Why doesn’t CTRL-C stop NET USE?

 John Vert’s been griping about this issue to  me for literally 14 years now. I do a NET USE * \\MYSERVER\SERVERSSHARE from the CMD.EXE prompt and the console hangs.  No amount of hitting CTRL-C will get it back until that silly application decides to give up. Why on earth is this?  Why can’t I just…

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So why does NT require such a wonking great big paging file on my machine?

UPDATE 5/5/2004: I posted a correction to this post here.  Sorry if there was any inconvenience.  Raymond Chen posted a fascinating comment on the dangers that paging causes server applications the other day. One of the people commenting asked one of the most common questions about NT: Why does the OS keep on asking for…

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When security firms offer bad advice.

So I’m reading /. and I ran into the following article: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/03/17/1942232&mode=nested&tid=126&tid=128&tid=172&tid=185&tid=190&tid=201 In the article is a link to someone known as the “LURQHQ Thread Intelligence Group” who posts this analysis of the “Phatbot” trojan. I was fascinated by the capabilities of the Trojan, but thought very little of it, until I ran into the…

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Things not to do when writing software

I figured I’d start off with an old war story.  A REALLY old story.  From back in the Windows 1.0 days.  Once that could never ever happen these days.  It’s about 2 months before Windows 1.0 is about to ship (so it’s sometime around August/September 1985).  Microsoft had announced Windows 18 months before this point,…

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Howdy!

Ok, so they’ve finally convinced me to go live with something that resembles my own thoughts (instead of just making snippy comments about other peoples’ posts :))… So who am I and why do I think that anyone in their right mind would care about my ramblings? Well, I’ve been here for a really long…

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