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IPcop firewall and OpenVPN

Having used IPcop for a few years now (and Smoothwall before that) I was excited to see a very nice looking OpenVPN add-on for IPcop. I really hope it gets supported or better, incorporated into the IPcop project. I'm certainly supporting it.

The best HOWTO I've found is here

Other good add-on pages I found whilst mooching around for those that are interested...

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0x0000007E after XP an SP2 or SP3 upgrade on AMD PC

Mesh computers seem to have made their AMD PC's using Intel CPU based Sysprep'ed images. Customer today with a Mesh PC who finally upgraded to Windows Service Pack 2 got this message:-
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer...
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xFC5CCAF3, 0xFC90F8C0, 0xFC90F5C0)

BSOD

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Error 80070057 parsing input - illegal syntax?

Nasty error. First time I've seen a serious Active Directory error in years.

"When you start your domain controller, the screen may go blank, and you may receive the following error message:
LSASS.EXE - System Error, security accounts manager initialization failed because of the following error:
Directory Services cannot start. Error status 0xc00002e1.
Please click OK to shutdown this system and reboot into directory services restore mode, check the event log for more detailed information."
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