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    Question about debugging virtual machines over the com ports. dos, linux, reactos, windows

    Yes, it is strangely satisfying reading about and figuring out operating systems internals. I want to start with Windows for some reason. I guess it is just because I have been using Windows the longest. To @Steve comments about the UEFI and ReactOS, I would think the developers would understand...
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    Spinrite 6.1

    I have the older SR6 from 2004, I once tried running it on a 2TB, but I didn't let it finish as the it was taking way to long. Am I correct that I can download the SR6.1 @Steve has been working on and run it on my two SSD? I have one SSD (I don't what they are called NVMe or something) that...
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    Spinrite 6.1

    Two things, first does SR (or will it) support RAID. I have a two drive RAID where they are mirror, a redundant 6TB. If it does not, I am not sure I know how to unhook the drives and reconfigure for a single drive configuration. Also that RTOS-32 looks cool, I didn't know about that, Win32 APIs.
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    Question about debugging virtual machines over the com ports. dos, linux, reactos, windows

    Does is work with the Visual Studio debugger and Debugger for DOS? Or just any debugger is the biggest question? I know it seems to work with WinDBG, but that had menu options for COM ports and remote debugging. I have Visual Studio 2015 in a W10 VM and I just now created ReactOS sln file, I...
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    Question about debugging virtual machines over the com ports. dos, linux, reactos, windows

    Well actually I did make a little bit of progress, but it is not using FreeDOS or ReactOS, just XP and I don’t know any commands. Ya that Dave Plummer guy is cool, but he jump around too much. He should just do x86 assembly for Windows and DOS. No one that I have found does it that well on...
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    Question about debugging virtual machines over the com ports. dos, linux, reactos, windows

    Ok, I am sorry if this is not the place to ask so many questions, but I really think Steve and maybe/hopefully someone else will know the answer to this question. I might end up asking on StackOverflow and reddit too, but again I feel like this is the kind of thing Steve would know and...
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    Linux is going great

    I use both linux and windows, but for some reason linux has started to become what I use most often. I just feel like windows might be becoming an OS that I don’t like that much. I really like the old version like 2000 and XP, but ever since Windows 8, I feel like Microsoft is not really on...
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    Steve Gibson port scanner port 443?

    How many devices on your network? Can you login to your router? Do you know your gateway IP?
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    Windows memory management VirtualAlloc and Objects, all welcome

    Well I thought it was pretty darn cool when the man himself responded to my last post about design patterns. (I did notice in Yosifovich’s book some of the memory management explanations where described in terms of a singleton and I imagine there are many other patterns if not called out...
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    Steve Gibson port scanner port 443?

    Even better, if you have a cell phone with a data plan and a browser, type in your public ip and see if a web page pops up.
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    Steve Gibson port scanner port 443?

    Well the way some of these are worded it makes me think that you are more sophisticated that a simple home user. I don’t know if you fancy firewall or not, but I know with my pfsense firewall it has something called state tables, if anything was connecting to a server on your netwrok, I think it...
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    Steve Gibson port scanner port 443?

    That is not exact correct. Sheilds Up will scan YOUR ports on your network facing device (Likely your router). Where port 443 is the default for HTTPS you could in theory use that port or any port for anything. Lets say you are buying something from Amazon. You computer would first lookup the...
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    Discussion about design patterns

    Well this is just a simple open comment and people can response if they want, some of you are likely way ahead of me on somethings. I did find some information on WinHTTP api on msdn and I copied their code example and run it with a debugger several times. It was a learning experience. I think I...
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    Discussion about design patterns

    That’s really cool. I did find the H2INC when I ran into problems with not being able to find things that were available in c and c++ samples from the windows sdk. I tried to convert all of them but that obviously didn’t work. I was using the Windows 7 SDK. You must have started with the VS6...
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    Discussion about design patterns

    Yes, that is very interesting. I seen on today’s SN the clip from TSS, I guess you have been coding on Windows a long time. I have been more compelled by Linux these days. Why what you posted is interesting is that it starts to answer the questions of how you code, I think people wonder because...