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Began my computing addiction with an early IBM PC in 1982*. Ran a BBS off of two 5.25" floppies. You can imagine my excitement when my Dad brought home an expansion unit with two 10MB hard drives! Oh, and let's not forget the math co-processor. *[I did actually have a TI a couple of years before that, but don't remember what or when. No commodore here.]

Anyhow, I've tinkered with dos, Windows, networking, dns, email, firewalls, variety of *nix, security, vpn, certificates, databases, blah, blah, with varying strengths and weaknesses, and other associated shtuff.

Scrabble aficionado, as well as puzzles of just about any type -- probably why I love troubleshooting so much and am supposedly halfway decent at it.

Addendum: Admittedly, my scripting skills aren't great, but I can hack and slash to get stuff done, usually. Forgive the lack of elegance ;-)


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comment unable to connect to openvpn unexpected error: untrusted_cert from Windows Server 2008 but ok from Windows 7?
In the "OpenVPN_Access_Server_Sysadmin_Guide_Rev.pdf", section 5.4, it tells about the Certificates, and that they're self-signed using a newly-created CA, so that answer's that question. The link for this guide is [link]openvpn.net/images/pdf/…;. I'm glad you asked this question, as I have some experience with OpenVPN embedded in a product, but I wasn't aware of it being available as a virtual appliance for ESXi!
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answered unable to connect to openvpn unexpected error: untrusted_cert from Windows Server 2008 but ok from Windows 7?
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comment Linux: ssh to host and use sudo to run a script, runs but part of script fails
Thanks Scott, that definitely makes sense. Also appreciate the link, I haven't stumbled across (I avoided the pun) that before.
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revised How to find the connection time-out value in linux?
Unless mistaken, you'd echo 1200 to change it to 1200 seconds.