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I have spent the past 8 years working at a small ISP, where I manage E-mail, DNS, Web, and Voip servers for a couple thousand clients.


Jan
9
comment ISC-DHCPD: why does it cease to work when the internet is down?
@Red Tux: Edited to redefine that.
Jan
9
revised ISC-DHCPD: why does it cease to work when the internet is down?
added 4 characters in body
Jan
9
asked ISC-DHCPD: why does it cease to work when the internet is down?
Dec
30
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
28
awarded  Self-Learner
Aug
25
accepted Mysql user can see all databases, but should only see his own
Aug
25
comment Mysql user can see all databases, but should only see his own
And how does one remove the old GRANT and keep the new one? :)
Aug
25
asked Mysql user can see all databases, but should only see his own
Aug
23
comment Secondary nameserver keeps trying to transfer a domain and succeeds every time
Yes, repeatedly.
Aug
23
asked Secondary nameserver keeps trying to transfer a domain and succeeds every time
Jul
28
comment I need to create a network for a call center
Yes, I second this. As the systems administrator for a VoIP provider, I can definitely tell you that without the knowledge you'd need to answer the easy networking questions, you'll be hopelessly lost when tackling Asterisk. Give up now and find someone who has past experience doing this.
Jun
20
awarded  Yearling
Jun
10
comment What happened to all the spam?
-1. Syneticon-dj is right. Not only is this site a bit player, it's one most serious sysadmins would never even use for a server with any diversity of clients whatsoever. Just as importantly, its mission to "force net admins to block port 25" is not a practical solution.
Jun
9
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
9
comment What happened to all the spam?
The BBC article seems to suggest that many spammers have voluntarily stopped spamming. Considering that Rustock went nearly silent before it was nabbed by Microsoft, one might suspect that those running the Rustock botnet caught wind of the effort to stop them (and believed it to be a legitimate threat), and thus most of them ran before someone put them in prison. It may also have been sold to some unsuspecting patsy to be caught with that hot potato.
Jun
9
comment Where to find information on the IPv4 crunch, why to worry, what to do?
@tomjerdz: And how many companies (last mile ISPs in particular) are using something like 800% of their allocation, thanks to NAT?
Jun
9
answered How to prepare (or not) small company to IPv6
Jun
9
comment What happened to all the spam?
Well, that explains the dip on my graph in March, where incoming spam was halved again, but what about the overall decline between October and December, and another abrupt dip in December?
Jun
9
asked What happened to all the spam?