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I have spent the past 9 years working at a small ISP, where I manage E-mail, DNS, Web, and Voip servers for a couple thousand clients.


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Feb
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comment What should I watch out for in building low-budget storage servers?
@Evan: That's assuming that you don't make it actually easier for the attacker. The knowledge required to break into my backup server, which is also locked inside a physically secure basement at the datacenter, is higher than the knowledge required to smash the window in my car and steal my tapes while I transport them from the server room to the bank. That is, if I even bother with the step where I lock them in a safe-deposit box, and not opt instead to put them in my desk at work.
Jan
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comment What should I watch out for in building low-budget storage servers?
Pff. The way you keep online backups is with SSH being the only service running on the backup box, and allow only public key authentication. Then restrict inbound traffic to your one trusted IP address (ie, office), and if you're extra paranoid, only keep your SSH keys on a USB keychain unless you're in the process of logging on.
Dec
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Jul
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comment Interpreting and using the Asterisk “timing test” command
Well if you're looking for a DAHDI timing stress test, it's pretty clear the console command 'timing test' doesn't do anything worthwhile. There's a few places on the web that will help you troubleshoot bad 'dahdi_test' results, like here: cadvision.com/blanchas/Asterisk/DahdiPerformanceTesting.html
Jul
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answered Interpreting and using the Asterisk “timing test” command
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Dec
17
comment limitation of sent messages in exim
What are you trying to do? Are you trying to limit the amount of spam that gets sent through? There are other, better ways of doing that. Are you trying to limit the number of messages sent by your legitimate users?
Dec
17
answered grep only returns help text
Dec
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answered What are some potential uses of Asterisk (PBX) for a “power user”
Dec
13
comment What are the recognized ways to increase the size of the RAID array online/offline?
I think this is an important question. Yes, it may be too broad, but the answers so far are indeed helpful for anyone who hasn't done this before.
Dec
12
comment Network errors. What is at fault here?
OK, I found the statistics detail somewhat illuminating. One port has seen 34K Rx drops since rebooting 7 days ago, for example.
Dec
12
comment Network errors. What is at fault here?
Oh, diagnostic information like that would be gold wouldn't it? No, instead this switch gives me a table with a count of send errors and receive errors. Even the system log doesn't have any actual error messages.
Dec
11
comment Network errors. What is at fault here?
We have 3 APC Masterswitches that run at 10Mbps half duplex, but they're not the ones generating errors. Most (7 out of 15 devices) are Gigabit ethernet adaptors on Dell Poweredge servers, and the rest (5) are 100Mbps full duplex.
Dec
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