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IT Professionals: What are your most common problems

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IT Professionals: What are your most common problems

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What problems do you face on a day-to-day basis and what utilities do you use to solve those problems?

Also, is there some way we can improve those utilities to make your life easier?
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    pgit

    I use etherape as a quick monitor of traffic as a troubleshooting device. I can tell pretty quick if there is a network layer issue, or some client or server has gone awry, for example.

    But you can't save any of it's output. I'm not interested in saving GUI output, I'd like to have the statistical analysis of protocol use behind the display.

    Another utility I find handy is "the door." Sometimes I just can't get out through the thing fast enough. If there were some way to speed up the 'out the door' process that doesn't involve insult or rudeness I would find "the door" more useful. More of a "go to" tool than it is now.

    BTW speaking of useful I'm still trying to find out if you can run the standard windows and Linux tools on a smart phone or perhaps tablet device, and if so, which device?

    I've heard of some people doing remote admin with an iphone, but I've not heard exactly what can be done.

    I'd like to basically be able to invoke anything I do now with a computer remotely via a smaller device that has it's own internet access point. (ie a phone built in, plus wifi when available)

    I wish someone would write up the state of the art vis remote server/network admin with a hand held device.

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    robo_dev

    I run my whole, somewhat complex, home network remotely with my iPhone.

    I run UltraVNC on each home server and PC, and have one server setup for remote access, also using UltraVNC. I use the Mocha VNC client for the iPhone.

    I have also used the Mocha RDP iphone client for Windows Remote Desktop, but you cannot do live video over RDP, and RDP is harder to secure properly.

    I use VNC to remotely watch my home CCTV system, as well as to do pretty much anything I need to do on my iPhone.

    It is pretty neat, I think, to show a Windows XP desktop on your iPhone, and be able to run the PC from there.

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    rkuhn

    End users. I use a hammer.

    If you could be so kind as to invent a multi-head hammer that would be nice.

    LOL!

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    pgit

    I use etherape as a quick monitor of traffic as a troubleshooting device. I can tell pretty quick if there is a network layer issue, or some client or server has gone awry, for example.

    But you can't save any of it's output. I'm not interested in saving GUI output, I'd like to have the statistical analysis of protocol use behind the display.

    Another utility I find handy is "the door." Sometimes I just can't get out through the thing fast enough. If there were some way to speed up the 'out the door' process that doesn't involve insult or rudeness I would find "the door" more useful. More of a "go to" tool than it is now.

    BTW speaking of useful I'm still trying to find out if you can run the standard windows and Linux tools on a smart phone or perhaps tablet device, and if so, which device?

    I've heard of some people doing remote admin with an iphone, but I've not heard exactly what can be done.

    I'd like to basically be able to invoke anything I do now with a computer remotely via a smaller device that has it's own internet access point. (ie a phone built in, plus wifi when available)

    I wish someone would write up the state of the art vis remote server/network admin with a hand held device.

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    robo_dev

    I run my whole, somewhat complex, home network remotely with my iPhone.

    I run UltraVNC on each home server and PC, and have one server setup for remote access, also using UltraVNC. I use the Mocha VNC client for the iPhone.

    I have also used the Mocha RDP iphone client for Windows Remote Desktop, but you cannot do live video over RDP, and RDP is harder to secure properly.

    I use VNC to remotely watch my home CCTV system, as well as to do pretty much anything I need to do on my iPhone.

    It is pretty neat, I think, to show a Windows XP desktop on your iPhone, and be able to run the PC from there.

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    rkuhn

    End users. I use a hammer.

    If you could be so kind as to invent a multi-head hammer that would be nice.

    LOL!