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Re: Update 1903 Windows 10

8 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

That would be because Microsoft has changed how one of Windows kernel functions operate; it happened earlier, in update 1809. This issue is described in this article and the solution is to update to the latest RAM Disk version.

Re: Slow boot and shutdown times

8 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

That is way too long for a regular RAM disk. However, if you are using an image file of such a large size, that sounds about right. Let's say your SSD supports a sustained read rate of 300 MB/s. Then 192 x 1024 MB / 300 = 655 seconds, or nearly 11 minutes just to read the image file. After that some more time is spent during the memory allocation and initialisation. It is possible to create

Re: How to scan public IPs, VPNs, proxy and rogue gateways in the LAN

8 months ago, by Andrew in WiFi Guard Forum

From your questions, it is not very clear what you mean. A LAN range is usually one of these: 10.x.x.x, 172.16.x.x or 192.168.x.x. These IP addresses are private and not routable, so there are no public IP addresses in a LAN range. Scanning for open VPN services would require you to probe some TCP/UDP ports, which are specific to every VPN type. This can be done with a different application of

Re: How to configure the Emulator

8 months ago, by Andrew in Connection Emulator Forum

If there is activity when the filter is off, there are two possibilities: The filter is not correct or it doesn't match your device's traffic. If you could provide more details on how you defined the filter and what protocol your device uses, I may be able to tell more; or With NIC A and NIC B both plugged into the router, the device's traffic may never reach the emulator. When you turn the fi

Re: VLAN info Alactel 6400

8 months ago, by Andrew in Switch Port Mapper Forum

It is hard to tell without having physical access to this particular switch. We will need to order Alcatel 6400 and test the software with it. Are you using the latest version, 3.0.2?

Re: How to configure the Emulator

8 months ago, by Andrew in Connection Emulator Forum

Perhaps the filter doesn't match the protocol details the device is using. How about running the bridge with the filter turned off? Anything shown under Network Flow?

Re: Monitoring Microsoft updates traffic

9 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

We did have plans to implement NetWorx as a service, but eventually decided not to do it. Doing so would essentially mean a complete rewrite of the product since it's too tied to being a regular app. Instead, we are currently working on a new product named NetMaster, which will run as a service. It will also have several advantages over NetWorx, including live usage display, speed limits for a

Re: Filters currently installed have reached the limit

9 months ago, by Andrew in Connection Emulator Forum

By default Windows artificially limits your system to a maximum of eight filter drivers. If you already have eight and try to install a package with another, it won't work and will display the above message. You could either uninstall some applications and their filter drivers, or a simple Registry edit might do the trick. Just open regedit.exe and go to: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contr

Re: Monitoring Microsoft updates traffic

9 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Such "unawareness" of Windows updates may be happening because NetWorx runs as a regular application, not as a service. This means it can miss traffic that occurs before a user logs in, for example, automatic updates downloaded by the operating system itself.

Re: Step-by-step instructions for first-time users

9 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Yes, for a quick start please see our beginner's guide: Increasing PC performance with a RAM Disk. For more advanced information, we have the RAM Disk user manual.

Re: Some proxy traffic is not recorded

9 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

It's a little hard to understand what exactly you are doing with that proxy conversion, but the explanation of the outcome is simple: as computer A receives data from computer B, from the point of view of NetWorx it's a local connection whose traffic is disregarded. This could be worked around by either removing computer B IP address from the excluded ranges (the Setup button next to Ignore lo

Re: Feature request: Finer timespan selection in the Applications tab

9 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Done in the latest build, please feel free to test it and provide your feedback. Double-click an entry in the Per day, Per Week, Per Month or Custom reports, or under Hourly Rates, and the Applications tab will reveal what was used during that time frame.

Re: RAM Disk and RAID 0

9 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

A possible implementation of the "split" mode looks a little complicated. As there seems to be no way to find out how much memory can be allocated from a specific node, we wouldn't know how much to ask for to ensure the allocation succeeds. Let's say, we have a 100 GB RAM 2 CPU machine, 90 GB are free and we want a 85 GB RAM Disk. Things might proceed this way: Node A has 50 GB fr

Re: Large number of stopping threads

9 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Sorry I am not sure what went wrong there, but it's best not to change any settings with Live Display on. The reason for that is many settings may unexpectedly affect its operation when an old parameter suddenly receives a new value. As a precaution, we will probably disable settings access while Live Display is active (in the same way it is disabled during scanning).

Re: RAM Disk and RAID 0

9 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

There is a setting accessible via the Advanced button that lets you choose which NUMA node to allocate memory from. It's only enabled on a multiprocessor machines though. Is this what you were asking for?

Inconsistent graph background colours - Fixed

9 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Thank you for pointing this issue out. We've just fixed it and you are welcome to download and try the new build. It should now all be consistent:

Re: Application closes suddenly

9 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

There seems to be an in issue with the Microsoft's functionality sitting in PDH.DLL, which we are using to display the performance counter selection dialog. When we were testing this function, we encountered some odd memory errors (which in your case seem to lead to a program crash). It turns out this Microsoft DLL is full of bugs; someone else confirmed it in their article and there is more i

Re: Feature request: Sticky columns

9 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

That's a good idea, and we have just implemented it. It is possible to freeze/make sticky more than one column, but they all must be moved to the left, as shown below. See menu View - Freeze Columns and View - Unfreeze Columns.

Re: Multiline Display Mode for long strings

9 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Excellent question. The multiline setting simply breaks down long values and displays them over a few lines. Example:

Re: Boot-time RAM disk delay

10 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

In this case, the mount sequence had started at boot time and continued until the moment you logged in. It does not prevent the system from continuing booting or displaying a login screen. Try booting the system and waiting 1-2 minutes before logging in: the disk should be fully ready by that stage.

Re: RAMdisk size became limited to 4095 MB after Windows 10 1809 update

10 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

Have you rebooted the computer after installing the 4.0.8 update? The reboot is necessary for the drivers to be replaced. If you have rebooted, and the error is still present, it is probably some other issue. In that case please submit a support ticket and attach screen shots and more details about your system, e.g. total RAM and Windows build number.

Re: Tracking down unexplained data usage

10 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

The Monitor my router rather than this computer option records usage data directly on the router's Internet interface. These records include all devices connected to the router and should be the closest to what ISP reports. There a few issues with this method though: The router must support SNMP polling or certain features in its UPnP implementation. There is no break down by device, there is

Re: NetScan access protection

10 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

I may not be quite sure what exactly you want to achieve, but encrypting config files would require some kind of master password to be entered every time the application is used. This is not something we'd like to add due to the difficulty of implementing encryption correctly and its effect on software export restrictions between jurisdictions. If the security of config files is a concern for

Re: RAMdisk in virtual memory

10 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

The 'Rapid' isn't a new version I am afraid, but rather a custom build for our Japanese partners who market it in Japan under a different name. We consider the RAM Disk product to be feature-complete, i.e. it does the job and does it well. Not much else can be added to it feature-wise. Having said that, we are open to suggestions on the product improvements. One of the things still planned to

Re: Extreme Network switch stack

10 months ago, by Andrew in Switch Port Mapper Forum

Just this week we have received a similar report about a HUAWEI switch and SNMPv3. I think we have fixed that, so could you please try the following? Download the latest debug build of the portable version. Unpack it to a folder. Launch it as NSMapGUI.exe --debug-log=test.log It should work just fine, but if not please post test.log here or submit a support ticket.

Re: RAMdisk in virtual memory

10 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

In the end, both virtual and physical memory end up being the physical RAM. Virtual memory is simply an abstraction that represents a contiguous address space, see this article in Wikipedia for a more detailed explanation. In the Windows kernel world we can choose whether to use virtual memory or physical memory. The former is easier to use, the latter is faster due to the absence of abstracti

Re: How to turn data collection off

11 months ago, by Andrew in NetWorx Forum

Sure, you can simply mark all hours as unmetered. The Graph will still work, but the usage data won't be shown.

Re: Using RAM Disk to speed up video editing

11 months ago, by Andrew in RAM Disk Forum

You can of course, but the gains in productivity will really depend on the editing software you are using. If the software creates a lot of temporary files in Windows %TEMP% folder, or if it can be configured to use a specific drive for its cache, then RAM Disk can be beneficial. Simply speaking, a RAM disk is just a very fast disk-like device backed by RAM. It will benefit applications and op

Re: Accidentally entered a wrong IP address and got scan results for it

11 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

The 192.160.x.x entries you are seeing are regular servers and other devices on the Internet with those addresses. They are not in your network. Local or private addresses fall into one of these ranges: 10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255 172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255 192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255 Anything outside these rages belongs to so-called routable addresses on the Internet, so scanning

Re: Suggestion: Jump to a device based on keyboard input

11 months ago, by Andrew in Network Scanner Forum

Thanks, that's a good idea and we have just implemented it. Please download and try latest build. It should search across all columns as you type. One caveat: the tree must be in focus (via a mouse click) for the search to work.