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If it involves computers or electronics, I probably do it.

I have experience with Exchange, Sharepoint, Zabbix, Powershell, Hyper-V clusters, and a whole host of other things.

If you need to contact me, my email address is grant@emsley.ca


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comment Easiest way to let random people connect to a public printer?
@kasperd Sure it does. If I were malicious, I would be capturing login cookies, running mitm attacks, etc. Free wifi can be very dangerous if you aren't careful.
Dec
7
comment Easiest way to let random people connect to a public printer?
@kasperd if the guests were security conscientious, they wouldn't be connecting to our free wifi in the first place. It's not like I'm forcing them to use our printer.
Dec
6
comment Understanding linux /etc/shadow file structure (Linux)
Anytime your plans involve directly reading or writing the shadow file...you're probably doing it wrong. There are standard utilities for manipulating accounts that are already thoroughly bugtested.
Dec
5
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Dec
4
answered Using different NS servers for each subdomain
Dec
4
comment Using different NS servers for each subdomain
Can you rewrite that using either all the same fake name or all the real domainname? The mix of the two makes it hard to follow.
Dec
4
revised Can't run .bat file off share, but can from cmd
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Dec
3
answered Can't run .bat file off share, but can from cmd
Dec
3
comment Can't run .bat file off share, but can from cmd
99% sure this is a permissions issue that changed with recent versions of bind...just to test can you try running a .exe file from the share?
Dec
3
answered Is my new gTLD causing it to get filtered as spam?
Dec
2
comment Linux - Is there a way to prevent/protect a file from being deleted even by root?
@SimonRichter that seems to only apply to BSD kernels. Is there an equivalent in linux?
Dec
2
comment Linux - Is there a way to prevent/protect a file from being deleted even by root?
Do note that a user with root access can unset that flag and then delete the file. That is unlikely to happen by accident but it does not prorect against intentional deletion.
Dec
2
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Dec
2
comment Stop users logging into Terminal Server via internet
@user3045068 Well, if you cant change how people connect, and cant spend any money, that really limits your options. The message you want is what you get if you arent allowed to use the terminal server at all - it doesnt distinguish between lan and wan.
Dec
2
comment Stop users logging into Terminal Server via internet
@user3045068 in that case I would look at replacing them with thin clients that support modern security, or with cheap low end desktops. Then use a ts gateway or vpn. The rdp client on my CELL PHONE supports ts gateways - there is no excuse for devices that dont.
Dec
2
comment Dell Poweredge 2970 - Cheap subsitute/compatible RAM for lab env?
@DylanKnoll Note that there are some individual ones for cheaper - around $30 - so its worth looking for single 8Gb sticks as well.
Dec
2
answered Stop users logging into Terminal Server via internet
Dec
1
answered Dell Poweredge 2970 - Cheap subsitute/compatible RAM for lab env?
Dec
1
answered Where do companies typically store SSL certificates for future use?
Nov
29
comment On a dual CPU server, is it normal for one CPU to run hotter than the other?
@LightnessRacesInOrbit actually he says he thinks that. The config file he linked to sets cpu temp max to 70. That would meam 70 deg above ambient before it alerts you...which seems way too high.