different versions of Windows might have trouble all connecting into the same Homegroup.
  11. To be honest, this doesn't look like a bad router. The bad part is this will probably be massively overpriced and bring almost or literally nothing that other 802.11AC wireless routers could bring. The IEEE 802.11 standards have theoretical maximum speeds, the 2400 you see is just other atenas they add to make it sound faster, no matter what you use you are limited to 1gbps. For the same price as this router you could probably get a really solid access point and a fairly decent standalone router with QoS and all that. Better off to get some solid network gear and do it yourself than buy some overrated router. I actually like some of Razer's products, but I don't think this gaming router will sell very well, considering most people that fall for the hype don't even know much about networking, they just want an awesome gaming setup.
  12. Well my best guess would be that LTT makes quite a decent amount in sponsor money. My guess is they make around $250,000 annually from sponsors. I would imagine they also make money from floatplane and advertising here on their forum. My guess is LinusTechTips does take a decent amount to run, they probably have to rent a pretty high-power server for the forum, or host it in house which probably wouldn't be the best idea for privacy & security concerns (as well as redundancy and uptime). The deal is we have to consider all of the resources they must maintain to continue running, including staff, servers, video equipment, rent (the warehouse). However, we also shouldn't deny the possibility that LinusTechTips might potentially have sold off shares, and thus have corperate investors (like perhaps some of the sponsors) or they might own other investments like third party businesses, or own shares in retailers (perhaps LTT owns a small portion of NCIX?) This is pure speculation, so don't take any of this literally, just some things to consider. But my guess is $250,000 annually from sponsors.
  13. I don't really see the problem with a suspension for being late very often. I get it's tough, and I was often late for school myself, but when there is a time that is agreed upon (in the school contract) that you should be there by a certain time every day school is running it's not really out of the question to give a suspension. As far as I see it, it's the school vibes and the school itself. If its a prestigious school that wants every student to perform very well, then perhaps go to another school. My highschool didn't care whether I was there or not and as a result I skipped most of my classes, many passed but didn't become super successful afterwards. So, you should actually thank your school for pushing for success for all of it's students.
  14. I think it's impossible to say in the far future there won't be one government or at least council ruling over the entire globe, it's almost the case already. And as a result I expect one or possible up to 5-10 ISPS to rule over all the global internet connectivity, as services to the government. I believe internet will be much faster and internet privacy will be totally ruined. I expect the internet to be like television. Where it's not measured in speeds, but by access to services. And I think hosting a website will require a license and a domain will have to be purchased from a provider that has a license from the government.
  15. Akolyte


    I own my own weight set, and believe me. I think all of us get curious at what our penis could (or couldn't) fit into. Call me weird, but I KNOW every dude asks the question "Can I fit it in? " You have to be REALLY weird to stick your penis into a dumbbell weight AT THE GYM. It was only 2.5kg so it is highly likely he was just starting out weight lifting (experienced gym-goers often use 5-10kg+ weights). Or perhaps he was trying to strengthen his penis, perhaps he wanted to improve his firing range? Perhaps he wanted to impress his friends with 10meter longshot? And let me tell you, if my you know what could fire 2.5kg I consider that quite a feat too, and although I wouldn't go as far as sticking it into a dumbell weight at the local sports center, I would definitely have the thought. Although I can blame him for his lack of inhibition, I can also appreciate his ambition to improve his performance in the bedroom. And although he failed, definitely deserves a participation medal.